How We Support You

At the Emerson Center for Weight Loss, support for our weight loss patients begins with our incredible team of surgeons, physician assistants, nurses, program managers, dietitians, behavioral health experts and office staff. You can count on a dedication and devotion to your health that is second to none.

A personalized, comprehensive program

We create a personalized support program that addresses your physical, nutritional and emotional needs. Each member of our team is committed to your success and you’ll receive the same high level of care before, during and after your surgery. Plus, you will have access to:

Upcoming Support Groups

We currently offer two support groups, both of which are held in the Center for Weight Loss waiting room, Suite 101, 54 Baker Ave Extension, Concord, MA 01742. Parking is available on-site. The schedule below indicates meetings that are held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

3/13 — Open Discussion
3/27 — Nutrition Mythbusters: Debunking Nutrition/Health Claims

4/10 — Practices of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with guest speaker Smita Chaddha MS,MA, LMHC

5/8 — Body Image: Shedding Pounds, Addressing New Challenges

6/12 — Supermarket Savvy


Post-Op Support Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month; 12-1 p.m.

This support group is for all post-operative patients, no matter how far out you are from surgery. Topics of discussion will vary from emotional eating to surviving the holidays. If you are struggling, or just want some support from your peers, please join us. This group is run by Judy Castelluccio, LICSW, our behavioral health professional.

Cooks Corner

Eating healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing great taste and flavor. Our dietitians have created recipes for healthy versions of favorite foods that are appropriate for bariatric surgery patients to enjoy. Download the recipes that appeal to your palate below:

Educational Resources

Are you considering or have you had weight loss surgery? Here is a list of educational websites that may interest you, including discussions of surgical options, recovery, food, exercise, emotional support and more.