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

May 11 
Topic: Meatless Monday
Live Q-and-A in Facebook group with clinical nutritionist Wendy Hahn, 4:30-6:30pm 

June 8 

Topic: Weight regain

Live video session in Facebook group with Samantha Gollup, 12pm - 1pm


July 13

Topic: Coping with COVID-19 and race-based stress 

Presented by Dr. Shannon Patterson, PhD Health Psychology

This video will be available in the Facebook group starting at 5pm.


August 10

Topic: Live Q-and-A in Facebook group with Dawn Gogert, 5:30-6pm.


September 14

Topic: Live relaxation practice in Facebook group with health psychologist Dr. Lisa Nackers, 5:30-6pm.


October 12

Topic: TBD


November 9

Topic: TBD


December 14

Topic: Cooking demo and holiday party