Amy, I don't run this group, but we have a group that meets in San Jose the third Wednesday of every month from 6-8 pm. Patients of any surgeon are welcome, and your support person is also welcome. There is no fee and no committment involved.
The group is oriented towards the duodenal switch (DS), but people interested in other operations, or who are not sure what operation would best suit them and want to learn more, and also welcome. It's a small, informal, friendly group.
If you would like more information, just send me a pm.