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Home » WRHA Surgery » WRHA Centre for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery » Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Current Inclusion Criteria1:

  • BMI between 35 and 65
  • BMI between 30-35 with associated obesity-related comorbidities2
  • Age range 18-70
  • Unsuccessful attempts with structured diet and exercise regimens
  • Absence of untreated psychiatric disorders or untreated substance abuse disorders
  • Non-smoking status
  • Resident of Manitoba

1 In alignment with the latest recommendations from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Canadian Consensus Guidelines

2 For example: Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

 Contraindications include:

  • Noncompliance with follow-up, diet, exercise and behavior modifications
  • Immobility
  • Untreated or unmanaged psychiatric/eating disorder
  • Untreated or unmanaged substance abuse disorder
  • Severe medical problems (e.g.- ischemic heart disease or pulmonary hypertension)
  • Smoking (must be smoke free for 6 months before being considered for program)

Download our referral form (PDF, 232 KB)

Patients who meet the inclusion criteria are notified by our office and invited to attend a mandatory information session. The referring physician will also receive a letter of correspondence regarding the referral.

Please note, our program offers the Laparoscopic Roux-En Y Gastric Bypass and in some instances (for medical reasons) the Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy may be indicated. We do not offer the Adjustable Gastric Banding procedure.

If you have any further questions please call (204) 477-3540.