So, what is the scoop?

on 3/29/17 9:42 pm - Canada

Things have changed dramatically since I had RNY in 2010. Currently, what is the process that people follow to be considered for WLS that is covered by BC medical? When I saw my surgeon last, he mumbled something about a change in process and basically told me not to bother him again. That was in September 2015. I have some issues I need addressed including needing a scope and/or swallow to see if my surgery is intact.


Heather L.
on 4/4/17 9:27 am - Coquitlam, Canada
VSG on 03/26/15

Depending on where you live, you'll need your GP to submit a referral to either the surgeons in Richmond or Victoria. They are they only ones performing bariatric procedures in the province right now.

Richmond: Nam Nguyen, Sharadh Sampath & Ekua Yorke

Victoria: Brad Amson & Samaad Malik

VSG Mar 26, 2015 Dr. Sharadh Sampath -- 5'3" -- 47YO -- HW: 294 - SW: 261 - CW: 192 - GW: 175
Bi-lateral Brachioplasty May 8, 2017 Dr. Owen Reid
Lower Body Lift Oct 2, 2017 Dr. Owen Reid

"Weight is lost in kitchens, health is gained in gyms." - Dr. Yoni Freedhoff

on 4/4/17 9:57 am - Canada

Thanks for your response. My GP referred me to Richmond for a scope and swallow test.

    Ruby Trout 


on 4/17/17 1:38 pm
VSG on 02/09/17

I've recently been sleeved with Dr. Sampath and have met Dr. Yorke as well. If you have any questions about the processes or anything else please feel free to reach out to me.


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