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Support Groups

Dr. Higa believes that it is very important that you join a local support group even before you have surgery.  Weight loss surgery is a life-changing experience and it will be very good if you take part in a support group with other patients where you can share experiences, insights, and concerns. The goal is to adopt lifestyle changes, lose fat, gain muscle, and keep the weight off for good.

In-Person Bariatric Support Group

Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital (Centurion Room 8th Fl)

  • Monday, Oct 4, 2021 – 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • Monday, Nov 1, 2021 – 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • Monday, Dec 6, 2021 – 5:00PM-6:00PM

Your weight loss journey has many steps, and a support group is a great way to discuss your concerns, achievements and ideas, and meet with those who are sharing the same journey to a healthier lifestyle. Please join our experts who can help you achieve long-term success.  To register, please click here.

Our Pre-op Support Group

Tucson area weight loss surgery patients starting their journeys are welcomed to support and encourage one another as you navigate life as a bariatric patient.

Pre-op Support Group
Open Group

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Please keep this space positive and kind and post relevant content only. Unrelated or abusive content will be moderated. This group is not intended for medical advice. Please rely on your care team for medical issues.

If you need more information on weight loss surgery or want to get started, please contact our office or (520) 444-4034

Our Post-Op Support Group

Post-Op bariatric patients of Dr. Guillermo Higa are welcomed to join this private group for peer support and community.

Post-Op Support Group
Private Group

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We ask that this space remain encouraging and kind and that members only share content relevant to their bariatric surgery journey. Unrelated or abusive content will be moderated.

Please note: this group is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Please contact your care team for any medical issues.

Dr. Higa’s post-op resources can be found by clicking here.