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Information Sessions

With help from our bariatric experts life-changing weight loss is possible. If your weight is keeping you from enjoying life, bariatric surgery may be the answer. And you’ll be glad to know that one of Chicago’s only fully accredited bariatric programs is right here in the western suburbs. Learn more about minimally invasive surgical options by attending one of our free informational session.

Sessions are held at River Forest Location:

  • 1st Monday of the month between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Saturday of the month between 9 and 11 a.m.

Register today by calling 708-763-NEWU (6398).

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.

For more information on the dates and topics of the upcoming sessions, please click here.

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