Does OHIP cover weight loss surgery?

How can I get gastric bypass surgery for free in Ontario?

Are You Eligible for the Surgical Program?

  1. 18 years of age and older.
  2. BMI greater than or equal to 40 BMI greater than or equal to 35 but less than 40. With at least one of the following comorbidities (as determined by your physician): Coronary heart disease. Type II Diabetes mellitus. Hypertension. Diagnosed sleep apnea.

How long is the wait for bariatric surgery in Ontario?

Patients in most provinces wait for two years or more, and the wait can be as long as four to five years. Typically, wait times between consultation with a specialist and surgery is six to 12 months.

Is gastric bypass free in Canada?

Insurance may pay for you to have gastric bypass surgery outside of your province, although most provinces will not cover any expenses other than the surgery itself.

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Can you get a gastric sleeve in Ontario?

Sustained Weight Loss Made Possible With the Gastric Sleeve

SmartShape™ has helped thousands of Canadians (from areas such as Toronto, Mississauga, and throughout Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta) experience significant and sustained weight loss with modern weight loss procedures, such as the gastric sleeve.

How do I get gastric sleeve through OHIP?

The Gastric Sleeve is covered by OHIP under very specific situations as indicated below:

  1. Your BMI is greater than 60.
  2. Significant scarring in your abdomen from previous surgery that prevents performing a gastric bypass surgery.
  3. Certain medical conditions that prevent a Gastric Bypass surgery from being done safely.

How long does it take to get approved for weight loss surgery?

Most patients can be pre-approved for bariatric surgery within a matter of 90 days/12 weeks (with consecutive office visits throughout) if there are no medical weight loss program requirements, but there is no guarantee.

How can I get gastric bypass surgery for free?

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Who can have bariatric surgery?

  1. Have a BMI of 40 or more.
  2. Have a BMI of 35 or higher and have other obesity-related severe diseases that could be improved such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes or obstructive sleep apnoea.
  3. Have previously failed attempts to lose weight.

At what weight can you get gastric bypass?

Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or have a BMI between 35 and 40 and an obesity-related condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea. Weigh less than 450 pounds, the maximum weight that hospital radiology equipment can accommodate.

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What weight qualifies for gastric sleeve?

Patients who qualify for gastric sleeve surgery usually: Are at least 80 lbs (36 kg) overweight. Are between 18 and 75 years old. Have a history of failed weight loss attempts (example: failed diets)

What qualifies you for weight loss surgery?

You typically qualify for bariatric surgery if you have a BMI of 35-39, with specific significant health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure. A BMI of 40 or higher also is a qualifying factor.

Is lap band covered by OHIP?

OHIP will only cover a gastric bypass procedure if your BMI is over 40, or if your BMI is over 35 and you have serious weight-related health conditions.

How can I get weight loss surgery fast?

We suggest 6 steps to fast-track insurance approval: 1) a multidisciplinary team; 2) 6-month diet; 3) comprehensive medical evaluation; 4) flexibility and consistency; 5) analysis of each patient indication; 6) quality of cost-effectiveness and long-term monitoring and benefits.

Is optifast covered by OHIP?

How much does the OPTIFAST® weight loss program cost? The initial personal assessment and all subsequent consultations are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).

How much is VSG in Ontario?

Not only does Ontario Bariatric Clinic come with a very comprehensive program, but we also offer the most reasonable prices! The surgery package at our center costs between $16,000 to $18,000, depending on the procedure type, and whether it is a revision of previous surgery or not.

What is a typical diet after gastric sleeve?

It’s a strict diet that reduces calories as well as carbohydrates, such as sweets, potatoes, and pasta. You will eat primarily lean protein, vegetables, and low- or no-calorie fluids. Your doctor may give you a caloric goal to stick to daily.

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