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 WLS Support Group
CompanySt. David’s Bariatric Center
CoordinatorValerie Castro, MA, RD, CSOWM, LD
Coordinator’s Telephone512-544-LIFE (5433)
Coordinator’s Emailvalerie.castro@stdavids.com
Name of Support GroupSt. David’s WLS Support Group
 Link to Support Groupwww.stdavidsweightloss.com
Address919 E. 32nd St., Austin, TX 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

College Station Support Groups

Baylor Scott & White College Station
CompanyBaylor Scott & White College Station
CoordinatorPatricia Domanski, RD and Keilan Kyle, RN
Coordinator’s Telephone979-207-3663
979-207-4330
Coordinator’s EmailPatricia.Domanski@BSWHealth.org and Keilan.Kyle@BSWHealth.org
LocationBSW College Station Clinic – 3rd floor; 800 Scott & White Dr, College Station, TX 77845; Rio Grande Conference Room
When1st Monday of every month; if falls on a holiday then the 2nd Monday at 12:00 pm
Link to Support Group

https://events.bswhealth.com/?&ql=y&search=y

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 Group

https://hcahoustonhealthcare.com/locations/conroe/

LocationConroe Regional Medical Center Conference Center – Auditorium, 504 Medical Center Blvd

Dallas Support Groups

Baylor Scott & White Dallas
CompanyBaylor Scott & White Dallas
CoordinatorGrace Villanueva
Coordinator’s Telephone817-881-1831
Coordinator’s EmailGrace.Villanueva@BSWhealth.org
LocationVirtual
When2nd Tuesday of every other month at 12:00 pm
Medical City Dallas Hospital Support Group

 

CompanyMedical City Dallas
CoordinatorMelissa Nelson, BSN, RN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone972-566-6749
Coordinator’s EmailMelissa.nelson2@medicalcityhealth.com
Name of Support GroupMedical City Dallas Support Group
 Link to Support Group www.MedicalCityHospital.com/weightloss
Address 7777 Forest Lane, 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
Minimally Invasive Surgical Associates

 

CompanyMinimally Invasive Surgical Associates
CoordinatorShannon Jordan
Coordinator’s Telephone469-620-0222
Coordinator’s Email info@texasweightlossdocs.com
Name of Support GroupMinimally Invasive Surgical Associates Support group
Link to Support Groupwww.misadallas.com
 Address1141 N. Beckley Ave #454, Dallas, TX 75203

 

Texas Health Dallas Bariatric Support Group

 

CompanyTexas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
CoordinatorJeff Stromswold
Coordinator’s Telephone214-345-5516
Coordinator’s Emailjeffstromswold@texashealth.org
Name of Support GroupTexas Health Dallas Bariatric Support Group
 Address8200 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75231

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, The Weight Loss Center

 

CompanyProvidence Memorial Hospital
CoordinatorMichele Collins, RN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone915-577-7930
Coordinator’s EmailAndream.Collins@tenethealth.com
Name of Support GroupEl Paso Support Group, The Weight Loss Center
 Link to Support Groupwww.thehospitalsofprovidence.com/services/weight-loss
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

 

Frisco Support Groups

Baylor Scott & White Frisco
CompanyBaylor Scott & White Frisco
CoordinatorHeather Hunt, RN, CBN
Coordinator’s Telephone214-407-5260
Coordinator’s Emailhhunt@bmcf.com
LocationVirtual – Teams
When3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm

Grapevine Support Groups

Baylor Scott & White
CompanyBaylor Scott & White
CoordinatorAshley Kadlubar, RD, LD
Coordinator’s Telephone817-305-5063
Coordinator’s EmailAshley.Kadlubar@BSWHealth.org
Link to Support GroupVirtual through Facebook
Websitewww.bswhealth.com/locations/grapevine-hospital/bariatric-surgery

 

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

Baylor Scott & White Plano
CompanyBaylor Scott & White Plano
CoordinatorMarsha Emery
Coordinator’s Telephone469-814-5677
Coordinator’s EmailMarsha.Emery@BSWHealth.org
LocationVirtual
When4th Wednesday in Jan, March, May, July, August, October at 5:30 pm
Link to Support Groupwww.bswhealth.com/locations/plano-hospital/bariatric-surgery
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
CoordinatorCassie Sarabia RN
Coordinator’s Telephone210.703.8203
Coordinator’s Emailcassie.sarabia@christushealth.org
Name of Support GroupChristus Weight Loss Institute Support Group
Link to Support Groupwww.whyweightsa.org
Address11212 State Highway 151, San Antonio, TX 78251

 

Methodist Hospital Metropolitan Weight Loss Center

Company

Methodist Hospital Metropolitan Weight Loss Center

Coordinator

Jennifer Group

Coordinator’s Telephone

210-757-2875

Coordinator’s Email

jgroup@mhshealth.com

Name of Support Group

Methodist Hospital Metropolitan Weight Loss Center Virtual Support Group

 Address

1303 McCullough Ave, Suite 636
San Antonio, TX 78212

MMHO.BariatricClinic@HCAHealthcare.com

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

 

 

Sherman Support Groups

Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital at Sherman
CompanyBaylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital at Sherman
CoordinatorSherry Lowry, RN
Coordinator’s Telephone903-870-0853
Coordinator’s Emailslowry@uspi.com
LocationBaylor Sherman, 3601 Calais St., Sherman, TX 75090
When3rd Thursday of every month at 5:30 pm
Link to Support Groupbaylorsherman.com

Temple Support Groups

Baylor Scott & White Temple
CompanyBaylor Scott & White Temple
CoordinatorEmily Botello, RD, LD and Debra Peeler RD, LD
Coordinator’s Telephone254-724-2397
Coordinator’s Emailbarisurg@bswhealth.org
LocationVirtual – Zoom
When1st Thursday of every month at 5:15 pm
Websitewww.bswhealth.com/locations/temple-hospital/bariatric-surgery

Uptown Support Groups

Baylor Scott & White Uptown
CompanyBaylor Scott & White Uptown
CoordinatorCynthia O’Kelly
Coordinator’s Telephone214-243-0840
Coordinator’s Emailcokelly@uspi.com
LocationBSW Uptown,  2727 East Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX and Virtual – Teams
When1st Tuesday of every month  at 6:00 pm

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

 

Waxahachie Support Groups

Baylor Scott & White Waxahachie
CompanyBaylor Scott & White Waxahachie
CoordinatorAshley Morris, RN
Coordinator’s Telephone469-843-5290
Coordinator’s EmailAshley.Morris@BSWHealth.org
LocationVirtual – Webex
When1st Tuesday of every month; alternating times 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm

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.