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After Surgery


Many successful gastric bypass surgery patients say that their support network helped them immensely in maintaining their new healthy lifestyle changes. From family and friends to their bariatric program support groups, there is a wealth of options available for people interested in weight loss surgery.

Support groups are an excellent resource. You’ll find people who share your goals of health and wellness. Our support group is a forum for celebrating successes, such as the improvement or resolution of co-morbidities. Our support group is devoted to people who have common experiences, who can share their feelings in a safe environment, and develop relationships that can contribute to improved physical and emotional health.

If you are thinking about weight loss surgery, and you want to learn more about the patient’s perspective or help reluctant family and friends understand, attending our support group meeting can be invaluable.

Our Support groups are a wonderful place to meet people and get perspective on bariatric surgery. You’ll hear about successes, frustrations, plateaus, and special moments, and have a chance to share your own experiences.


Support Groups and Seminars


14800 7th Street

Victorville, CA 92395

Alaska Room is on the north side, facing the parking lot


Support Group Dates:

February 2 6:30 PM Room: TBD

March 2 6:30 PM Room: Alaska

April 6 6:30 PM Room: Alaska

May 4 6:30 PM Room: Alaska

June 1 6:30 PM Room: Alaska

July 6 6:30 PM Room: Alaska

August 3 6:30 PM Room: Alaska

September 7 6:30 PM Room: Alaska

October 5 6:30 PM Room: Alaska

November 2 6:30 PM Room: Alaska

December 7 6:30 PM Room: Alaska


San Bernardino

2101 North Waterman Avenue

San Bernardino, CA 92404

Matich Room is found in the Conference Center of the hospital.


Support Group Dates:

January 17 6:30 PM Room: Matich

February 21 6:30 PM Room: Matich

March 21 6:30 PM Room: Matich

April 18 6:30 PM Room: Matich

May 16 6:30 PM Room: Matich

June 20 6:30 PM Room: Matich

July 18 6:30 PM Room: Matich

August 15 6:30 PM Room: Matich

September 19 6:30 PM Room: Matich

October 17 6:30 PM Room: Matich

November TBD 6:30 PM Room: Matich

December TBD 6:30 PM Room: Matich









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About Dr. Krahn

Western Bariatric, AMC is a bariatric surgery provider serving patients in the San Bernardino, Riverside, and surrounding areas of Southern California. Available surgeries and treatments include Roux En Y Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lap Band, Medical Weight Loss, Body Contouring, and Hiatal Hernia Surgery. Douglas Krahn, MD, FACS is fellowship trained in general surgery and specializes in bariatric surgery. He is strongly dedicated to their patients and want to help each person live the healthy life that they deserve.

When patients arrive at Western Bariatric, AMC, the first goal is helping each person to determine their weight loss needs and goals. The doctors and staff at Western Bariatric, AMC can customize a weight loss plan for each person, whether it involves non-surgical options like the medical weight loss plan or surgical options like laparoscopic gastric bypass. Call to arrange a consultation anytime!

Bridge Program

Our Bridge program is designed to educate patients who are contemplating weight loss surgery.

Most insurance companies require a 3-6 month medically supervised weight loss program prior to requesting surgery. This is where our specially designed Bridge program fits in. Patients now have the option of choosing our Bridge program over other weight loss programs that are very expensive and DO NOT prepare you for the necessary diet changes required after surgery. The Bridge program consists of monthly visits with our Dietitian. You will receive a full-color educational book, along with testing modules that ensure our patients are well prepared for their specific surgery.

This service is available for a small program fee of only $35.00 a month.

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Western Bariatric, AMC accepts these listed insurance providers. Please contact the office for further information on accepted insurances.

Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Inland Empire Health Plan
United Healthcare
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