fbpx

COVID-19 UPDATE

Weighing The Costs Of a Lasting Solution

YOU’RE WORTH THE INVESTMENT

"I believe I secured an additional 20-25 years of life."
– Mary-Ann, Mini Gastric Bypass

The Best Investment You Can Make Is In Yourself

At first, the cost of surgical weight loss procedures may seem high. When compared to the cost and low success rate of diet programs and exercise regimens, you’ll see that the benefits of weight loss surgery quickly begin to outweigh the costs. In fact, 95 per cent of people who depend on changing their eating and exercise habits alone to lose weight will eventually gain it back.*

Source: Diabetes Dialogue | Winter 2015

Studies have shown that people achieve and maintain an average weight loss of 60% of excess body weight in the first year following the gastric sleeve procedure. When you consider how much you’ve spent on traditional diets and the less obvious costs of being overweight, like plus-sized clothing, prescription medication and weight-related health issues, the value of a lasting solution becomes clearer.

How Much Does Weight Loss Surgery Cost?

A question we’re frequently asked is, “How much does weight loss surgery cost?” The answer is that the cost will vary depending on which procedure you choose and whether you’ve had weight loss surgery in the past (for example, if you currently have a Gastric Band, and you’d like to upgrade to a Gastric Sleeve or Mini Gastric Bypass). Because of these variables, we recommend scheduling a free consultation with one of our weight loss specialists to get an accurate estimate.

The price for weight loss surgery varies, depending on the procedure you need and whether or not this is your first surgery or if you require a revision surgery. During your consultation with our weight loss specialists, they will provide recommendations for which procedure is right for you.

At SmartShape Weight Loss Centre, all of our weight loss procedures include our 5-Year Aftercare Success Program at no extra charge!

What Does the Cost of Weight Loss Surgery Include?

Our team of registered nurses and registered dietitians will be with you to provide support and counsel to help you continue your weight loss journey long after the surgery is completed. This program is designed to help increase your weight loss success to make the changes you need to make the lifestyle changes required for sustained weight loss.

GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY

Pre-Surgical Care

  • 2-3 weeks before surgery – submit all pre-op documents
  • 1 day before surgery – your patient coordinator will provide instructions to prep for surgery and answer questions
  • Day of surgery – arrive 1 hour early for your appointment and you will be prepped for surgery!

Surgery Duration

  • 30 – 60 minutes

Post-Surgical Care

  • 24/7 after hours support, including a follow-up consultation with your surgeon as needed
  • Day 1 – stay in the hospital overnight
  • Days 2-10 – stay home from work to recover
  • Weeks 1-2 – Meet with your nurse and dietitian in person or virtually
  • Month 1 – attend post-weight loss webinar
  • Months 1-3 – meet with your dietitian and nurse
  • Month 6 – meet with your nurse for follow-up tests
  • Months 6-9 – continue meeting with your dietitian
  • Year 1 – meet with your nurse for follow-up blood work
  • Years 2-5 – continue meeting with your nurse and dietitian and have follow-up blood work
  • Years 5+ – blood work will be completed with your family physician

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Pre-Surgical Care

    • 3 weeks before surgery – submit all pre-op documents
    • 1 day before surgery – your patient coordinator will provide instructions to prep for surgery and answer questions
    • Day of surgery – arrive 1 hour early for your appointment and you will be prepped for surgery!

Surgery Duration

  • 60 – 90 minutes

Post-Surgical Care

  • 24/7 after hours support, including a follow-up consultation with your surgeon as needed
  • Day 1 – stay in the hospital overnight
  • Days 2-10 – stay home from work to recover
  • Weeks 1-2 – Meet with your nurse and dietitian in person or virtually
  • Month 1 – attend post-weight loss webinar
  • Months 1-3 – meet with your dietitian and nurse
  •  Month 6 – meet with your nurse for follow-up tests
  • Months 6-9 – continue meeting with your dietitian
  • Year 1 – meet with your nurse for follow-up blood work
  • Years 2-5 – continue meeting with your nurse and dietitian and have follow-up blood work
  • Years 5+ – blood work will be completed with your family physician

LAP-BAND® Surgery

Pre-Surgical Care

  • 3 weeks before surgery – submit all pre-op documents
  • 1 day before surgery – your patient coordinator will provide instructions to prep for surgery and answer questions
  • Day of surgery – arrive 1 hour early for your appointment and you will be prepped for surgery!

Surgery Duration

  • 30 – 60 minutes

Post-Surgical Care

  • 24/7 after hours support, including a follow-up consultation with your surgeon as needed
  • Day 1  stay in the hospital overnight
  • Weeks 1-2 – Meet with your nurse and dietitian
  • Weeks 2-4 – Band adjustments are scheduled as needed with the nursing team
  • Month 1 – attend post-weight loss webinar
  • Months 1-3 – meet with your dietitian
  • Month 6 – meet with your nurse for follow-up tests
  • Months 6-9 – continue meeting with your dietitian
  • Year 1 – meet with your nurse for follow-up blood work, additional band adjustments are included at no cost
  • Years 2-5 – continue meeting with your nurse and dietitian and have follow-up blood work, additional band adjustments are included at no cost
  • Years 5+  blood work will be completed with your family physician, additional band adjustments are included at a nominal cost
Woman researching weight loss centres

Financing Your Future Self

There are a variety of options available to help finance your weight loss procedure. Financing plans allow you to choose a payment that fits your budget, while other options like health insurance and government support help offset the cost of your procedure.

Happy woman on scale

The Cost of Obesity

If you think that the price of weight loss surgery is on the costly side, wait until you learn how much weight-related expenses add up. The financial impact of obesity is real and encompasses a bigger chunk of your day-to-day expenses than you might think.

happy plus size woman

One Time Cost

It is important to consider that the procedures are a one-time fixed cost. The obesity-related expenses can put a continuous strain on your day-to-day expenditures. They will likely only continue to increase due to the weight-related health conditions over time.

Questions? Connect With Us Today!

The SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre is happy to offer free consultations about our modern weight loss procedures with a surgeon for patients across Canada.