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
Company The Bariatric Center at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
Coordinator John Archibeque, MSN, MBA, CBSGL, RN
Coordinator’s Telephone 512-901-2005
Coordinator’s Email john.archibeque@stdavids.com
Name of Support Group St. David’s North Austin Medical Center WLS Support Group
Link to Support Group www.stdavids.com
Address 12221 N Mo Pac Expy, Austin, Texas 78758
St. David's WLS Support Group
Company St. David’s Bariatric Center
Coordinator Carrie Wischropp, RN, BSN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone 512-544-LIFE (5433)
Coordinator’s Email Carrie.Wischropp@stdavids.com
Name of Support Group St. David’s WLS Support Group
 Link to Support Group  www.stdavidsweightloss.com
Address 3000 North I-35, Austin, Texas 78705

Brownsville Support Groups

Beary Buddies

 

Company McAllen Heart Hospital/VCC Weight Loss Surgery Center
Coordinator Paula Kilgore, RN, CBN – Bariatric Surgery Directo
Stephanie Canales, RD, LD – Dietician
Coordinator’s Telephone 956-994-2734
Coordinator’s Email paula.kilgore@uhsrgv.com
Name of Support Group Beary Buddies
Link to Support Group vccweightloss.com and www.mcallenhearthospital.com
Address Brownsville Courtyard Marriott, Conference Room, 3955 N. US Highway 77, Brownsville, Texas 78520

Conroe Support Groups

Conroe Regional Medical Center Weight Loss Support Group

 

Company Conroe Regional Medical Center
Coordinator Melanie Nicks, RN
Coordinator’s Telephone 936-538-2575
Coordinator’s Email Melanie.Nicks@hcahealthcare.com
Name of Support Group Conroe Regional Medical Center Weight Loss Support Group
Link to Support Group www.conroeregional.com
Location Conroe Regional Medical Center Conference Center – Auditorium, 504 Medical Center Blvd

Dallas Support Groups

Medical City Dallas Hospital Support Group

 

Company WLS Surgical Association
Coordinator Heather Hunt, RN, BSN
Coordinator’s Telephone 972-566-6749
Coordinator’s Email Heather.Hunt@hcahealthcare.com
Name of Support Group Medical City Dallas Hospital Support Group
 Link to Support Group http://www.wlsdocs.com/weight-loss-surgery/support-groups.php
Address 7777 Forest Lane, Children’s Tower Classroom A and B, Dallas, Texas 75230
Medical City Support Group, Baylor University Medical Center Support Group

 

Company Medical City and Baylor Dallas
Coordinator Lauren Watson RD
Coordinator’s Telephone 214-823-5000
Coordinator’s Email lwatson@wlsdocs.com
Name of Support Group Medical City Support Group, Baylor University Medical Center Support Group
Link to Support Group  http://www.baylorhealth.com/PhysiciansLocations/AllSaints/SpecialtiesServices/WeightManagementSurgery/Pages/Default.aspx
Address 9101 N. Central Expressway, Suite 370, Dallas, Texas 76104
Methodist Weight Management Institute

 

Company Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Coordinator Jan Stone, BSN, RN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone 214-947-8161
Coordinator’s Email janstone@mhd.com
Name of Support Group Methodist Weight Management Institute
 Address Weight 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

 

Company Texas Health Presbyterian – Denton
Coordinator Sarah Wilcox, RD
Coordinator’s Telephone 940-323-3450
Coordinator’s Email
Name of Support Group Lee Bariatrics Attitudinal Healing Support Group
Link to Support Group www.leebariatric.com
Address 2501 Scripture, Suite 105, Denton, Texas 76201

 

 

Edinburg Support Groups

NEW ME Support Group

 

Company Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Coordinator Marla Brasher, BSN, RN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone (956)362-5673
Coordinator’s Email m.brasher@dhr-rgv.com
Name of Support Group NEW ME Support Group
Link to Support Group www.rgvweightloss.com
Address 5500 Raphael Drive, Edinburg, Texas 78539

 

El Paso Support Groups

El Paso Support Group, A New Me Bariatric Center

 

Company Providence Memorial Hospital
Coordinator Michele Collins, RN, CBN
Rose Ruleford, RN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone 915-577-7930
Coordinator’s Email Andream.Collins@tenethealth.com
Rose.Ruleford@tenethealth.com
Name of Support Group El Paso Support Group, A New Me Bariatric Support Center
 Link to Support Group  www.discoverlivingagain.com
Address 4532 N. Mesa, 1C, El Paso, Texas 79912

 

 

 

Fort Worth Support Groups

Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth Support Group

 

Company Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth
Coordinator Sheri Wagner, LMSW-IPR
Coordinator’s Telephone 817-922-1772
Coordinator’s Email sheriw@baylorhealth.edu
Name of Support Group Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth Support Group
Link to Support Group http://www.baylorhealth.com/PhysiciansLocations/AllSaints/SpecialtiesServices/WeightManagementSurgery/Pages/Default.aspx
Address 1400 Eighth Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76104

 

Houston Support Groups

The Davis Clinic

 

Company The Davis Clinic
Coordinator Jamie Carr, RN, BSN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone 713-464-6000
Coordinator’s Email jamie.carr@thedavisclinic.com
Name of Support Group The Davis Clinic
Link to Support Group www.thedavisclinic.com
Address 929-B Gessner Road, Suite 106, Houston, Texas 77024

 

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Bariatric Support Group

 

Company Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
Coordinator Trudy Ivins RN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone 713-242-4290
Coordinator’s Email trudy.ivins@memorialhermann.org
Name of Support Group Memorial Hermann Memorial City Bariatric Support Group
 Address 920 Frostwood (use West Pavilion entrance), Houston, Texas 77024

 

 

Methodist Willowbrook Bariatric Support Group

 

Company Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Houston, TX
Coordinator Sharla Stroup, RN CBN CNOR
Coordinator’s Telephone 281-737-0972
Coordinator’s Email sdstroup@tmhs.org
Name of Support Group Methodist Willowbrook Bariatric Support Group
 Link to Support Group  www.methodisthealth.com/bariatrics-support-group
Address 18220 State Hwy. 249, Houston, Texas 77070

 

Park Plaza Hospital Support Group

 

Company Park Plaza Hospital and Medical Center
Coordinator Zola Lander, BSN, RN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone 713-527-5027
Coordinator’s Email zola.lander@tenethealth.com
Name of Support Group Park Plaza Hospital Support Group
Link to Support Group http://www.parkplazahospital.com/en-US/ourServices/communityServices/Pages/Weight-Loss-Surgery-Seminars.aspx
Address Park Plaza Hospital: 1313 Ewing Drive Houston, 5th Floor North Tower, Diabetes/Bariatric Classroom
Houston, Texas 77004

McAllen Support Groups

Beary Buddies

 

Company McAllen Heart Hospital/VCC Weight Loss Surgery Center
Coordinator Paula Kilgore, RN, CBN – Bariatric Surgery Directo
Stephanie Canales, RD, LD – Dietician
Coordinator’s Telephone 956-994-2734
Coordinator’s Email paula.kilgore@uhsrgv.com
Name of Support Group Beary Buddies
Link to Support Group vccweightloss.com and www.mcallenhearthospital.com
Address 500 E. Ridge Road, McAllen, Texas 78503

 

Plano Support Groups

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Support Group

 

Company Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Coordinator Nancy Velting, RN, BSN, CMSRN
Coordinator’s Telephone 972-981-3861
C: 972-979-3765
Coordinator’s Email NancyVelting@TexasHealth.org
Name of Support Group Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Support Group
 Address 6200 West Parker Road, Magnolia Room, Tower C, Plano, Texas 75093

 

 

San Antonio Support Groups

Christus Weight Loss Institute Support Group

 

Company Christus Weight Loss Institute/ UT Center for Bariatric Surgery
Coordinator Carl McAndrews, MSN, RN
Coordinator’s Telephone 210.703.8203
Coordinator’s Email jane.reese@christushealth.org
Name of Support Group Christus Weight Loss Institute Support Group
Link to Support Group www.whyweightsa.org
Address Courtyard by Marriott, located at 11605 State Highway 151, San Antonio, Texas 78251

 

Methodist Weight Loss Center at MSTH Support Group

 

Company Methodist Weight Loss Center at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
Coordinator Sissy Owens, RN
Coordinator’s Telephone 210-575-8111
Coordinator’s Email sissy.owens@mhshealth.com
Name of Support Group Methodist 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

 

Company Texas Center for Medical & Surgical Weight Loss
Coordinator Jessie Newman, RD
Coordinator’s Telephone 361-985-9500
Coordinator’s Email jessie@texasbariatric.com
Name of Support Group Texas Center for Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Corpus Christi Support Group
 Link to Support Group  www.texasbariatric.com
Address ANNEX BUILDING of Foundation Surgical Hospital, 9502 Huebner Road, San Antonio, Texas 78240

 

 

Victoria Support Groups

Citizens Bariatric Center Support Group

 

Company Citizens Medical Center
Coordinator Sandra Hauboldt
Coordinator’s Telephone 361-582-7913, Toll free 1-800-555-1555
Coordinator’s Email shauboldt@cmcvtx.org
Name of Support Group Citizens Bariatric Center Support Group
Link to Support Group citizensbariatric.org
Address 2701 Hospital Dr., Victoria, Texas 77901

 

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