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Weight Loss

The Weight Loss Surgery Access Program at Wing Memorial Hospital provides you with a patient-focused program designed to help those struggling with obesity and weight-related disease.

The program welcomes inquiries from anyone interested in confronting health issues related to excessive weight. To contact the Weight Loss Surgery Access program, call 413-668-1381.

Am I Eligible for Bariatric Surgery?

Surgery is generally considered for anyone with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40, or 35 if you have certain associated medical conditions. A BMI of more than 40 corresponds with being about 100 pounds overweight.

When presurgical appointments and group discussion meetings are completed, you are then considered for bariatric surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

Monthly Orientation Sessions at Wing Memorial Hospital

If you are interested in our Weight Loss Surgery Access Program, you must attend at least one orientation session. At this meeting, there is a general discussion of the program and the available surgical options.

Orientation Session
First Monday of every month, 6 to 7:30 pm
Wing Memorial Hospital
40 Wright Street, Palmer, MA
Snow Conference Room B, 2nd Floor

Discussion and Support Groups

After the orientation session, you can enroll in the program and fill out forms to expedite the process.

To ensure the best care, you are evaluated by our medical director, behavioral health specialist and dietitian after attending the orientation session. Once evaluations are completed, you attend four discussion groups - two nutrition and two behavioral health sessions. The groups are made up of patients who had weight loss surgery and patients considering the surgery.

Weight Loss Support Group

Wing Memorial offers a support group for area residents who have had weight loss surgery and want to discuss issues related to their behavioral health and nutrition.

First Monday of the month, 6 pm
Wing Memorial Hospital
40 Wright Street, Palmer, MA
Snow Conference Room B, 2nd Floor
Call 413-668-1381 for more information.

Behavioral Health Discussion Group

Patients attend two Behavioral Health Discussion Group sessions.

First and second Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 pm
Wing Memorial Hospital
40 Wright Street, Palmer, MA
Snow Conference Room B, 2nd Floor
Call 413-668-1381 for more information.

Nutrition Discussion Group Schedule

Patients attend two Nutrition Discussion Group sessions.

Third and fourth Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 pm
Wing Memorial Hospital
40 Wright Street, Palmer, MA
Snow Conference Room B, 2nd Floor
Call 413-668-1381 for more information.

Contact the Weight Loss Surgery Access program: Call 413-668-1381