on 5/6/21 6:07 am
Tomorrow, I will start it too!
You we need to get your MD to submit a referral online to the Bariatric registry. The referral must be done online.
While that is being done ask about a referral from GP for a scope to check out your pouch. If everything is good consider going back to basic. Track intake, cut out the junk that creeps back into our diets. Keep track of these changes as it will help once you get seen by the bariatric centre. They will want to see that you have made these changes but they have no worked.
Once you are accepted and assigned a centre you will be seen by Nurse, Dietician, Social worker, Psychologist, Surgeon etc.. There are also nutrition classes. Each site works just a little different. After surgery they will follow up with you for at least a year or more
I'm late to the party... I see you posted your question on the 6th and your surgery is on the 19th I am curious to know what pathway you decided to go with. I'm going to share my opinion and experience with you anyways, please keep in mind I am not a medical professional and this is just an opinion. I'll start with some background information; my name is Charlie and I had RNY surgery with UHN (Toronto Western) August 8th 2020; male 6'1 and pre surgery I was approx. 417lbs (BMI of approx. 50) but you can do the math. Based on my personal experience with the program I was very happy with which my care as a patient was handled. Pre COVID my family DR. noticed my weight (which isn't hard at 4 bills) and informed me about the weight loss programs Ontario has to offer. The first Program being with the Wharton Weight Loss medical clinic (Where you count calories, see councillors, and do weekly weight in) the second offer was weight loss surgery (but with a waitlist of at least 2 years) Now, I lucked out! Because while I was still on the fence about weight loss surgery... I was enrolled in the Wharton program and placed on the waiting list for WLS (Now if my number was called and I had lost my excess weight with the weight loss clinic or if I decided that I changed my mind) I could opt out. Upon agreeing to do WLS with UHN, they set me up with a team! Prior to surgery I had to meet and speak with a psychologist, nutritionist, dietitian, and finally the Surgeon. Pre COVID I had to attend information classes, meet with my assigned team prior and after surgery for reporting and follow up. I believe twice a month they even had support groups setup. Now, to answer your question during my information session they advised that everyone is different... they presented the pros/cons to the different surgeries RNY vs. Sleeve and then closed with... based on your personal medical history they would make the best decision on your behalf (I'm speaking about the types of surgeries one could have) not once was anything mentioned about strict OHIP legistation regarding the procedures. I trusted with the information I provided as medical professionals they were making the best decision on my behalf. Due to COVID my surgery was also pushed back from its original date, and at the time I had no idea that my surgery would be taking place on the 8/8/2020. Eight months deep and I feel Human, I don't think the RNY is bad all I personally would have chosen this pathway if I were given the option. 8 month deep and down approx. 80lbs I have a youtube channel where I go more in depth about my experience. I hope in my ramble I was able to help, all the best in your journey. I am always around if you need someone who understands to chat with.
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on 4/27/21 4:47 am
I have had bariatric surgery in NS Approx 11 years ago. I have regained some of the weight back and tried to get off with no luck. I am just wondering what is the revision process like from first step to the revision and afterwards.
on 4/24/21 11:06 am
Dr. Ronnie Borsuk
Operates out of Winchester Hospital
He did an amazing job.
Roux En Y - Jan. 4, 2017
HW 283 SW 260 CW 165
IN THE END WE ONLY REGRET CHANCES WE DIDN'T TAKE.
on 4/21/21 5:03 pm
Your family Dr. Can give you a script for the optifast. I've done it. I went to Optifast website. I phoned them. They said they would fax the requisition to my family Dr. They ok'd it and Optifast delivered. This was 3 years ago.
Referred January 7/17, Orientation Humber May 28/17, Meet Dr. August 4/17, TRIO November 3/17, Internist November 21/17, Surgeon again December 21/17, Pre-op assessment January 4/18 and Surgery January 12/18.
on 4/17/21 7:55 am - Hamilton, Canada
on 4/16/21 4:41 pm
Usually it is 3-4 months from this point. But they have cancelled all elective surgeries in Ontario now. The first part of my surgery was cancelled due to the first wave and I had to wait 6 months. You may have to wait a bit. Call the office and his secretary will let you know what they are doing.