Bariatric Surgery Seminar Schedule Attending a free informational seminar is a required first step on your journey to better health through bariatric surgery. In-person seminars have been suspended until further notice. Instead, you may view the video of a seminar conducted by one of our board-certified bariatric surgeons by contacting the bariatric surgery coordinator at 203-863-3646 to receive the link. Support Groups Support groups for pre-op and post-op bariatric surgery patients are held virtually. Monthly support groups are available for those considering bariatric surgery, those awaiting surgery and those who have had surgery, regardless of where surgery is performed and regardless of how long ago it occurred. Friends and family are welcome to tune in to this virtual meeting. For more information, contact the bariatric surgery coordinator at 203-863-3646.