Bariatric Surgery Support Group

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

If you have had bariatric surgery or are considering the procedure, this support group is a place to share personal experiences, challenges, advice, and triumphs.

From November 26, 2021 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm

If you have had bariatric surgery or are considering the procedure, this support group is a place to share personal experiences, challenges, advice, and triumphs. Each session will include a presentation on a specific topic by either Program coordinator M. Cristine Ortega, RN, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Christine McReynolds, or Registered Dietitian Hayley Esdaile.

Speakers

Christine McReynolds, LCSW
Christine McReynolds, LCSW

Christine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. A Lompoc native, she previously was a school Social Worker for the Family Service Agency in Santa Barbara. She earned her bachelor of science degree in Community and Regional Development at the University of California at Davis and her Master of Science degree in Social Work from the Columbia University School of Social Work, with a concentration in International Social Welfare. She was hired by LVMC in 2015 and is fluent in Spanish.

Cristina Ortega
Cristina Ortega

M. Cristina Ortega is the Bariatric Coordinator for LVMC. A registered nurse, she has held numerous clinical positions in nursing since 2007, including positions at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and as an Intensive Care Unit nurse.

She also has experience as a Home Health Supervisor and in case management. She began her career at LVMC in 2018 as an Emergency Room nurse and has also been in the House Supervisor role since mid-2019. She earned her Associate of Science in nursing at Santa Barbara City College.

Hayley Esdaile
Hayley Esdaile

Hayley Esdaile is a Registered Dietitian at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. She works closely with both inpatient and outpatient services, and is also involved in nutrition education outreach. Hayley holds a bachelor's degree in Nutrition Science with a concentration in Dietetics from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also earned an Associate’s Degree in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Santa Barbara City College.

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