Welcome to the Ontario Bariatric Network
With increasing obesity rates across the country and obesity being one of main contributors to the increase in mortality rates in Canada, one of the key functions of the Ontario Bariatric Network’s is to give patients and care providers information about obesity and treatment available.
Strategies for educating and training primary care physicians and health care providers about bariatric services are being put into place. These strategies will be used for disseminating guidelines on management of pre and post-bariatric surgery patients, and for developing outreach programs to assist with patient referral.
With a goal to provide comprehensive bariatric care, the Ontario Bariatric Network has already significantly reduced wait times for Bariatric Surgery in Ontario.