Bariatrics Division

Support Groups

Bariatric Patient Support Groups in Nebraska

The Bariatric patient support groups offer education, fellowship and support for all patients/family that have had weight loss surgery, or who are considering and/or planning surgery in the future.

All patients from any bariatric surgeon/program are welcome to attend any of the groups. Research has found that people who regularly attend a support group have better outcomes.

 

Lincoln Education/Patient Support Group

When: 1st Tuesday of the Month from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Where: Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lower Level Rose Room
For more information contact Marilyn Wadum, BS, RD MarilynWadum@stez.org (402) 219-7600 or Danette Larkins, RN, BSN, Bariatric Program Director at dlarkins@stez.org (402) 219-7638.

Lincoln Bryan Support Group

When: 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:45
Where: Bryan West Hospital, Classroom #1
For more information contact 402-481-5490

North Platte Educaton/Patient Support Group

When: 1st Thursday of the month from 6:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Great Plains Regional Medical Center, Conference Room B.
For more information contact Karen (308) 696-8508.

Omaha Alegent-Creighton Health Bariatric Support Group at Two (2) Locations:

For both locations, contact Mary White, RN at mjwne@yahoo.com and Jacquelynn Thiele at Jacquelynn.Thiele@alegent.org.

(1). Immanuel Medical Center
When: 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm, AND 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm.
Where: Conference Center, 6901 No. 72nd St., Deaconess Room

(2). Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs
When: 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00pm
Where: Mercy Hospital, 800 Mercy Drive, 4th Floor, Joint Camp Room.

Omaha Methodist Bariatric Surgery Patient Support Group

When: 1st Thursday of the month from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Where: 8511 Building – Café , 8511 West Dodge Road, Omaha, Ne
For more information, contact Vicki at 402-354-1320.

Kearney Support Group

When: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30
Where: Platte Valley Medical Group Lobby
Contact Mandy Smith for more information at 308.865.2263