Need Help Getting Back On Track After Weight Loss Surgery?

Kickstart that “fresh bariatric mindset” again in order to feel re-motivated, confident, and successful with your tool… regardless of how far out from surgery you are.

There IS a way to feel back-on-track with your health goals and to start hearing that; “I can do it!” inner voice starting to speak up.

Introducing Banana Bariatrics

Banana is an online bariatric support community focused on helping weight loss surgery patients navigate struggles before, during, and after surgery. We offer weekly support groups, educational courses, and family-style friendships with others on a similar bariatric health journey.

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Does This Sound Familiar To You?

Right after surgery, losing weight felt relatively easy. But as time went on, you may have started running into a few road bumps that made you second-guess your progress and weight loss trajectory.

Perhaps you caught yourself comparing your weight loss to others on a similar bariatric journey and thinking; “Am I losing enough? Am I doing this right?”

Maybe you went through a few weight stalls during the first year of surgery that made you feel like you were never going to get past those same pesky pounds that kept making the scale go up and down.

You may have felt like you didn’t have the kind of support you thought you were going to have after surgery. All of a sudden the struggle felt ten-fold, leaving you with the feeling that you were all alone and that no one was understanding of what you were going through.

Or, perhaps you had to navigate through an extremely challenging time in your life: the loss of a loved one, a drawn-out divorce, a stressful career and demanding work schedule. The only emotions left in your empty tank of gas were anxiety, depression, and the overwhelming feeling of wanting to give up.

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These are all very real and common reasons why weight regain happens in 30% of patients after surgery.

But, that doesn’t have to be the end of your story.

There Is Hope.
There Is Direction.

There IS a way to feel back-on-track with your health goals and to start hearing that; “I can do it!” inner voice starting to speak up.

At Banana Bariatrics, this is what we’re here for. We’re here for YOU. And we understand the struggle that led you to us. On the good days and bad, we’ll always be here to support you with love, encouragement, and compassion.

Most importantly, we want to help you feel back-on-track and re-motivated again inside our warm and welcoming bariatric community- Banana Bariatrics.

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Client Testimonials

“Never have I felt closer to a group of people that are so far away from me. People on the outside do not understand our circumstances. I joined Banana to have a consistent support system post surgery. To validate our mental, emotional, and nutritional goals.”​

Gail P.

Bypass 06/11/18

“I love having continuous support and long lasting friendships that feel more like family.”

Alicia L.

Sleeve 05/05/21

“I enjoy being around others who can help support me when I need it and understand my situation. Not everyone can relate to us. I joined to make new friends as well as to help find a way to get myself back on track and refocus my priorities on my eating.”

Dianna C.

Bypass 04/09/09​

“Other online bariatric sites felt too big and not near as personal. Once I did the trial with Banana, the personalized welcome and sense of family and support really won me over. Banana Teams and online support groups are an added bonus. This group really does feel like family.”

Misti C.

Sleeve 05/05/21

You’re In The Right Place
If You’re Looking For:

Connection & Encouragement

Have you regained some or all of your weight back?
No biggie! We’re here for you no matter the struggle!
Banana = family. Get ready for some genuine uplifting and encouraging support in a SAFE SPACE.

Clinical Support

Have a quick question? Get a quick answer.
With direct access to Bariatric Clinicians on weekly Live Support Group calls and on our Website or Private FB group, we’re only a tag away!

Serious Accountability

Wish you could commit to your health goal(s) for the long haul? Join a Banana Team for weekly challenges that will have you bonding with your teammates, dialing up some competitive fun, and chasing
the Leaderboard!

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Get Instant Access To All Of This:

Total Value = $6,150

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Continuous Support

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Receive immediate 24/7 resources and support the second you join.

Immediately Feel A Warm Welcome

Feel accepted, understood, and looked out for with our close-knit bariatric Banana family.

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Client Feedback & Results

“It is nice to have a place that is all about positive and uplifting attitude during this journey. I actually left all the other FB groups I was in because of all the negative and bashing that was going on. We need positive communication, education, mindfulness and fun!!”

Kriste C.

Sleeve 12/31/20

“I don’t have a lot of people I talk to about [my surgery]. This group allows me to speak openly without fear of being judged. Everyone is at all different stages of their journey, but there is always someone who can help. I can’t tell you how nice it is to know I’m not alone. The people in this group are so supportive and have excellent ideas. It was a no-brainer that I wanted to be a part of this.”
Dianna C.

Bypass 04/09/09

It is nice to be a part of such a wonderful close knit family!! Everyone is genuine and truly cares about each other. It makes me want to do better and strive for excellence!! I love Banana !!

Susie H.

Bypass 04/2019

“The coaches and staff listen and help you find answers, they really are like family. I feel like I have a home of help and understanding. The group of people are here to help and encourage us with no judgment.”​

Jill K.

Bypass 01/12/22

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“You, Kate, are such a positive and uplifting spirit and you are making a tremendous difference in our lives. It’s nice to know that in this world of chaos we live in, there are still kind and caring people, like yourself, that want us to be successful as we each navigate through our journey. Thank you for being that positive light in our lives and I’m so excited to be a Banana!!”

Kristin R.

Bypass 12/15/20

“It’s great to be able to reach out to whomever, whenever and even if they are across the country or around the corner, you feel like they are right there with you. Now, couple that with the fact that we all have the same thing in common, share the same struggles and celebrate the same successes, there’s no other feeling like it!”

Bob C.

Bypass 07/01/10

“I wasn’t sure if I needed it because I haven’t really struggled. But I’m still in the easy part. I can fall off the wagon, I can have questions or just need support and having this group to know that I can come to, to put me in my place helps tremendously. I don’t have anyone to go through this with outside of this group. I have a family that supports me, but they don’t know what I go through like this family does.”​

Kourtney M.

Bypass 06/2020

“I find having a ‘family’ atmosphere to cheer us on and scold us when necessary is a great encouragement. Knowing that I have people with actual experience in my situation as well as medically trained people to point me in the right direction if I have questions about what I am going through has been so helpful. This is scary sometimes and people need tight knit people with GENUINE concern for your success on your side.”​

Julia C.

Sleeve 06/2021

Get A Glimpse Inside Banana!

About Banana’s Founder:
Kate Fuss, PA-C

Kate Fuss, PA-C, CSOWM is a Surgical Residency trained Physician Assistant from Yale / Norwalk hospitals in Connecticut. She obtained her Masters of Medical Science at Wake Forest School of Medicine in NC.

Kate has over 10 years of clinical and operative experience in surgery including both Bariatrics and Plastic & Reconstructive surgery fields. She is additionally Board Certified as a Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management.

Her passion lies in serving weight loss surgery patients throughout their entire operative journey. She carries a special interest in serving women struggling with post-operative weight regain through her kick-start “back on track” weight loss program as a bariatric health coach.

Career aside, Kate is mom to a little girl and enjoys traveling the world with her family to experience new cultures and cuisines.

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Hear What Others Have To Say


Banana member Kourtney felt the same way. Here’s what she has to say:

“I wasn’t sure if I needed it, because I haven’t really struggled. But I’m only a year and a half out and a lot can still happen. I’m still in the easy part. I can fall off the wagon, I can have questions or just need support and having this group to know that I can come to, to put me in my place helps tremendously.”

Our Monthly All Access Membership comes with a $1 one week trial. Why not give it a shot and just see how it feels?

Banana member Carmelita adds:

“Being a part of Banana is an investment in yourself! The connectivity to great people and family is amazing!”

Banana member Susie had the same concern prior to starting, but says:

“I love being on the “inside.” I love the exclusiveness of Banana. It is my bariatric “home.” It is my home away from home. I can be myself inside Banana. I can come here and “let my hair down.”

If you enjoy being a part of Banana, we always encourage upgrading to our Annual membership. This is our best value subscription level and will save you 2 months of subscription costs each year!

If you have any extraordinary financial circumstances, please reach out to us at [email protected] to see how we can help.

Banana member Dianna had initial concerns about how well she’d fit into the group with it being online. She now says:

“BANANA is a HUGE part of my life!  I wouldn’t trade it for anything! I’m drawing closer to others each time we have a meeting. It’s AMAZING!”

Banana member Jill had similar worries prior to starting, and now adds:

“I feel like I have a home of help and understanding. The group of people are here to help and encourage us with no judgment.”

We know it can be intimidating joining a group of people, but not to fear- there are lots of introverts inside! And…*they come out of their shells* (GASP!)

If others can feel comfortable peeking their head out and participating inside Banana, we have no doubt you’ll find the courage to do so too. We are a small and cozy group and offer positive vibes only!

And if you ever have anything personal or private to share, you can always reach us at [email protected], privately on our website, or through FB Messenger. We’re only a click away.

It is not uncommon to waffle back and forth between; “Do I have the time for this?” with “…But I know I need something going forward and I could really use the extra support.”

At Banana, ANY amount of time you spend with us is time well spent toward your health and wellness goals.

That’s why Banana focuses on 3 different ways to help you on your health journey: SUPPORT, CONNECTION, and EDUCATION.

Banana Bariatrics offers:

1) Daily accountability and connection inside our Private FB Group and with our (optional) Banana Teams participation. We have a spectrum of Banana Teams; from competitive groups to “Just For Fun” groups!

2) Flexible support with Support Group Replays. If life is crazy and you can’t make the Live support groups- no biggie! Catch all of the calls in our Replay vault whenever you want.

3) Education on your own time with a Library vault full of content. Learn at a time that works best for your schedule and at your own pace- no interaction with others required!

At Banana, we never want you to feel bad or guilty about the amount of time you spend with us. We understand that life can be hectic and busy and that’s okay! We’re here to support you in a variety of different ways and will never judge or embarrass you based on how much time you can commit to your membership.

So if you’re Hmm’ing and Haaa’ing over whether you have the time to commit to joining Banana… well… (*cough cough*) you’re spending a few minutes reading this response which is all it takes inside Banana. We’ve got your back and we can’t wait to help support you and your health goals!

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