June 2nd, 2021
How Old Do You Have to be to Get Weight Loss Surgery?
Obesity, especially among young people, is a large and growing public health concern throughout North America.
In recent years, obesity rates for children and teens have been on the rise, and we are beginning to see increased prevalence of obesity-related health complications in younger and younger segments of the population.Read more
April 16th, 2021
What is the Safest Form of Weight Loss Surgery?
For people living with chronic or severe obesity, the decision to finally go through with weight loss surgery can bring about an enormous turning point in their lives. By taking the action necessary to initiate the major weight loss they need in the form of weight loss surgery, patients initiate positive changes to the overall health that will pay dividends for the rest of their lives.Read more
February 3rd, 2021
How Do Gastric Balloons Work?
For people who have had long-term struggles with their weight, gastric balloons are an excellent way to help bring about significant weight loss. Especially for people who have struggled for years to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, a gastric balloon can provide the nudge they need to achieve major weight loss and change the course of their lives.Read more
December 2nd, 2020
How Long Does Gastric Band Surgery Take?
Deciding to go through with a restrictive weight-loss surgery is a major step forward for people who want to get their weight under control and improve their health.
However, as it is with any life-changing procedure, it's completely normal to have many questions about what to expect, how long gastric band surgery will take, and what will follow afterwards.Read more
October 27th, 2020
Can You Fly after Bariatric Surgery?
Choosing to undergo weight-loss surgery is a serious undertaking, and we congratulate you! It will take an incredible amount of willpower and patience for your body to transition into new, healthier habits.Read more
October 14th, 2020
Can you Have a Baby After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Are you someone who has had bariatric surgery, like a gastric sleeve procedure, and is wondering if it will create issues for a potential pregnancy?Read more
September 3rd, 2020
Obesity is a prevalent, complex, progressive and relapsing chronic disease, affecting close to two million people in Canada.
Healthcare providers today recognize that adult obesity is caused by excessive body fat accumulation, something referred to in the medical community as adiposity.Read more
July 22nd, 2020
Why a Liquid Diet Before Bariatric Surgery?
Anyone who qualifies for bariatric surgery understands that they have a long weight-loss journey ahead.
A bariatric procedure represents a huge leap forward on this path, however, there are many important guidelines to follow, both before and after your surgery, that are crucial to help you reach your end goal.Read more
September 17th, 2019
Bariatric Surgery Is a Life-Saver for Obese Patients with Diabetes
You will know you’re suffering from obesity if your body mass index (BMI) is significantly higher than what’s considered healthy for your height. Obesity is typically defined as having a body mass index of 35; this means that you’re carrying …Read more
May 10th, 2019
Improvements in Anxiety and Depression After Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Loss Surgery
Undergoing weight loss surgery is a life-changing experience and should not be undertaken without serious consideration. However, for many individuals battling obesity for most of their lives, the choice (although not easy) is a necessary one. Weight loss procedures—such as …Read more