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Programs & Services


Bariatric Specialty Clinic

The Red Deer Bariatric Specialty Clinic only provides services for patients interested in bariatric surgery.

For patients interested in bariatric surgery, the clinic provides and surgical interventions for weight management and health improvement. The initial clinic assessment determines the patient's specific barriers to managing their weight. The next steps involve developing an individualized care plan with patients which may include:

  • behaviour modification
  • counselling for nutrition, physical activity, and mental health
  • bariatric surgery (surgical treatment for obesity)
  • coordinating care and transitioning the patient back to their family physician with recommendations from the clinic.

Not everyone participating in the clinic is an appropriate candidate for bariatric surgery. Please note, it takes several appointments and considerable time to determine eligibility for bariatric surgery.

Contact Details

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

Location Info
2nd Floor South Complex
Address
3942 50A Avenue
Red Deer, Alberta
T4N 4E7
Telephone
403-356-4200
Fax
403-343-4839
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Note

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

Closed Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays

Access
Service Providers May Include
dietitians, doctors, psychologists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers, surgeons
Eligibility

Adults, aged 18 to 59 at time of referral with:

  • BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 with severe obesity-related co-morbidity, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea, obesity-hypoventilation syndrome, Pick- wickian syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, pseudotumor cerebri, gastroesophageal reflux disease, asthma, venous stasis disease, severe urinary incontinence, debilitating arthritis, considerably impaired quality of life, and disqualification from other surgeries as a result of obesity.

OR

  • BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2 with or without weight-related comorbidity.

AND

  • Non-Smoking / vaping for 6 months (no inhalation products including tobacco and cannabis)
  • No severe, and / or unmanaged mental illness, active substance dependencies, and / or major cognitive impairment.
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services