Canadian Weight Loss Surgery Patients Can Now Receive Treatment at Harper Bariatric Medicine Institute

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Patients struggling with obesity problems living in Canada are now able to receive weight loss surgery from a top-rated hospital in America.

The Harper Bariatric Medicine Institute, which is located in Detroit, MI, is proclaiming itself a preferred provider of weight loss surgery for Canadian patients through the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Canadian patients can now use their national health care benefits while receiving their bariatric surgery in Detroit. Before receiving bariatric surgery from Harper BMI (http://harperbmi.org/default), Canadian patients must follow four simple steps in order to get the transition started (http://harperbmi.org/default/for-canadian-patients).

First, Canadian weight loss surgery patients must contact the Detroit Medical Center’s International Coordinator at 1-800-745-6447. Second, the patient’s Canadian primary care physician must complete the “Prior Approval Application for Full Payment of Out-of-Country Health Services” form and submit it to the Ontario Ministry of Health. Third, once the form is submitted, the patient must wait for a response from the Ontario Ministry of Health. Last, if the request is approved, the patient will need to contact Harper BMI to set up an initial consultation.

With a convenient location just a few miles away from the Windsor/Detroit border, patients traveling from Canada can easily travel to the Bariatric Medicine Institute. While traveling, patients should bring along their passport as well as their DMC Consultation letter, since they will be crossing over the border.

Harper BMI has helped thousands of patients both in the United States as well as Canada through weight loss surgery in Michigan. Harper BMI offers numerous bariatric surgeries, each designed for specific patients, surgeries include: Lap Band, Realize Band, Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve.

For more information about the process for Canadian patients call 1-877-362-9898 or go to http://harperbmi.org/default/for-canadian-patients.

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