Weight Loss Seminars & Support
Find resources for your long-term success.
Novant Health provides weight loss support groups, seminars and educational resources to help you get and stay on track with your goals. Receive valuable advice from our experienced bariatric surgeons, registered dietitians and compassionate nurse specialists. You'll also meet others in your community with similar experiences and goals. The knowledge and support you'll gain will empower you to take charge of your health and well-being.
Start with weight loss surgery seminars.
Our free weight loss seminars and support groups are an excellent first step if you're considering bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgeons, nurse practitioners and other trained team members provide comprehensive education. They'll answer any questions on what to expect before, during and after surgery. After attending a weight loss surgery seminar, you'll understand:
- Your bariatric surgery options
- Whether you're a candidate for bariatric surgery
- Necessary lifestyle adjustments before and after surgery
- The recovery process
- What to expect in the first year
- How to set realistic weight loss goals and sustain them
- Pre- and post-operative resources and support we offer
Weight loss surgery seminars are held online and in-person at our ACS-accredited weight loss clinic locations across North Carolina.
Find an ACS-accredited bariatric center near you.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery designate bariatric surgery programs that meet the highest standards. These organizations are accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
Novant Health locations in North Carolina that meet the standards for MBSAQIP-accreditation include:
Attend a weight loss seminar.
A great way to start learning about safe weight loss options is to attend a Novant Health online seminar. Here you can learn options to get started on your weight loss journey.
Feel support before, during and after surgery
If you are considered a candidate for bariatric surgery, you will receive an evaluation to understand how your emotions and behavior have contributed to weight gain. You also will work with a dietitian to learn healthy eating habits. Our medical teams offer behavioral health assessments at locations where weight-loss services are available. Behavioral health services can include:
- Individual counseling
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Monthly support groups
- Psychological testing in bariatric surgery program
- Location specific Mindful Eating and Back on Track classes
Follow up visits with the counselor can be the difference between staying on track and losing focus. You don’t have to do this alone.
You’re not alone on this journey.
Stay motivated by connecting with a weight loss surgery support group that understands your challenges. You'll keep each other motivated and accountable through the peaks and valleys of your weight loss journey.