Lifestyle Class, Support Group and Seminars

Contact Information

(608) 265-7090

(608) 890-7218 (fax)

UW Health Medical and Surgical Weight Management: Patient with clinicianThe UW Health Surgical Weight Management Program is committed to providing you the best care, including classes, support groups and online resources to help you and your family make informed decisions.

About Our Lifestyle Class/Support Group


We offer a free lifestyle class/support group for anyone who has had surgery or has participated in a weight loss program, and anyone considering medical or surgical weight management.

  • We begin with a 30-minute interactive presentation on weight management topics.
  • The remaining 60 minutes is dedicated to interacting with and gaining support from patients and professionals who are involved or interested in our Surgical Weight Management Program.
  • Friends, family members and support people are always welcome.

Group Details

2019 Dates and Topics



January 14

Topic: Developing Sustainable Habits

Presenter: Dr. Lisa Nackers


February 11

Topic: 2018 Obesity Week Review

Presenter: Dr. Michael Garren


March 11

Topic: Mindfulness, Meditation and Resources

Presenter: Dr. Lisa Grant


April 8

Topic: Slippery Slope

Presenter: Steve Heuer, PA


May 13

Topic: Support Person Night

Presenter: Christine Escuder, HP


June 10

Topic: Exercise and Fitness

Presenter: Heather Grant


July 8

Topic: Health Psychology

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Fleischmann


August 12

Topic: Weight Regain
Presenter: Samantha Gollup, RD


September 9

Topic: Speed Dating
Presenters: Dr. Kimberly Fleischmann, Dr. Lisa Nackers


October 14

Topic: Plastic Surgery



November 11

Topic: Book Club

Presenters: Dr. Kimberly Fleischmann, Dr. Lisa Nackers


December 9

Topic: Cooking Demonstration and Holiday Party

Presenter: Wendy Hahn, RD