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Post Bariatric Surgery Support

On The Center for Healthy Living Bariatric Resource Website you will find the following:

  • KP Post Bariatric Nutrition and Lifestyle Resources
  • Healthy Eating After Bariatric Surgery Meal Plans
  • Vitamins and Minerals Supplement Guide
  • Options Workshop Guide
  • Post-Surgery Quick Reference Guide
  • Lifestyle Log
  • Bariatric Surgery or OPTIONS Class Questions, call 858-616-5722
  • Medical questions after surgery, call 858-616-5788 
  • Options information en Español  or call 858-616-5729

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

Nutrition and Lifestyle Post
OPTIONS Virtual 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.

When it’s time for group, click the image link to join.

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 Few Months After Surgery
Virtual Support Group

The first few months 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. No fee.

Click here to schedule First Few Months After Surgery Support (must be enrolled to attend.)

When it’s time for group, click the image link to join.
Tuesdays noon – 1:00 pm



Back to Basics Virtual 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. No fee.

Click here to schedule Back to Basics  (must be enrolled to attend.)

When it’s time for group, click the image link to join.
Tuesdays 4 -5:00 pm

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.

 Options Care Team: 

 Bariatric Medical Team                     

  • Alejandra Diedrich PA
  • Arlen Correa RN
  • Lisa Cook, NP​ 
  • Melissa Villegas RN
  • Sam Noonan, PA​ 
  • Delina Sherman, MA 
  • Terry Appleby, MA 
  • Ruby Hernandez MA

 Bariatric Support 

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