Weight-Loss Support

Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group
Have you had bariatric surgery? Do you feel like you need extra guidance and understanding from your peers? Attend our free, monthly support group facilitated by a licensed healthcare professional. Pre-surgery and post-surgery patients discuss concerns, successes, and learn strategies to keep off the weight. All are welcome, and no appointment is necessary.

WVU Medicine’s weight-loss surgery support group meets Tuesdays from 6 – 7 pm in the John Jones Conference Center at the WVU Health Sciences Center on the following dates:


  • January 28
  • February 25
  • March 24
  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 22
  • October 27
  • November 24

Free parking is available. You may bring friends or family with you. For more information, call 304-293-1728.

Bariatric Facebook Group
After weight-loss surgery, it can be challenging to stay focused on your weight-loss goals. We encourage patients to join our WVU Bariatric Facebook group, where you can find online support before and after your surgery.

Medical Weight Management Clinic
The Medical Weight Management Clinic at WVU Medicine is a non-surgical approach to weight loss that is directed by a physician and addresses food, movement, and behavioral changes. The program is open to adults of all fitness levels and various states of health. Call us at 304-598-4890 to register for a free, no obligation orientation session.

Finding Wellness
Finding Wellness is a new, free program for people who are ready to make healthy lifestyle changes to improve their personal health. This eight-week program is open to anyone in the community and meets from 4 – 6 pm. on Tuesdays at WVU Medicine University Town Centre.

Diabetes Education Center
The WVU Medicine Diabetes Education Center offers services for people with diabetes or who are at risk for developing diabetes. Classes and other ongoing services include a diabetes support group, education classes, and medical nutrition therapy.