Bariatric Surgery Support Groups

Here at Healthy Steps Bariatric and Metabolic Center we believe strongly that support groups are important to a patient’s long-term health and success after bariatric surgery. As such, we recommend participation in regular support group meetings. The two support groups below are excellent resources for our patients after their procedure and are free of charge.

Sonoma County Weight Loss Surgery Support Group:

Sonoma County “RNY” Weight Loss Surgery Support Group is an independent group of patients who are either awaiting, considering, or have already undergone bariatric surgery. Throughout the year there are interesting guest speakers from on topics.  There is also a clothing exchange for patients transitioning down through sizes during their weight loss phase.

The group meets in Santa Rosa on the second Saturday of each month, from 10AM to noon, at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (formerly Luther Burbank Center), 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, California. There is no charge to attend and no appointment necessary.

Lakeside Support Group:

For patients in Lake County and eastern Mendocino County, this support group allows you to openly talk about your experiences with bariatric surgery. This is the perfect place to ask questions regarding weight loss surgery, gain support after surgery, and keep up to date about new doctors and new information. Come and meet others who have gone through the surgery, ask questions and get the support you need.  There is no charge to attend and no appointment necessary.

  • When:
    3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Location:
    Sutter Lakeside Hospital/Hospital Cafeteria
    5176 Hill Road East
    Lakeport, CA 95453
  • Contact:
    For questions, please call 707-489-2773.