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Online Support - ThinnerTimes Forum

Who: All prospective and post op patients
Where: ThinnerTimes - Forums for Gastric Bypass, Lap-Band®, and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
When: Any time!

ThinnerTimesForum is an international obesity surgery forum for both gastric bypass and Lap-Band® patients. There are now over 50,000 members and nearly 1,200,000 posts. Please feel free to read the posts. Better yet, join and ask questions and share your hopes, feeling, and experiences.

GBP, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Lap-Band® Nutrition Education and Support Group

Who: Nutrition Education: Pre-Op patients and families.
Nutrition Support: for patients and family/friends at any time after surgery.
Where: Pomerado Hospital, Meeting Room C/D
First Wednesday of every month 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Third Tuesday of every month 1:30 - 3:00 PM

This group is led by Karen Merdinger, R.D.

Pre-Op Education Support Group - Poway

Who: Pre-Op Patients and Post Op Mentors
Where: Pomerado Hospital, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
When: Second Thursday of every month  6:30 - 8:00 PM

This support group  serves as an educational forum for patients undergoing work up for surgery. Here is a chance for pre-op patients to learn from the experiences of post op gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy mentors. This group is a great way for new patients to meet others, ask questions, and share their hopes and concerns. Tory Boyle, FNP-C attends to lend a medical perspective.

Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Lap-Band Post Op Support Group

Who: Patients and family/friends  after surgery. Prospective patients are welcome.
Pomerado Hospital 3rd floor meeting room
When: Third Thursday of every month; 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Discussion is led by patients with medical perspective by Tory Boyle, FNP-C.

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