Canada & Alaska Patients

Many of our patients are neighbors, from towns and cities around the Puget Sound.

Many however don’t live as close, coming to us from seemingly distant locations such as Canada and Alaska. This is due to the unique nature and quality of what Eviva provides.

We pride ourselves on coordinating appointments, education, and procedures around your busy schedule to insure your care and progress are complete and seamless as possible. We want you to get what you need when you need it.

In most cases, our “traveling patients” can conduct their initial consult and coordinate essential education remotely over the phone or via telemedicine. With the actual surgery, many patients spend about 5 to 7 days in the Puget Sound area. They will see the surgeon for their pre-operative appointment and the surgery will then be performed within a couple days. Prior to heading home, the patient will be seen again to assure all is well.

Follow up appointments are then provided via telemedicine by our dietitian and medical staff to insure the patient is on track, meeting weight loss goals and doing so safely.

Every patient’s needs are different. Your experience and schedule will depend on your financial or insurance situation and surgeon recommendations.

Call us today to speak with one of our experienced staff members who can customize and tailor a plan that meets your needs, no matter your location. They’ll walk you through the process, assist with lodging and other reservations to make sure your trip is as convenient as possible. In some cases, your insurance may even cover your transportation and lodging.


For our Friends to the North, ask about our Canadian Prompt Pay Package which includes:

  • Surgeon and procedure fees
  • Facility or hospital fees
  • Anesthesiology services
  • Convenient Telemedicine Nutrition and Follow up visits
  • Access to our Eviva Online Community

Feel free to send us an email at [email protected] if you have any questions.

We look forward to taking care of you at Eviva

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