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Welcome to Options

This page has all of your resources for our Options Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program.

Your Program Resources

Locations and hours to pick up written materials and vitamin sample packets:

    • GARFIELD (4th Floor Reception)
      Monday thru Thursday

      7:30 a.m.– 4:30 pm Closed 12 -1 pm
    • SAN MARCOS (Building 4, 1st Floor GI Dept Check In)
      Monday & Tuesday Only
      7:30 a.m. -4:30 pm Closed 12:30 – 1:30 pm 
    • OTAY MESA (Building 4, 1st Floor Positive Choice Clinic)
      Wednesdays Only 9a.m.- 4:30 pm Closed 12:30 – 1:30 pm 
    • BOSTONIA
      Thursdays Only 9a.m.-4:30 pm Closed 12:30 – 1:30 pm 

Other Links and Resources

Classes to Support Your Preparation for Surgery

Jumpstart!

Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. 

Working to meet your surgeon requested weight loss goal? This 5-part series is designed to support you in developing a nutrition-focused weight loss plan and includes a meal plan for you to follow daily. Available to KP members who are preparing for surgery. You can start anytime! Click image to register. No fee. You may download and use the meal plan at any time.

Visits will be held in Zoom. You will receive the new link to join via ZOOM 15 minutes before your appointment as a text or email, and members can click from their kp.org appointment center. Please download the ZOOM app before your appointment time.

JAM! Joy and Movement Group

Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 p.m. 

Join our NEW bariatric support service to continue on your bariatric journey. Plan to move your body for 30 minutes and then stay for a 30 minute Q&A session on fitness related topics. Wondering how to start a strength training program? Not sure how to use your gym membership? Looking to start a routine at home? This group is for you! Groups begin June 4, no cost, registration is required. Open and accessible to all.

Visits will be held in Zoom. You will receive the new link to join via ZOOM 15 minutes before your appointment as a text or email, and members can click from their kp.org appointment center. Please download the ZOOM app before your appointment time.

Making Peace with Food

Mondays 5-6:30 p.m.

10 weekly, online group sessions led by a licensed therapist. Many people experience fluctuations before and following bariatric surgery and this group will support discussion of behaviors, habits, and effective coping strategies to support overall wellness and your preferred relationship with food. This group is designed to be small to encourage interaction and discussion amongst participants and the facilitator. Please plan to use camera and microphone function to interact on the Microsoft Teams platform. You may attend in preparation or following bariatric surgery. Check your personal email (not kp.org) for the link to join a few minutes before class start.

 Visits will be held in Zoom. You will receive the new link to join via ZOOM 15 minutes before your appointment as a text or email, and members can click from their kp.org appointment center. Please download the ZOOM app before your appointment time.

Options On Demand Review Session

A quick refresher for your bariatric surgery post-op recommendations. We recommend you watch this video before you meet with your surgeon so you can be prepared and know if there are any remaining questions. This is also helpful to share with your support network so they understand ways that they can help you after surgery.

Nutrition and Lifestyle
Online Support Group

Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m.

This weekly, online support group provides you an opportunity to discuss successes and challenges and other important topics related to life while waiting for or after surgery. Topics include pre &-post surgery nutrition and exercise, vitamin and mineral supplementation, stress and sleep management, bariatric surgery and recovery, and general long-term healthy lifestyle strategies.

Click here to schedule your support group. You must be scheduled to attend, there will no longer be an option to drop in. Visits will be held in Zoom. You will receive the new link to join via ZOOM 15 minutes before your appointment as a text or email, and members can click from their kp.org appointment center. Please download the ZOOM app before your appointment time.

Not able to attend on Wednesday evenings? Virtual bariatric support groups are available throughout Southern California.