All patients seeking bariatric surgery with Dr. Robert Woodbury and his team, Allen Cortez MD, Danielle Daye NP, Randi Naquin NP, and Shannon Todd NP at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital and the Sutter Bariatric Clinic must start by attending one of the local free online patient education seminars. At the seminar you will learn about the disease of obesity and the role of surgery in treatment. All the information about getting started with your bariatric surgery program is at the patient education seminar.

To sign up for a bariatric New Patient Education Seminar, please click the link below on the date that you would like to attend. It will direct you to Zoom to sign up for the live online seminar hosted by Dr. Woodbury.

If you have any questions about the meetings, please email Ann Ilarde at

Please note that Healthy Steps Weight Loss Center is separate from the surgeon’s offices and the bariatric nurse practitioner clinic. We have no control over you getting your consultation with your surgeon.

New Patient Seminar with Dr. Robert Woodbury

Currently held via Zoom Webinars. Click on the date below to be directed to Zoom where you will register for the live seminar. Check back throughout the year for updates if they will resume at a physical location:

  • Saturday, January 9, 2021
  • Saturday, February 13, 2021
  • Saturday, March 13, 2021
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021
  • Saturday, June 12, 2021
  • Saturday, July 10, 2021
  • Saturday, August 14, 2021
  • Saturday, September 11, 20201
  • Saturday, October 9, 2021
  • Saturday, November 13, 2021
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021

*All meetings occur on the second Saturday of the month.