Should I Tell Family/Friends That I'm Having Surgery? A panel of patients who have had surgery will give examples of how they handled this issue. You can also participate by joining us on our Duke Facebook page by signing in to your account. Search for "Patients of Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery" - click on Group's Page - click Join Group These monthly support groups are now held virtually. Once registration is complete you will be contacted with further instruction on how to join.