Franciscan Center for Weight Management
Resources and Ongoing Support
Get started on your weight loss journey today. Use these resources to find out how you can lose the weight and regain your life.
Resources and support for weight loss
Learn more about bariatric surgery and the services we offer to help you meet your weight loss goals:
Hear our satisfied patients tell their weight loss stories.
How weight loss surgery improves your health and life.
Learn about our team, surgical procedures and philosophy of care.
Find out if you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery.
Learn how to make lifelong habit changes.
Read about your surgical treatment options.
Events on a wide variety of health topics.
Weight loss support groups in the Seattle-Tacoma area
Whether you are contemplating bariatric surgery or have already had surgery, we have a support group to meet your needs.
In our locations in Lakewood and Federal Way, you and your loved ones are welcome, no matter where you had your surgery. Participants share their personal experiences and answer one another’s questions in a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere.
Emotional support for weight loss is critical to our patients’ long-term success. Join our support groups to hear guidance and up-to-date information from our health care professionals, including:
- Behavioral health specialists
- Physical therapists
- Registered dietitians
Weight loss support groups schedule
To attend one of our weight loss support groups, just arrive a few minutes before the scheduled start time. Call 1-888-825-3227 with any questions.
Websites about weight loss and bariatric surgery
These websites are not part of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. We’ve provided them to help you learn more about overweight, obesity and weight loss surgery.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Overweight and Obesity
ObesityHelp, a peer support community website with resources for those who have morbid obesity
Obesity Action Coalition, a nonprofit that provides education, advocacy and support to people who have morbid obesity
What are overweight and obesity? from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Attend a free seminar on weight loss
Ready to take the first step? Learn how our team of bariatric surgery experts can help you reach your weight loss goals.
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