Why SmartShape™

If you have a patient who has been struggling with obesity, consider referring them to SmartShape Weight Loss Centre™ for state-of-the-art weight loss surgery in Toronto, Ontario. Our modern procedures have helped more than 7,000 patients achieve sustained weight loss and improve their overall health and well-being. We encourage family physicians to work with our team to support patients throughout their journies. We even communicate our patients’ progress with their physicians along the way (upon patient approval). Learn more about the many reasons to refer your patient to SmartShape for weight loss surgery in Canada.

Expertise & Experience

Our entire surgical team specializes in bariatric surgery; it’s all they do.

  • Surgeons: Since 2005, our team of surgeons and weight loss experts has helped thousands of Canadians reach their goals. Our team includes a Surgeon of Excellence and Master Surgeon accredited by the SRC. SmartShape surgeons are actively involved in the training and education of healthcare professionals (including other surgeons) caring for bariatric surgery patients.
  • Anesthesiologists: During surgery, our fellowship-trained anesthesiologists, who have extensive experience supporting bariatric surgeons, administer and monitor anesthesia.
  • Nurses: We are proud to have one of Canada’s first certified bariatric nurse specialists on our team. All SmartShape nurses have received basic and advanced bariatric and surgical patient care training. They continually update their skills by attending regular conferences and training seminars.

Improved Health and Quality of Life

Studies have shown that, on average, patients will lose up to 75% of their excess weight (depending on the procedure), the majority of which is lost in the first year. Our SmartShape weight loss coaches work closely with patients to help them set and achieve their goals, both on and off the scale. Our patients also gain improvements in a variety of areas, including:

  • Overall health
  • Mobility
  • Confidence
  • Quality of life
  • Sleep patterns
  • Appearance
  • Energy levels

Your services are top notch. I feel very well cared for. Whenever I speak with SmartShape staff, they are friendly, caring and knowledgeable. I can speak to staff in a timely manner.

Elizabeth

Surgery In Weeks, Not Months or Years

While the overburdened public hospitals require patients to wait months or even years for weight loss surgery, at SmartShape, most patients can have surgery a few weeks after their consultation.

Laparoscopic Procedures

From gastric sleeve to mini gastric bypass to LAP-BAND® surgery, our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques for all bariatric procedures to minimize scarring and recovery times. Most patients return to non-strenuous daily activities in about 2 to 10 days, depending on the procedure.

Latest Technology

At each SmartShape clinic, our surgical teams use the most advanced medical equipment, including specially designed devices for bariatric surgery and highly sophisticated patient-monitoring systems. Our clinics are maintained to meet or exceed all quality standards established provincially by each College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Private, World-Class Surgical Facilities

Our surgeons perform weight loss surgery at Clearpoint Surgical Toronto, which is fully accredited by the Canadian Association of Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (CAAASF). This level of quality provides patients and their physicians the confidence that we operate at the highest level of quality care and service. In compliance with federal and provincial legislation, we adhere to the highest standards of operational, financial, and legislative accountability.

5-Year AfterCare Success Program

Our comprehensive 5-year AfterCare Success program provides patients with the support and guidance they need to reach and maintain their weight loss and health improvement goals—at no extra cost. At SmartShape, we are uniquely dedicated to our patients’ success, which is why all patients have access to our AfterCare Success Team of registered dietitians, registered nurses, and experienced weight loss surgeons for 5 years after their surgery. In an effort to reduce the need to travel, we have adapted our AfterCare programs to meet the needs of our out-of-town patients. We have an extensive network of affiliate physicians and nurses in over 45 cities and towns across Canada. These healthcare professionals have been trained by our medical staff to meet the needs of our patients.

Safety

We keep all patients overnight after surgery in our accredited private hospital for monitoring and observation.

Top Choice Award

Since 2005, SmartShape Weight Loss Centre has helped thousands of individuals in providing permanent weight loss solutions. SmartShape™ was voted the best weight loss clinic in the Greater Toronto Area for 4 consecutive years by thousands of our patients.

Center of Excellence

SmartShape is the first Canadian facility accredited as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (CoEMBS) by the Surgical Review Corporation. The accreditation is awarded to a facility and its surgeons who are distinguished providers for delivering high-quality preoperative and long-term follow-up care.

Surgeon of Excellence

SmartShape is accredited with a Surgeon of Excellence seal for an excellent way for patients to identify bariatric surgeons who hold themselves to a higher standard.

Master Surgeon

SmartShape is accredited with the Master Surgeon seal, which is only awarded to the bariatric surgeons that provide the highest quality patient care.

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