Bariatric Surgical Program: Client Eligibility

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The program is designed to assist in the care of those clients whose BMI (Body Mass Index) is between 40 and 70.

Patients with a BMI between 35 and 40 will be considered for treatment at the clinic if there are two or more medical conditions, such as:

  • Cardiopulmonary problems;
  • Sleep apnea;
  • Diabetes mellitus;
  • High blood pressure

To be eligible you must:

  • Be a resident of Saskatchewan, with an active Saskatchewan healthcard;
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 59;
  • Must be a non-smoker at the time of referral;
  • No active substance abuse'
  • Cannot be pregnant, lactating, or become pregnant;
  • Previous weight loss attempts;
  • Be motivated and willing to make eating and lifestyle changes;
  • Commit to all aspects of the program; and
  • Be psychologically and medically fit for surgery.
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