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Support Group

Our Atlanta Bariatrics Patient Support Group offers a welcoming community for past & current patients of Dr. Christopher Hart and Dr. William Johnson, who have undergone or are preparing for weight loss surgery. Whether you're looking for motivation or advice or just want to celebrate milestones with others on the journey, this private group provides a supportive space for people at all stages of their bariatric surgery process. 

We will not accept any promotions or spam and request that all members are kind and respect everyone’s privacy. This page is solely for support - NOT for personalized medical advice or emergencies. If you are in need of medical advice, be sure to reach out to your nurse or registered dietitian.

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Calendar of Events

Atlanta Area Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups

*Please note that the following support groups are independently run, and may provide information regarding the weight loss process, scheduling, or medical information that differs from our program. Always contact Atlanta Bariatrics for any questions.

Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH) 6325 Hospital Parkway, Johns Creek, 30097
Education Center.

  • Enter via main hospital entrance. Take elevator to LL "lower level".  Virtal Classes available
  • Contact: 678-474-8420
  • 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 pm, 3rd Saturday at 10:30 am. No registration required. Free & open to all.

Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM) 550 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, 30308
Emory Bariatric Center, 7th floor Medical Office Tower (MOT)

  • Contact: 404.778.5673
  • 2nd Monday at 5:45 pm; if surgery was not performed at EUHM, a $248 fee for lifetime support group participation applies (may attend first group session for free)

Emory Decatur 2665 N. Decatur Rd ., Decatur, 30033
Stubb's Auditorium .

  • Use Wellness Center entrance after 7:00 pm.  Virtal Classes available
  • Contact: 404.501.LOSE (5673)
  • 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 pm; facilitated by Dr. Stephen Ritz, psychologist
  • Last Thursday at 6:30 pm; facilitated by Kathy Kemp, Bariatric Coordinator

Northeast Georgia Health System Lanier Park Campus, 675 White Sulphur Road, Suite 125, Gainesville, 30501

  • Contact: Amy @ 770.219.0446
  • 3rd Monday at 6 pm (Suite 125). Alumni Group for 6+ months postop
  • 2nd Tuesday at 5 pm (Suite 125) for pre-op and patients up to 2 years post-op

Northside Hospital Atlanta: 980 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30342; Ground Floor, Classroom B.  

  • Virtal Classes available
  • Contact: Charity @ 404 .84 5.5457
  • 1st Saturday at 10 am, 2nd Thursday at 5:45 pm
  • 1st Saturday at 9:30 am for 12+ months post-op

Forsyth: 1400 Northside-Forsyth Dr, Cumming, 30041; Bennett Education Center in Classroom A

  • Contact: Paula @ 770-292-4726
  • 4th Saturday at 9:00 am

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• • Please check with each facility before attending, as dates and times are subject to change.

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