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We are committed to working with you to achieve your weight loss goals. By helping you modify your eating behaviors, develop sound nutrition strategies and encourage physical activity, we can help simplify what may often seem like a complex process. By partnering with SmartShape Weight Loss Centre we will help you to improve your health, appearance and quality of life through significant, sustained weight loss.
Lap-Band Program (Gastric Banding)
The Lap-Band is a tool designed to help achieve sustained weight loss and is the least invasive surgical method currently available. Gastric Banding is a simple procedure where a Lap-Band is placed around the upper stomach. This limits the stomach’s capacity and results in an early and prolonged sense of fullness. The increased satiety and reduction in food intake leads to weight loss. Patients can achieve a sustained weight loss of approximately 1 – 2 lbs per week. The procedure is performed laparoscopically and therefore is minimally invasive with a fast recovery. Patients should be able to resume their normal activities within 5 to 7 days after the procedure. Following the procedure, you will continue to receive on-going support from our team. Lap-Band adjustments (called fills, or de-fills) are a regular part of our program to ensure the band is working effectively. The frequency of band adjustments varies from person to person. Approximately 5 – 10% of patients are able to lose weight at the desired pace without the need for band adjustments. The amount of weight lost depends on the proper adjustment of the Lap-Band as well as the patient’s motivation and commitment to a new lifestyle and eating habits.
Gastric Balloon Program
The Gastric Balloon is a state-of-the-art weight loss aid consisting of a soft, expandable balloon that is temporarily inserted into the stomach to stimulate the feeling of fullness. Used in harmony with a medically supervised nutrition plan and behavior modification program, it can help you achieve and maintain the health and aesthetic benefits associated with weight loss. The Gastric Balloon is a clinically accepted tool in reducing excess weight. Clinical trials show that it is more successful than conventional diets, weight loss programs and medications. Studies show that the anticipated Excess Weight Loss (%EWL) that can be expected with the Gastric Balloon is between 25% and 40%. It has been used in Europe for more than ten years and was approved by Health Canada in 2006.
The Gastric Balloon is designed to act as a mechanical aid in providing early satiety or fullness, which helps patients reduce their food intake and develop new eating habits. The balloon partially fills the stomach and patients report a feeling of fullness after eating a much smaller portion of food than normal. There is no change to the digestion or absorption of nutrients and no need for special nutritional supplements. The Gastric Balloon can be left in the stomach for up to six months before it must be removed. Our 12-month program includes the Gastric Balloon device and coaching and nutritional guidance, tailored to help you achieve and sustain weight loss.
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