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


February 5, 2019: Open Question and Discussion

Please join us for an informative night of Open Questions and Discussion. Feel free to bring all of your questions and hot topics to be discussed.

February 19, 2019: The Importance of Sleep for a Healthier Life after Weight Loss Surgery

We know that sleep and health have strong association and the research suggests that if you improve one, you will have a beneficial effect on the other. Please join us while we take a deeper look into this interesting subject.

March 5, 2019: Barriers to Physical Activity and Ways to Break these Barriers

Feeling like you want to be more physically active, but something is keeping you from achieving this goal? Please join us to discuss common barriers to physical activity and how to break these barriers.

March 19, 2019: How to find an “Accountability-buddy”

Accountability is key when trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Who or what holds you accountable? Please join us to discuss what great support looks like and how to find an “Accountability-buddy”.


Support Group is facilitated by Megan Cleveland,
Registered Dietitian Midlands Clinic: 605-217-5566


January 21, 2019 – Dr. Rizk

February 13, 2019 – Dr. Vollstedt

February 18, 2019 – Dr. Rizk

March 13, 2019 – Dr. Vollstedt

March 18, 2019 – Dr. Rizk

April 10, 2019 – Dr. Vollstedt

April 23, 2019- Dr. Rizk


May 8, 2019 – Dr. Vollstedt

May 20, 2019 – Dr. Rizk

June 12, 2019 – Dr. Vollstedt

June 17, 2019 – Dr. Rizk

July 10, 2019 – Dr. Vollstedt

July 15, 2019- Dr. Rizk

August 14, 2019 – Dr. Vollstedt

August 19, 2018 – Dr. Rizk

September 11, 2019 – Dr. Vollstedt

September 16, 2019 – Dr. Rizk

October 9, 2019 – Dr. Vollstedt

October 21, 2019 – Dr. Rizk

November 13, 2019 – Dr. Vollstedt

November 18, 2019 – Dr. Rizk

December 11, 2019 – Dr. Vollstedt

December 16, 2019 – Dr. Rizk