Lifestyle Class, Support Group and Seminars

Contact Information

(608) 265-7090

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


2020 Dates and Topics


March 9 
Topic: Short- and long-term post-surgical complications 

April 13 - CANCELLED
Topic: Quick chats with fellow patients 

May 11 
Topic: Q&A with Dr. Garren 

June 8 
Topic: Weight regain


July 13

Topic: Tanita Scale: Preserving muscle mass and metabolism modulators


August 10

Topic: TBD


September 14

Topic: Weight stigma and weight-related social pressure


October 12

Topic: TBD


November 9

Topic: TBD


December 14

Topic: Cooking demo and holiday party