Edmonton Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic
The Edmonton Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic provides tertiary medical, psychological, and surgical interventions for weight managemnet and improving health. Support is provided to individuals with obesity who require complex medical management and/or surgical intervention.
The initial clinic assessment determines the patient’s specific barriers to managing their weight. The next steps in a patient's care involve developing an individualized care plan which may include:
- behaviour modification
- counseling for nutrition, physical activity, and mental health
- drug treatment and/or bariatric surgery (surgical treatment for obesity)
- coordinating care and transitioning the patient back to their family physician with recommendations from the Edmonton Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic.
Clinic staff also assess whether bariatric surgery is an option for clinic patients. Not everyone participating in the Edmonton Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic is an appropriate candidate for bariatric surgery; other treatment options may be determined to be more appropriate and successful long term. Please note, it takes several appointments and considerable time to determine eligibility for bariatric surgery.
Patients who are referred to the Edmonton Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic may be asked to participate in research activities. Patients who agree to participate will be booked for research study visits in conjunction with their regular appointments.
Bariatric equipment is in place at the clinic.
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Workshops provide people with weight management strategies to initiate treatment in managing their obesity.Anyone who may benefit from learning about weight management may attend these group education classes, but they are designed specifically for people with obesity.
A series of six free, community-based sessions where people can learn, listen and share with their peers about how to get the most out of life while coping with long-term health conditions.
Royal Alexandra Hospital
CSC (Community Services Centre) Bldg., 4th Floor
10240 Kingsway Avenue NW
Central Access 780-401-BOOK (2665) or 1-877-414-2665 (Alberta Only), Clinic Phone 780-735-5620, Information Line 780-735-1078
Street level access, elevator available.
Public Transportation Available.
This service is not available to everyone. Call for more information.
To make a referral, physicians can fax an Edmonton Adult Specialty Bariatric Clinic referral form to Central Access. Once a referral is received, the patient is contacted by a Central Access booking clerk to make an appointment for an initial clinic assessment and the referring physician is notified of this appointment.