Seminars & Support
Whether you are considering weight loss surgery or medical weight loss, we offer FREE Weight Loss Seminars, Bariatric Support Groups and Nutrition Classes that are open to the general public.
Our educational classes & support groups are held several times each month. There is no cost to attend these events, but registration may be required. To learn more or register, call us at 302-536-5395.
Weight Loss Seminars
Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts weight loss seminars 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 30 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.
Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts nutrition classes on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30pm to 5:30 pm in the Training Center at Nanticoke’s Miller Building located at 121 S. Front Street in Seaford. This class is designed to provide education to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery.
Nanticoke’s 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.
Bariatric Support Groups
Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts bariatric support groups the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and the fourth Monday of each month from 6 to 7 pm in the Medical Staff Conference Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. This free support group is designed to provide education and support to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery and is 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.