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Home » WRHA Surgery » WRHA Centre for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery » Information for Referring Physicians

Information for Referring Physicians

The Centre for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery is the only funded program in Manitoba for patients being considered for laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass or laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy. The laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy is only indicated in some instances for medical reasons. We do not offer the adjustable gastric banding or other procedures.

Specific criteria for acceptance to our program are necessary to ensure continued success. Please familiarize yourself with the Program Guidelines.

Please fax a completed referral form to 204-477-3299. Incomplete referral forms will be sent back.


Post-op follow up is available for patients who have undergone surgery through the WRHA Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program.  We are unable to provide services for patients who have pursued bariatric surgery out of province.

Centre for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery patients are seen in clinic at regular intervals for the first year after surgery. At 1 year post- op, a letter is sent to the primary care provider with information regarding long-term post-surgery recommendations. Suggested labs to monitor are also noted in this letter and we request that a copy of these results be sent to our clinic on an annual basis.

We greatly appreciate your collaboration.

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