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.


  • Saturday, January 14, 2017
  • Saturday, February 11, 2017
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017
  • *Saturday, April 15, 2017 *
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017
  • Saturday, July 8, 2017
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017 (Off-Site Picnic, all day event)
    • Finley Park: 70 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017

*Note that all meetings EXCEPT for the April meeting occur on the second Saturday of the month.