We encourage all individuals contemplating surgery to attend at least one support group prior to surgery and to continue attending following a surgical procedure. At the support group, you will find people who have similar wellness goals, who wish to celebrate your successes and who support you during challenging times. It is a “drop-in” support group, no registration is required. At the meeting, you can expect:

  • Ongoing education.
  • A sense of community and outreach among other patients.
  • Motivation, psychological support and encouragement in transitioning to and maintaining a new lifestyle.
  • Insight and education for new, potential candidates for surgery.
  • Your right to privacy and confidentiality to be respected.

Our groups meet twice a month and are facilitated by our program dietician, behavioral therapist and nurse manager. Summaries of each support group are emailed to all group members. We welcome patients, families, support person(s) and patients from other surgical practices.

View or download the 2019 support group calendar. The support group meets at the following location:


Overlake Medical Center – PACCAR Education Center
1035 116th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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