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.

Please note: Support Groups have been changed to Tuesday nights from 6:00pm until 7:30pm.

Support Group Schedule 2017

1/24/2017 The Importance of Vitamins with Amy Newberry

2/21/17 “Get Your Groove Back” Yoga with Tess Fonesca, RN

3/28/17  Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss with Dr. Mark Peters

4/25/17 Inspirational Speaker: Denise Palmisano

5/23/17 Exercise Demonstration with Beau Kinnard

6/27/17 Relationship Changes & Support with Virginia Pellegrin

7/25/17 Motivational Speaker: Keith Weisheit

8/22/17 Motivational Speaker: Dr. Michael Flynn

9/26/17 Tips for Eating Out & On the Go with Jeanie Latham

10/24/17 Cancer Prevention & Awareness with Dr. Donald Schwab

11/14/17 Awards of Weight Loss Certificates with Dr. David Rau

12/12/16 Patient Covered Dish Christmas Social with the 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