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Red Deer Bariatric Specialty Clinic

This clinic provides medical, psychological, and surgical interventions for weight management 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 involve developing an individualized care plan with the patient 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 clinic

Clinic staff also assess whether bariatric surgery is an option for clinic patients. Not everyone participating in the 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.

Address

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre
2nd Floor South Complex
3942 50A Avenue
Red Deer, Alberta
T4N 4E7

Telephone

403-356-4200

Fax

403-343-4839

Wheelchair accessible

For more information please contact the service at this facility.

Getting there

This facility is located on a main bus route. Public Transportation available.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Lunch. 

Closed Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays

Available to

This service is not available to everyone. Call for more information.

Referral needed

A referral is needed to access this service. Call for more information.

A doctor referral is required.  A referral letter can be faxed to the clinic. Please ensure that the letter includes a measured height and weight, BMI, and weight related comorbidities.