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 Building2501 Parkview Dr. Suite 560Fort Worth, TX 76102
Meets Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Medical City Of Fort Worth
900 8th Ave., Classroom A/BFort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 347-1129 - Call for times and dates.
Lovell Counseling Services409 S. Graham St.
Stephenville, TX 76401
(254) 968-4020 - Call for times and dates.
We now have a Facebook group for online support all the time! This group is Closed (meaning no one outside of the group can see what you’ve posted) and is monitored/admin’ed by Ultimate Bariatric’s staff. Find us on Facebook and request membership by clicking "Living the Ultimate Life."
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.