Surgical Weight Management support groups are a great way to stay motivated, share challenges and successes with fellow patients, and optimize weight loss and healthy living.  Both current and prospective patients are invited to attend.  Our support group meetings are facilitated by health care professionals, including our bariatric nurses, registered dietitians, licensed mental health providers, or physicians.

Support Groups are held at Physicians Medical Center located at 218 Corporate Drive in Houma, Louisiana 70360.

All meetings will be held at Physicians Medical Center on Tuesday starting at 6:00pm and ending at 7:30pm.

Support Group Schedule 2018

January 23, 2018 – Importance of Exercise for weight loss/maintenance with Kyle with Planet Fitness

February 27, 2018 – Body Contouring after weight loss with Dr. Mark Peters, Plastic Surgeon

March 27, 2018  – Power Point Presentation on Making Good Food Choices with Donna Rodrigue, Dietitian

April 24, 2018 – Importance of Exercise & Weight Loss with Beau Kinnard, Physical Therapist

May 22, 2018 – Inspirational Speaker/Life Coach with Denise Palmisano

June 26, 2018 – Relationship Changes/Dealing with Weight Loss, Virginia Pellegrin

July 24, 2018 – Motivational Speaker, with Keith Weisheit

August 28, 2018 – Motivational Speaker with Dr. Michael Flynn

September 25, 2018 – Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss with Dr. Jeff Rau, Plastic Surgeon

October 23, 2018 – Cancer Awareness/Prevention with Dr. Fritz Rau

November 13, 2018 – Awarding of Weight Loss Certificates with Dr. Eric Rau

December 11, 2018 – Patient covered dish Christmas Social Weight Management Team

*Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.  Please contact our office with any questions.

Success Stories, Seminars, BMI Calculator

Success Stories

Our surgeons have been performing bariatric surgery since 2003 with a success rate that is well above the national average. We believe in long-term patient support and hold monthly support groups for past and future clients.


We invite you to attend an informative seminar to learn more about our bariatric surgery program. Our seminars are free, pre-registration is not required, and we encourage you to bring family and friends with you to the seminar.

BMI Calculator

While only a qualified surgeon can determine if you are a candidate for weight-loss surgery, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of 40, or a BMI 30-35 or higher with one or more obesity-related conditions.

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Surgical Weight Management
5619 Highway 311, Suite B
Houma, LA 70360

Phone: 985.868.2206
Fax: 985.868.2232

Nationally Accredited Center

Nationally Accredited Center

Surgeries performed exclusively

Physicians Medical Center
218 Corporate Drive
Houma, LA 70360