St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
1100 West Stewart Dr, Orange, CA 92868714.633.9111
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Eric H. Pham, MD
Jeffrey M. Johnsrud, MD
Sami Hamamji, MD
Heidi Daniel, R.N., M.S.N.
Geoffrey Phillips, MD
Natalie Buntzen, M.S., R.D.
Mary Nell Jeffries, P.T.
Siham (Sue) Arevalo
Shirley Hartshorn
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Support Services

As part of our holistic approach to patient care, we are pleased to offer the following support services:

Support Groups

Weight loss surgery patients who attend support groups have greater long-term success in keeping the weight off. We offer our Bariatric Surgery Program patients support groups that meet twice a month. Please call (714) 771-8298 for more information.

Dietitian Education

St. Joseph Hospital surgical weight loss patients are provided with individual dietary consultations as well as group classes to assist with weight loss needs for long-term success. Preoperatively, the Program Dietitian also teaches the Behavior Modification class to promote lifestyle change and readiness for surgery. Additional dietary information is provided during support groups. Please call (714) 771-8000 x12972 for further information.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Group sessions are available to patients pre and post-surgery. Please call our program psychiatrist with So Cal Behavioral Health at (714) 453-0688 for more information.

Guided Imagery

Guided Imagery is a well-recognized intervention aimed at easing stress and promoting a sense of peace and tranquility in one's life. Our bariatric surgery patients are educated in guided imagery and are offered complimentary guided imagery sessions during their hospitalization. Our guided imagery specialist is also available as an outpatient service.