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Resources and support

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Lifetime support

We are committed to supporting you before and after your weight loss surgery. Behavior changes such as eating healthy and being active will be important in maintaining long term weight loss. We are here to help you through the ups and downs that come with making lifelong behavior changes for as long as you need us.

Download Weight-Loss Surgery Program Handbook

In-person support group

Monthly support group attendance helps with long-term weight loss. These 90 minute meetings are facilitated by one of our staff providing expertise in diet, exercise and emotional support, etc. All groups are held from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Wistar Morris Conference Center at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. For Legacy patients having bariatric surgery, no registration is necessary. 

Questions? Call 503-413-7557 

Online support group

LWDI Facebook Support Group — Past and current patients provide a safe and supportive environment for anyone going through our program. This is a closed group, which provides privacy to our patients. Anyone can search for the group and see who is in it but only members can see the posts. Once you are verified as a patient within our program, you will be allowed to access the group.

Request to join online support group

Resources for Healthy Eating

Discover a collection of healthy recipes, expert insights and practical tips curated by our dietitians for your journey to better health.

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Nutrition websites

Physical activity websites

  • arthritis.org - offers a variety of resources for managing arthritis, including exercise videos, apps and pain management tips
  • nia.nih.gov - a resource to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life
  • fitday.com - Online food and exercise tracking
  • blog.myfitnesspal.com - Articles on nutrition, being active and general healthy living

Informational websites

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