Seminars and Support Groups

Seminars and Support Groups

Have Questions About Weight Loss Procedures?

Each month weight loss surgery seminars are held for all interested candidates. All patients are required to attend the informational seminar prior to seeing the surgeon an initial consultation. At each seminar, we will cover in detail each of the surgical procedures including how the procedure is performed, risks and benefits, advantages and disadvantages, nutrition needs, activity and exercise requirements and what to expect following surgery. A surgeon and dietitian will be present and will be able to answer any questions that you may have.

Please see the schedule for upcoming seminars. You will need to call (573) 815-6447 to register for the seminar or register online or download and print an application.

Ongoing Support for Lasting Results

Boone Hospital Center has a weight loss surgery support group called “Through Thick & Thin”. The group meets the second Thursday evening of each month 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The meetings are open to those that are seriously considering surgery or those that have had surgery. All pre-op patients are required to attend at least one meeting before surgery.

We generally cover a specific topic that the group has requested and then the remaining time is spent with Q & A for the group.

Location

We are currently conducting all support group sessions via Zoom. To register and receive the Zoom link, please call 573-815-6447 or email Michelle.Osorio@bjc.org.

Once we resume in-person seminars, they will be held at Boone Hospital Center, 1600 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201. Please double-check which room your seminar is in, as rooms change based on availability.

DIRECTIONS HOSPITAL MAIN ENTRANCE WILLIAM PARKING GARAGE
ROOM 1C Take the hallway on your left. Enter the first door on your right. Look for room 1C. Take skywalk. Take elevators to 1st floor. First door on your left. Look for 1C.
ROOM 1B It is the room in the CORNER past the bathrooms on your left. Take skywalk. Take elevators to 1st floor. Walk until lobby. CORNER door past bathrooms on your left.
ROOM 1A Go through the DOUBLE DOORS on your left. Take skywalk. Take elevators to 1st floor. Walk until lobby. DOUBLE DOORS on your left.