Quick Start

You have tried your best to permanently control your weight and health  with no success and are now considering or have decided to proceed with weight loss surgery (bariatric/metabolic surgery).

Why weight loss surgery?

  1. Morbid obesity is a chronic condition with many associated diseases.
  2. Diets don’t work in the long run, but you probably know this already.
  3. Medical experts agree that BARIATRIC SURGERY produces long term weight loss.
  4. Medical experts agree that BARIATRIC SURGERY improves most obesity-associated diseases including: Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol/lipids and stress incontinence.
  5. Medical experts agree that BARIATRIC SURGERY  reduces the risk of premature death.
  6. Read more….

Which weight loss surgery should you have?

  1. You have a choice between the Gastric Bypass (roux-en-Y gastric bypass) or  the Gastric Sleeve ( Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy).
  2. We recommend the “gold standard” gastric bypass in most cases because of solid results up to 25 years after the surgery.
  3. We do not recommend adjustable gastric band surgery because of complications 3+ years after the surgery.
  4. We do not recommend the gastric balloon as it is a temporary procedure, just like the diets you tried and failed.
  5. The duodenal switch is reserved for special cases e.g. over 450 lbs or 220 kg weights.
  6. There are many experimental procedures that we do not yet recommend because the long term results are not known (eg. single anastomosis bypass, ilea interposition etc.).
  7. Click here for a one page comparative summary of the different procedures.

When can you get the surgery?

  1. We can complete your surgery in  4-6 weeks from the time we receive your completed patient questionnaire.
  2. If you suffer from certain obesity associated diseases such as heart disease, or lung disease, it may take 4-6 weeks  longer – for your own safety. We need to ‘optimize’ your health and minimize the risks.
  3. You also get to chose the time that suits you and you will not be cancelled due to emergencies.

What does the surgery cost?

  1. We are a private facility and our surgeons work outside of Medicare (non participating physicians within the meaning of the health act).
  2. This means that you (or your insurance) must pay for all the costs.
  3. You pay one fee and we provide turn-key service for you.
  4. Click here to get more details on costs.

How to book your surgery?

  1. Click this link to complete the Patient Questionnaire.
  2. We will call you for an appointment at your earliest convenience.