MyLife Bariatrics: Weight Loss Clinic Toronto

At MyLife Bariatrics, we are proud to be the leading weight loss clinic in Toronto. Our surgeons are renowned across Canada for their expertise in weight loss procedures, including gastric bypasses, gastric sleeves, and more. Additionally, we provide an extensive Enhanced AfterCare program to help you attain and maintain transformative results.

With over 25 years of collective experience, our surgeons have successfully performed thousands of weight loss procedures. Each gastric sleeve surgery is conducted by a pair of weight loss surgeons, ensuring maximum safety and consistent outcomes.

What is Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss surgery, also referred to as bariatric surgery, is a surgical intervention designed to assist individuals with obesity in achieving significant and sustained weight loss, while simultaneously enhancing their overall health and quality of life.

At our Toronto facility, we offer weight loss services to individuals from all corners of Canada, including Vancouver. The majority of our weight loss surgeries are minimally invasive, performed through small incisions or laparoscopically, enabling most patients to return home on the same day.

These surgical procedures alter the physiological mechanisms underlying hunger, such as GLP-1, ghrelin, and leptin, leading to a cascade of beneficial changes throughout the body. These changes contribute to improved blood sugar control, reduced fat accumulation in blood vessels, and, notably, weight loss.

Weight loss surgeries are highly safe procedures that typically result in an average excess weight loss of 50-60% within 1-2 years. Moreover, they effectively resolve numerous weight-related health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia.

At MyLife Bariatrics, we collaborate with HOW Clinics to integrate various treatments into a comprehensive, long-term strategy for sustainable weight loss.

Nutritional Guidance: Assisting you in selecting appropriate portion sizes and nutritious foods to support your weight loss journey.

Anti-Obesity Medications: Exploring pharmaceutical options to complement surgery and ensure enduring success.

Health Coaching: Personalized one-on-one coaching sessions to help you stay focused on your goals and overcome internal and external obstacles.

Personalized Wellness App: Access a tailored application encompassing tools and guidance from both HOW Clinic and MyLife Bariatrics.

Psychotherapy: Utilizing evidence-based therapeutic approaches to address cognitive distortions and foster personal development.

Qualifying for Weight Loss Surgery

Eligibility for bariatric surgery at our Toronto facility is primarily determined by body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat that correlates with the risk of obesity-related ailments.

To be considered for bariatric surgery, you must meet one of the following criteria:

- BMI greater than 40
- A BMI of 35 or higher coupled with an obesity-related condition like heart disease or type 2 diabetes
- BMI of 30 or higher with poorly managed type 2 diabetes

Gastric sleeve surgery is typically recommended for most patients due to its simplicity and rapid recovery period.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery, or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, is the most prevalent type of bariatric surgery due to its simplicity and safety. It remains the primary surgical procedure offered at our Toronto weight loss clinic.

During gastric sleeve surgery, approximately 80% of the stomach is removed, including the portion responsible for ghrelin production, the hunger hormone. This results in a reduction in stomach size and reshaping into a sleeve-like structure.

By reducing stomach capacity, gastric sleeve surgery decreases food intake and diminishes feelings of hunger. This ultimately leads to caloric restriction and improved metabolic function, thereby facilitating weight loss.

Surgical Procedure Overview

On the day of your surgery, we will ask you to arrive one hour before your scheduled appointment time. You will undergo assessments by our anesthesiologist and pre-operative nurse to review your medical history.

Subsequently, you will meet your surgical team, who will address any remaining queries before commencing the procedure. Following this, you will change into surgical attire and be escorted to a private operating room.

After the surgery, which typically lasts 30-45 minutes, you will be transferred to the recovery area, where you will be monitored by our recovery nurse, surgical team, and anesthesiologist for 2-4 hours. We will ensure your comfort and manage any post-operative pain or nausea.

Once you feel sufficiently comfortable and can walk and drink fluids without difficulty, you will be provided with pain and nausea relief prescriptions. A designated individual can then accompany you home.

In the following days, our surgical team will follow up with you via phone to monitor your progress and ensure a smooth recovery process.

MyLife Bariatrics: Your Premier Weight Loss Clinic in Toronto

At MyLife Bariatrics, our collective expertise positions us as the foremost weight loss clinic in Toronto, serving clients from across Canada. If you aspire to achieve your weight loss goals, we are dedicated to supporting you with enduring results.

If you are considering bariatric surgery, we encourage you to contact MyLife Bariatrics today. Our team of experts is available to answer any inquiries and guide you on your weight loss journey.

Schedule a consultation with us today or contact MyLife Bariatrics at (416) 293-6111. You can also visit and connect with us on Instagram or Facebook.