Fort McMurray Obesity Surgery

Obesity is a worldwide problem that can reduce the quality of life and even shorten it. A research study shows that obesity surgery is a viable option for people who want to lose weight. Bariatric surgery patients show higher satiety levels, increased energy levels, reduced appetite, and a preference for less fatty food. Diet and exercise after surgery help patients achieve better blood glucose levels.

Mexico Bariatric Center® is making this option available to Fort McMurray, Alberta patients. Canadians can take advantage of all-inclusive packages with high-caliber weight loss surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico.

Surgical Treatment of Obesity – Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

– Laparoscopic Lap-Band Surgery

Lap-band (gastric banding) surgery is a procedure of using a band to restrict the part of the stomach. This allows for a smaller amount of food to go. The band can be adjusted as needed and can be removed when the ultimate weight goal has been achieved.

The gastric banding surgery is relatively short, and most patients go through it very well. However, the patients may develop complications later, such as intolerance to the band, slipped band and band grown to the stomach, etc.

– Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery

bougie gastric sleeveVertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) surgery is a restrictive minimally invasive procedure. The surgeon takes out about 85% of the stomach and makes the stomach in the shape of a banana. This results in a reduction in hunger and the amount of food intake. This procedure is rather newer and simpler and has shown great success for patients.

Gastric sleeve is a durable treatment for obesity and its associated diseases, such as diabetes II, high blood pressure, gout, sleep apnea, heart disease, and many more. Like gastric bypass, gastric sleeve shifts the body’s metabolic set-point to a new low and renews a patient’s life.

– Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

The RNY gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure. The surgeon divides the stomach into two parts, creating a shortcut between the upper stomach and the lower intestine. This results in fewer calories absorbed upon digestion and reduces the amount of food taken into the body.

RNY typically results in dramatic weight loss for those who elect this procedure. It is more intrusive than gastric sleeve and is good for patients with a slow metabolism.

Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) is gaining in popularity. It is similar to RNY Gastric Bypass but with one anastomosis (Y connection) instead of two. This is a viable option for patients with previous unsuccessful sleeve surgery.

What to Expect After Surgery

Regardless of the type of surgery, here are the adjustments you need to do:

  • Eat raw nuts, fruit, and vegetables daily
  • Reduce sweetened food, junk food, starchy vegetables & grains, dairy, meat, refined oil, and salt
  • Be active (walk, exercise, etc.)

Adult Obesity Rates in Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray and Northern Albertans have a higher percentage of overweight and obese adults than the province of Alberta and national averages. Overweight and obese males are more common than females. The study shows approximately 70% of adults in the north zone are overweight. Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) covers gastric banding, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and RNY gastric bypass for patients with a BMI of over 40 (over 35 with comorbidities).

Unfortunately, the wait time for these surgeries is around 7 to 10 years. Patients who don’t qualify to get these services free of charge or do not want to wait for a long time have the following option:

  • Spend only 5,000 to get weight loss surgery through Mexico Bariatric Center with top bariatric surgeons and a solid track record

About Fort McMurray

Center of Canada’s oil boom, Fort McMurray is a Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo located in the northeast of Alberta. Nestled in the Boreal forest, Fort McMurray is in the middle of the Athabasca oil sands or tar sands (large deposits of bitumen or extremely heavy crude oil). The decline in oil prices in this blue-collar community has caused layoffs and has decreased investment. A plan to construct a new $20 billion oilsands mine can potentially boost Fort McMurray’s ailing economy.

Snye Point Park - Fort McMurray AB Canada
Snye Point Park – Fort McMurray AB Canada

The Syncrude mine, covering 140,000 km2 (54,000 sq mi), is the largest in the world. Opened in 1978, it can be seen at the Syncrude giants of mining with bucket wheels only 35 minutes north of Fort McMurray’s downtown.

Fort McMurray’s estimated permanent population is about 68,000 (2021), which is not too far from the pre-fire population of 82,000 (2015). The city has a transient worker population of more than 43,000 (2015).

Fort McMurray Airport - Mexico Bariatric Center
Fort McMurray Airport – Mexico Bariatric Center

The sky in Fort McMurray is amazing, and the Aurora Borealis, or northern lights, are fascinating. The Surekha’s on the Snye on the Clearwater River is a nice park where you can hang out with family and eat at the restaurant.

Fort McMurray has a borderline subarctic climate with severe winters. Like Calgary, it also gets chinook winds during periods of warming during the winter. The summers are only three months with an average temperature above 50 °F.

Fort McMurray Airport - Mexico Bariatric Center
Fort McMurray Airport – Mexico Bariatric Center

A severe wildfire began southwest of Fort McMurray on May 1, 2016. The fire swept through the community on May 3, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation (of 88,000 people) in Alberta’s history. After burning 1,500,000 acres and destroying almost 2,400 homes & buildings, the fire was declared contained on July 5, 2016.

Wood Buffalo Primary Care Network (WBPCN)

Fort Mcmurray Airport

Wood Buffalo Primary Care Network is one of Alberta’s first Primary Care Networks, or PCN, formed in (2006). WBPCN is a collaborative team of healthcare providers led by a group of Family Physicians to develop and deliver comprehensive chronic disease management and preventative care programs for local residents.

About Mexico Bariatric Center

MBC Air Canada Fort McMurray

The increased need for obesity treatment and inadequate resources in Alberta have caused rising interest in patients going over the border. Mexico Bariatric Center® (MBC) is a top coordinating company for obesity surgery in Tijuana, Mexico. MBC’s surgical teams have over 20 years of experience and have performed over 25,000 surgeries collectively. Mexico Bariatric Center has helped hundreds of patients with obesity problems get quality and affordable weight loss surgery.

Mexico Bariatric Center is at the forefront of educating obese patients – check out the MBC bariatric surgery source. MBC has made the qualification for this surgery as easy as 1-2-3 without a barrier.

MBC’s Fort Mcmurray Seminar 2018

Mexico Bariatric Center offers affordable weight loss surgery without compromising quality in Mexico. Dedicated bariatric surgeons, top-rated facilities, nutritional support, complete aftercare, and all-inclusive surgery packages are offered in the Mexican cities of Tijuana and Guadalajara.

MBC surgeons are capable of handling gastric sleeve (BMI of over 30 to 100+), single incision sleeve, RNY gastric bypass, mini bypass, duodenal switch (also single-anastomosis duodenal switch), endo sleeve (ESG), gastric balloon, and any type of revisional/reversal surgery.

All-Inclusive MBC Bariatric Packages (not including airfares)


Private Transportation (Inbound, In-Town, Outbound)
Pre-Op Tests (EKG & Blood Test)
Post-Operative Medications
Post-Operative Test (3 Leak Tests & Drain)
Certified Dedicated Bariatric Hospital
Skilled & Experienced Surgeons
Certified & Dedicated Bariatric Surgeons
Team of Surgeons A team of 6 Surgeons
Limited Number of Surgeries per Surgeon per Day 3 to 4 Surgeries
Close to Zero Complication Rate 0.05%
Hospital Stay 2 (sleeve), 3 (Bypass) Nights
Hotel Stay 4.5-Star, 1 Night
Follow-up Aftercare
Surgeon Liasion
Nutritionist Consultation (Pre-Op)
Nutritionist Consultation (Post-Op)
Tour of Tijuana
U.S. (California) Corporation
BBB Member
Medical Tourism Association Member & Certification
12+ Years in Medical Tourism
Optional Medical Tourism Insurance
Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy From $4,395
RNY Gastric Bypass From $5,795
DS/BPD & SADi-S From $6,695

What Makes MBC a Top Medical Tourism Choice10-year-celebration (1)

  • Highly reliable and affordable all-inclusive packages
  • Operating in Tijuana, Mexico, with Advanced Medical Centers and Proximity to the U.S. Border
  • Hundreds of patients have achieved weight loss success
  • Dedicated Surgeon Liaison to Help Patients Go Through Weight Loss Successfully
  • Dedicated Nutrition & Aftercare Personnel to Help Patients Achieve Weight Loss Success
  • Bi-Monthly Bariatric Seminars in Canada
  • Monthly Webinars for pre-surgery diet and post-surgery aftercare
  • Facebook support group with thousands of successful bariatric patients
  • A+ Member of U.S. Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Certified by the Medical Tourism Association and also a Member
  • Experienced, young bariatric surgeons
  • Limited Number of Surgeries Per Weight Loss Surgeon Per Day
  • Specialized Bariatric Hospital
  • Management with over 10 years of experience in Bariatric Medical Tourism

Fort McMurray Affordable Weight Loss Surgery Providers

  • Mexico Bariatric Center® (MBC) – 855-768-7247

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