Bariatric Program Services

Experience the World-Class Difference

The Center for Weight Management understands that long term weight management is a lifetime journey. Our world-class aftercare program offers each patient the support and guidance to help in achieving long term goals. We provide bariatric surgery patients a wide variety of services under one roof to make the experience with us world-class! Some of the offerings include:

Educational pre-op workshop: Comprehensive workshop that covers what you need to know before and after surgery.

Clothing closet: Patients can donate the clothes they no longer need and exchange them for smaller sizes.

Feel in Tune (FIT) Program: Supervised by a Gwinnett Medical Center Fitness Coach, this program is designed specifically for our patients. Private fitness assessments and personal training sessions are also available.

Group exercise classes: Designed specifically for our patients, this fun group class meets at 5 p.m. on the same night as the support group.

Massage therapy services: We offer massage therapy for our patients at deeply discounted rates in a calming suite located in our office. The massage therapy room is a spa-like environment featuring a private changing area, temperature controls, a state-of-the-art sound system and soft, dimmable lighting for relaxation and ambiance.

Life coaching: Classes including Stress Management, Body Image, Improving Self Esteem, Acquiring Happiness and Empowerment workshops help promote healthy lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery.

Interactive online support: Our informative and dynamic Facebook page allows you to post pictures, participate in discussions and surveys, share your story, and much more.

Bari Angels: This group of weight loss surgery alumni volunteer their time to support patients going through the program and share their own experiences. If you are interested in becoming a Bari-Angel, download the application here and email it to Dr. Gomez (rebgomez@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org)

Support groups: We offer several educational and interactive monthly support groups for both patients and their friends and families. The main evening support group meets the second Tuesday of each month. The day support group meets in the afternoon the fourth Thursday of each month. Other groups that meet each month are the Support Person's Group, Alumni Group, and the very popular Men's Group. Please check our calendar for specific dates and times.

Nutrition classes: You can attend individual or group meetings with our registered dietitian to discuss healthy eating habits and proper nutrition before and after bariatric surgery. This group class meets the same night as the main support group.

Cooking classes: These group classes are offered periodically throughout the year and are designed to teach you about developing healthy cooking habits.

Special Menu Card: This card allows you to receive discounted meals in our cafeterias.

For more information about any of these programs, including dates and times of group meetings, check our online calendar or call our behavioral health coordinator at 678-312-6229.