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Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic

Provides clinical treatment options for adults with obesity.

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. Developing an individualized care plan with the patient 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 will assess whether bariatric surgery is an option for the patient. If a patient is a suitable candidate for bariatric surgery, he or she will be referred to the Edmonton Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic; Grand Prairie Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic staff will support the patient before and after the surgery.

For patients who have had previous bariatric surgery, please visit:

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Service Providers May Include
dietitians, doctors, psychologists, registered nurses (RNs)
Eligibility

Adults, age 18 to 59 at time of referral:

  • BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2, with an obesity-related comorbidity (ex. hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, osteoarthritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, sleep apnea, depression, polycystic ovarian syndrome, cardiovascular disease)

OR

  • BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2 with or without comorbidity

AND

  • No severe, untreated personality disorder, active psychosis, active substance dependencies, smoking, vaping, and / or major cognitive impairment
Service Access

Doctor referrals must include current BMI and medical history. Once a referral is received, the patient is contacted by the clinic clerk to make an appointment for an initial assessment and the referring physician is notified of this appointment.


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