St. Mary announces next bariatric support group session

The meeting is set for Sept. 4 in Langhorne

The St. Mary Medical Center Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program will host its next bariatric surgery support group to help patients who have had the surgery meet their program needs. Each support group session features a different guest speaker on a topic specific to bariatric surgery aftercare.

“To help patients see the best results, we stay closely involved in helping them achieve their goals,” said Dr. Valerie Batezel, program coordinator and meeting facilitator. “Offering a patient support group allows our patients to learn ways to adjust to their new lifestyle.”

The support group will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Medical Staff Office Conference Room at St. Mary Medical Center, located at 1201 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne. The conference room is located on the first floor by the parking garage at the rear of the St. Mary campus.

The bariatric support group meeting is free of charge, but registration is required, as seating is limited. To find out more about the support group, or to learn more about St. Mary’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program, call 215-710-5711 or visit