SmartShape™ has helped thousands of Canadians experience significant and sustained weight loss with modern weight loss procedures, such as the gastric sleeve. Our primary goal is to ensure that you have all the information you need to make a confident and informed decision when determining if a gastric sleeve is right for you.
Below, we provide a comprehensive overview of the gastric sleeve procedure, so you can learn how it can help you achieve significant and sustained weight loss. We encourage you to connect with us for a free consultation to discuss your specific needs and address any questions that you may have, so you can find out if the gastric sleeve is your best option.
The gastric sleeve procedure is performed laparoscopically and involves removing a portion of the stomach leaving a small sleeve or tube of stomach behind. This small tube of stomach is about the size and shape of a banana.
The gastric sleeve procedure works in two ways. One, is that when you eat, the small sleeve or pouch of stomach that’s left behind fills with each bite of food. Filling of that part of the stomach sends signals to the brain and your brain thinks you have eaten a larger portion of food than you actually have. As a result, you feel satisfied and comfortable with smaller portions of food. The second reason the gastric sleeve is so effective for sustained weight loss is that it removes the part of the stomach that produces a hunger hormone called Ghrelin.
Studies have shown that on average, a patient will lose up to 70% of their excess weight and that most of that loss will occur in the first year. Our SmartShape™ weight loss coaches will work closely with you to help you set and achieve your goals, both on and off the scale. Some additional successes you may achieve include improved:
The SmartShape Weight Loss Centre is happy to offer free consultations about our advanced weight loss procedures with a surgeon for patients from across Canada.
If you think that the gastric sleeve option is right for you, it’s important to find out if you meet the requirements for this procedure.
A gastric sleeve might be right for you if: