New Patient Bariatric Seminars & Support

Each month, there are two obesity support group meetings for postoperative patients as well as a monthly educational seminar for patients considering weight reduction surgery*.

  1. First group — First Wednesday of each month, 5:30 — 6:45 p.m. postoperative patients only (nutritionist will be present).
  2. Second group — Fourth Thursday of each month (not last Thursday). Information seminars conducted by Dr. Gorecki — 5:30-6:00 p.m. followed by open support group meeting 6:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming Seminar Schedule

Jan
3
Wed
New Patient Seminar @ NY Methodist Hospital - (Executive Dining Room)
Jan 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Come join us for at our postoperative support group and educational seminar. Our staff of professionals such as the Nutritionist, Psychologist, Bariatric Coordinator, Exercise Physiologist, and Plastic Surgeon will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

The support group faculty:

  • Piotr Gorecki, MD FACS – Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery Program
  • Diane Britton, PhD – Psychologist and Support Group Coordinator
  • Krystyna Kabata, PA – Bariatric Program Coordinator
  • Cynthia McLauren – Bariatric Clinic Coordinator
  • Rachel Gelman, RD – Nutritionist
  • Jessie Vargas – Administrative Coordinator

*All meetings will take place in the executive dining room at New York Methodist Hospital (next to the cafeteria on the ground floor).

Jan
25
Thu
New Patient Seminar @ NY Methodist Hospital - (Executive Dining Room)
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Come join us for at our postoperative support group and educational seminar. Our staff of professionals such as the Nutritionist, Psychologist, Bariatric Coordinator, Exercise Physiologist, and Plastic Surgeon will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

The support group faculty:

  • Piotr Gorecki, MD FACS – Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery Program
  • Diane Britton, PhD – Psychologist and Support Group Coordinator
  • Krystyna Kabata, PA – Bariatric Program Coordinator
  • Cynthia McLauren – Bariatric Clinic Coordinator
  • Rachel Gelman, RD – Nutritionist
  • Jessie Vargas – Administrative Coordinator

*All meetings will take place in the executive dining room at New York Methodist Hospital (next to the cafeteria on the ground floor).

Feb
7
Wed
New Patient Seminar @ NY Methodist Hospital - (Executive Dining Room)
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Come join us for at our postoperative support group and educational seminar. Our staff of professionals such as the Nutritionist, Psychologist, Bariatric Coordinator, Exercise Physiologist, and Plastic Surgeon will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

The support group faculty:

  • Piotr Gorecki, MD FACS – Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery Program
  • Diane Britton, PhD – Psychologist and Support Group Coordinator
  • Krystyna Kabata, PA – Bariatric Program Coordinator
  • Cynthia McLauren – Bariatric Clinic Coordinator
  • Rachel Gelman, RD – Nutritionist
  • Jessie Vargas – Administrative Coordinator

*All meetings will take place in the executive dining room at New York Methodist Hospital (next to the cafeteria on the ground floor).

Feb
22
Thu
New Patient Seminar @ NY Methodist Hospital - (Executive Dining Room)
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Come join us for at our postoperative support group and educational seminar. Our staff of professionals such as the Nutritionist, Psychologist, Bariatric Coordinator, Exercise Physiologist, and Plastic Surgeon will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

The support group faculty:

  • Piotr Gorecki, MD FACS – Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery Program
  • Diane Britton, PhD – Psychologist and Support Group Coordinator
  • Krystyna Kabata, PA – Bariatric Program Coordinator
  • Cynthia McLauren – Bariatric Clinic Coordinator
  • Rachel Gelman, RD – Nutritionist
  • Jessie Vargas – Administrative Coordinator

*All meetings will take place in the executive dining room at New York Methodist Hospital (next to the cafeteria on the ground floor).

Mar
7
Wed
New Patient Seminar @ NY Methodist Hospital - (Executive Dining Room)
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Come join us for at our postoperative support group and educational seminar. Our staff of professionals such as the Nutritionist, Psychologist, Bariatric Coordinator, Exercise Physiologist, and Plastic Surgeon will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

The support group faculty:

  • Piotr Gorecki, MD FACS – Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery Program
  • Diane Britton, PhD – Psychologist and Support Group Coordinator
  • Krystyna Kabata, PA – Bariatric Program Coordinator
  • Cynthia McLauren – Bariatric Clinic Coordinator
  • Rachel Gelman, RD – Nutritionist
  • Jessie Vargas – Administrative Coordinator

*All meetings will take place in the executive dining room at New York Methodist Hospital (next to the cafeteria on the ground floor).