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Classes & Support Groups


Hearing from others and gaining the support of people going through the same process as you can be a powerful thing. The Bridges Center offers several different support groups and classes for patients in the East Valley who are about to or have received bariatric surgery. Classes are held at the Bridges Education Room, Suite 105. Classes are free of charge. All education classes require scheduling; please contact your patient advocate. All are welcome to attend our Support groups, and no scheduling is needed.

Dates and Times

Gastric Bypass/Sleeve/DS/Band Patients

Tuesday, March 6
201 Pre-op Class*, 1 p.m.
101 Bariatric Basics Class*, 3:30 p.m.
Support Group: “Staying on Track”, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14
Post-op Nutrition Support Class, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, March 13
101 Bariatric Basics Class*, 10:30 a.m.
201 Pre-op Class*, 1 p.m.

Thursday, March 15
Support Group: “Staying on Track”, noon

Tuesday, March 20
201 Pre-op Class*, 1:30 p.m.
101 Bariatric Basics Class*, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28
Band Camp**, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3
201 Pre-op Class*, 1 p.m.
101 Bariatric Basics Class*, 3:30 p.m.
Support Group: “High Tech Tool to Support Your Progress”, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 10
101 Bariatric Basics Class*, 10:30 a.m.
201 Pre-op Class*, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11
Post-op Nutrition Support Class, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 17
201 Pre-op Class*, 1:30 p.m.
101 Bariatric Basics Class*, 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 19
Support Group: “High Tech Tool to Support Your Progress”, noon

Wednesday, April 25
Band Camp**, 1 p.m.

*To RSVP, call your patient advocate at 602-251-8828. Events are held in the Bridges Education Room, Suit 105, in the Fortis College building on the St. Luke’s Medical Center Campus.

Classes are subject to change. Please call 602-251-8828 in advance to confirm the class time.


St. Luke's Medical Center
Mountain Vista Medical Center
Official Healthcare Partner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury

Please note: Results are not 100% guaranteed and may vary from one person to another.

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