Have you been wondering what life might be like after your mini gastric bypass surgery at our weight loss centre in Toronto, Ontario? If you’ve been researching weight loss surgery in Canada, chances are you may have stumbled upon SmartShape Weight Loss Centre. SmartShape is Canada’s first Bariatric Center of Excellence, as accredited by the Surgical Review Corporation. Our team of bariatric specialists includes expert weight loss surgeons, registered pre and post-op nurses, and registered dietitians. We have helped thousands of Canadians make their weight loss goals a reality.
Whether prompted by health-related issues or failed diet attempts, the mini gastric bypass surgery is rapidly emerging as a preferred weight loss surgery for patients with a BMI of 30+ and weight-related health issues. As you consider this life-changing surgery, keep reading as we share a few of our patients’ success stories and explain how this effective weight loss procedure works.
What is the Mini Gastric Bypass?
The mini gastric bypass is one of four types of weight loss procedures offered at SmartShape Weight Loss Centre, resulting in long-lasting and healthy weight loss. It’s simple, safe, and effective, and the modern alternative to the traditional gastric bypass surgery. The mini gastric bypass offers a more streamlined procedure with reduced overall complication rates.
How Does the Mini Gastric Bypass Work?
It is performed laparoscopically, which means small incisions are made in the abdomen and surgical tools equipped with tiny cameras are used to perform the surgery through the incisions. These small incisions ensure minimal scarring and a faster recovery. The mini gastric bypass works in two ways:
- It reduces the size of your stomach by creating a smaller stomach “pouch” that bypasses a large portion of your stomach. As you eat, the small pouch of stomach fills and sends signals to the brain that you feel satisfied and comfortable with smaller portions of food.
- The stomach pouch is reconnected to bypass a section of your small intestine. This lessens food absorption, effectively slowing digestion, helping you feel fuller for longer periods of time, which enables you to go longer without food or snacks between meals.
How the Mini Gastric Bypass Changed My Life
Before the mini gastric bypass, Jeff’s biggest problems were portion control and yo-yo dieting. Now, he feels on top of the world, having lost 102 pounds, 16 inches in his waist size and 3 inches in his shirt neck size. In fact, Jeff was able to cut his diabetes medication in half!
Read More: Jeff’s Success Story
Pina was scheduled to do the regular gastric bypass surgery, but then she learned about the mini gastric bypass through SmartShape. Now she’s 55 pounds lighter and understands what she can and cannot eat. “I just knew this surgery was for me”, she says. “I don’t know how to explain it exactly, but it just felt right”.
Read More: Pina’s Success Story
Mary-Ann struggled with weight issues since the sixth grade and tried every diet out there. At age 53, she made the game-changing decision to have the mini gastric bypass procedure and dropped 165 pounds in nine months. Now, she’s living her best life and growing her bucket list day by day.
Read More: Mary-Ann’s Success Story
SmartShape: Mini Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Lap-Band, and Weight Loss Revision Surgery in Toronto, Ontario
Do you think the mini gastric bypass surgery or one of our other weight loss procedures, such as the gastric sleeve and gastric band/Lap-Band™, might be right for you? We can’t wait to help you at our Toronto weight loss centre.
Our team of registered bariatric surgeons will meet with you during your free weight loss consultation to learn more about your weight loss goals and history. Following your weight loss surgery, our AfterCare Success Team of registered dietitians, registered nurses, and experienced weight loss surgeons will be with you every step of the way. As a SmartShape patient, you’ll have access to our AfterCare team via phone, email, and in-person meetings for five years after your surgery. They will provide the advice, support, and guidance you need to reach your goals.
You can achieve sustainable and long-lasting weight loss with SmartShape in Ontario, Canada. We’ve worked with thousands of Canadian women and men across the country to help them lose excess weight and reach their health goals.
Are you ready to learn more about weight loss surgery options, like the mini gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve, or gastric band / Lap-Band™? Read our patient success stories and book a free virtual consultation with one of our weight loss surgeons to see how weight loss surgery can transform your life.