Lompoc Valley Medical Center is expanding its healthcare offerings to the community with the introduction of surgical and medication weight loss programs.

Our weight loss program team includes Dr. Farida Bounoua, FACS and Dr. Christopher Taglia, offering either the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. 

The programs are aimed at helping area residents improve their general well-being and quality of life. Our weight loss team understands the struggle people face when trying to lose weight. We’re here for you, providing guidance and support.

Once you’ve made the decision to lose weight surgically or with the use of medication, we’ll provide nutrition support, counseling, support groups and continuing care.

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Informational Seminar

First Wednesday Every Month 5 - 6 pm

Take your first steps toward a healthier, more active life by joining us for a free informational seminar on Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s new surgical weight loss program. You’ll learn about local options for surgical weight loss, hear about our comprehensive preand post-surgical plans and get your questions answered.

Nutrition Education Seminar

First Wednesday Every Month 6 -7 pm

If you are considering weight loss surgery, or have taken your first steps in the process, this seminar will help you learn more about the important lifestyle changes necessary for successful outcomes. This seminar is for those planning to undergo weight loss, or bariatric, surgery at LVMC.
Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge to improve your health and to prepare you for the lifestyle changes you will experience following weight loss surgery.

Support Group

First Wednesday Every Month 7 - 8 pm

Lompoc Valley Medical Center and Lompoc Health offer support and guidance through every stage of your weight-loss journey. If you’ve had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, or are considering your weight loss options, this group provides education, advice, encouragement and more. Our support group meets monthly, and is free of charge. Registration is not required. Family members or support team members are welcome to attend. The discussions are led by a nutritionist, Registered Nurse or Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


Register now for Seminars and Support Groups by calling Bariatric Program Coordinator Kassi Smith, RN, at (805) 737-3382. Private, individual consultations also available.

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Author: Jeremy Farnum, Information Systems

Jeremy works for Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

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