Seminars & Support
Whether you are considering weight loss surgery or medical weight loss, we offer FREE monthly support groups and weight loss seminars that are open to the public. (NOTE: Our pre-op and nutrition classes are only for current surgical weight loss patients.) There is no cost to attend our events, but registration may be required. Learn more about our events below:
Bariatric Pre-Op Class
! FOR CURRENT SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS PATIENTS:
Our bariatric pre-op class is a two-part class held monthly at the Nanticoke Training Center located at 121 S. Front Street in Seaford.
This class is designed to provide education to our surgical weight loss patients to prepare them for what to expect during their hospital experience and essentials for their postoperative experience.
Bariatric Support Group
We host bariatric support groups three times a month at the Nanticoke 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 monthly the 1st Monday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and the 4th Monday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 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.
Medical Weight Loss Support Group
! FOR CURRENT MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS PATIENTS:
NEW! We host a free online support group for our medical weight loss patients to provide education and support in a friendly, supportive environment.
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.