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Understanding Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery

Are you considering bariatric surgery

Losing weight can be difficult. If you struggle with obesity and related health problems, and you have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight, bariatric surgery may be right for you. 

Join one of our monthly virtual seminars and get your questions answered by one of our surgeons. These seminars, hosted via Zoom, provide a one-hour introduction on the impact of obesity and the effect on individual health. The sessions will discuss medical and surgical options for overall health improvement, emphasizing bariatric surgery. 

During these seminars, we'll discuss: 

  • Obesity's impact on individual health
  • The comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to weight loss
  • Medical options for weight loss, including an introduction to available medications
  • Introduction to bariatric surgery options, operations and considerations
  • Bariatric surgery expectations and outcomes

Upcoming Classes

Seminars occur on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Use the form below to register for an upcoming class. 


Free to attend.


UCI Bariatrics
714-456-6185 or 888-717-4463

Registration Instructions:

Registration is required for this free, virtual class by using the links next to the class date. Class dates and times may change without notice. Please note that we cannot record the workshop due to patient privacy. Be sure that you can make the date and time you select. 

You will get an automatic email immediately to confirm your registration. Closer to the date of the workshop, you will receive a Zoom link with your handouts and instructions from your workshop coordinator. You are welcome to take notes and share handouts with family and caregivers.

Please call 714-456-6185 or 888-717-4463 or email ucibariatrics@hs.uci.edu

Nursing students: Our patient health education workshops are for our patients. If want to attend this workshop, please register through this Nursing Student Registration form

Nursing students will be required to review, sign and upload two documents:
(1) Student Code of Conduct and Observation Guidelines and
(2) Student Workshop Instructions and Verification Steps.

There is a limited capacity for nursing student attendees, and acceptance into the workshop is first-come, first-serve. If you’ve been accepted into the workshop, you’ll be contacted by the Patient Education Department with more information.

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