Here are the facts:
- Morbid obesity is a chronic condition with many associated diseases.
- Diets don’t work in the long run, but you probably know this already.
- Medical experts agree that surgery is the only sure way to lose weight PERMANENTLY.
- PERMANENT weight loss will cure or improve most obesity-associated diseases including: Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol/lipids and stress incontinence.
- After successful bariatric surgery patients reduce their risk of cancer by 80% and their risk of dying by 89%.
- Click Why should you have bariatric surgery for more detailed information on the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery to help you with your research.
- This surgery is available under MEDICARE. Check with your province or territory.
- We offer this surgery in the PRIVATE SECTOR which gives you another choice as to how to proceed.
- Choose your operation date.
- Plan your business/personal life around your surgery date with no fear of cancellation.
How to use this site
We recommend some key pages of our web site that you need to navigate through.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (Lap Band) surgery is no longer recommended
We present the reasons for the decision of Dr. Christou to no longer offer laparoscopic gastric band surgery.
Learn about the chronic disease morbid obesity and the risks to your health.
Which Bariatric Surgery is Right for you
Some guidelines to help you choose.
How safe is this surgery?
We present our published experience including the data from our private hospital.
We are fortunate to have access to a licensed, fully accredited hospital facility in Montreal, Canada with highly trained staff and the latest laparoscopic equipment for bariatric surgery .
This allows us to admit and care for our patients for 1-2 days after surgery (depending on the procedure) to ensure their safety.
As an added precaution, we have a direct “service corridor” with the McGill University Health Center (MGH Pavillion), a tertiary care bariatric surgery center,where patients can be transferred if the need for intensive care arises due to rare complications of leak, pulmonary embolus or myocardial infaction (< 2% chance).
Morbidly Obese – The journey of three of our patients (please view and give us your thoughts)
Editorial comment by Dr. Christou in Bariatric News.
Please read this interesting post by Canada’s leading obesity expert.