GI Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Support Group

Clinical Services: GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Patients and those considering surgery are welcome to attend our support group meetings. Our groups are moderated by healthcare professionals.

You may attend EITHER the first *OR* second Wednesday meeting of each month, but not both. Please join us!

2020 Dates (scroll DOWN for room directions!)

Jan 1: Happy New Year! There will be no meeting -> we know this is disappointing ;0) 
Jan 8, 7-8 PM in WGC B/C 
Feb 5, 6-7 PM in WGC B/C
Feb 12, 7-8 PM in WGC B/C
Mar 4, 6-7 PM in WGC B/C
Mar 11, 7-8 PM: CANCELLED

Apr 1, *5-6* PM Zoom Meeting

Apr 8, *5-6* PM Zoom Meeting

May 6, *5-6* PM Zoom Meeting with Special Guest Speaker Dr. Rachel Goldman, psychologist 

May 13, *5-6* PM Zoom Meeting

May 20, *5:30-6:30* PM Zoom Meeting with Special Guest Speaker Dr. Mark Schwartz, plastic surgeon

Jun 3, *5-6* PM Zoom Meeting  

Jun 10, *5-6* PM Zoom Meeting

Jun 17, *5-6* PM Zoom Meeting with Special Guest Speaker mind-body-eating coach Susan Zilberman

July 1, 12:30-1:30PM Lunchtime Zoom Support Group: No gym? No Prob! Movement ideas for all. First half of the group: Pre-recorded webinar on movement/ exercise; 2nd 1/2 hr of the group: Discussion. Preops & postops are welcome to attend but please note that this will not be a traditional support group format, it will be on-topic discussion of activity.  For registration link, email: 

Jul 8, 5-6 PM Zoom Meeting For registration link, email: We will oblige the first 30 requests

Jul 15, 6-7 PM Zoom Meeting For registration link, email:  We will oblige the first 30 requests

Upcoming meeting dates, please check back for more details!

Aug 5

Aug 12

Sep 2

Sep 9

Oct 7, 6-7 PM in WGC B/C
Oct 14, 7-8 PM in WGC B/C
Nov 4, 6-7 PM in WGC B/C
Nov 11, 7-8 PM in WGC B/C
Dec 2, 6-7 PM in WGC B/C
Dec 9, 7-8 PM in WGC B/C

Room Directions

To go to WGC: Weill Greenberg Center A/B or B/C 2nd Floor Conference Rooms
1305 York Avenue is on the Southwest corner of York and 70th street. Take the escalator or elevator to the 2nd floor.

To go to BB: Belfer Building, 413 East 69th Street 
The Belfer Building is on the north side of 69th Street b/w 1st and York Avenues. Once inside the building, please consult the large, digital screen on your right for that evening’s room assignment and/or ask the guard to direct you.

To go to W-118: Whitney 118, 525 East 68th Street
Enter at the main hospital entrance with the circular driveway on East 68th street between York Avenue and the East River. The room is through the door immediately to your left, just before where the guard is standing. After passing through this door, take your first left, through a second door, and the room is on your right. This is a PRIVATE AREA, you will need to ask the guard to let you through these doors as they are locked. If you arrive too early, please take a seat in the lounge area until the guard lets everyone in together when the meeting leader arrives.