A Heart for Canadians

I have special place in my heart for Canada. I think that’s why so many Canadians consistently choose to have their bariatric weight loss surgeries (including lap band and gastric plication) performed at Obesity Control Center.

In fact, Canada and I have a long history together. Over five years ago I was invited to hold one of the first gastric band (lap band) workshops ever held in Canada. While I was there we trained the first dozen Canadian surgeons who are now the leaders in performing the procedure. Additional Canadian workshops followed and now that the procedure has gained worldwide acceptance, Obesity Control Center has steadily received an increasing number of patients from Canada.

There are many advantages for Canadians to having weight loss surgery at Obesity Control Center. Most importantly for you, however, is the fact that we thoroughly understand the Canadian healthcare system especially its strengths and weaknesses by province. We also understand the out of pocket cost issues and prolonged waiting lists required to get weight-loss surgery in your territory.

Our convenience, price, expertise and unparalleled experience have made us the first choice for Canadians who desire this life-changing procedure. I take great pride in helping you and your fellow countrymen and women reach their weight loss goals and realize a fantastic life of joy and freedom!

We’ve have had so many success stories that I’d like to ask you to take a few minutes to review just a few of the hundreds of testimonials from our other Canadian patients. Click here. http://obesitycontrolcenter.com/canada/


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OCC’s epidemiologist is closely monitoring the COVID-19 status and is actively issuing updates as they are available. The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization are the most trusted sources online.  While the CDC has announced new mask protocols for vaccinated individuals, there will be no changes for our office protocols for patients, guests, and staff members as the announcement does not apply to hospitals or medical facilities. Masks are still a requirement for all patients, guests and staff at our facility.

As we reinitiate weight loss surgery, we are constantly adapting and installing new and updated safety measures.

Weight loss surgery is medically necessary.

Bariatric Surgery and the clash of two pandemics.   

Major metabolic and bariatric surgery Societies and colleges globally are now calling for the safe resumption of bariatric and metabolic surgery before the COVID-19 pandemic is declared over. 

The sooner bariatric surgery can be safely performed, the quicker obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases can be reduced or resolved as they are not only chronic they are also progressive.  Obesity is also linked to more than 40 diseases including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and at least 13 different types of cancer.

A recent statement from the ASMBS says “Before COVID-19 began, it was clear that patients with obesity were ‘safer through surgery.’ In the era of COVID-19, ‘safer through surgery’ for patients with obesity may prove to be even more important than before.” Obesity and Metabolic syndrome have been identified as an independent risk factor for adverse outcomes including death among COVID-19 patients.

See here for full COVID-19 update. 

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