Welcome Diana from Nova Scotia. I am in the US so can't answer about Canada. You might want to PM ( private message) to Frank. I know every province is different. I know with our insurance in the US we have to pay the first $6000 of any procedure each calander year. So it would cost us that amount if it was an approved surgery. Have you tried other diets or exercise. I know lots of people on these forums have had great success with low carb diets.