Real Options for Overweight Therapy™


Losing weight and keeping it off is not as simple as ‘eat less and move more’. Your weight is the result of complex set of factors including preexisting health conditions, learned habits, external influences, physical limitations, and more. Making sense of this puzzle and managing it is what ROOT™ is all about. In this program, we will provide you with realistic options, based on sound evidence and clinical expertise, that will help you lose 5% to 10% of your starting weight or maintain your hard-earned weight loss.


This program, which is offered onsite only at this time, is a six-month program that involves a monthly 1:1 visit with one of our registered dietitians followed by a 1:1 visit with one of our bariatric physicians.  We coordinate both visits so you only have to come to the clinic once per month.

The visits with our registered dietitians take about 30-60 minutes:

  • The initial consult is approximately 60 minutes; and,
  • Follow-up visits are approximately 30 minutes

The visits with our physicians:

  • The initial consult is approximately 30-45 minutes
  • Follow-up visits are 10-15 minutes

As part of this program, you may be prescribed a partial meal replacement (Optifast® 900) if our bariatric physician determines it is medically appropriate, which is the case for most but not all patients.


This program requires referral by a physician or nurse practitioner. You can access our referral form here.

One we receive a referral for you from your physician or nurse practitioner, we will call you to schedule a consult with one of our bariatric physicians, who will review the ROOT™ program with you and assess your medical readiness it.


$420 for 1 consult and 5 follow-ups with a registered dietitian.

Physician visits are free if you are covered by OHIP.

The cost of the meal replacement is not included in the price of this program. You can purchase Optifast® 900, with a prescription from one of our bariatric physicians, at the adjoining pharmacy (we do not sell or dispense Optifast®).

If you are looking for more structure and support, you also can add meal planning for $130 for the duration of the program.

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