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Bariatric Surgery Classes & Support Groups at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord/Manchester

Our Bariatric Surgery program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord/Manchester offers monthly introduction and informational meetings to start you on your journey to successful weight loss. After attending an introductory meeting, you will be eligible to call and register for the monthly informational meetings.

In the event of inclement weather, please tune into WMUR-TV9 or WZID for a list of cancellations.

Introductory Meetings (for new patients to the program)

  • The third Tuesday of every month
  • From 4 to 5 pm
  • In Conference Room A on the second floor of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
  • Pre-registration is required by calling (603) 695-2628

Informational Meetings

  • The third Tuesday of every month (except for March 9 – see below)
  • From 5:30 to 6:30 pm
  • In Conference Room A on the second floor of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
  • Pre-registration is required by calling (603) 695-2628
  • Note: You are required to attend a minimum of three monthly informational meetings before proceeding with the program.

There are different rotating topics each month during our informational meetings (subject to change without notice). See topics below:

Date Topic
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Weight and Wellness, with Sarah Finn, MD
Friday, March 9, 2018 Psychology, with Shawne Diaz, MA, LCMHC (note special time: 2 to 3 pm)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 The Hospital Experience - meet the Elliot Hospital staff (note location: Elliot Hospital, 1 Elliot Way, Manchester)
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Nutrition, with Shauna Lafond, RD
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Psychology, with Shawne Diaz, MA, LCMHC
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 The Hospital Experience - meet the Elliot Hospital staff (note location: Elliot Hospital, 1 Elliot Way, Manchester)
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Exercise, with Courtney Hathway, Welliot
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Psychology, Therapist, Shawne Diaz, MA, LCMHC
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 The Hospital Experience - meet the Elliot Hospital staff (note location: Elliot Hospital, 1 Elliot Way, Manchester)
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Weight and Wellness, with Sarah Finn, MD
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Nutrition, with Shauna Lafond, RD

Note: Class topics are subject to change without notice.

We also offer post-bariatric surgery support groups to help keep you on track.

Post-bariatric surgery support groups

  • The First Tuesday of every month (except July 3 and November 6)
  • From 5:00 to 6:00 pm
  • In Conference Room A on the second floor of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
  • No registration is required
Date Topic
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Body Image: Fat vs. Thin Thought, with Shawne Diaz, MA, LCMHC
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 The New Nutrition Fact Label and Nutrition Recommendations Reviewed
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Hannaford Supermarket Shopping Tour (note location: 859 Hanover Street, Manchester)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 The Importance of Vitamin/Mineral Supplements, with Celebrate Nutrition representative (including taste test and samples)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Bring on the BBQ - Cooking After Surgery (note: bring sneakers and wear comfortable clothes)
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 No meeting due to holiday
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Tips to Distract from Trigger Foods: the 5-5-5-5-5 Exercise
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Those Darn Plateaus: Exercise and Physical Activity (note: bring sneakers and wear comfortable clothes)
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Hot Topic: Mindfulness, with Shawne Diaz, MA, LCMHC
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 No meeting due to voting
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Holiday Party: New Year’s Resolutions and Goal Setting for 2019. We will be doing a grab bag/yankee swap. Please bring a fun, wrapped gift to participate (no more than $10).
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