Bariatric Support Groups
Our program includes a multidisciplinary team that provides preoperative education and support classes, postoperative support group settings where nutrition, exercise and behavior modification are reinforced at monthly meetings, and newsletters offer updated education on bariatrics. Follow-up and medical/nutritional management are included for 18 months after DS surgery. Annual follow-up visits are recommended at 24 months and annually thereafter. Ongoing research and publications continue to be considered an important part of our practice. We are proud of our successful patients, and follow up with them on an annual basis.
For up-to-date information about new or changed group support meetings, visit
We also offer an online support community specifically for our practice, DS Pacific Laparoscopy Yahoo! Group, where patients can communicate with one another.
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To learn more about bariatric support groups, click here to request a consultation with Dr. John Rabkin at Pacific Laparoscopy. Or you can call our office at
888-848-THIN (Toll-Free) or 415-668-3200 to schedule your appointment.