How Your Support Team Can Help After Surgery

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Losing weight is no walk in the park.

Even with the help of weight loss surgery, you will have to make some significant lifestyle changes to lose the weight and keep it off for good. We understand just how difficult that can be. Which is exactly why the SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre provides patients with a comprehensive weight loss support team. This team of coaches and medical professionals can help guide you with care and support as you make your way to the finish line in your weight loss journey.

Let’s find out more about how a support team can help you follow a weight loss procedure!

What is a Support Team?

A support team is a group of weight loss experts who are here to help guide you following a weight loss procedure. The SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre offers several different weight loss solutions, including the LAP-BAND®, gastric sleeve, and mini gastric bypass.

Following your procedure, you can feel comfortable and confident knowing that you have ongoing support from your team. If you have any questions or concerns about your recovery, you can get in touch with your coaches, a nurse specialist, or even your surgeon to resolve your concerns, so you can get back to your stress-free weight loss journey.

Regular communication with your support team is highly recommended. Your coaches, nurse specialist, surgeon, and a registered dietitian can help you to:

  • Ensure that your body has healed properly following surgery
  • Track your progress
  • Overcome a weight loss plateau
  • Find weight loss solutions if an obstacle arises
  • Live a well-balanced healthy lifestyle

To learn more about the different weight loss surgeries offered at the SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre, schedule a free consultation.

Program Advisors and Patient Coordinators

Our program advisors and patient coordinators are here to help you every step of the way. They are more than happy to answer any questions you might have and resolve any of your concerns. They work hard to ensure that you have all the information that you require, especially throughout the planning and procedure stages of your weight loss journey.

Not only will they be your first point of contact with SmartShape™, but they will continue to provide you with care and support throughout your weight loss journey.

Registered Dietitian

A registered dietitian can help you learn to live a healthy lifestyle through a well-balanced and nutritious diet plan. Each plan is personalized based on your likes and dislikes and strategically created to help you achieve your goals. Your dietitian will help you learn how to change your eating habits and even formulate a plan to change your entire lifestyle.

If you have any questions or even need some advice, the dietitian at SmartShape™ is available through weekly educational webinars, emails, and phone calls. Your success is always our top priority.


Our coaches at SmartShape™ are highly-trained in the LAP-BAND®, gastric sleeve, and mini gastric bypass procedure and weight loss programs. They will provide you with personalized support, advice and educational materials based on the weight loss procedure that you had.

They will assist you in developing various weight management techniques and strategies until you find what helps you reach and maintain your goals. Some of these strategies can include lifestyle changes, proper nutrition, overcoming emotional eating and incorporating more exercise into your daily life, among many others.

Your coach can help you overcome weight loss plateaus and find solutions to anything that might be standing in the way of your goals. Your coaches will do everything they can to provide you with the motivation, guidance, and support that you need to lose weight and keep it off for good.

You can connect with your coach via educational webinars, Skype, email, by appointment, or over the phone. We can ensure that your coach will work tirelessly to help you achieve the confidence that you need to reach your goals and make your weight loss program work for you.

Nurse Specialists

The nurse specialists at the SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre are available to provide you with the help and care that you need, when and as often as you need it. Following your weight loss surgery, our nurse specialists will work closely with you to ensure that your healing process is going as planned, perform routine check-ups, and help you adapt to your new lifestyle.

They can also provide you with personalized counseling, so you can feel comfortable and confident as you begin your new life. Our nurse specialists are highly-trained in all our weight loss programs, so they can offer premium care to our bariatric patients and even perform adjustments to your LAP-BAND® gastric band if needed.

Your Weight Loss Journey

The help of a weight loss support team following a procedure is invaluable when it comes to your long-term success. To learn more about our various weight loss programs or the team at SmartShape™, contact us today! Let’s give your weight loss journey the boost you’ve been looking for!