People in New York who live with chronic obesity face daily challenges and long-term health risks that can be frustrating, discouraging and stressful. Unfortunately, many among them believe that bariatric surgery is not worth investigating because of the associated costs, but the truth is that the health problems and shortened life expectancy associated with chronic obesity could cost you a lot more than money.
If achieving lasting weight loss has started to feel like an impossible endeavor, going to a specialized weight loss clinic for bariatric surgery could be the solution you have been looking for. The bariatric surgery team at Clinique Michel Gagner in Montreal, Quebec, is led by a world-renowned bariatric surgery specialist who performs the minimally invasive bariatric surgery procedures that help patients achieve transformational weight loss.
If you have had long-term struggles with your weight, the decision to undergo weight loss surgery is the first step on a path towards a happier, healthier and longer life.
Although New York state’s obesity rate of roughly 25.5% is one of the lower rates in the country, this figure still represents a huge number of people who are more likely to develop a host of health problems.
The laundry list of health conditions associated with obesity includes hypertension (high blood pressure), type-2 diabetes, coronary artery disease (heart disease), and various types of cancer, each of which can be costly to treat and is potentially life threatening.
Weight loss surgery can help patients win their battle against the scale to improve their long-term health prospects. By making it possible to achieve dramatic and long-lasting weight loss, bariatric surgery gives patients the jumpstart they need to change the long-term course of their health.
Whether you’ve lived with excessive weight your whole life or just as an adult, there are safe and effective bariatric surgery techniques that can not only help you lose weight in the short term but also reverse the course of existing health conditions.
Following a consultation appointment with the bariatric surgery team at Clinique Michel Gagner, your surgeon will help you find the most appropriate type of surgery. Bariatric surgery offerings include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (similar to adjustable laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or a lap band surgery), gastric bypass, gastric balloon, duodenal switch and others.
Once the surgeon determines the best bariatric surgery candidate for you, they will provide a comprehensive follow-up plan, including nutritional and exercise guidelines as well as information about support groups and other resources to help you in your weight loss journey. Thanks to the care provided by a world-class medical team, your bariatric surgery experience will deliver life-changing results.
Patients travel from all across New York and New Jersey to visit Dr. Michel Gagner's bariatric surgery clinic in Montreal. Bariatric surgery patients from a border state, like New York, enjoy easy access to Montreal, whether travelling by car or by plane.
For travelling patients, we recommend that they be accompanied by a family member or caretaker, as they will need some assistance immediately following their bariatric surgery procedure.
Traveling patients usually spend a total of five nights in Montreal, two of which are already included in the operative fee. This time frame can vary depending on the treatment involved and the other related services the patient can opt for.
You can take control of your future! Starting with a minimally invasive bariatric procedure we will guide you down the path to long-term health and happiness with the proper follow-up care to better manage the state of your health.
The trip to Montreal is your first step on a life-changing weight-loss journey. Call us (514-922-5055) today!!
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Frequently asked questions
You will be transferred by adapted transportation (organized by the clinic) to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal the day after the surgery.
Here is the address
208 Rue Saint-Antoine Ouest
+1 (514) 288-8886
The length of stay included in the surgery fee is one night. A confirmation of the room reservation will be sent to you by email. If you wish to extend your stay, please contact the hotel directly with the confirmation number, found in the email sent by the clinic.
When will I be able to return to work? Under normal conditions, patients are able to leave their recovery rooms and return home 48 hours after the surgery.
The time required before returning to work depends on the type of work. For desk work, return times are 1-2 weeks post-op. For physical work, return times are 2-6 weeks post-op.