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Dear Friends and Family of LapSF and The Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii,

Everyone at Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco and the Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii hopes this finds everyone healthy and happy. We hope that you are taking advantage of the extra sunshine by going for a walk, riding your bike or tossing a ball around with your kids.

Please take a second to email Nicole with any ideas you may have to make the support groups more beneficial at

Image Nutrition News by Jeannette Kotrys, RD

We will be having our first ever TeleReach conference, via telephone, in the month of May.

What is TeleReach?
TeleReach is a telephone based community in which a topic is researched and discussed. All LapSF and Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii patients can obtain a toll free number and passcode to join in on the conference. Patients will be educated about the topic and given the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session. Ideally, the session will last approximately 30 minutes.

This month, please email me to suggest discussion topics/ideas in which you would like to discuss in this setting at The May launch of TeleReach will be announced at a later date.

Please call or email me with your ideas!

Image Hawaii seminar and support groups this weekend!!

Don't forget!

Kauai seminar and support group
Friday, April 4th 6-8pm
Hilton Kauai Beach Resort
4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, HI 96766

Honolulu seminar and support group
Saturday, April 5th 10am-12pm
Oahu Veteran's Center
1298 Kukila Street, Honolulu 96818

Calendar of Events

Image GOAL MAKING: Advice from Tara Griffith, MFT

Sharing your goals and achievements or even posting them as a reminder for yourself is a good way to help yourself get and stay on track with those things most important to you.

Your goal might be to get off all of your medications, ride a roller coaster again, sleep without a CPAP, shop at Victoria's Secret, push your child on the swings without getting winded or smile when you see a photo of yourself.

I encourage you all to make goals for yourselves and celebrate your achievements! You deserve it! Sharing with other weight loss surgery patients promotes encouragement and success. At the next support group, share with the group. Let your fellow members congratulate you and inspire others trying to reach their goals.

If you would like to share with everyone, I will be having a section on the newsletter. Email me at with your name (or you can go anonymous) and tell me what your goals are or recent achievements. I will post them on the next newsletter.

Nothing is too big or too small!

Contact Tara

Image Support Group Ideas!!

Please help us make the most of our support groups. What sort of things would benefit you?
*A clothing exchange?
*Protein drink tasting?
*Grocery store tour?
*Therapist-led discussions?

Please email Nicole with your ideas

Support Group Dates


Dr. Gregg Jossart ~ Dr. Paul Cirangle
Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco
2100 Webster Street, Suite 110
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 561-1310/(415) 561-1713 fax

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