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Support Groups and Class Schedule

Preoperative Classes

Support Groups

Combined Pre & Postoperative


Weight & Wellness Program Home

Surgical Services Home

Weight & Wellness Program
12 Andover Road
Portland, ME 04102
Map & Directions

Phone: 207-761-5612
Toll Free: 1-866-268-9274
Fax: 207-253-6073

The decision to have weight loss surgery is a big one. For this reason, we require all patients to attend a Support Group before having weight loss surgery and strongly encourage all postoperative patients to attend support groups.

Feb. - March 2014 Support Group Schedule (.pdf)


Preoperative Classes



Information Session

  • When: 3rd Tuesday of the month 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Scarborough Surgery Center, 84 Campus Drive, Scarborough, ME
  • Who: All patients interested in weight loss surgery are required to attend

New Patient Orientation Class

  • When: 1st, 2nd, 4th Thursday mornings of the month, 8 - 10 a.m.
  • Where: 12 Andover Road, Portland, ME
  • Who: All new patients entering the program, by invitation only

Medically Supervised Weight Loss (MSWL) Class

  • When: 1st Wednesday of the month 5 - 6 p.m. (features Q&A of postoperative patients)
  • Where:12 Andover Road, Portland ME
  • Who: Preoperative patients whose insurance company requires MSWL, Patients who are required to lose weight before surgery

Eating for Life Class

  • When: Tuesday mornings, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 8 - 9:30 a.m., 2 part session
  • Where:12 Andover Road, Portland, ME
  • Who: All new preoperative patients, learn what to eat before and after your surgery, by Invitation only

Review Class

  • When: 2nd and 4th Friday of the month 8 - 9 a.m.
  • Where: 12 Andover Road, Portland, ME
  • Who: All preoperative patients, surgery refresher, 2 weeks before your surgery, by invitation only

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Support Groups

Dietician Led Support Groups

  • When: 2nd Tuesday of the month 11 a.m. - noon, 3rd Tuesday of the month 5 - 6 p.m.
  • Where: 12 Andover Road, Portland, ME
  • Who: Postoperative Gastric Bypass patients looking for support

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Combined Preoperative and Postoperative Support Groups

Age 55+ Support Group

  • When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month 11 a.m. - noon
  • Where: 12 Andover Road, Portland, ME
  • Who: Pre and post operative patients looking for support