Preparation for the LAP-BAND®
The LAP-BAND® specialists at SmartShape™ are more than happy to meet with you to discuss the program and procedure. The weight loss experts at SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre are committed to making sure that you feel comfortable and confident in your decision with LAP-BAND®.
Life with LAP-BAND®
Your team of weight loss experts at SmartShape™ will help to encourage a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise and a well-balanced diet. A team of physicians, nurses, dieticians, office support, and a psychologist work with you through open and honest communication to help you lose excess weight.
Success and LAP-BAND®
Effective weight loss can help you to feel comfortable and confident, as well as enhance your health long-term. Things like putting on a bathing suit, going for a bike ride or even playing with your kids may have seemed impossible before. Your support team at SmartShape™ will encourage your hard work and determination to drive you to successful weight loss.
Living with LAP-BAND
Success with LAP-BAND
Preparing for LAP-BAND

Are you ready to take control of your life?

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Toronto (Downtown)
67 Scollard Street
Toronto, ON M5R 1G4
LAP-BAND® Fills/Defills
1413 Hurontario Street
 Mississauga, ON L5G 3H5
Toronto (North)
20 Wynford Drive, Suite 103
 Toronto, ON M3C 1J4
Gastric Sleeve, Mini Gastric Bypass, LAP-BAND®
2060 Halifax Street
Regina, SK S4P 1T7
555 West 8th Avenue, 6th Floor
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C6
7-1291 Jefferson Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2P 1S7
1402-8th Avenue NW, 3rd Floor
Calgary, AB T2N 1B9

Success with SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre


The LAP-BAND® reduces your stomach's capacity, restricting the amount of food you are able to eat at one time.1 That simply means you feel full faster and stay full longer. It’s an effective way to gradually lose weight and keep it off long-term.

Stay Full Longer


The procedure is performed laparoscopically. That basically means that a tiny camera allows the surgeon to see inside your body as he or she performs the procedure.1 Only a few very small incisions are made in the abdomen (about 1.5-2.5 cm each). The band is placed around your stomach using long, thin instruments.

Minimally Invasive


The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis2 and the surgery itself typically takes less than an hour.1 When the procedure is performed in an inpatient setting, the hospital stay is generally less than one day.2 In most cases, you’ll get back to your life in about a week.

Minimally Disruptive


The LAP-BAND® is unique because it is far less invasive than irreversible procedures like Gastric Bypass, where intestines are rerouted to bypass significant digestion3, and Sleeve Gastrectomy, where more than 80% of the stomach is amputated to create a sleeve.1, 2

Less Invasive Than Irreversible Procedures

With LAP-BAND® you are getting so much more than just a weight loss solution. The complete LAP-BAND® Weight Loss Program includes everything from the minimally-invasive procedure to ongoing care from your personalized team of experts.

SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre takes pride in offering the entire comprehensive LAP-BAND® System as a one-time investment into the health of our patients. Affordable financing options can be explored with your team during consultation. We can also offer you a free insurance check to find out if your insurance company covered the LAP-BAND® Program.

You are worth the investment in your health.

Our team is dedicated to helping you learn about the program and procedure so that you can achieve your weight loss goal. The LAP-BAND® System is available across Canada, find your closest SmartShape™ clinic to get started.

The SmartShape™ Advantage

Learning about the weight loss solutions and the SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre is the first step in your weight loss journey. It can be very beneficial to explore your weight loss options so that you truly feel confident and secure with your choice.
Exclusive to the LAP-BAND®
The LAP-BAND® is exclusive to SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centres across Canada. Although it may be higher in price, our patients are provided with a weight loss solution that is effective and safe. We pride ourselves in offering Canadians the best gastric band available.
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Why have thousands of people chosen the LAP-BAND®?9

Slimband (Cousin BioRing®): Single Compartment Design. One size fits all.
Realize® Band (Ethicon): Single Compartment Design. One size fits all.

Slimband (Cousin BioRing®): Less than 2% of all bands used worldwide.
Realize® Band (Ethicon): Only 5% of all bands used worldwide.

Slimband (Cousin BioRing®): Limited Network of Surgeons providing support.
Realize® Band (Ethicon): Limited Network of Surgeons providing support.

Slimband (Cousin BioRing®): Clinical research is limited.
Realize® Band (Ethicon): Clinical research is limited.

Slimband (Cousin BioRing®): Health Canada Approval only.
Realize® Band (Ethicon): Health Canada and FDA approval.

Superior Band Design

The multiple compartment design of the band was created to evenly distribute pressure and reduce the chance of complications.

Of all bands used in adjustable banding procedures and programs worldwide, the LAP-BAND® is the #1 used brand.

Most Trusted Band


Over 850,000 people worldwide have received the LAP-BAND® and have successfully achieved their weight loss goals.9 

Proven Efficacy


A worldwide network of LAP-BAND® surgeons are experts in the procedure and weight loss program, among other healthcare professionals.

Network of Support


Are these procedures right for you? Find out today!

The key to a successful weight loss journey is finding the right clinic and program for you. Our team of experts at SmartShape™ are dedicated to providing all patients with quality care.
Most Experienced Surgeons

Experienced Surgeons

#1 Gastric Band
Support from a Superior Team
Complete Aftercare Program

The #1
Gastric Band

SmartShape™ uses only the world’s most widely used gastric band device. The LAP-BAND® is the #1 brand of gastric bands used worldwide.

SmartShape™ provides you with personalized and quality care from a support team of weight loss experts. Your team will provide you with help every step of the way.

Support from a
Superior Team

Your SmartShape™ team of experts will provide you with support while encouraging you to live a healthy lifestyle through a well-balanced diet and regular exercise.

A Complete
AfterCare Program

Feeling confident and comfortable with yourself is a great reason to lose weight. The LAP-BAND® System can provide you with the opportunity to live a healthier and happier life.

is the average amount of excess weight that patients kept off 5 years after having the LAP-BAND® System procedure1.

Gastric banding was shown to be less invasive than other weight loss surgeries.6-8

65% of excess weight has been shown to be lost after 1 year and 70% at 2 years2



improve weight-related conditions

Weight loss associated with gastric banding has been shown to improve or lead to remission of serious weight-related conditions3-5.

The LAP-BAND® is authorized for sale by Health Canada.

Authorized Product


Barb lost 150 lbs. with the LAP-BAND®! She has kept it off and couldn’t be happier.

Get started today and join the hundreds of thousands9 patients like Barb. You too can achieve your weight loss goals and maintain a long-term healthy lifestyle with the LAP-BAND®!


Results may vary.


Stay Full Longer

The LAP-BAND® works by allowing you to feel satisfied with smaller portions of food. The LAP-BAND® is placed around the upper part of the stomach. Signals are sent to the brain, which responds by thinking the entire stomach is full. Even though you’re eating less, you will feel satisfied and no longer hungry.


A small camera navigates through your body to allow the surgeon to see clearly and safely perform the procedure. With a few small incisions around the abdomen, the LAP-BAND® is placed around your stomach using long, thin instruments.

Minimally Invasive Procedure


The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis2 and the surgery itself typically takes less than an hour.1 When the procedure is performed in an inpatient setting, patients typically go home the same day.

Minimally Disruptive


Once placed around the stomach, tubing connects the LAP-BAND® to an access port fixed beneath the skin of your abdomen. This allows the physician to change the size by adding or subtracting saline inside the inner balloon through the access port. This adjustment process helps determine the rate of weight loss. This does not alter the body's anatomy and can be removed.

Adjustable & Reversible

At SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre, our team of skilled surgeons are experts and aim to provide you with the best tools necessary to ensure healthy weight loss. 


The LAP-BAND® System

A Division of Centric Health
In partnership with Centric Health, one of Canada’s leading healthcare services company, SmartShape offers a nationwide network of bariatric centres to provide easy access and follow-up care to patients. Together, our vision is to meet growing healthcare needs by delivering exceptional patient care and services.

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Effective weight loss programs available at SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre.

The LAP-BAND® System

Mini Gastric Bypass

Gastric Sleeve

Mini Gastric Bypass
Gastric sleeve
center of excellence

Proven and safe weight loss programs from Canada’s trusted bariatric centre of excellence.

At SmartShape™, we have successfully helped thousands of Canadians achieve significant and sustained weight loss with the Lap-Band procedure. Each one had their own reasons for deciding to have Lap-Band surgery, just as you do. The team at SmartShape specializes in obesity and welcomes the opportunity to help you make a life-changing commitment.

The Lap-Band works by allowing you to feel satisfied with smaller portions of food. The Lap-Band is placed around the upper part of the stomach. This creates a small pouch that fills with each bite of solid food that is eaten. Signals are sent to the brain, which responds by thinking the entire stomach is full. Food moves into the lower, larger part of the stomach at a controlled rate and is digested and absorbed unchanged from the way it was prior to the procedure. Even though you’re eating less, you will feel satisfied and no longer hungry.

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Gastric sleeve

The Gastric Sleeve allows you to lose weight by helping to control portion size. Not only will you eat less but you will also feel full sooner. The food you eat passes through the digestive tract in the usual manner, allowing it to be fully absorbed in the body. Digestion and absorption of food and nutrients is not changed.

The Gastric Sleeve procedure is performed using laparoscopic surgery. This is a minimally invasive technique that allows the procedure to be performed without making large incisions. Laparoscopic surgery results in shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, smaller scars, and less pain than open surgical procedures.

The procedure takes 60 to 90 minutes and is performed using general anaesthesia. On average, you will stay in the hospital for one to two days, usually returning to normal activities in 5 to 7 days and enjoying a full recovery in about 2 weeks.

Gastric Sleeve

As tracking research data has accumulated, the mini gastric bypass procedure has gained popularity as the modern alternative to traditional Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery –– excellent results, a simpler, more streamlined procedure and reduced overall complication rates.

The Mini Gastric Bypass works two ways to help you lose weight. First, it reduces the size of your stomach, restricting the amount you can eat. Next, it reduces the absorption of what food you do eat, by bypassing a portion of your intestines. This dual-stage approach has been shown to be highly effective when combined with changes to eating and lifestyle habits. You feel fuller, faster. And absorption of food is reduced.

Mini Gastric Bypass

Mini Gastric Bypass

It’s About More Than Just Weight Loss. It’s for Your Health.

You have your own reasons for why you want to lose weight, but it is likely that improving your health is one of them. The LAP-BAND®,Gastric Sleeve and Mini Gastric Bypass have been shown to help resolve or improve many weight-related health conditions. Here are several health benefits of significant, sustainable weight loss:

Revision Surgery - What is it?

Revision Surgery refers to procedures performed on patients who have already had Bariatric Surgery and have either had complications, or have regained or failed to lose weight successfully from the initial surgery. Some other issues that may make you consider Revision Surgery are: severe persistent reflux, food intolerance, band slips or erosions, or even historic bariatric procedures that are no longer performed which may need to be revised or reversed.

How Revision Surgery Works

Your SmartShape surgeon will help you decide which Revision Surgery would best suit your needs. Depending on the initial Bariatric Procedure we may recommend Lap-Band, Gastric Sleeve or Mini Gastric Bypass. There are many options available depending on the specific reasons why Revision Surgery is being considered.
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