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:
- St.Vincent Carmel Hospital
- Central Indiana Locations
- Northern Indiana Locations
- Southern Indiana Locations
Post-surgical patients may attend:
- General support groups
- One year-plus post-op group
- Cooking classes held every other month on the third Tuesday
- Exercise classes conducted by an exercise specialist
- NewBees–intended for new post-surgical patients and is facilitated by our bariatric registered dietitians
- Bariatric Buddies
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.
1078 Third Avenue SW
Carmel, IN 46032