Boutique Bariatric Experience
A top tier, boutique approach to bariatric surgery
Losing weight is not a simple or easy process. Whether it’s years of countless diets, endless exercise routines or numerous pills and plans, achieving sustained weight loss can seem impossible. We understand how exhausting the weight loss cycle can be, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. There is an effective and permanent solution to losing weight ready for you.
Gastric sleeve surgery also known as the sleeve gastrectomy, is the most popular weight-loss operation worldwide. You get excellent long-term weight-loss results, it takes less than an hour to complete and recovery times are fast. Start your journey to permanent weight loss today!
Is gastric sleeve surgery right for you?
It can depend on your weight category, health conditions or previous surgeries. Your answers to this questionnaire will help you find out if you’re a good candidate for the surgery.
Your weight exceeds the limit for private, out-of-hospital surgery. Please speak with your family doctor for a referral to the Ontario Bariatric Network.
Your BMI is
Due to your BMI being lower than 35, you may qualify if you have one of the following obesity-related medical conditions. Testing for these conditions is available at our clinic.
Contact us for a complimentary, no pressure consultation to see if weight loss surgery is right for you.
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Weight loss surgery is about more than losing weight. It dramatically improves many other health issues – literally from head to toe – for better overall health, wellness and quality of life.
A Gastric Sleeve will often completely cure or significantly improve virtually every obesity-related disease. This includes:
The number of health benefits from weight loss surgery means you can look forward to more than just a slimmer body. Improved wellness means taking part in activities that once seemed impossible. You don’t have to wake up each morning worrying about health complications like diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea. Imagine not having the burden of self-consciousness at social gatherings, your workplace – or any time you walk out the door. Your life is transformed in more ways than you can imagine.
82% improved or resolved
82% risk reduced
52% – 92% risk reduced
42% – 66% resolved
44% – 88% resolved
41% – 76% resolved
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
74% – 98% resolved
90% improved steatosis
37% reduction of inflammation
27% reduction of fibrosis
Type 2 Diabetes
79% resolution of hirsutism
100% resolution of dysfunction
Venous Stasis Disease
89% reduction in 5-year mortality
Quality of life
Improved in 95% of patients
In comparison to other bariatric surgeries, the recovery time for a Gastric Sleeve Surgery is faster, with most patients back to their “normal selves in about a week or less. Using general anesthesia, it does not involve leaving any foreign materials into your body and offers many other benefits:
Higher Success Rates – On average, The overwhelming majority of gastric sleeve patients lose 65-70% of their excess weight within 12-18 months after the procedure.
Benefits for Other Weight-Related Medical Conditions – Higher success rates for the gastric sleeve help resolve a number of other conditions, including sleep apnea, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes compared to the lap band.
Takes Less than 30 Minutes – After patients are prepped and asleep, the procedure takes less than 30 minutes to complete. And fast recovery times mean you’re in and out of hospital within a day.
The Gastric Sleeve procedure is a minimally invasive, laparoscopic specialized technique. The entire surgery generally takes less than an hour with 30 minutes of actual surgery time.
For your safety and comfort, you are given a general anesthetic which puts you to sleep during the entire procedure. Once under anesthesia, a few small incisions are made in your abdomen to allow for a camera and surgical instruments. This bariatric procedure involves surgically removing a portion of your stomach, sealing the remaining part with surgical staples forming the “sleeve”, and ultimately reducing your stomach size by about 80%.
After the surgery:
Quite simply, we’re good at what we do. Very good. We take each and every patient’s success extremely personally. You will never be some anonymous patient that falls between the cracks.
A top tier, boutique approach to bariatric surgery
One-on-one attention and care from an expert team of bariatric and nutrition specialists.
A leading-edge and highly innovative “Aftercare” Program to ensure your weight stays off permanently.
Direct, personal involvement by Dr Gmora throughout your entire surgical journey.
As one of the leading weight loss surgeons in Canada, Dr Gmora has gained a reputation for being a master of his surgical craft and producing outstanding weight loss results.
Most patients are back to their “normal selves” in about a week or less (similar to gallbladder surgery). However, if possible, we suggest patients take 2-4 weeks off from work to focus on adjusting to their new stomach and lifestyle.
The surgery is performed laparoscopically and typically involves 5 tiny incisions. 4 of these incisions are about 5mm (the width of a pea). One of the incisions is approximately 15mm (less than the width of a loonie ).
Patients are monitored for about 24 hours after surgery.
Yes. An expert, board-certified anesthesiologist will be present to ensure you are completely asleep for the entire duration of the procedure.
For most patients, once they are asleep, the procedure takes less than 30min to complete.
Yes. You will need to take a few daily vitamins for the rest of your life to ensure that you are as healthy as possible.
Since we remove the stretchy portion of the stomach, this procedure cannot be reversed. In unusual circumstances, we can convert it to a gastric bypass or a duodenal switch, but this is rarely necessary. Read on for more information.
Dining out is often the focal point of many social events. This habit won’t change much after you have weight loss surgery, but your portion sizes definitely will. Whether you are going to a big chain restaurant or stopping at a convenience store for a snack, eating out after bariatric surgery is certainly possible as long as you continue to focus on making healthy choices to ensure that you are meeting your daily protein goal. Remember, now that you’ve had bariatric surgery, it may be helpful to try to share a meal with a friend, ask for a box ahead of time, or order off the kids menu to help you to watch portion sizes.
Weight loss surgery will often completely cure or significantly improve virtually every obesity-related disease. This includes: high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, coronary artery disease, infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, osteoarthritis, and urinary stress incontinence to name a few!
No. This procedure is quite different from a lap-band. It does not involve placing any foreign materials into your body. The gastric sleeve results in numerous hormonal and biochemical changes within your body to help curb your appetite and keep your body from storing fat. The gastric sleeve has become the most commonly performed procedure in North America and has essentially replaced the old lap-band procedure.