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Weight Loss Surgery Program

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

Who:Both pre-op & post-op patients and family & friends who are supporting the bariatric surgery patient 
What:We alternate facilitated discussion on hot topics and guest speakers.

Topics include nutrition, psychology, exercise, plastic surgery and more! There’s always time for social interaction and questions.


Monthly evening group:
Third Tuesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where:1st floor auditorium, room 1119, of the Ashley River Tower (ART) located at 25 Courtenay Drive
Parking:You may park in the Courtenay Garage or another MUSC visitor lot. With a validated ticket, you pay $0.75/half hour with a $3 maximum. We do not validate for valet parking.
Reservations:Are not required to attend the bariatric surgery support meetings. To join our e-mail list, please email Call Amanda Peterson, RD at 843-876-4867 or email with questions.

2018 Schedule

  • September 18 - Exercise techniques after weight loss surgery with MUSC Wellness Center Exercise Specialist and Molly Jones, RD
  • October 16 - Mindful Eating – building your toolbox with MUSC Psychologist Lauren Carter, PhD and Amanda Peterson, RD
  • November 20 - Open Forum and Hot Topics with Beth Fogle, Nurse Coordinator
  • December 18 - Holiday Group with the Bariatric Team

Our Locations

Ashley River Tower
25 Courtenay Drive
Charleston, SC


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