Support groups for many conditions are available at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Bariatric Surgery Support Group meetings are open forums for sharing information. Speakers are present at meetings throughout the year, such as the surgeon, endocrinologist, dietitian, physical therapist and exercise expert.
The group meets on the third Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Mayo Clinic Hospital (Room 1-212, near the hospital entrance).
Time: 9 a.m.-noon; 9-10:30 a.m. is for pre-surgical patients, and 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. is for post-surgical patients.
Note: There is no meeting in January.
Meetings are free and open to the public and attendees can come to all or part of the meetings. Family and friends are also welcome.
For more information about the support group, call 480-301-4533.
An educational support group for cancer and bone marrow transplant patients and caregivers meets the third Friday of each month at the Village at Mayo Clinic. There is a speaker each month. It is open to the public. Contact Janet Love at 480-342-1123.
A support group for caregivers of solid organ transplant patients meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the second Friday of the month at the Village at Mayo Clinic. Contact Patricia Pathuis at 480-342-2161 or Nancy Hutson at 480-342-1010.
A support group for people who have had a laryngectomy meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in Room 3-320 at the Mayo Clinic Specialty Building, on the Phoenix campus. Contact Lisa Crujido at 480-342-2983.
Support group offering education and social support for persons with diabetes and their families. The group is open to Mayo and non-Mayo patients and family members. Meets from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 1-212, Mayo Clinic Hospital. For more information, contact Karen Beer at 480-342-1697 or the Endocrinology Department at 480-301-7092.
A support group for people diagnosed with follicular lymphoma meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Virginia C. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare. Contact Janice Love at 480-342-1123.
The Understanding Your Hearing Loss Support Group meets on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 3-320 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Contact Cheryl Hartman at 480-301-5256.
The heart transplant support group meets on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 3W-210 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Contact at 480-342-2161.
The liver transplant support group meets on Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 1-115 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Contact Nancy Hutson at 480-342-1010.
A support group for people who have a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and their family members meets from 1 to 3 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month in Room 1-212 at Mayo Clinic Hospital. Contact Patricia Pathuis at 480-342-2161.
The Stroke Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Residence Inn on Mayo's Phoenix campus. Contact Carol Graziano at 480-342-2058.