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About Slimband

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.

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New Slimband study confirms that gastric banding achieves weight loss on failed gastric bypass patients

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.

Slimband Staff Graduate from Skills Building Session

Toronto, ON, July 31, 2014 – Nine members of the Slimband clinic staff have successfully completed a programme of training in pre- and post-operative patient support. Conducted by Dr.Michele Nanchoff, a respected leader in the field of patient communications, she has a PhD in Counselling Psychology, and is a member of the Institute of Healthcare Communications leadership team.

Slimband Supports March of Dimes Initiative

Toronto, ON, December 11, 2013Slimband 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.

Slimband Captures Coveted Top Choice Award

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.

Losing Weight Is a Top Canadian New Year's Resolution—But Most Will Give up in the First Month

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.

Gastric Band Can Increase Chances of Pregnancy After IVF for
Overweight Women

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. "Regardless of whether a woman is undergoing IVF treatments, losing weight if you're obese is absolutely something that should be done to improve health and quality of life" the company said in a statement. Read more.

Obesity Education for American Children a Positive Step Forward

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: "We applaud the decision of the AMA to support classes on obesity awareness… Obesity is a deadly disease that affects a growing number of North Americans." Read more.

Slimband Team Raises Over One Thousand Dollars For The Canadian Diabetes Association

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

Slimband Announces Weight Loss Surgery Giveaway Contest Winners

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.

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