All of our patients are encouraged to participate in our support groups. These meetings are offered by West Jefferson Medical Center and are conducted by members of our bariatric surgery center team including coordinators, nutritionists and dieticians, exercise trainers, physical therapists, counselors, and others. Our coordinators will be happy to provide you with details concerning the time and location of the meetings.
Mental health services are available to each patient based upon physician assessment, patient history, and insurance requirements. A referral can be made by the surgeon pre-operatively and or post-operatively. A list of psychologists and contact information will be provided by the surgeon. To learn more call the West Jefferson Medical Center Behavioral Medicine Center at (504) 349-2440.