PROGRAMS

Programs That Meet Your Needs

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

ONSITE

Choose this option if you live in the Ottawa area and prefer to complete your program work onsite at our clinic.

If the program you choose includes medical supervision (ROOT™ and STREAM™), then we will coordinate your appointments with our bariatric physicians for when you are onsite at our clinic.

ONLINE

Choose this option if you live in the Ottawa area and prefer to complete your program work online.

If the program you choose includes medical supervision (ROOT™ and STREAM™), then you must still visit our clinic, at the required intervals, to meet be seen by one of our bariatric physicians.

SATELLITE

Choose this option if you live in Canada, but outside the Ottawa area.

You will be able to complete your program work online and receive medical supervision through a healthcare provider (physician or nurse practitioner) in your community.

PROGRAMS

PODS™

$15 / session

This is the best program for you if you want to learn more about the ins-and-outs of weight management in a relaxed group setting with supportive peers who understand and relate to your experience.

You will attend group seminars where you will learn about strategies, tactics, tools, and emerging news about weight management… all while developing a support network that will cheer you on when things are going well and lift you up when you face challenges.

These sessions are offered once per month onsite in our clinic and once per month online via web chat.

You may be elligible for a partial meal replacement if you previously completed our ROOT™ or STREAM™ program and are still being followed by one of our bariatric physicians.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

BUDS™

$120 / hour

This is the best program for you if you want to gradually lose weight or maintain your current weight with the help of a registered dietitian but without having to enroll in our more intensive programs.

You will meet one-on-one with one of our registered dietitians as often as you like and at your convenience. These meetings will be held onsite at our in clinic or by videoconference, depending on your preference.

Our registered dietitians will help you set weight goals and implement the nutrion and activity strategies you need to get reach your goals.

You may be elligible for a partial meal replacement if you previously completed our ROOT™ or STREAM™ program and are still being followed by one of our bariatric physicians.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

ROOT™

$400*

This is the best program for you if you are looking to lose 5-10%** of your starting weight.

You will meet one-on-one with one of our registered dietitians and one of our bariatric physicians every month for six months. The meetings will be held onsite at our in clinic or by videoconference, depending on your preference.

Your appointments with our bariatric physicians will be held onsite at our clinic. We will do our best to schedule these appointments at the most convenient time possible for you.

As part of this program, you may be prescribed Optifast® 900 as a partial meal replacement if medically appropriate. You may also choose not to have a meal replacement, as this program is tailored to your specific individual needs.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

STREAM™

$2,000*

This is the best program for you if you are looking to lose 10-20%* of your starting weight.

Depending on enrollment option, each week you will:

  • attend group seminars onsite at our clinic; or
  • complete online learning modules suplemented by biweekly group webchats.

Depending on your enrollment option, each week you also will:

  • meet with one of our bariatric physicians onsite at our clinic; or
  • meet with a physician or nurse practitioner in your community (satellite program).

As part of this program, you will be prescribed Optifast® 900 as a full meal replacement if medically appropriate.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

* Price does not include the cost of the Optifast® 900 meal replacement. We do not sell or dispense Optifast® 900. If you enroll in one of our onsite or online programs in which Optifast® 900 is medically approved, you can purchase it from the pharmacy next to our clinic. If you enroll in one of our satellite programs in which Optifast® 900 is medically approved, you can purchase it from your physician or nurse practitioner or, if they do not carry it, directly from Nestlé through their Optifast®  online store.

** We cannot guarantee that you will lose or keep off weight by enrolling in any of our programs. While we have been very successful in helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight, each person’s response differs based on a multitude of factors, including many of which are beyond your and our control.
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