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Surgeons in western Canada

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Started by vanthemanfan, Mar 26, 2009 10:26 AM
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    vanthemanfan

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 10:26 AM

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Can anyone provide me with the names of lap band surgeons in western Canada? I don't like to fly and I'm afraid of leaving Canada for this surgery.

Apparently SWLC was going to open a facility in Calgary last Fall but due to government regulations they have shelved that idea. I am on the Calgary Weight Management program wait list for this surgery. Unfortunately, the Weight Management program is not being funded at present. The Weight Management program personnel are just providing after-care for those who have already had the surgery.

I don't expect the government to ever come through for me so I'm looking for self-pay options in western Canada. Thanks for your help everyone.


    Doddie63

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Posted March 26, 2009 - 12:50 PM

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If you like, I go to a Dr. R. Woodhead, general surgeon that does bands. He gives aftercare but does not have a clinic. However, you won't require that as there are support groups in Albert.
Another doctor here is a Dr. Leung, excellent surgeon but does not have a bedside manner. He can be very verbally abusive if you don't follow his instructions. Hope this helps.


    Jazzer

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Posted April 2, 2009 - 10:45 PM

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Winnipeg has a fantastic private surgical clinic: Maples Surgical Clinic. There are two doctors who do the surgeries - Dr. Andrews and Dr. Bracken. State of the art facility, lap-band trained specialists etc. Worth a look...


    moonbeam

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Posted May 9, 2009 - 10:58 PM

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Winnipeg has a fantastic private surgical clinic: Maples Surgical Clinic. There are two doctors who do the surgeries - Dr. Andrews and Dr. Bracken. State of the art facility, lap-band trained specialists etc. Worth a look...


I was banded here on the 14th of April. A good experience thus far.


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