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Education Requirements for Weight Loss Surgery

Participants who are scheduled to have surgery at Riverside Community Hospital (RCH) are required to be educated about weight loss surgery and gain an understanding about the journey on which they are about to engage.

Prior to your scheduled surgery, all patients will attend a pre-operative and a nutrition education class. The pre-operative education classes are scheduled in the Bariatric Surgeon's Office, or with the Coordinator of the Bariatric Program at RCH. The nutrition classes will be scheduled with one of the dietitians at RCH. For your convenience, both classes are scheduled on the same day. Classes are held on Tuesdays.

The educational classes are the first step to ensuring your success after surgery.

For additional information, please call Latanya Davidson-Wilson, Bariatric Coordinator, at (951) 788-3432.