Would you like to help bring awareness to government about the long wait times for bariatric surgery? Write to your MLA and the Minister of Health (HLTH.Minister@gov.bc.ca) and tell them about your wait experience. Have a look at the template Continue reading Advocating for more access to bariatric surgery.
British Columbia will spend an estimated $1.9 billion on diabetes in 2020. A government report from 2016 estimated the economic burden of obesity to be roughly $1.48 billion. By contrast, $5.2 million is spent on bariatric surgery, by far the Continue reading Fact Sheet
In British Columbia, there are medical and surgical centres for treatment of obesity. All centres use a multidisciplinary approach with dietitians, nursing, mental health workers and physicians working together in the interest of the patient. The two surgical centres of Continue reading State of care in British Columbia
The BC Obesity society is an organization dedicated to the treatment of the disease of obesity. This society serves to educate the population as well as healthcare practitioners in B.C. about the disease. We are also tasked with advocating on Continue reading What is the BC Obesity Society?
Obesity is a medical disease (not a “your fault” problem”) and recognized as such by the Canadian Medical Association. This disease is incredibly complex and incompletely understood. The disease seems to be caused by a complex interplay between gut-hormones acting Continue reading What is obesity?
The 2017 BC Obesity Society Summit will be held on April 8, 2017 at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver. We would like to welcome Dr. Laurent D. Biertho, Associate Professor from Laval University as our visiting keynote Continue reading 2017 BC Obesity Summit