Seminars and Support Groups

Join us for Bariatric Support Group!  Meet with others who have had weight loss surgery or who are researching surgical options.  These meetings are educational and supportive.  Come share your experience with others in a fun and exciting environment.  It is an excellent opportunity to learn from others who have experienced weight loss surgery!

Those who will be undergoing bariatric surgery are required to attend at least 1 Support Group meeting prior to being scheduled for surgery.

You do not need to call to register.  Support persons are welcome to attend.

Location:  Midlands Clinic
705 Sioux Point Road
Dakota Dunes SD, 57049

Time: 6:00-7:00 pm The first and third Tuesday of every month

Parking: Free parking in the Midlands Clinic Parking Lot

July 18, 2017: Weight Loss Plateaus – What they are and how to overcome them. The dreaded weight loss plateau! Many individuals experience these while losing weight after weight loss surgery…but why? Tonight we will be discussing plateaus…why they occur and how to overcome them.

August 1, 2017: What’s a Zoodle Anyways? A look at unique and trendy food substitutions. – Come learn about these unique and trendy food substitutions along with the gadgets used to create them. We will also be discussing the nutritional benefits to these foods.

August 15, 2017: Getting Started – Tips for Long-Term Exercise Success – Want to begin, change up, or increase your activity but not sure where to get started? Tonight we will be discussing, not only how to get started with a new routine, but also how to make this routine last.

September 5, 2017: Open Question and Discussion with Lana Casey, Bariatric Coordinator

September 19, 2017: 11 Common Weight Loss Blunders that Registered Dietitians See – What is the trick to losing weight? Is there really a quick fix? Dietitians tend to see it all. Join us tonight as we discuss the most common mistakes patients make when trying to follow a healthy diet.