Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Bariatric Surgery Support Group & Classes
Support Group: We meet FRIDAYS of all EVEN months (Feb, Apr, June, etc) from 1:00-2:00pm at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC. We will mostly meet on the 5th floor Mental Health Conference Room, B532, and sometimes off-site. If you are not local to the Charleston area, ask the team to help you find a non-VA support group you could participate in that is closer to home.
Pre- and post-op patients and their support system are welcome and encouraged to attend. You do not need an appointment for this group, but will be checked-in upon arrival.
2017 Support Group TBA
Support Group Photos
Bariatric Surgery Open House/Information Seminar
Because our Bariatric Surgery Program services veterans across 3 states, we have a prerecorded session below for patients to watch from home. This video lasts approximately 25 minutes, and is suggested prior to coming to your Initial Consult Appointment.
The “Buddy List” will link post-op patients together for support from home, and will give pre-op patients a personal contact if they need support from another veteran or have questions prior to their surgery. Please let the bariatric surgery team know if you would like to participate, or send us an email.