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Bariatric Surgery in Ottawa

Sometimes, dieting and exercising is simply too slow at producing the results that some people need to change the long-term course of their health.

In order to create the ideal conditions for rapid weight loss, many people opt for weight-loss surgery to jump start their lifestyle changes. If you have been struggling with weight management, undergoing bariatric surgery can be life changing.

If appropriate for you, bariatric surgery could set you on the path to a healthier future.

Obesity in Ontario

Ontario has a lot to offer. It has been consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country, and has a large contingent of fitness-focused residents. It also has a dynamic economy, bustling urban centers, stunning landscapes and huge expanses of beautiful wilderness.

However, many people in Ottawa struggle with weight management. In Ontario, 57.1% of people are now classified as overweight, and a full quarter of the total provincial population is considered obese. People in these categories face increased risks for many health problems, which can lead to a great deal of time spent in the health care system.

If weight management is a persistent issue for you, enjoying the benefits of the lifestyle in Ottawa can be far more difficult than it has to be. To find out if bariatric surgery could be the right move for you, get in touch with us and learn more by filling out our questionnaire.

Bariatric Surgery

Obesity increases the risks of type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, among other problems. Obese people are anywhere from twice to four times as likely to face these potentially life-threatening health problems than people with a healthy weight.

Ontario residents who have battled weight management issues have more health care options at their disposal than they realize. There are safe ways to initiate the kind of rapid and long-term weight loss you need. A medical procedure, like a gastric bypass, is a safe and effective way to help people make lasting lifestyle changes and bring their weight under control.

A bariatric surgery like a gastric bypass can help people lose weight quickly to reduce their risk for these and other health problems.

A Healthcare Leader

Dr. Michel Gagner is an internationally renowned bariatric surgeon, who has pioneered numerous techniques in the field of weight loss surgery. His procedures are minimally invasive to promote faster healing, reduce stress on the body and shorten recovery time.

While Dr. Gagner’s offices are located in Montreal, he is committed to developing the best possible weight management plan for your health, no matter where you are in Ontario, from Ottawa to Thunder Bay.

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Frequently asked questions

Your recovery from surgery will take place in the surgery center's recovery room for the first night, and then in our Westmount Square convalescent center for the following night.

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.