Not all gastric bands are alike!

When you are ready to go ahead with your bariatric surgical procedure it is important for you to know that there are a number of different types of gastric bands that surgeons will use.  It is also important for you to know that they are not all the same. You should ask your surgeon which one he/she uses. At SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre, we only use the Apollo LAP-BAND® System because it’s Health Canada and FDA (US) approved and is the highest quality band, having been used in over 700,000 patients worldwide.

 Here are some interesting facts about different bands:Band Comparison Chart

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