How Do I Get Started?

See important information about our Introductory Sessions in Lebanon and in Manchester during COVID-19.

Weight loss surgery is a major, life-changing procedure. There are a lot of things to consider - your weight history, your current medical conditions, your mental health, your age and your motivation. We can help you navigate the details of the emotional and practical aspects of surgery. You can get started by attending a free introductory session.

Introductory session

Two locations

We offer introductory sessions at both of our locations that provide an introduction to bariatric surgery. Your pre-surgery visits, surgery date, and all follow-up visits will take place at one location, either in southern Hampshire (Manchester/Concord) or in Lebanon at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC).

This session helps start you on your journey to successful weight loss and is required for all candidates for weight loss surgery. The members of the Bariatric Surgery Team will explain our specific program requirements, discuss types of weight loss surgery offered, and answer questions. You are welcome to bring one adult friend or family member for support.

Concord/Manchester introductory sessions

  • Concord/Manchester "Introduction to Bariatric Surgery Program" sessions take place on the third Tuesday of every month, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. All sessions are currently conducted via WebEx.
  • To obtain more information about these virtual meetings and to get the WebEx link, please call the Bariatric Surgery Program at 603-695-2870, option 1.
  • In the event of inclement weather, please tune into WMUR-TV9 or WZID for a complete list of cancellations.
  • After attending an introductory session, you will be eligible to call and register for the monthly informational meetings. You are required to attend a minimum of three monthly informational meetings before proceeding with the program.
  • Learn more about the next steps after the introductory session

Lebanon introductory sessions

Here are the upcoming introductory sessions at DHMC in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

After attending the introductory session you can learn more about the next steps.