Bariatric Surgery Support Group

Support Along the Way

Losing weight takes a strong commitment on your part, and undergoing bariatric surgery as a significant part of a weight-loss program, is a major undertaking. While it's something you can do alone, there's absolutely no reason you have to – or should. We've found that to be truly successful both in the short- and long-term, it's best to have plenty of help and support along the way. And not just from your family and friends.

The Stanford Center for Bariatric Surgery offers you the opportunity to participate in numerous meetings and support groups before and after surgery to help contribute to your successful outcome. The different groups provide a friendly forum for people who are considering or have already had weight loss surgery. We offer education about the surgery, guidelines for nutrition, exercise and emotional well-being during the preparation and recovery process. The groups also involve our patients who have gone through the procedures, or who will be soon.

Patient groups are particularly helpful as they can share their experiences and provide the encouragement and reinforcement you need to succeed in changing your lifestyle behaviors. Here is a sampling of some of the meetings and groups at your disposal. Feel free to contact us regarding any of them.

Informational Seminar

The last Wednesday of each month, Dr. John Morton, the Director of Bariatric Surgery and our dietician give a presentation explaining the surgery, as well as any complications that may arise.

This meeting provides you with an excellent opportunity to meet one of our surgeons and have your questions answered. Afterward, we have a "round table" discussion in which everyone is encouraged to participate.

When: Last Wednesday of each month
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Call clinic for information
Administered by: Dr. John Morton and a bariatric dietician 
Contact Information: Patient Care Coordinator at 650-736-5800

  • Epidemiology and Pathology of Morbid Obesity
  • Treatment Options Discussed
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria Outlined
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation Detailed
  • Risks and Benefits Given
  • Q&A

Visitors are encouraged to call and register to confirm date and time. Family and friends are welcome!

Event Details

Informational Seminar

Held in: Call clinic for room information
Last Wednesday of each month
Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information, call Bariatric Surgery: 650-736-5800