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Support Groups

This is Where You Belong

Once you’ve decided to pursue our program, you’re invited to attend our pre/post-surgery weight loss support group.

The Iowa Weight Loss Specialists team will be present at support group meetings. You may talk one-on-one with one of our dietitians, our physician assistant, or our nurse coordinator regarding any questions or concerns.  Not to mention, you will meet other patients who are at every stage of the process which will give you the opportunity to share experiences, concerns, challenges, and successes.

Common topics discussed include:

  • Tracking your weight loss
  • Healthy eating tips
  • Weight loss and fertility
  • Sexuality and changing body images
  • Weight loss surgery’s effect on type 2 diabetes
  • Your support system of family and friends
  • Plastic surgery options


The Support Group is different from the Free Class. The Free Class is for people who are trying to learn more about their weight loss options while the Support Group is for patients who are either ready to move forward with the the program or have already had the surgery.


Support Group Times & Locations

We currently have support groups in both Belmond and West Des Moines.

Belmond - 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Second Tuesday of February, May, August and November.

Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond, Lower Level Conference Center
(Enter through Main Enterance. Take elevators to lower level.)
403 1st Street SE, Belmond, IA (View Map)


West Des Moines - 9:30am to 11:30am
First Saturday of March, June, September, and December

Iowa Weight Loss Specialists
1089 Jordan Creek Parkway, Ste 116, West Des Moines, IA (View Map)


If you are unable to join us in person at our support groups, please consider joining our online support group available via Facebook. Just login and search "Iowa Weight Loss Specialists Online Support Group." Please note that you will have to 'Request to Join' and be 'Approved' by Iowa Weight Loss Specialists as a current patient.


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