Weight Loss solutions as unique as you are.
At Slimband, we understand our patients have individual needs. As a result, we offer a variety of additional specialized surgical weight loss solutions that address their medical history.
Our highly trained medical team has diverse and extensive experience in such specialized fields as bariatric surgery, plastic surgery and general anesthesia. They have performed over 7,000 weight loss surgery procedures and over 10,000 patient intubations combined, thereby helping to establish Slimband as a pioneer in surgical weight loss techniques.
The Slimband procedure involves the surgical placement of a silicone band around the upper portion of the stomach. Performed under general anesthesia using laparoscopic techniques that require only minor key-hole incisions, this fully-reversible procedure takes less than 30-minutes to perform, and patients usually go home the same day.
Why the Slimband Is An Effective Weight Loss Solution:
1. It helps you feel full faster.
2. It slows down your digestion so that you’re not hungry between meals.
Using Slimband’s “Slimspot” proprietary technique, we set the optimal restriction of the Slimband at the time of surgery. This measurement is customized to minimize the risk of the band being too tight at the completion of surgery. This new “Slimspot” reduces the number of “fills” needed and speeds up your weight loss.
Individuals who have an elevated Body Mass Index (BMI) often suffer from metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, today more than 10 million Canadians live with diabetes or pre-diabetes and roughly 90% of those people have type 2 diabetes. The Slimband surgery has allowed these complex metabolic problems to be significantly improved or alleviated through facilitating long-term sustainable weight-loss.
Generally speaking, a failed weight loss procedure has occurred if after having had weight loss surgery you develop an intolerance to certain foods or are experiencing an overall decrease in the quality of your life. Other notable symptoms of a failed weight loss surgery include additional health issues or regaining the majority of the original weight lost.
If you’re truly committed to reaching your ideal weight, you shouldn’t let a failed surgery stand in your way. A Slimband surgeon will evaluate your condition and make a recommendation based on the findings.
As a result of various health conditions, certain patients are at a higher risk of surgical complications than others.
In those cases, before the Slimband procedure is considered, an accurate health assessment will take place to ensure the possibility of complications is avoided wherever possible.
We always judge the potential risks against the benefits. However, when considering that some estimates suggest that morbid obesity ranks as the second highest preventable cause of death (cigarette smoking being the leading cause) in North America, it would appear that for most, the benefits outweigh the potential risks.
Obesity is something that’s most often associated with adults, but it’s rapidly becoming an issue among today’s young adults. In fact, it’s estimated there are more than three times as many obese adolescents (aged 12 to 19) today than there were only three decades ago.
In past generations the belief was that excess weight was not a major long-term health concern, but recent studies have found that those suffering from adolescent obesity are potentially at significant risk for very serious short-term and long-term complications.
Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery and lost substantial body mass sometimes have some excess skin in various areas. The most common areas of concern are the tummy, buttocks, thighs, arms and breasts.
We offer Slimband patients a complimentary consultation where, if necessary, an individualized surgical plan will be developed.
If more than one site needs attention, a rational surgical approach is explored using synergistic procedures to limit the number of operative sessions.