Bariatric Surgery Support Group

The Bariatric Surgery Support Group is a great way to share your experience and connect with others who have already started the journey.

Registration is not required; it is free and open to anyone interested in sharing their experience and/or considering bariatric surgery.

Dates and Times

Bariatric Surgery Support Group meets on the second Monday of the following months from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • January
    • Dr. Fermin Fontan will speak about what to expect after bariatric surgery
  • March
    • Deb Allan, MSN, RN presents ways to be active after weight loss. She will discuss how to pick out the right gear for hiking, running, biking, kayaking, etc., as well as discuss local areas to be active.
  • May: Canceled due to COVID-19 group and social distancing regulations.
  • July: TBD
  • September
  • November

This excludes University Holidays and dates are subject to change. There will not be meetings in February, April, June, August, October, or December.

Please check back on day of scheduled support group for additional details. Speakers and topics to be announced.


University of Iowa Health Care–Iowa River Landing
105 E. 9th Street
Room 0301
Coralville, IA 52241