Bariatric Program Partnerships and Group Meetings

Our team offers bariatric counseling and pre-surgery required clearances for clients considering weight-loss surgery. Emerald Isle Counseling partners with bariatric surgeons to not only assist the client in completing all preoperative requirements but to aid in best possible outcomes. Whether you are a patient or a provider we are proud to aid during this journey.


Journey For Life Group Meetings

This group began in October of 2017 at the request of Dr. Tsai and the medical staff and are facilitated (since inception) by Emerald Isle Counseling Clinical Director, Allyn D. Robb Jr. Each month important topics are covered, guest speakers present and group members share their experiences as their strength, hope and wisdom are integral to the long term success for all. Contact us today to learn more or to register for an upcoming meeting.

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Meeting Schedule

Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus location:

Held 1st and 3rd Monday nights of each month at 6 pm in Kemble Education Center 

Southeast Georgia Health System Kingsland Campus location:

Held the 3rd Wednesday night of each month 6 pm Conference Room B.


Already attending the Group Meetings? Join our Facebook Group

“Our Very Own Bariatric Support Group”


About Dr Tsai

J. William Tsai, M.D., FACS, is a board-certified surgeon with Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-General & Vascular Surgery, began offering bariatric surgery on the Health System’s Brunswick Campus in 2016. He now offers outpatient services at the Camden Campus as well. 



Developing Successful Habits After Bariatric Surgery:

EIC’s 10 Commandments for Bariatric Surgery Success 

American Bariatrics Support Group

Habits of Successful Post-Op Patients

10 Habits of Successful Bariatric Patients

Top 12 Successful Habits

The 5 Habits of Weight Loss Surgery Success-Dan Goodall


Surgical Procedures After Drastic Weight Loss:

Life After Weight Loss Program Patient Guide

Body Contouring After Significant Weight Loss – Cleveland Clinic

Body Contouring Following Weight Loss Surgery -The NewYork-Presbyterian
Center for Aesthetic Surgery 

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery


Additional Resources:

How Fear Controls My Eating Directions

Why Attend a Support Group

Personal Boundaries

Motivation for Exercise

Relationships and Support

6 Ways To Practice Mindful Eating –

12 Mindful Eating Strategies –

7 Mindful Eating Tips – National Eating Disorders Association

Mindful Eating – Ohio State University

Mindful Eating Exercise – Heart of Relaxation Services

A Mindful Eating Script

Move: Embracing an Active Lifestyle