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Support Group Meeting Locations

Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery offers several support groups with topics to help you reach and maintain your weight loss goals.  All groups are hosted by Dana Webber, RN, BSN and Certified Bariatric Nurse. Unless listed otherwise, classes meet in Classroom 1 on the Lobby Level of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

Knoxville Support Group

Date Time Subject Location
Tue, July 3 6 p.m. Vacation and Bariatric Eating Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Fri, July 6 11 a.m. Bullet Journaling Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Tue, July 17 7 p.m. Vacation and Bariatric Eating (wear comfortable shoes) Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Fri, July 20 11 a.m. Bullet Journaling Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Fri, Aug 3 11 a.m. Bullet Journaling  Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Tue, Aug 7 6 p.m.

Aqua Aerobics (MUST RSVP)

Fort Sanders West Pool
Fri, Aug 17 11 a.m.

Bullet Journaling

Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Tue, Aug 21 7 p.m.

Aqua Aerobics (MUST RSVP)

Fort Sanders West Pool
Tue, Sept 4 6 p.m.

Meal Prepping

Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Fri, Sept 7 11 a.m.

Bullet Journaling

Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Tue, Sept 18 7 p.m.

Meal Prepping

Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Fri, Sept 21 11 a.m.

Bullet Journaling

Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1

Groups for patients 6 months post-surgery and beyond

Date Time Location
Tue, July 3 5 pm Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1
Tue,  Aug 7 5 pm

Fort Sanders West Pool

Tue, Sept 4 5 pm Fort Sanders Regional
Classroom 1

Patient Stories

  • Going Beyond the Limit

    Tammy Brooks arrived by helicopter at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center at least 24 hours – maybe even several days – after suffering an acute ischemic stroke.

  • WATE-TV: East Tennessee man survives one of the deadliest types of stroke

    A local man survived the type of stroke that normally kills 80 percent of its victims. He’s doing so well, he just moved to Europe and is enjoying life to its fullest. It’s been three and a half years since Ken Harrawood suffered a stroke. It hit while he was driving to Y-12 for his first day of work with Bechtel. He now lives in Manchester, England.

  • WATE-TV: Technician who works with stroke patients becomes one himself

    Adam Hill gets the tools in place for the next life-saving surgery in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. As lead tech, Hill knows this place like the back of his hand. He never dreamed he’d be a patient receiving treatment here, suffering from a ruptured aneurysm, like so many patients he’s helped treat.

  • Fast Action Makes a Difference for Stroke Patient

    Since recovering from a stroke, Paul DeWitt appreciates simple pleasures that are easily taken for granted. He grasps a cup of coffee. He smiles and laughs. He even appreciates the ability to whistle.

  • Doctors Use Tiny Vacuum To Help Stroke Patients

    Jane Coleman heard her husband make an odd noise, “almost like hiccups but not exactly,” but when she turned to look at him, she knew immediately what was happening: He was having a stroke.

  • Free Wheelin’: Strokes change ride attendant’s perspective on life

    After suffering four strokes and receiving life-saving treatment at Fort Sanders Regional, Gilbert Rodriguez has a new perspective on life.