5-Year AfterCare Success Program

Want To Lose Weight and Keep It Off?

Studies show that having a support system is crucial for maintaining weight loss after bariatric surgery in Canada. While a cheering squad of friends and family is great, having a team of dedicated medical experts on your side is the key to success. That’s why SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre developed an exclusive 5-year AfterCare Success Program and includes it in the cost of every bariatric weight loss surgery we perform in Toronto, Ontario, for patients from throughout and outside Canada.

Program Overview

SmartShape’s 5-Year AfterCare Success Program, the longest and most comprehensive weight loss surgery aftercare program in Canada, includes:

  • Comprehensive pre and post-operative handbooks
  • Customized health checks before and after surgery
  • Regular virtual appointments with a registered dietitian or registered nurse based on post-surgery milestones and each patient’s specific needs
  • Educational guides that address patient-specific concerns
  • Monthly webinars and access to on-demand video education series
  • Regular access to the SmartShape AfterCare Success Team, through phone or email, as needed 

SmartShape’s AfterCare Success Team is ready to guide you through every step of your weight loss journey so you can live your best life.

Our Patients' Success Will Inspire You

Sara's Story

"I was ready to change my life for the better!"

I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I was overweight as a child and never really grew out of it. I was always the "chubby girl" in school and carried this into high school and university. I lost weight before starting post-secondary school through intense calorie restriction and exercise but unfortunately packed it all back on (and more!) with the stress of studying… Read On

"I was ready to change my life for the better!"

A Dedicated Team of Bariatric Specialists

With both registered nurses and registered dietitians, our AfterCare Success Team can provide truly customized healthcare. We even have one of Canada’s first certified bariatric nurse (CBN) specialists on our team. Our patients get to know these amazing women because their positions are full-time. Plus, emails and phone calls outside of regularly scheduled appointments are always welcome—and included. There are no extra fees.

Our team of nurses and dietitians provides you with customized health, wellbeing, and nutrition support, plus all the educational resources you need to succeed.

Years of Support

SmartShape offers support for 5 years after every bariatric surgery. Patients who receive only one year of aftercare through other weight loss centres often end up hiring a private dietitian to support them for years after their surgery—and they’re only receiving a fraction of the services that SmartShape offers.

Available When and Where You Need Us

While transforming your body and life is a rewarding process, it can feel overwhelming at times. Our AfterCare Support Team has the expertise, compassion, and patience required to help you work through any struggles you may encounter. We offer a variety of other flexible support resources to help you stay on track after surgery, including:

  • Appointments with our nurses and dietitians in person and virtually
  • Phone and email access to our team whenever a question or concern comes up
  • Regular educational webinars that include time for Q&A
  • Online patient forum
  • Monthly support group

Visit our events calendar for details.

FAQs About the AfterCare Success Program at SmartShape

How often will I speak or meet with the SmartShape AfterCare Success Team?

Our check-ins happen regularly in the first year after weight loss surgery. On top of your regular appointments, there are monthly educational webinars, and you are free to email or call with questions at your convenience. Following the first year, your appointments will be scheduled as needed. You are welcome and encouraged to attend the monthly webinars to refresh your memory and make lasting habits.

Who is on the AfterCare Success Team?

Our AfterCare Success Team includes three nurses and two dietitians with experience coaching and caring for bariatric patients from all backgrounds.

What kind of support will I receive from the AfterCare Success Team?

Our nurses will provide in-depth healthcare information specific to your surgery and your health history. They will ensure that you are healing well after your surgery and reaching health milestones. Our dietitians will support your nutritional needs, advising on what, when, and how to eat to properly nourish your body as it transforms.

Can I contact my surgeon?

Yes. SmartShape bariatric surgeons can provide some post-surgery guidance. Send a message to the AfterCare Success Team, and they will relay your question to the surgeon.

What are the webinars about?

Our regular webinars cover specific nutrition and care needs following each kind of bariatric surgery we perform. We also cover weight loss myths and facts, what to eat when ordering from a restaurant, and digestive health.

Can the AfterCare Success Team support my mental health?

Our nurses and dietitians are experts in bariatric procedures and understand the stress that can accompany big life changes. We will provide emotional support and be your personal cheerleaders. If your needs go beyond our expertise, we can refer you to the right mental health provider.

How much does the AfterCare Success Program cost?

The AfterCare Success Program is included in the cost of every weight loss surgery we perform.

What happens after 5 years?

Congratulations! You have graduated from our program! You will still have access to all the educational material we have provided you, and if you need additional support, we can refer you to an appropriate provider.

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