Weight loss surgery center at plymouth general surgery a department of speare memorial hospital
Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

New Weight Loss Surgery Support Group at Speare

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PHOTO (L-R) Janette Gaumer, RD, LD, Ryanne Haskell, RD, LD, Robert Chastanet, MD, James Koren, MD, E. James Hanowell, DO, Lauren Sirignano, RN, BSN, Becky Chase MS, RCEP

Research shows that consistent and active participation in support groups after weight loss surgery can increase the chances of long-term success. The team at Speare’s Weight Loss Surgery Center wants you to succeed in reaching your goals whether or not you’ve had your surgery at Speare. This Support Group is open to any and all patients that have previously had weight loss surgery.

Support group meetings will be held on the first Thursday of every month in the community room at Speare at Boulder Point, 103 Boulder Point Drive, Plymouth, NH, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The topic for the November 7th meeting is “Mindful Eating Through the Holiday Season”. For more information call 603-536-5670.

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The group meetings will help to educate patients and have been shown to reduce the likelihood of depression and/or anxiety due to the many changes the body is experiencing in the post-operative period. After surgery, patients are strongly encouraged to join the Weight Loss Surgery Center for monthly meetings. Support group meetings will offer an opportunity for patients to come together, to learn and grow alongside one another in a supportive and interactive setting.


  • November 7, 2019: Mindful Eating Through the Holiday Season
  • December 5, 2019: Goal Setting for 2020
  • January 2, 2020: Consistency and Follow Through with Goals
  • February 6, 2020: Guest Speaker Therapeutic Arts with René Albee
  • March 5, 2020: Fitness for Physical and Mental Wellbeing
  • April 2, 2020: Making Healthy Choices on-the-go!
  • May 7, 2020: Spring into Fitness with RehabFit
  • June 4, 2020: Weight Bias in Society

Registration is not necessary. Please note: meetings are not suitable for children and are intended for individuals age 18 and older only. Family and/or a support person ≥18 years old are encouraged to attend.

Weight Loss Surgery Center Support Group meetings are designed for individuals that have had previous weight loss surgery. They are not intended for patients that are in the pre-operative phase, or for those contemplating weight loss surgery. Please contact the Weight Loss Surgery Center at 603-536-5670 for guidance if you are looking for support and have not previously had weight loss surgery.

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