Weight Loss Seminars

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We offer seminars/classes for different stages in the weight loss process. These seminars are free of charge. All you need to do is REGISTER ONLINE or call 904.389.8871.

Read below to pick the one that is right for you.

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Online Seminar

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Educational Seminar

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Peer-to-Peer Support Meetings

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Online Seminar

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Educational Seminar

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Offered to: Persons interested in Weight Loss Surgery

How Often: Weekly


  • The facts showing how our culture has a increasing obesity problem.
  • The illnesses / medical conditions that are directly caused or are made worse by excess body fat.
  • The options for weight control that are currently available.
  • The scientific evidence showing the long term health benefits of Weight Loss Surgery.
  • The risks and benefits associated with Weight Loss Surgery.
  • What is involved in getting ready for Weight Loss Surgery.
  • There is no cost or obligation involved in attending this free seminar.
  • You may make an appointment with one of our surgeons immediately following the seminar.

(A significant other/guest is welcome to attend the seminar with you. Please let us know how many people are coming with you as there is limited seating.)

Multi-Disciplinary Diet Program

Offered to: People can attend to fulfill their physician supervised diet for surgery or for people who are interested in a non-surgical weight loss class.

How Often: 12 week course held every other Tuesday

Time: 6pm-7pm

Many bariatric patients attend this lecture series to fulfill the supervised diet insurance requirement. Class components include the promotion of weight loss and weight maintenance through healthy eating, behavior modification, mindfulness and exercise.

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Peer-to-Peer Support Meetings

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Offered to: All individuals who have had weight loss surgery (their loved ones welcome).

How Often: The fourth Thursday of each month.

Time: 6:30pm-8pm

The Support Group is an informal meeting with time for personal sharing, encouragement and discussion. Each meeting includes an educational topic specifically designed to be of interest to those who have had weight loss surgery. Come ready for a fun evening with others who are making their health a priority.


  • Eating tips for getting through the holidays.
  • Achieving Success
  • Navigating the Grocery Store.
  • Vacation Time – How to Stay on Track without having to Stay Home.
  • Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss Surgery.
  • Exercises you can do even if your knees are bad.
  • Basic Exercises for all major muscle groups.

(A significant other/guest is welcome to attend the meeting with you. Please let us know how many people are coming with you as there is limited seating.)

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Introduction to Bariatric Nutrition (Pre-Op)

Offered to: Mandated for all patients scheduled for weight loss surgery.

Time: 90 mins

During this ninety minute class patients will learn about necessary changes in diet and nutrition that are keys to success for bariatric patients. Additionally, you’ll learn strategies to break old behaviors and adopt healthy eating habits. It’s recommended patients participate in this class one month prior to their scheduled surgery.

Post-Operative Nutrition Class

Offered to: All patients who have already had weight loss surgery.

Time: 90mins

We offer three stages of post operative nutrition classes: Basic, Advanced and Intermediate.

  • The basic classes we recommend for patients 1 to 2 months of post-op..
  • The intermediate classes we recommend for patients 8 to 9 months of post-op.
  • The advanced classes we recommend for patients 5 to 6 months of post-op.

Post-Operative Behavior Modification Class

Offered to: All patients who have already had weight loss surgery.