Patient Education and Support

Making the life-changing decision to have weight loss surgery is an important one, so in order to help you become as fully informed as possible, we offer the following resources:

Free Weight Loss Surgery Seminars

Like any journey, your weight loss journey at Yuma Regional Medical Center will begin with a single step – getting answers to all of the questions you may have about bariatric surgery. That’s why your journey will begin by attending one of our free, one-hour seminars where you’ll receive answers to the following questions as well as many others:

  • What causes obesity?
  • What health risks does obesity pose?
  • What are your obesity treatment options and how do each of them work?
  • What are the risks associated with each type of treatment?
  • What makes Yuma Regional Medical Center the best place to have your weight loss surgery?
  • How long will you be in the hospital?
  • When will you be back to work?
  • Is bariatric surgery covered by insurance or Medicare?

These seminars are scheduled twice a month as follows:

  • 9:00 a.m. on the first Friday of each month
  • 5:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month

All seminars are held at the Yuma Regional Medical Center Administration Building located off of Avenue A behind the parking garage. Reservations are not required.

In order to help our bariatric team get to know you better, you may complete a
Bariatric Surgery Patient History Questionnaire and bring it with you to the seminar.

Patient Support Groups

We understand how powerful and inspirational it can be to talk to people who have taken steps to overcome their own weight management challenges, so in addition to attending one of our seminars, we invite you to attend one of our support group meetings. You’ll be able to meet patients who have undergone weight loss surgery and learn about their experiences. Our support group meets at 5:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Reservations are not required. In order to make this meeting as productive as possible for you, please be sure to attend one of our free weight loss surgery seminars before participating in the support group.

Private Facebook Group for Bariatric Patients

When you begin your weight loss journey in the bariatric program at Yuma Regional Medical Center, you’ll also have an opportunity to join a private Facebook group that is managed by the bariatric team. This Facebook group serves as a private forum where patients can ask questions, offer support and encouragement to each other and receive updates about the bariatric program.

For more information about weight loss surgery at Yuma Regional Medical Center, contact us at 928-336-LITE (5483) or email [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get started on your weight loss journey.


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Types of Weight Loss Surgeries

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