Banana Bariatrics | DFW


Need Help Getting Back On Track After Weight Loss Surgery?

At Banana Bariatrics, we’ll help you 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.

What Is Banana Bariatrics?

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

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.


>> 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.


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, at Banana, we are here to help you feel successful. But, what do we mean by success? (Hint: we don’t mean a number on the scale…)


Success to us looks like:

       Finally wearing that two-piece bikini

       Taking a selfie in the fitting room because you’re in a size that you haven’t worn since high school

       Having enough endurance to be more active with exercise

       Fitting comfortably into a restaurant booth

       Riding the roller coaster at the amusement park

       Not needing the seat belt extender on the airplane

       Wearing a belt!


So, what do you think? Are you ready to be successful?? (…We know you are!!)


Let us help you back on your feet and feeling back-on-track and re-motivated again.


See you on the inside,

Your supportive Banana family

"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 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
"I love having continuous support and long lasting friendships that feel more like family."
Alicia L.
Sleeve 05/05/21
"I joined Banana for education, support, and friendships."
Misti C.
Sleeve 04/13/22

Joining Banana is as easy as 1-2-3:

Click the "Join Our Family" Button

No need to join our waitlist!
Doors are now always OPEN!

Continuous Support

We're not going anywhere. Get ready for friendships that feel like family and to finally have a small, intimate, & consistent support system after surgery.

Immediately feel a warm welcome

Instantly connect with your new bariatric buddies waiting to support you "on the inside."

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.

Meet Our Guest Banana Speakers

You're In The RIGHT Place If You're Looking For:

Connection & Encouragement

Banana = family. Get ready for some genuine uplifting support and motivation from others just like you. You’ll be feeling back-on-track and re-inspired in no time.


Have a question? Easily Tag our Guest Banana Speakers in our Private FB Group.

Serious Accountability

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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What your subscription includes:


Banana NOW OFFERS Coach Kate's EXCLUSIVE Back On Track Program!

The Banana Back On Track Program is a 12 week weight management program designed to educate and support you on your health journey in the realms of Nutrition, Movement, and Mindfulness.

Get ready to start feeling re-motivated and re-inspired again! 

 The Banana Back On Track Program will help you break through those pesky weight plateaus and/or weight regain since your bariatric surgery.

All educational content inside this Program is designed specifically for YOU as a bariatric patient and is founded in ASMBS (American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) guidelines.

As a Banana member, you'll have access to this EXCLUSIVE Program for FREE

A $599 Savings!

We know that staying on track is important to you

So we created a nutritional "One Stop Shop" course to help you feel back in the driver's seat of your personal health and weight loss goals.

In our Nutritional Mastermind course, you'll dive deep into:

Bariatric Basics

Refresh your memory of the standardized bariatric guidelines around serving sizes, macronutrients, and the importance of drinking water after weight loss surgery (WLS).


Sugar is everywhere! You'll begin to understand the importance of limiting sugar-sweetened beverages, how juice and smoothies can impact your weight loss after surgery, why sugar is so addicting, and the effects that aspartame has on your body.

How to "eat clean"

Understand why consuming minimally processed food is so important for your long-term health and wellness, decipher nutrition labels with a bariatric eye, practice making healthier swaps in your pantry, and restock your entire kitchen with healthy foods.

Meal Planner Template

Download our 17 page Meal Planner Template that will serve as a guide to teach you HOW to organize and plan meals for the week. Along the way, you'll work on your mindset around meal planning, add in a variety of meals to your weekly menu, stay consistent with your efforts, and address snacking with our helpful 80:20 strategy.

Cooking & Meal Planning

Explore helpful bariatric recipes and cookbooks, watch an entire cooking demonstration from one of our Bariatric Dietitians, and learn how to make modifications when cooking for one, eating low carb, repurposing meals, and adjusting recipes based on the bariatric staged diet you're in. In addition, you'll learn how to choose healthy items at fast food joints and restaurants when you're eating out with friends and family.


Having a bariatric buddy (and family!) will not only sky rocket your success, but will help you stay consistent, accountable, and above all- HAVING FUN (imagine that!?) as you continue to navigate on your weight loss surgery journey. We'll invite you to join our membership support group called Banana Bariatrics.

Sneak Peak Inside Banana Support Groups

Hear What Others Have To Say:

We asked our Banana Teams:

What is your FAVORITE part about being inside Banana?

What would you say to someone on the fence about joining Banana?

Be a part of a different kind of support group.

One that is small, intimate, and will travel across the country to meet their fellow Banana buddies.
We're family, and "WE are better as a bunch."

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