Group Health Bariatric Patients
Welcome! If you have had bariatric surgery or are approved and preparing for surgery, this section is for you. Get practical tips and ongoing education from Group Health's bariatric clinical team. Share tips and experiences with other patients.
Note: We aren't issuing an August newsletter. The next newsletter will be posted in September.
Body Image: Adjusting to change
July 2016 newsletter (PDF)
Questions or concerns? Please always feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone We are available to support our patients.
Bariatric Surgery Pre-Op Online Education
To prepare for your upcoming surgery and lifestyle changes, set aside a couple of hours to play this video. The Group Health Bariatric Team will walk your through how to prepare for surgery and what you might expect after surgery. You should take notes as you listen.
Bariatric Support Groups
We strongly recommend that you participate in a support group before and after surgery. With support from other patients, your journey to new daily routines is much smoother.
Back on Track group: For patients who had surgery at least two years ago and continue to struggle to lose weight or to maintain weight loss, at our Bellevue clinic. See details in Support groups.
Track your daily food, liquids, and supplements. Print the form and fill in by hand, or save on your computer.
Journal form (PDF)
Your bariatric medical team will recommend certain supplements for you to take after your procedure. You can get these products at grocery and specialty stores and from Group Health.
Questions and Comments
Send us your feedback about this section. (This isn't for personal issues. If you have a medical question or concern, please contact the bariatric team directly.)
Your Bariatric Team
From left to right: Kathy Weltzin, physician assistant; Robin Graham, medical assistant; Lynda Crescenzi, physician assistant; Julie Grimm, registered nurse; Sarah Minor, psychologist; Abby Hall, dietitian; Dr. Jeffrey Landers, surgeon; and Carrie Tollefson, dietitian.