Every patient must attend at least one support group meeting before having Bariatric Surgery. We recommend that you get involved in a support group as soon as possible since most only meet once per month.
We encourage patients to attend the support group meetings held prior to surgery because these are held by medical staff that can answer many of your medical questions. When you attend a support group, make sure to have your Support Group Form signed at the meeting and return it to the New Life office. The Support Groups are held on the Parkwest Medical Center campus in the Holston Room of Physicians Plaza, located at 9330 Park West Blvd., Knoxville,
We also encourage you to attend Support Groups after surgery. It’s a great way to stay on track and connect with others who are on the same weight loss journey.
Bariatric Support Groups
- The Parkwest Medical Center Group meets on the 2nd OR 3rd Tuesday of each month (will be announced monthly) from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in the Holston Room of Parkwest Physicians Plaza located at 9330 Park West Blvd., Knoxville.
- The Maryville Support Group meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Blount County Public Library Study Room A from 10:00-11:00 am EST.
- The Jefferson City Support Group meets the 4th Monday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm in the Main Classroom on the ground floor of Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
Directions to the Parkwest Medical Center Support Groups
The Parkwest Medical Center campus is located off I-40 exit 378A-378B. Take Cedar Bluff Road North to Park West Blvd. The Physicians Plaza is on the left at 9330 Park West Blvd. The Holston Room is located in suite 204 on the 2nd floor.
Directions to the Maryville Support Group
From Knoxville, take Pellissippi Parkway (I-140 E) toward Maryville. Take exit 11A to merge onto Alcoa Highway (US-129 South). Continue for 3.5 miles and make a slight left onto N Hall Road. In 2 miles, turn Right onto Gill Street. At the intersection with S Calderwood Street, turn Left. S Calderwood Street will become N Cusick Street. The Blount County Library will be on your left. The physical address for the library is 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville 37804. The group will meet in Study Room A.
Directions to the Jefferson City Support Group
From Knoxville: I-40 East to 11E North/25W – Asheville Highway, Exit 394. Turn left under the overpass, go approximately 27 miles to Jefferson City. Hospital is on the right, just as you enter the Jefferson City limits. From Asheville: 1-40 West to Exit 417, Highway 92. Turn on Hwy 92 toward Jefferson City. Go approximately 7 miles into Jefferson City. At the traffic light, make a left onto 11E South. Go past First Peoples Bank on the right and Jefferson Elementary and Middle School on the left. Hospital is on the hill to the left, just past the schools and the Farrar Funeral Home. From Morristown: Take Andrew Johnson Highway South (11E South) approximately 12 miles to Jefferson City. Go all the way through town, pass the elementary and middle school on the left. Hospital is on the hill to the left, just past the schools and the Farrar Funeral Home. From Sevierville: 1-40 East to Exit 417, Highway 92 toward Jefferson City. Go approximately 7 miles into Jefferson City. At the traffic light, make a left onto 11E South. Go past First Peoples Bank on the right and Jefferson Elementary and Middle School on the left. Hospital is on the hill to the left, just past the schools and the Farrar Funeral Home.