Support Groups and Events

At Cedars-Sinai, we are committed to helping you through your weight loss journey. We offer support groups and events for patients who are working on weight loss and considering, preparing for or have had weight loss surgery.

Prepping for Change

For those contemplating surgery
Every second and fourth Thursday of the month
5-6 p.m.
Free and open to the public.


On the Right Track

For those who have undergone surgery
Every second and fourth Thursday of the month
6-7 p.m.
Free and open to the public.


Expert Speaker Series Groups

Expert Speakers Series Groups QR Code

These groups are specially curated to address topics related to health and wellness that tie into weight management. Each group will have an expert who will touch on these hot topics as well as offer time for Questions & Answers from the group.

To join use the QR Code or log-in via Microsoft Teams
Meeting ID: 257 657 627 051
Passcode: Cwsiky

Please call us at 310-423-8350 for more information or assistance.


February 28, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

How to unselfishly put yourself first
Do work and family obligations make it hard to put yourself first? Work and family stress can impact your health. Learn techniques that can help you support yourself and reach your goals.
Speaker: Versonica Romo, LCSW

March 21, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

Exercise without going to the gym
What else to do besides walking? Joint pain and movement limitations? Poor posture from sitting all day? Learn what you can be doing to incorporate exercise into your routine safely, with little to no equipment.
Speaker: Kenneth Cruz, PTA

April 25, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

Anti-Obesity medications
What you should know about weight loss medications.
Speaker: Melline Avanesian, Pharm.D

May 2, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

Good cheap eats
Learn how to stretch your dollar when it comes to meal and snack prep. Recipes and discussion about quick, healthy meals to keep you on track with your goals.
Speaker: Registered Dietitian & Kristine Acorda Reece, MSN, ANP-BC, CBN 

June 13, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

The Bariatric Journey: Myths and Misconceptions 
Listen to Surgeon, and Director of Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Cunneen, speak about weight loss surgery and the patient journey.
Speaker: Dr. Scott Cunneen

July 11, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

Real-Life hacks for eating healthy
How to maintain healthy choices when eating at restaurants or ordering fast food.
Speaker: Registered Dietitian

August TBD

Excess skin…now what?
Weight loss can sometimes leave you with excess skin. Learn about the medical interventions available.
Speaker: Dr. Ketan Patel

September TBD

Sleep like your body depends on it
Trouble falling asleep/staying asleep? Sleep apnea? Learn how sleep affects health and techniques to improve your sleep quality.
Speaker: Dr. Oragun Rojanapairat

*Speakers subject to change

Have Questions or Need Help?

To make an appointment or refer a patient, call us or send a message to the Weight Loss Program. You can also have us call you back at your convenience.

Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm PT

Available 7 days a week, 6 am - 9 pm PT