Bariatric Support Groups and Programs

As part of our work at the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence, we believe in supporting our patients long after surgery. One of the many ways we do this is through our statewide support groups.

Each group is scheduled to allow patients the opportunity to attend at least one meeting per month. These groups are open to anyone who has had—or is considering—bariatric surgery.

  • Support groups in gray boxes are specialty groups for post-op patients only
  • NO support groups will meet on Memorial Day or July 4th or Labor Day
  • Week of Thanksgiving:  Check with the Bariatric Center for support group schedules
  • December: NO support groups will meet during the month of December
  • If you have any questions about bariatric support group schedules, call the St. Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence: 317-582-7088 or 1-877-831-1582

Find your support group schedule:

Post-surgical patients may attend:

Bariatric Cooking Class

Every other month on the third Tuesday, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center Community Room (room 150) on the first floor (use Entrance #3 on the Carmel hospital campus) an interactive cooking class is led by a dietitian and cooking instructor.


  • January 17
  • March 21
  • May 16
  • July 18
  • September 19
  • November 21

Fitness Classes/Free Membership

St.Vincent in partnership with PrimeLife Enrichment provides all St.Vincent Bariatric patients with a fitness membership. The facility includes a walking track, fitness equipment room, water aerobics and floor exercise classes. The track and fitness room are included in the membership. Classes are $5 each.


PrimeLife Enrichment
1078 Third Avenue SW
Carmel, IN 46032