East Bay Bariatric is a supportive and valuable resource for people who have had or are considering weight loss surgery. Our meetings offer education, encouragement and community to help people determine if bariatric surgery is right for them and/or to reach and maintain their optimum weight loss. Together we provide insight for supporters and information for those interested in learning more about the surgical treatment of obesity.
Adapted from the mission statement of the Bariatric Support Centers International.
Founder & Facilitator
Kimberlee MacVicar, CC, underwent Roux en-Y ("RNY") gastric bypass at Alvarado Medical Center in San Diego, CA, in March 2001. She lost 158 pounds. Kimberlee is a certified Bariatric Support Group Leader, Success Habits and Back-on-Track Facilitator (through Bariatric Support Centers International), a certified ObesityHelp.com Group Leader, a certified Life Coach and Life Purpose & Career Coach (through the Life Purpose Institute), and most recently a Bariatric Life Coach (Taylor College via Bariatric University). She is also a member of Obesity Action Coalition.
Our Ambassadors assist Kimberlee when she is unable to attend a meeting, as well as field questions first-time visitors might have about our meetings.