A patient resource for support before and after surgery.
Sharp HealthCare's bariatric surgery support groups are free and open to the public — even patients from other weight-loss surgery programs can attend.
The meetings held in San Diego are facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker and a registered dietitian.
For more information about Sharp's weight-loss support groups, please call 858-939-3010.
- General Support Groups
People who are considering weight-loss surgery or who have already undergone the surgery are welcome to attend our general support groups. The San Diego group is facilitated by a psychologist. The meetings are facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker and a registered dietitian.
- Nutritional Support Group
This group is designed to assist postoperative patients with their dietary needs. It is managed by the clinical dietitian.
- Prevention and Relapse Support Group
This group is designed for patients who had surgery at least six months ago. The group helps patients avoid lapses in the program and to assist those who have lapsed to get back on track. The group is facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker and a registered dietitian.