first Wed. of the month from 10 - Noon, and the 3rd Wed.
of the month from 6 - 8 p.m. There is also a women's only group that meets
6 - 8 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
The group is run by a nutritionist (Judy Dowd), she
works in conjunction with Dr. Coe, Dr. Munshi, and Dr. Winston of Baystate
Surgical Associates. All three doctors do bariatric surgery with a
preference for open rny, but they are doing more laps, as well as bands.
Baystate Surgical Associates is located at 3300 Main Street in
Springfield, MA the number is 1- 800 -324 - 9424. A requirement
before surgery with this group is; you must attend 6 mos. worth of support
group, meet with the nutritionist, have a referral from your PCP, and have
a psychological exam (there are 2 nutritionists and 2/3
psychologist/psychiatrists who work
within this group as well).