Had a consult with my GP this morning to ask about a referral to Dr Nguyen or Sampath, and he immediately said yes!
I was a little worried he'd say no and told him so, he pretended to be hurt, it was all good. He's referred one patient there, and multiple general surgery patients to Dr Nguyen. He was impressed with the info the clinic had sent to his office a while ago and really likes the multi factorial approach.
Fortunately he knows me well and wasn't patronizing or overly cautionary about the risks and how it's a tool, not a cure, etc etc - he knows I research the hell out of any suggestion I've ever made...
So now I just wait for the clinic to call - I think he was making the referral to whichever surgeon had the best wait list. He also said that some extra money was being pushed out towards Bariatric surgery by the ministry, so yay!