Ultimate Bariatrics encourages support group attendance because of the many benefits it offers our patients.  Dr. Adam Smith believes that the success of any weight loss surgery patient is dependent on the patient making lifestyle changes. Support groups meetings can aid with these lifestyle changes. Support groups at the offices of Ultimate Bariatrics are free and led by a trained professional, either a licensed psychologist or part of our staff. We offer support groups in many locations to better serve our patients. Please check below for a time and place that will best serve you.

Ultimate Bariatrics

Conference Room

Park Plaza Building
2501 Parkview Dr. Suite 560
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Meets Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

 

Plaza Medical Center

900 8th Ave., Classroom AB
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-347-1129

Plaza Medical Center

Call for times and dates

Stephenville Area

Lovell Counseling Services
409 S. Graham St.
Stephenville, TX 76401
(254)968-4020

Call for times and dates

In 2009, Dr. Adam Smith, with Kathryn Kaiser, Ph.D. And Susan Franks, Ph.D. participated in a study of the relationship of patients attending support group meetings and the percentage of the patient’s excess weight loss. Excess weight loss (EWL) is defined as the amount of pounds the patient needs to lose to obtain a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index).  The study monitored support group meeting for 12 months. The study included patients that had their surgery 12 months prior and monitored how much weight they lost during the study. The conclusion was that patients who regularly attend support group had a greater excess weight loss than those who did not regularly attend support groups.

 

The findings titled “Positive Relationship between support group attendance and one-year postoperative weight loss in gastric banding patients” were published in Surgery For Obesity And Related Diseases,  Vol. 7, No. 1, January/February 2011 Edition.  This is the official journal of the American Society For Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.