I haven't been here for a while but I did go to my doctor here in Halifax, Nova Scotia and asked her to refer me for Vertical Sleeve surgery, which she did. The problem is that there is a 5 year waiting list and I am almost 62. Oh well, I will see what happens. Very frustrating but I think this is the only doctor who does it. Dr. James Ellsmere is the guy that I think I will be seeing. I have heard that MSI will not pay for it but I think someone on this website DID get it paid for. I would LOVE to hear from anyone who DID get it paid for and what determined how it got paid for. I have T2 diabetes and am probably 125 pounds overweight. My blood sugars are pretty stable and my blood pressure is 125/75 and health is good.