Posted 2/21/2014

The mission of the ASMBS Integrated Health Support Group committee is to promote the development of support groups in the care of bariatric surgical patients. Through the development and distribution of resources, including a support group leader manual, the seven-member committee is helping nurses, bariatric coordinators and support group leaders meet the needs of their patients.

connect recently interviewed Committee Chair, Stephen Ritz, PhD, Licensed Psychologist at Decatur Psychotherapy Group and its Co-Chair, Kellie Armstrong, RN, MS, CBN, Bariatric Surgery Program Coordinator at the Center for Bariatric Surgery, RI and Miriam Hospitals, about support groups and the critical role they play in patient care.

Read the full interview on connect