Support groups and patient classes are a valuable resource for our surgical weight loss patients. Through them we offer education, encouragement, and support to help patients reach and maintain weight loss goals.

You don’t have to do this alone! Take advantage of these free patient support groups and programs to help you on your weight loss journey.

Pre-Op Classes

Pre-operative nutrition classes are held at 9 am on Monday mornings and 12:30 pm on Wednesdays in the MyNewSelf Education Room Suite 102 and last about 1 ½ hours. Please call our dietitians to sign up for a class at 314-966-9640.

Alumni Classes and Support Groups

NOTE:  New Times and Days!  Starting in March, MyNewSelf classes and support groups will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month and start a bit earlier in the evening.  Classes on the first Tuesday will be run by a dietitian and classes on the third Tuesday will be run by a counselor.

All meetings are held in the MyNewSelf Education Room, Suite 104, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, June 6
6:00 pm — Class: You don’t have to live with shame.  Identify and work through “toxic shame.”
7:00 pm — Peer Support Group

Tuesday, June 20
6:00 pm — Class: What toxic stress can do to your weight and waistline.
7:00 pm — Peer Support Group

Tuesday,  July 4
No class or support group due to holiday.

Tuesday, July 18
6:00 pm — Class: Acceptance and Distress Tolerance
7:00 pm — Peer Support Group

* Note: Support groups are for MyNewSelf alumni and potential patients who have attended an education seminar with the surgeon only. Out of concern for the privacy of our current patients, patients cannot bring family or friends.

Stacey had weight loss surgery at MyNewSelf Bariatrics in St. Louis, MO.

Stacey Stated: the day I decided to check into surgery options I weighed 321 pounds. As of September 2014, I am down 156 pounds…if I can get this far, others can do it ‐‐ and do it better than me!