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



September 3, 2019: Tips for Increasing Physical Activity

September 17, 2019: The Psychology of Rapid Weight Loss and Common Issues Patients Face.

October 1st, 2019: Lose or Maintain But Please DO NOT GAIN!!! Tips to prevent holiday weight gain. 

October 15th, 2019: The Fear of Weight Regain and How to Get Back on Track

November 5th, 2019: Open Question and Discussion

November 19th, 2019: Tips for Long-Term Exercise Success

December 3, 2019: Nutrition Tune-Up: How to get the most out of your diet.

December 17, 2019: Building a Bariatric Bucket List – Celebrating the success of 2019 and setting non-scale goals for 2020 (We will also be doing our annual “Parade of Pants” this night. Please bring 1 item of clothing that you wore pre-operatively to show off how far you’ve come)


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


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