Meetings are held at:
DeKalb Medical, Stubbs Auditorium
2665 N. Decatur Rd.
Decatur, GA 30033
NOTE: Please Use the Wellness Center Entrance after 7:00 pm.
Obesity Support Group
Open meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday 7:30 PM – 9:00PM. These meetings are to discuss the physical and psychological implications of bariatric surgery. We acknowledge the pounds lost and focus on what we have gained since our surgery. We recognize that the patient is not the only person whose life is transformed by this surgery; for that reason we encourage significant others, family members, and friends to attend. Facilitated by Dr. Stephen Ritz, Psychologist.
Surgical Weight Loss Center – Post Surgery
A Post-Surgery group for those just after surgery up to 1 year post-op meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month 7:30 – 9:00PM. This group addresses immediate post-op concerns of nutrition, physical and psychological changes, and successes of our patients. Facilitated by Dr. Stephen Ritz, Psychologist.
A veteran’s group for those 12+ months post-op meets on the 3rd Monday of each month 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. This group addresses the more long-term changes, as well as unexpected challenges and adjustments that accompany weight loss. This group is invaluable for maintaining a successful focus. Facilitated by Dr. Stephen Ritz, Psychologist.
Surgical Weight Loss Center – Open Support Group Meeting
An open interactive and event support group meeting the last Thursday of each month 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. This group will incorporate exercise, cooking demo’s, and other events that patients would like to participate in. This support group will be an interactive and hands on meeting. Facilitated by Kathy Kemp, Bariatric Coordinator.