Corona Virus / COVID-19 Alert:

Due to new crowd gathering restrictions put in place with regards to the Corona Virus, all new patient education seminars will be conducted by Dr. Robert Woodbury via Zoom until further notice. Check back here for updates about the remainder of the year. To receive an invitation link to the webinar, please EMAIL Ann Ilarde at


Facts about Obesity

Although obesity rates have has not measurably increased in the past few years, levels are still high. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 34 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are obese. Read More …

Scientific References

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New Patient Educational Seminars

This is an opportunity for you and your family and/or support person to meet your bariatric surgeon, learn more about bariatric surgery and weight loss options available at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Before becoming a bariatric surgery patient, attendance at one of the free bariatric surgery seminars is required. They offer information to potential candidates about the health benefits of weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgeons Robert Woodbury, MD, and Allen Cortez, MD, host our local seminars and are on-hand to answer any questions.

Click here for more info and schedules of the New Patient Seminars