Patient Support Network

One of the most important keys to achieving success with bariatric surgery is having a strong support system. Individual patient experiences are invaluable resources that are beneficial for the whole group. The Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program is working to strengthen the patient community by providing as many forums for support and communication as possible. Remember to sign in to receive credit for attending. No appointments are necessary!

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

  • Address: 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Contact: 215-662-2085

General Support Group

(For pre- and post-operative patients)

  • Meets the 2nd Saturday of every month, 10 am to 12 pm
  • Located in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 4th Floor West Pavilion, Department of Surgery Waiting Room

Graduate Support Group

(For any patient six months or more out of surgery)

  • Meets the 2nd Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November, 1 to 2 pm
  • Located in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 4th Floor West Pavilion, Department of Surgery Waiting Room

Pennsylvania Hospital

  • Address: 800 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Contact: 215-454-3215

General Support Group

(For pre- and post-operative patients)

  • Meets the last Tuesday of every month, 7 to 9 pm
  • Located in Zubrow Auditorium on the 1st floor of Pennsylvania Hospital

Graduate Support Group

(For any patient six months or more out of surgery)

  • Run by psychologist
  • Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 5:30 to 7 pm
  • Located in the Hall Mercer Building, 8th and Locust Street

Graduate Support Group

(For any patient one year or more out of surgery)

  • Meets the last Tuesday of every month, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Located in the Cheston Conference Room on the 2nd floor of Pennsylvania Hospital

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Address: 51 N 39th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

General Support Group

(For pre- and post-operative patients)

  • Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Located in the PHI Auditorium of the Heart and Vascular Pavilion at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Free parking is available in the open lot behind the Philadelphia Heart Institute or in the covered lot to the left of the main entrance off of 38th Street

Penn Medicine Valley Forge

  • Address: 1001 Chesterbrook Blvd, Berwyn, PA 19312

General Support Group

(For pre- and post-operative patients)

  • Meets the 4th Saturday of February, April, June, August, October and December, 10 to 11:30 am
  • Located on the 1st floor of Penn Medicine Valley Forge in conference room #167

Graduate Support Group

(For any patient six months or more out of surgery)

  • Meets the 2nd Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November, 5 to 6:00 pm
  • Located on the 1st floor of Penn Medicine Valley Forge in conference room #167

Penn Medicine Cherry Hill

  • Address: 1865 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

General Support Group

(For pre- and post-operative patients)

  • Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month, 5 to 6:15 pm
  • Located in the 1st Floor Conference Room of Penn Medicine Cherry Hill


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