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Banding Together™: The Newsletter for the Gastric Band Community

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Virtual support groups:

Dr. Robbie is currently forming the following groups:

• Banding together support group for the newly banded

• Banding together support group for those 6 months or more post


• Mindfulness meditation group

• Mindful eating and the teachings of Geneen Roth

• Weekend retreat for emotional eaters TBA

If you are interested in joining a virtual phone support group with Dr.

Robbie, click here.

Lap-Band Surgeon Locator:

Gastric Surgeons (nation-wide list)

Gastric Bands:


Realize Band

Obesity Education & Advocacy:

Walk from Obesity

Health & Wellness Coaching:

Vitamins & supplements:

Celebrate Bariatric Supplements


John Kabat-Zinn: 

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Tara Brach: 

Radical Self-Acceptance

Martin Seligman: 

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment

Geneen Roth:  

•  Feeding the Hungry Heart

•  Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating

•  When Food is Love

•  When You Eat in Front of the Refrigerator, Pull up a Chair

•  Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

Roberta Maller Hartman:

The Unofficial Lap-Band Owner's Manual (coming soon)

Coming soon:

•  Dreamsongs (relaxing original music composed and performed by Roberta Maller Hartman)

•  Pre-surgery guided meditation CD


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