When I first mentioned having gastric bypass surgery done to my family physician in Canada, he didn’t know the first thing about how to begin the process. I had to provide him with the name of the endocrinologist, and the gastric surgeon! Apparently I’m the first of his patients to ever push to have this done, surprisingly enough. Maybe the others were wise enough to know a person would be dead before they ever made it off the wait list?
Called today to see where I was on the wait list for Dr. Bosoliel in Moncton, NB.
He is the ONLY surgeon in the province performing this surgery, which doesn’t sound so so bad…..until I realized he’s also doing REGULAR surgeries too!
I was told they are currently taking patients who have been on the wait list since 2007, for CONSULTS only! Not even their surgeries! Which means I’m facing at LEAST another 4 years just to shake his hand and say hello. So I asked “what if I pay for it myself?” to be told “we don’t do that anymore.”
By the time I do get in, I’ll be too old for Medicare to cover it. I believe the cut off age is 52.
The cost of having the gastric bypass surgery done in Mexico is approx $11K.
If only I could afford a lottery ticket!
What’s the point?
VERY TOTALLY BEYOND DISGUSTINGLY discouraged in NB.