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Support Group

Dr. Ahmad’s Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups

2nd Tuesday
(Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Patients)
6:30 PM
Mather Hospital Main Entrance:
Conference Rm. 3, 4, 5
3rd Wednesday
(Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Patients)
10:00 AM
Mather Hospital Main Entrance:
Conference Rm. 3
4th Tuesday
(Post-Operative Patients)
6:30 PM
Mather Hospital Main Entrance:
Conference Rm. 3, 4, 5
January
1/14/20 5:30 PM Healthy Start
6:30 PM Support Group
1/15/20 9 AM Healthy Start
10 AM Support Group
1/28/20 5:30 PM New Beginnings
6:30 PM Support Group
February
2/12/19 5:30 PM Healthy Start
6:30 PM Support Group
2/19/20 9 AM Healthy Start
10 AM Support Group
2/25/20 5:30 PM New Beginnings
6:30 PM Support Group
March
3/10/20 5:30 PM Healthy Start
6:30 PM Support Group
* CANCELLED
(Please see below notation)
3/18/20 9 AM Healthy Start
10 AM Support Group
* CANCELLED
(Please see below notation)
3/24/20 5:30 PM New Beginnings
6:30 PM Support Group
* CANCELLED
(Please see below notation)
April
4/14/20 5:30 PM Healthy Start
6:30 PM Support Group
* CANCELLED
(Please see below notation)
4/15/20 9 AM Healthy Start
10 AM Support Group
* CANCELLED
(Please see below notation)
4/28/20 5:30 PM New Beginnings
6:30 PM Support Group
May
5/12/20 5:30 PM Healthy Start
6:30 PM Support Group
5/20/20 9 AM Healthy Start
10 AM Support Group
5/26/20 5:30 PM New Beginnings
6:30 PM Support Group
June
6/9/20 5:30 PM Healthy Start
6:30 PM Support Group
6/17/20 9 AM Healthy Start
10 AM Support Group
6/23/20 5:30 PM New Beginnings
6:30 PM Support Group
July
7/14/20 5:30 PM Healthy Start
6:30 PM Support Group
7/15/20 9 AM Healthy Start
10 AM Support Group
7/28/20 5:30 PM New Beginnings
6:30 PM Support Group
August
8/11/20 5:30 PM Healthy Start
6:30 PM Support Group
8/19/20 9 AM Healthy Start
10 AM Support Group
8/25/20 5:30 PM New Beginnings
6:30 PM Support Group
September
9/8/20 5:30 PM Healthy Start
6:30 PM Support Group
9/16/20 9 AM Healthy Start
10 AM Support Group
9/22/20 5:30 PM New Beginnings
6:30 PM Support Group
October
10/13/20 5:30 PM Healthy Start
6:30 PM Support Group
10/21/20 9 AM Healthy Start
10 AM Support Group
10/27/20 5:30 PM New Beginnings
6:30 PM Support Group
November
11/10/20 5:30 PM Healthy Start
6:30 PM Support Group
11/18/20 9 AM Healthy Start
10 AM Support Group
11/24/20 5:30 PM New Beginnings
6:30 PM Support Group
December
12/8/20 5:30 PM Healthy Start
6:30 PM Support Group
12/16/20 9 AM Healthy Start
10 AM Support Group
12/22/20 5:30 PM New Beginnings
6:30 PM Support Group

* To ensure a safe environment for our patients, we are taking all necessary precautions with concerns of the Coronavirus. We will be cancelling Healthy Start @ 5:30 PM and Support Group @ 6:30 PM on March 10th, Healthy Start @ 9:00 AM and Support Group @ 10:00 AM on March 18th, New Beginnings @ 5:30 PM and Support Group @ 6:30 PM on March 24th, Healthy Start @ 5:30 PM and Support Group @ 6:30 PM on April 14th, Healthy Start @ 9:00 AM and Support Group @ 10:00 AM on April 15th. Please follow the Support Group schedule and check the website to make sure that there are no further changes to the normal dates and times. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you.

*New Beginnings (scheduled for patients 1 month post-op) will be held at 5:30 pm before this support group.

Post-op = patients that have already had surgery.

Young Adult Support Group (ages 16-30):

We are proud to offer a support group for our young adult patients, specifically aimed at topics that affect that age group. Our group meets up once a month in Dr. Ahmad’s office in Port Jefferson. The group welcomes people between the ages of 16 and 30 who are having or who have had Bariatric surgery with Dr. Arif Ahmad, and it meets monthly to discuss issues related to surgery. These include preparing for surgery, what the hospital experience is like, and lifestyle modification including energy balance. We also address past weight-related experiences, finding support and strengthening relationships, and what to expect after surgery. The group is nearly 4 years old and one of our greatest assets is our post-op patients, who generously and honestly answer questions from pre-ops. We have a vibrant online and text-based community, to which we welcome you! Questions about the group can be sent to zahmad7@gmail.com.


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