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Bariatric Surgical Assessment Clinic

Provided by: Saskatchewan Health Authority: Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region

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Service Description

Works with patients referred by their attending doctors or nurse practitioner to prepare for weight loss surgery.
The clinic is designed to assist in the care of clients whose BMI (Body Mass Index) is between 40 and 60. In certain instances, clients with a BMI between 35 and 40 may be considered for treatment at the clinic, particularly if they have two or more additional conditions which are being managed, such as:

  • Cardiopulmonary problems
  • Severe sleep apnea
  • Severe diabetes mellitus
  • Physical problems interfering with lifestyle

Program Brochure

Eligibility

- Be a resident of Saskatchewan with an active Saskatchewan health card
- Adults 18 - 59 years of age
- Must be a non-smoker at time of referral
- No active substance abuse
- Cannot be pregnant, lactating or become pregnant while in the program
- Have a BMI between 40 and 70. (BMI between 35 and 40 may be considered for treatment at the program, particularily if you have two or more medical conditions which are being managed such as cardiopulmonary problems, sleep apnea, diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure
- previous weight loss attempts
Be motivated and willing to make eating and lifestyle changes
Commit to all aspects of the program
- Be psychologically and medically fit for surgery

Application Process

You must first contact your family doctor to discuss your eligibility for this clinic. Your family doctor will assess your condition and, if he/she feels you may benefit from the surgery, he/she will refer you to the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) Bariatric Surgeon. You will be assessed by the RQHR Bariatric Surgeon and, if considered to be a good candidate for the surgery, you will then be referred to the Bariatric Surgery Assessment Clinic.

Fees

Service

Fax: 306-766-7551

Business Line: 306-766-0398

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Service Website

www.rqhealth.ca/departments/bariatric-surgical-program

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Email

bariatricprogramrqhr@rqhealth.ca

Coverage Area

Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region

Languages Offered

English

Regina: Surgical Assessment Centre

Address

102 - 1621 Albert Street
Regina SK  S4P 2S5

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Location Info

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Fax: 306-766-7551

Hotline: 8-1-1

HealthLine: 24/7Professional health advice or mental health support.

Business Line: 306-766-0398

Website

www.rqhealth.ca/facilities/surgical-assessment-centre

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