Seminars & Support
Whether you are considering weight loss surgery or medical weight loss, we offer FREE bariatric support groups, nutrition classes and weight loss seminars that are open to the public and held several times each month. There is no cost to attend these events, but registration may be required. Learn more about our events below:
Bariatric Support Group
We host bariatric support groups three times a month at the Miller Building Training Center located at 121 S. Front Street in Seaford. These support groups provide education and support to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery and are open to the public.
Support group meetings will consist of guest speakers and presentations to provide useful information about nutrition, supplements, exercise and behavior modifications. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.
- The general bariatric support group is open to all bariatric patients before and after their surgery and is held the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
- The post-op bariatric support group is designed for post-op bariatric patients and is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
- The nutrition-focused bariatric support group is designed to provide nutritional support to bariatric patients and is held the 4th Monday of each month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
We host nutrition classes on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 4:30pm to 5:30 pm in the Miller Building Training Center at 121 S. Front Street in Seaford. This class is designed to provide nutrition education to patients before their weight loss surgery.
Our nutrition classes are interactive and full of user-friendly information geared toward preparing patients for success during their weight loss journey. Topics include information on starting a healthful diet, understanding appropriate portions, incorporating exercise into daily schedules, and most importantly, pre- and post-operative nutrition-related concerns. Patients are required to attend at least one nutrition class prior to their scheduled surgery. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Attendees are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to get weighed in.
Weight Loss Seminars
Our weight loss seminars are designed to provide education to individuals considering weight loss surgery to help them make informed decisions on whether surgery is an appropriate option.
Obesity is a disorder that can lead to several health problems including diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. For those who suffer with morbid obesity, having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or above, it can also affect many organs within the body. Many patients are able to bring their BMI down through lifestyles changes under the care of their physician. For others who have not been able to achieve weight loss through these methods, bariatric surgery can be an effective method to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.
The weight loss seminars will consist of educational presentations by Dr. Tarek Waked to inform individuals about the many benefits of weight loss surgery. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is required.