A New Life: The Obesity Support Group

A New Life is a support group open to anybody who has already had Bariatric Surgery.

Our New Life Post Surgery Support Group is lead by Dr. Peterson, a Licensed Psychologist, with an interest in obesity. She works closely with the obesity surgery program at UNMC. This support group will focus on patient needs after surgery, but all patients are welcome. Our support group is an opportunity for patients to receive and provide mutual support after surgery. We welcome all patients who have had weight loss surgery. We hope you will bring your family and friends so that they can learn more about your decisions regarding weight loss surgery and help support you after surgery.

The New Life Support Group meets the 1st Monday of each month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

This support group will focus on patients needs after surgery.

The Nebraska Medical Center
North Campus - Clarkson Hospital
42nd and Dewey, Omaha, NE
Ground Floor Storz Pavilion


The New Life Support Group held in classrooms 1-4

Support Group Contact
Linda Neumann-Potash RN, MN
Case Manager Bariatric Surgery
The Nebraska Medical Center
2011 New Life Meetings:
January 3, 2011
New Year, Now What?
February 7, 2011
Celebrate Life, with Less Food Focus
March 7, 2011
Change Behavior for Health
Matthew Garlinghouse
April 4, 2011
Importance of Protein Supplements
May 2, 2011
Post Surgery Needs
Matthew Goede, MD
June 6, 2011
Process Your Year Now
July 11, 2011
Improve Your Eating Habits
Brenda Bishop
August 1, 2011
Exercise Focus
Kristina Volkmer
September 12, 2011
Plastic Surgery Options
Deborah Reilly, MD
October 3, 2011
Body Image
Linda Neumann-Potash, RN
November 7, 2011
Decrease Stress, Improve Health
December 5, 2011
Review Your Year