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Who: All prospective and post op patients
Where: ThinnerTimes - Forums for Gastric Bypass, Lap-Band®, and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
When: Any time!

ThinnerTimes Forum is an international obesity surgery forum for sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and Lap-Band® patients. There are now over 35,000 members and over 1,000,000 posts. Please feel free to read the posts. Better yet, join and ask questions and share your hopes, feeling, and experiences.

Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, and Lap-Band® Nutrition Education and Support Group - Poway

Who: Nutrition Education: Primarily for patients and families before surgery. Nutrition Support: for patients and family/friends at any time after surgery.
Where: Pomerado Hospital, Meeting Room C/D
When: First and third Wednesday  of every month 6:00 - 7:30 PM

This group is led by Karen Merdinger, R.D.

Pre-Op Education Support Group - Poway

Who: Pre-Op Patients and Late Post Op Mentors
Where: Pomerado Hospital, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
When: Second and Fourth Thursday of every month  6:30 - 8:00 PM

This support group  serves as an educational forum for patients undergoing work up for surgery. Here is a chance for pre op patients to learn from the experiences of post op sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and lap band  mentors. This group is a great way for new patients to meet others, ask questions, and share their hopes and concerns. Tory Boyle, FNP-C or Dr. Callery usually attends to answer medical questions and then turn the program over to one of our patient mentors.

Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, and Lap-Band Post Op Support Group - Poway

Who: Patients and family/friends any time after surgery. Prospective patients may attend as well.
Where:
Pomerado Hospital, 3rd Floor Meeting room
When: Third Thursday of every month; 6:30 - 8:00 PM

The group is moderated by one of our past patient mentors and by Tory Boyle, FNP-C or Dr. Callery.