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Support After Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

During the first 2-4 weeks after surgery, follow up with your surgeon office directly. 

Nutrition and Lifestyle
Post OPTIONS Support Group

This weekly ,virtual 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. Schedule Nutrition and Lifestyle Support Group here  (must be enrolled to attend) or call 858-616-5722.

Not able to attend on Wednesday evenings? Virtual bariatric support groups are available throughout Southern California. Click here to view the schedule and phone numbers for registration. 

First Month After Surgery Support  

The first month after surgery can be challenging and requires special support to help you during the transition. This group will help you as you adapt to the many changes one typically experiences post-surgery. Schedule First Few Months After Surgery Support here. 

Options Facebook Support Group

Connect with others who have had bariatric surgery for supportive ideas on nutrition, fitness and a healthy lifestyle. This group is for educational purposes only and not a place to seek medical advice. Please contact our bariatric medical team or medical provider for medical questions after surgery.

Back to Basics Group  

If you are experiencing struggles with implementing long-term behavior change and weight regain after your surgery, Back to Basics is a support group designed to help you build and implement a plan to get back on track.  Schedule Back to Basics here

 Options Care Team: 

 Bariatric Medical Team                           

  • Celia Mariscal, PA​ 
  • Sam Noonan, PA​ 
  • Lisa Cook, NP​ 
  • Delina Sherman, MA 
  • Terry Appleby, MA 

 Bariatric Support 

  • Kay Rethwisch, MS RD CDCES 
  • Shannon Ratliff, MA 
  • Janet Klein MS, RD