Slimband is Canada's premier weight loss group, specializing in reversible laparoscopic weight loss surgery with a unique 5-year aftercare program that includes nutritional counseling and coaching. Clients benefit from safe, long-lasting weight loss, increased energy levels and in many cases, the control or elimination of weight aggravated conditions like sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes. Slimband has helped more than 8,000 patients realize their dreams of losing excess weight and feeling their best.
Toronto, ON, September 17, 2014 – At the recent 19th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) in Montreal, the Slimband Clinic's surgeons presented the results of a study that conclusively demonstrates that gastric banding (AKA, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, or LAGB) can successfully achieve weight loss outcomes that patients had previously been unsuccessful in attaining with a much more surgically invasive gastric bypass operation.
Toronto, ON, July 31, 2014 – Nine members of the Slimband clinic staff have successfully completed a programme of training developed by The Institute of Healthcare Communications. Conducted by Dr. Michele Nanchoff who holds a PhD in Counselling Psychology, and is a respected leader in the field of patient communications, the programme focused on the training of staff in pre and post-operative patient support.
Toronto, ON, December 11, 2013 – Slimband is proud to have been involved as a sponsor at the March of Dimes Canada's second-annual OpportuniTeas High Tea, which took place at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel on December 8.
Toronto, ON, November 13, 2013 – Slimband is the top weight loss clinic in the Greater Toronto Area. That's according to local residents who handed the company the honour—known as the Top Choice Award—in a live vote that was held through the web and on social media.
Toronto, ON, January 16, 2013 – According to a recent survey by Virgin Mobile, 51% of Canadians make New Year's resolutions, but more than half abandon them after just one month. Healthier living continues to be a leading goal, with 30% resolving to exercise more, lose weight or eat better in 2013.
Toronto, ON, July 17, 2012 – A new study suggests that IVF fertility treatments may be less effective for obese women trying to become pregnant. In a press release, Slimband encourages overweight women undergoing IVF fertility treatments to lose weight, which may improve their chances of conceiving with the treatment.
Toronto, ON, July 11, 2012 – The American Medical Association (AMA) has endorsed providing annual education about obesity to public school students in the United States. In a press release, Slimband supports this position on obesity education:
Toronto, ON, May 8, 2012 – Slimband Team Participates in Annual Goodlife Fitness Toronto 5K Run/Walk; Company Matches Funds Team Raises for Canadian Diabetes Association
Toronto, ON, April 9, 2012 – Slimband, Canada's leading weight loss surgery clinic is pleased to announce the winners of the draws for two Slimband weight loss surgery procedures. The winners are Cheryl Tessier, 40, of Pickering, Ontario, and Heather Blake, 52, of Toronto, Ontario.
Toronto, ON, February 1, 2011 – Slimband, North America's premier weight loss surgery clinic, today announced Olga Horbaczuk of Mississauga, Ontario, as the winner from the November 2010 National Women's Show.
Toronto, ON, October 22, 2010 – If you’ve always wanted to lose weight but felt that weight loss surgery was out of your reach because of the associated costs, then now’s your chance of a lifetime as Slimband announces a special attendee sweepstakes promotion for the 2010 National Women’s Show in Toronto, ON, November 5 – 7, 2010.
Toronto, ON, October 18, 2010 – Slimband Inc. Canada's leader in weight loss surgery, is pleased to welcome Katie Jay, MSW as a guest speaker at their bi-annual Slimband Bandster Symposium, to be held in Richmond Hill, Ontario on November 12 at 11:00am.
Toronto, ON, July 30, 2009 – A new study presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery confirms that laparoscopic gastric banding surgery (LAGB) results in sustained weight loss as well as an 83% improvement or remission of Type 2 diabetes.
Toronto, ON , June 10, 2009 – Slimband today announced the launch of a new payment plan that is making weight loss surgery more affordable for Canadians. The plan requires an initial payment of $2,900, followed by affordable monthly payments of $389 over the course of the program.
Toronto, ON, May 22, 2009 – In what could be the largest study of its kind in Canada, Slimband today announced the results of its Weight Loss Benefits survey for bariatric surgery patients.
Toronto, ON, April 22, 2009 – A team of Slimband employees successfully competed in the 19th Annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb for WWF-Canada that took place on April 16th. The CN Tower Climb is a demanding competition in which competitors race up the 1,776 steps (or 144 flights) of the CN Tower. This year more than 400 teams and over 2,200 climbers competed in the Team Challenge division.