Support Group

The AugustaWLS Support Group is open to the public regardless of hosptial or surgeon affiliation.   Meeting are  held for pre- and  post-surgery patients wanting to get support and to hear personal experiences from other patients. We encourage anyone considering weightloss surgery (WLS) to attend a meeting prior to surgery. We believe that the only way to make an informed decision is by fully understanding all the details of surgery to include its risks and benefits.

Under the direction of its leader, Carla Harrison, the support group operates in ways that you might not expect.  Unlike traditional support groups, Carla provides an interactive and educational program at each meeting.  You can come and simply listen or get actively involved.

The Augusta WLS Support Group is open to everyone in the Augusta community regardless of hospital or surgeon.  We encourage you to attend.  If you have difficulty getting out in the evening for whatever reason let Carla know and we will likely be able to assist through the network of patients who live near you.

Meetings are the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 PM. They are held at Trinity Hospital of Augusta (formerly St. Joseph Hospital) on the ground floor in the Sister Mary Louise Conference Room. Everyone is welcome to come including family members. For more information call Trinity Bariatrics 706-481-7298 or Email our support group leader,  Carla Harrison cdharr@hotmail.com

We invite you to join our on-line support group on Yahoo. This is a way for our group to communicate and provide support during the month.
The group can be accessed here: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/augustawls/

Other Local Groups

Dublin Support Group:  more information comming soon