The Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery has had a Bariatric Ambassador Program for the past five years. This Lowell General Hospital official volunteer patient-to-patient support program has been enormously successful. Through this program, we have found that our current patients develop a certain trust, comfort, and confidence with those patients who have already undergone a weight loss procedure. They derive a great deal of hope and encouragement from their peers.
Our ambassadors promote programs and services that encourage patients to continue their journey to improved health. In conjunction with clinic staff, they will support patients before and after surgery, coordinate meetings, field trips and special events based on patient needs, and most importantly they provide understanding support.
The Bariatric Ambassador Program has helped patients — new and old — face fears, find strength, and motivation. We look forward to expanding our efforts and using the talents of our long-term post-op patients to better serve the unique needs of our expanding post-weight loss procedure population while they are in the maintenance phases of their weight loss journey.
If you would like to speak to an ambassador, call 978-788-7200.