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Blossom Buddies

Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups

Hi, I’m Bobby Turner. I facilitate Blossom Buddies.

A little bit about me, Dr. Umbach contacted me about three years ago–I am a full-time therapist–and asked me if I would facilitate his support group for him. But that’s not what’s really interesting.

What’s really important is that I’m one of you. I had gastric bypass surgery eleven years ago this December.

If you’re not sure what you want to do, please come to support group. We meet four times a month. You’re welcome to come. You’re welcome to bring a support person with you and come complete with your questions, because there always are a lot of questions.

The surgery is a wonderful tool. What we add to the tool is the change of the way you think, your relationship with food, the way you feel about food, and the way you interact with other people regarding food.

We hold the group four times a month. The dates and times are listed on the website, so please feel free to look it up. Come join us.

There is no agenda. There is no plan for the group. What you bring to the table is what we talk about. We talk about what changes you can do and what helps you be successful long after you are no longer a part of the group.

I look forward to seeing you. Please come soon.

Blossom Bariatrics is a weight loss surgery center located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Award winning surgeon, Dr. Thomas Umbach, is dedicated to helping individuals improve their health, and live more fulfilling lives by losing their excess weight.

Over the years, Dr. Tom has helped hundreds of patients lose thousands of pounds through the gastric bypass, gastric lap band and gastric sleeve procedures. His patients have truly Blossomed as they have gone on to enjoy the simple pleasures of life again; such as playing with their children or grandchildren, riding a roller coaster for the first time, or starting to date and travel.

Dr. Tom Umbach is a nationally recognized, fellowship-trained Las Vegas bariatric surgery specialist. His gastric bypass practice specializes in both advanced and traditional laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures. The bariatric practice delivers outcomes that exceed national averages of weight-management success due to Dr. Umbach’s surgical expertise, compassionate care, and exemplary pre- and post-surgery services.

If you are looking for the premier weight loss surgery center located in Las Vegas, Nevada contact Blossom Bariatrics today at (702) 463-3300 or visit