Surgical Weight Loss Support Groups

Bariatric surgery is a lifelong commitment. The Owensboro Health Surgical Weight Loss Center conducts a monthly support group to help you through your journey to weight loss success. View support group dates listed below.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing concerns, Support Groups meet online via Webex. They are held the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated). Click here to join the meetings at their scheduled time. For more information, please email

2021 Schedule

January 5: Enhancing Personal Accountability
Gay Cook, RN, BSN

February 2: Non Calorie, Low-Calorie, and Artificial Sweeteners, Pros and Cons
Scott Hall, LD, RDN

March 2: Head Games in Bariatric Surgery
Michael Farina, PhD, Bariatric Psychologist

April 6: Pre- and Post-bariatric surgery exercise
Nick Jones, Fitness Supervisor, Healthpark

May 4: Body Image Pre- and Post-bariatric surgery
Dr. Ben Kittinger & Dr. Janae Kittinger, OH Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

June 1: Bariatric surgery in the news
Ravi Alapati, MD

July 6: Eating out at restaurants
Scott Hall, LD, RDN

August 3: You Have Guts! A look at relationships
Michael Farina, PhD, Bariatric Psychologist

September 7: When Should I Eat? Meal Timing, Schedule, Routine and Fasting
Scott Hall, LD, RDN

October 5: What to Do When Your Arms Wave Both Ways
Michael Farina, PhD, Bariatric Psychologist

November 2: Mindful Eating and Eating Behavior
Scott Hall, LD, RDN

December 7: Holiday Eating
SWLC Staff


The support groups begin at 5:30 p.m.

Janet CarloContact Us

To learn more about the surgical weight loss program call 270-688-1500 or email

Janet Carlo, RN, BSN, CBN - Director, Bariatric Services (Right)

Take the First Step:

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Watch the video and complete the short questionnaire to get started on your weight loss journey.

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