Weight and Wellness Center

Support Groups


Weight loss surgery has a powerful impact on many areas of your life.  Significant weight loss may affect your socialization, personal goals, occupational life, family dynamics and emotional well-being.

You must register for post-op support groups and obtain referrals from your behavioral health insurer. You can find more detail in the sections below.

Boston Location - Mixed Support Group

Tufts Medical Center, South Building, Mezzanine Level

1st Tuesday of each month – 3-4 pm
1st Wednesday of each month – 10-11 am

Call 617-636-0158 to sign up (Boston groups only).

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South Shore Community - Mixed Support Group

Hampton Inn & Suites (Exit 7 off Rte 3)
10 Plaza Way, Plymouth, MA

2017 Dates:
1st Thursday of each month – 6-7 pm

Courtyard Marriott
37 Paramount Drive, Raynham, MA

2017 Dates:
3rd Thursday of each month – 6–7 pm 
*Except January will be on Monday, January 23, and February will be on Monday, February 27. 

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Hampton Inn, Plymouth – 11/5, 12/3

Courtyard, Raynham – 10/19, 11/16, 12/21

Hampton Inn, Plymouth – 11/5, 12/3

Courtyard, Raynham – 10/19, 11/16, 12/21

Meal Replacement Group

The WWC is offering a six or twelve week group for patients interested in using high protein meal and snack replacements to help them reach their weight loss goals. The group will meet weekly for the duration of the chosen session and will present a variety of nutrition and behavioral topics.


Tuesday evenings 5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday evenings 4:45pm-5:30pm

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Online Support Group

Groups take place at 6 pm on the third Wednesday of each month, and last for one hour.

This group is geared towards Tufts Medical Center Weight and Wellness Center pre- and post-operative patients. It’s a way to connect and share ideas from the privacy of your own home.

To sign up, or if you have questions, please contact Laura Paradis at

Pre-Surgical Weight Loss Group

The WWC is offering a pre-surgical weight loss group for surgical candidates that utilizes meal replacement products to assist in meeting pre-surgical weight loss goals.  Meal replacement products will be available at a 50% off discounted rate.

This program is only for current pre-surgical patients of the Weight and Wellness Center at Tufts Medical Center.

When: Every Tuesday evening
Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm

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Struggling with weight loss or weight regain over and over again? Well then we have a program for you!

The WWC is offering a 12-week group for patients interested in “recharging” in order to “take charge” of their weight loss goals. The group will include 4 weekly sessions at the Weight and Wellness Center in Boston, followed by 8 weeks of webinar-style meetings that patients can participate in while at home/work on their computer. We’ve had great success with this program with some patients losing up to 20 lbs in 12 weeks.

**This group is open to both surgical and non-surgical patients.

When: Monday evenings
Time: 5-6 pm

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Individual Visits

On rare occasions, a patient may find that coming to the group session may be an unavoidable hardship due to job or distance. While we feel that the group experience is important to overall success in the program, in a few cases our behavioral staff will meet with you individually for counseling. This may apply to both pre-op preparation and to post-op support.

Are you interested in joining one of our support groups?

Fill out the fields below to contact our Clinical Social Worker to register for a support group.