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.