Support Groups

The Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery would like to list your Texas area support group on our website. This is a great statewide initiative in which to get involved!

TABS members may list their support group on the website by contacting info@txtabs.org

Support Groups by City

Austin Support Groups

St. David’s North Austin Medical Center WLS Support Group
CompanyThe Bariatric Center at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
CoordinatorJohn Archibeque, MSN, MBA, CBSGL, RN
Coordinator’s Telephone512-901-2005
Coordinator’s Emailjohn.archibeque@stdavids.com
Name of Support GroupSt. David’s North Austin Medical Center WLS Support Group
Link to Support Groupwww.stdavids.com
Address12221 N Mo Pac Expy, Austin, Texas 78758
St. David's WLS Support Group
CompanySt. David’s Bariatric Center
CoordinatorCarrie Wischropp, RN, BSN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone512-544-LIFE (5433)
Coordinator’s EmailCarrie.Wischropp@stdavids.com
Name of Support GroupSt. David’s WLS Support Group
 Link to Support Group www.stdavidsweightloss.com
Address3000 North I-35, Austin, Texas 78705

Brownsville Support Groups

Beary Buddies

 

CompanyMcAllen Heart Hospital/VCC Weight Loss Surgery Center
CoordinatorPaula Kilgore, RN, CBN – Bariatric Surgery Directo
Stephanie Canales, RD, LD – Dietician
Coordinator’s Telephone956-994-2734
Coordinator’s Emailpaula.kilgore@uhsrgv.com
Name of Support GroupBeary Buddies
Link to Support Groupvccweightloss.com and www.mcallenhearthospital.com
AddressBrownsville Courtyard Marriott, Conference Room, 3955 N. US Highway 77, Brownsville, Texas 78520

Conroe Support Groups

Conroe Regional Medical Center Weight Loss Support Group

 

CompanyConroe Regional Medical Center
CoordinatorMelanie Nicks, RN
Coordinator’s Telephone936-538-2575
Coordinator’s EmailMelanie.Nicks@hcahealthcare.com
Name of Support GroupConroe Regional Medical Center Weight Loss Support Group
Link to Support Groupwww.conroeregional.com
LocationConroe Regional Medical Center Conference Center – Auditorium, 504 Medical Center Blvd

Dallas Support Groups

Medical City Dallas Hospital Support Group

 

CompanyWLS Surgical Association
CoordinatorHeather Hunt, RN, BSN
Coordinator’s Telephone972-566-6749
Coordinator’s EmailHeather.Hunt@hcahealthcare.com
Name of Support GroupMedical City Dallas Hospital Support Group
 Link to Support Grouphttp://www.wlsdocs.com/weight-loss-surgery/support-groups.php
Address7777 Forest Lane, Children’s Tower Classroom A and B, Dallas, Texas 75230
Medical City Support Group, Baylor University Medical Center Support Group

 

CompanyMedical City and Baylor Dallas
CoordinatorLauren Watson RD
Coordinator’s Telephone214-823-5000
Coordinator’s Emaillwatson@wlsdocs.com
Name of Support GroupMedical City Support Group, Baylor University Medical Center Support Group
Link to Support Group http://www.baylorhealth.com/PhysiciansLocations/AllSaints/SpecialtiesServices/WeightManagementSurgery/Pages/Default.aspx
Address9101 N. Central Expressway, Suite 370, Dallas, Texas 76104
Methodist Weight Management Institute

 

CompanyMethodist Dallas Medical Center
CoordinatorJan Stone, BSN, RN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone214-947-8161
Coordinator’s Emailjanstone@mhd.com
Name of Support GroupMethodist Weight Management Institute
 AddressWeight Management Institute/Pre-Surgical Assessment Pavilion 2, 1st Floor, 1441 N. Beckly Ave
Dallas, Texas 75203

Denton Support Groups

Lee Bariatrics Attitudinal Healing Support Group

 

CompanyTexas Health Presbyterian – Denton
CoordinatorSarah Wilcox, RD
Coordinator’s Telephone940-323-3450
Coordinator’s Email
Name of Support GroupLee Bariatrics Attitudinal Healing Support Group
Link to Support Groupwww.leebariatric.com
Address2501 Scripture, Suite 105, Denton, Texas 76201

 

 

Edinburg Support Groups

NEW ME Support Group

 

CompanyDoctors Hospital at Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
CoordinatorMarla Brasher, BSN, RN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone(956)362-5673
Coordinator’s Emailm.brasher@dhr-rgv.com
Name of Support GroupNEW ME Support Group
Link to Support Groupwww.rgvweightloss.com
Address5500 Raphael Drive, Edinburg, Texas 78539

 

El Paso Support Groups

El Paso Support Group, A New Me Bariatric Center

 

CompanyProvidence Memorial Hospital
CoordinatorMichele Collins, RN, CBN
Rose Ruleford, RN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone915-577-7930
Coordinator’s EmailAndream.Collins@tenethealth.com
Rose.Ruleford@tenethealth.com
Name of Support GroupEl Paso Support Group, A New Me Bariatric Support Center
 Link to Support Group www.discoverlivingagain.com
Address4532 N. Mesa, 1C, El Paso, Texas 79912

 

 

 

Fort Worth Support Groups

Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth Support Group

 

CompanyBaylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth
CoordinatorSheri Wagner, LMSW-IPR
Coordinator’s Telephone817-922-1772
Coordinator’s Emailsheriw@baylorhealth.edu
Name of Support GroupBaylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth Support Group
Link to Support Grouphttp://www.baylorhealth.com/PhysiciansLocations/AllSaints/SpecialtiesServices/WeightManagementSurgery/Pages/Default.aspx
Address1400 Eighth Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76104

 

Houston Support Groups

The Davis Clinic

 

CompanyThe Davis Clinic
CoordinatorJamie Carr, RN, BSN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone713-464-6000
Coordinator’s Emailjamie.carr@thedavisclinic.com
Name of Support GroupThe Davis Clinic
Link to Support Groupwww.thedavisclinic.com
Address929-B Gessner Road, Suite 106, Houston, Texas 77024

 

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Bariatric Support Group

 

CompanyMemorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
CoordinatorTrudy Ivins RN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone713-242-4290
Coordinator’s Emailtrudy.ivins@memorialhermann.org
Name of Support GroupMemorial Hermann Memorial City Bariatric Support Group
 Address920 Frostwood (use West Pavilion entrance), Houston, Texas 77024

 

 

Methodist Willowbrook Bariatric Support Group

 

CompanyMethodist Willowbrook Hospital, Houston, TX
CoordinatorSharla Stroup, RN CBN CNOR
Coordinator’s Telephone281-737-0972
Coordinator’s Emailsdstroup@tmhs.org
Name of Support GroupMethodist Willowbrook Bariatric Support Group
 Link to Support Group www.methodisthealth.com/bariatrics-support-group
Address18220 State Hwy. 249, Houston, Texas 77070

 

Park Plaza Hospital Support Group

 

CompanyPark Plaza Hospital and Medical Center
CoordinatorZola Lander, BSN, RN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone713-527-5027
Coordinator’s Emailzola.lander@tenethealth.com
Name of Support GroupPark Plaza Hospital Support Group
Link to Support Grouphttp://www.parkplazahospital.com/en-US/ourServices/communityServices/Pages/Weight-Loss-Surgery-Seminars.aspx
AddressPark Plaza Hospital: 1313 Ewing Drive Houston, 5th Floor North Tower, Diabetes/Bariatric Classroom
Houston, Texas 77004

McAllen Support Groups

Beary Buddies

 

CompanyMcAllen Heart Hospital/VCC Weight Loss Surgery Center
CoordinatorPaula Kilgore, RN, CBN – Bariatric Surgery Directo
Stephanie Canales, RD, LD – Dietician
Coordinator’s Telephone956-994-2734
Coordinator’s Emailpaula.kilgore@uhsrgv.com
Name of Support GroupBeary Buddies
Link to Support Groupvccweightloss.com and www.mcallenhearthospital.com
Address500 E. Ridge Road, McAllen, Texas 78503

 

Plano Support Groups

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Support Group

 

CompanyTexas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
CoordinatorNancy Velting, RN, BSN, CMSRN
Coordinator’s Telephone972-981-3861
C: 972-979-3765
Coordinator’s EmailNancyVelting@TexasHealth.org
Name of Support GroupTexas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Support Group
 Address6200 West Parker Road, Magnolia Room, Tower C, Plano, Texas 75093

 

 

San Antonio Support Groups

Christus Weight Loss Institute Support Group

 

CompanyChristus Weight Loss Institute/ UT Center for Bariatric Surgery
CoordinatorCarl McAndrews, MSN, RN
Coordinator’s Telephone210.703.8203
Coordinator’s Emailjane.reese@christushealth.org
Name of Support GroupChristus Weight Loss Institute Support Group
Link to Support Groupwww.whyweightsa.org
AddressCourtyard by Marriott, located at 11605 State Highway 151, San Antonio, Texas 78251

 

Methodist Weight Loss Center at MSTH Support Group

 

CompanyMethodist Weight Loss Center at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
CoordinatorSissy Owens, RN
Coordinator’s Telephone210-575-8111
Coordinator’s Emailsissy.owens@mhshealth.com
Name of Support GroupMethodist Weight Loss Center at MSTH Support Group
 Address 8109 Fredericksburg Road, Classroom 1, San Antonio, Texas 78229

 

 

Texas Center for Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Corpus Christi Support Group

 

CompanyTexas Center for Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
CoordinatorJessie Newman, RD
Coordinator’s Telephone361-985-9500
Coordinator’s Emailjessie@texasbariatric.com
Name of Support GroupTexas Center for Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Corpus Christi Support Group
 Link to Support Group www.texasbariatric.com
AddressANNEX BUILDING of Foundation Surgical Hospital, 9502 Huebner Road, San Antonio, Texas 78240

 

 

Victoria Support Groups

Citizens Bariatric Center Support Group

 

CompanyCitizens Medical Center
CoordinatorSandra Hauboldt
Coordinator’s Telephone361-582-7913, Toll free 1-800-555-1555
Coordinator’s Emailshauboldt@cmcvtx.org
Name of Support GroupCitizens Bariatric Center Support Group
Link to Support Groupcitizensbariatric.org
Address2701 Hospital Dr., Victoria, Texas 77901

 

Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) a non-profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support.