If you have a BMI >40 or BMI ≥ 35 with one or more obesity related co-morbidity, you may qualify for bariatric surgery as a weight loss tool. Patients can discuss their interest in bariatric surgery with a physician at the clinic. Once you and the physician have both determined this is the right direction to take, a referral will be sent to the appropriate centre depending on the type of bariatric surgery that is deemed most suitable. The WMC supports both pre and post bariatric care involving Gastric bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y) and vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
Link: Visit the Ontario Obesity Bariatric Network for more information on these surgeries.