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.