What To Expect On Your Slimband Weight Loss Services Journey
Here’s what we mean by comprehensive care.
From the moment you contact us, we are here for you.
You may decide immediately, after learning more about our program and its high success rate, that the Slimband® Adjustable Gastric Band is for you. In that case, we would set up a preliminary consultation to get things started and discuss your needs.
What if you feel you need more time to reflect further on whether Slimband Weight Loss Services is the right choice?
We understand that. And we’ll be there until you’re ready to make a decision. Whether it involves decreasing your anxiety or simply to continue providing answers to your questions until you’re ready to make the decision that’s right for you.
Our customized care program begins by learning about your history and needs, while educating you on the Slimband® Adjustable Gastric Band procedure and what to expect in the days that follow it. Prior to the day of your surgery, you can expect the following:
A comprehensive medical questionnaire is completed and various blood tests are performed to ensure that you are in good enough health to proceed with surgery.
Prior to commencing a short pre-operative detox plan, a thorough review of your eating habits, food preferences, allergies and food intolerences is taken to ensure that your follow-up nutritional guide is specifically tailored to you.
Successful patients tend to be those with the support of their family and friends. If you indicate that you do not have that support network in place and would like to receive it, our patient support team will work closely with you to connect you with other banded patients and medical professionals to help you along your journey.
The more prepared you are for this journey, the better; our goal is to help ensure that you have a solid understanding of gastric banding surgery benefits and risks, that you've set realistic goals and that you understand what life is like with a Slimband® Adjustable Gastric Band. To best prepare you, we have created several videos, handouts and instructions to follow based on what has worked in our practice.
Our team will help you coordinate your surgery day and post-op surgery support plan including providing special rates for overnight hotel stays and arranging for transportation after your procedure.
To help you heal faster and set you on the road to success, you'll receive an easy to follow companion guide with step-by-step instructions for each phase of the recovery program.
You won't just hear from us by phone after your Slimband procedure. We have an email campaign that begins the day after your surgery – these daily e-mails are meant to help you during the healing stage, and will provide you with flavourful, quick to make recipes, advice from Slimband staff members on weight loss, and more.
We're committed to checking in with you after your Slimband® Adjustable Gastric Band procedure to ensure that you are healing properly and on your way to losing weight with the band. You will receive a phone call from your Surgical Center the day after your surgery, and another five days following your procedure. You will also receive a call from your Success Coach after your surgery to begin your program.
At any time, you can call Slimband Weight Loss Services Support to talk with one of our experts, or discuss post-opertive support options. The number to call is: 1.800.298.0684. You can also reach support through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Slimband® Adjustable Gastric Band adjustment (or fill) is a scheduled appointment with a doctor or nurse to help the band work effectively. Using a port attached to the band, the nurse "fills" or "de-fills" the band with a saline solution via a needle and syringe, tightening or loosening as needed. It's a simple and painless procedure, done in just a few minutes. The number of adjustments required to find just the right restriction varies from patient to patient.