Weight loss surgery support group meetings: Southern California

weight loss surgery support groups

Long-term studies show that patients who attend weight loss surgery support group meetings regularly experience successful weight control overtime.  For those patients who cannot attend Dr. Yadegar’s monthly meeting in Palmdale, below is a list of weight loss surgery support group meetings in southern California.  These meetings are provided as a reference.  Dr. Yadegar is not affiliated with any of these programs.  Please contact the meeting moderator prior to attending to confirm  the date, time, location and if the group accepts outside patients.  Remember, most of Dr. Yadegar’s support group meetings are available on video.


1st Monday of every month
(Except when it falls on a holiday, then it is the 2nd Monday)
Regular Meeting: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Leader: Yvonne Colvard (661) 746-5555
Email: [email protected].k12.ca.us
Asst: Shanee (661) 746-5555
Email: [email protected]


Regular Meeting: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Saint Joseph Medical Center, Lockheed rooms A, B and C
1st and 3rd Wednesday

One Year Post-Op and Beyond Support Group: 7:30 – 8:30pm
Saint Joseph Medical Center, Lockheed rooms A, B and C
1st Wednesday

Mindful Eating for a Healthy Weight Support Group: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Saint Joseph Medical Center, Lockheed rooms A, B and C
2nd Wednesday

501 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91505


Regular Meeting: 6 – 8pm
Council Room – 4th floor lobby

1st Wednesday

Verdugo Hills Hospital
1812 Verdugo Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91208


Regular meeting: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Leader: Wini Mellor (951) 925-7175
Email: [email protected]
Assist: Kathy Mitchell (951) 685-6299
Email: [email protected]

2nd Wednesday of every month
London Spires Mobile Park
725 W. Thornton Ave. Hemet


Regular Meeting:  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Leader: Don Hernandez (760) 912-3153
Email: [email protected]

3rd Tuesday of every month
11153 Tenth Ave. (In Fellowship Hall)

Imperial Valley

Regular Meeting:  6:30 pm
Leader: Linda Dollente (760) 356-4792
Email : [email protected]

2013 dates and location are the same
as the Pacific Bariatric lectures
Holiday Inn Express
350 Smoketree Drive
El Centro

Los Angeles

Regular Meeting: 6 – 7pm
2nd Tuesday

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
West Medical Office Tower
Conference Room
Suite 665, 8635 West 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Moreno Valley

Regular meeting: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Leader: Kathy Mitchell (951) 685-6299
E-mail: [email protected]
Asst: Kathy Black  (951) 787-0345
E-mail: [email protected]

3rd Saturday of every month
(No meeting May, August, & December)
Moreno Valley Senior Center
25075 Fir Ave. Arts and Crafts Room


For Kaiser patients only, 1st & 3rd Monday of each month, 5:30 pm, Kaiser Clinic Palmdale
4502 East Avenue S, Palmdale

Open to the community, every Tuesday, 6:30 pm, at Palmdale Regional Medical Center – this is not Dr. Yadegar’s support group, it is moderated by local members of the weight loss surgery community.

Palm Springs

For Desert Oasis Medical Group patients only: 4th Thursday of each month, 6-7 pm
275 North El Cielo, Suite D414, Palm Springs


Regular Meeting:  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Leader: Nancy Bland (818) 353-4131
Email: [email protected]
Asst: Barbara Hunt (626) 286-6181
Email: [email protected]

2nd Monday of every month
Kaiser-Walnut Center, 393 E Walnut Street, Room 1B
*Note: This is not where the Pasadena medical clinic facilities are located, Room 1E (First Floor) Entrance to parking structure is on the Los Robles side of the street. Push call button and tell security you are attending a meeting.

Rancho Mirage

Regular Meeting: 6:30 – 8:30pm
2nd Monday

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences
Annenberg Classroom
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage
Contact Courtney Markey: 760-778-5220


If this is your 1st support meeting please
contact Kathy (951) 685-6299

Pre-Op: 9:30am
(Special presentation)
Email: [email protected]
Regular Meeting: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Leader: Kathy Mitchell (951) 685-6299
Email: [email protected]
Back on Track: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
(1 year+ post op)
Leader: Linda Wright-Lee (909) 223-8535
Email:  [email protected]

2nd Saturday of every month
(1st Saturday of May & November)
Emeritus at Villa de Anza
5881 El Palomino Dr.

San Bernadino

Regular Meeting: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Leader: Ching Trenchard (909) 887-8848
Asst: Cathy Jennings (909) 806-9315
Email: [email protected]

3rd Wednesday of every month
Ballard Rehabilitation Center Hospital
1760 West 16th Street


Regular meeting: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Leader: Gloria Street (760) 265-1719
Cell: (760) 244-3861
Email: [email protected]

2nd Tuesday of every month
Gold West Mobile Home Park Clubhouse
15252  Seneca Road

Walnut Creek

Regular Meeting: 6:00 pm
Leader: Sandy Miller (925) 939-9234
Email: [email protected]

1st Tuesday of every month
John Muir Hospital
Sterns Conference Room

West Hills

Regular Meeting: 6:30pm
Administrative Conference Room, First floor

2nd Tuesday

West Hills Hospital
7300 Medical Center Drive, West Hills