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Support Groups

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center offers a variety of organized groups that support individual healthcare goals. These groups allow you to meet with others faced with similar issues, learn from them and share your own experiences.

Surgical weight loss support groups

Bariatric Support Group

Fountain Valley’s weight-loss support group is open to those considering surgery, as well as those who have already had surgery. The meetings include discussions of topics chosen by patients.

Any bariatric procedure, including gastric bypass, has a better chance of success when physical, psychological and relationship issues are acknowledged and discussed.

The meetings provide supportive environments in which all concerns are treated with respect, including:

  • Who to tell about your surgery
  • Getting through the first days following surgery
  • Variations in recovery experiences
  • Eating and recipe ideas
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Dealing with innocent (and not so innocent) saboteurs
  • Pros and cons of being smaller in size
  • Assertive communication
  • Changing relationships

Cancer Support Groups

Cancer Diagnosis and Beyond - A free support group for cancer patients and their families. For class times and dates, please call (855) 946-3604 or click here.

Find An American Cancer Society Support Group: click here.

Diabetes Support Group

The journey to self-management for diabetes control does not have to be a lonely or difficult experience. Our free monthly support group is held the first Tuesday of every month from 5:00pm to 6:00pm and allows you to share daily challenges, while you learn strategies to help achieve your blood sugar targets. The group will discuss coping skills, lifestyle changes and creating your own support system.

For more information on medical support groups, call (855) 946-3604.