Support Groups

We offer a monthly Bariatric support group here at Westlake Hospital on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in Building A in the Community Center Room, facilitated by our Bariatric Coordinator Julianne Rizzo, RN. We usually have a guest presenter that will discuss various topics from dealing with “eating out” and “​cooking for your family” following Bariatric Surgery to organizing a clothing exchange, and open discussion regarding plastic surgery.

The group is comprised of pre-op & post-op patients, and is open free of charge to any person in the community who cares to attend. We feel we have created a group for people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional and moral support for one another.

No registration required.

All Support Group sessions take place at: 
River Forest Medical Campus
Building A, Community Room
7411 W. Lake St., River Forest, IL

Click below for a list of support group dates & topics for 2016!

2016 Support Group Calendar