BariAftercare: The Podcast

Episode 129: Bonus Podcast — Bariatric Men’s Retreat

June 22, 2023 Connie Stapleton, Ph.D. Episode 129
BariAftercare: The Podcast
Episode 129: Bonus Podcast — Bariatric Men’s Retreat
Show Notes

The number of women for whom I conduct pre-surgical bariatric evaluations far outweighs the number of men! According to the National Institutes of Health, 80% of those who had bariatric surgery in the ten years beginning in 2002 were women … meaning only 20% were men. These numbers remain pretty consistent today. Consequently, men are left out of the post-op bariatric community in a number of ways… which includes the therapeutic retreats I have been doing for the past five years. That all changes this year when, with the help of two of my favorite men in the bariatric community, I am offering the first therapeutic, five-day men’s bariatric retreat in Atlanta. Rob Dimedio will be assisting me in leading group discussions and taking charge of getting the guys doing some fun physical movement while Chef Healthy Henry involves the men in helping him cook for the entire gang while engaging with them in great conversation. Listen in and learn more about what the men’s retreat entails… And ladies – the women’s retreats are much the same and are equally as awesome! To get more information about the retreats, send an email to



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