Looking for a Weight Loss Clinic, Vancouver? Consider MyLife Bariatrics

At MyLife Bariatrics, we’re the premiere choice for a weight loss clinic for Vancouver and Canada. Our surgeons are leaders in weight loss surgery in Canada, performing gastric bypasses, gastric sleeves, duodenal switches and several revisional procedures. We also offer a comprehensive Enhanced AfterCare program to help you achieve and maintain life-changing results.

With more than 25 years of combined experience, our surgeons have performed thousands of weight loss procedures. We perform each gastric sleeve surgery with two weight loss surgeons working together to ensure optimal safety and reliable outcomes.

What is Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a surgical procedure designed to help individuals with obesity achieve significant and sustained weight loss while also improving their overall health and quality of life.

At our clinic in Toronto, Richmond Hill and Hamilton, we offer weight loss services to Canadians across the country, including Vancouver. Our weight loss surgeries are almost all done via small incisions or laparoscopically, allowing most patients to go home the same day.

Weight loss surgeries change the biological drivers that affect hunger (including GLP-1, ghrelin and leptin). Their impact on the brain has been shown to lead to many more beneficial changes in the body. These changes lead to better sugar control, lower fat deposits in blood vessels and, of course, weight loss.

Weight loss surgeries are very safe procedures that offer an average of 50-60% excess weight loss within 1-2 years. They also help resolve many weight-related health conditions, like high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

At MyLife Bariatrics, we work with HOW Clinics to leverage a range of treatments into a holistic, long-term plan for sustained weight loss.

Nutrition Guidance: Helping you choose the right portions and the best foods to sustain your weight loss results.

Anti-Obesity Medications: Consider medications to enhance the impact of surgery and help achieve lasting success.

Health Coaching: 1-1 coaching to help keep your goals in mind and push through internal and external barriers that weigh you down.

Personalized Wellness App: A custom app to keep all HOW Clinic + MyLife tools and guidance at your fingertips.

Psychotherapy: Evidence-based therapy to navigate cognitive distortion and achieve personal growth.

How to Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery

At our Toronto weight loss clinic, serving Vancouver and all of Canada, surgery eligibility is based on body mass index (BMI). Your BMI measures body fat and is a good gauge of risk for body fat-related diseases.

To be a candidate for bariatric surgery, you must:

- Have a BMI greater than 40
- Have a BMI of 35 or more in addition to an obesity-related condition like heart disease or type 2 diabetes
- Have a BMI of 30 or more with type 2 diabetes that is not well-managed

Gastric sleeve surgery is generally our most recommended procedure for most patients due to its relative simplicity and fast recovery time.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery, or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, is the most common type of bariatric surgery due to its simplicity and safety. Gastric sleeve surgeries are our most common surgery, with people all over Canada visiting our weight loss clinic, including Vancouver.

Gastric sleeve surgery involves a surgeon removing approximately 80% of the stomach, including the area of the stomach that produces ghrelin, the hunger hormone. As a result, the stomach shrinks and becomes banana-shaped.

Due to its size reduction, the stomach can no longer hold as much food, and the patient experiences less hunger. Gastric sleeve surgery ultimately leads to fewer calories and an improved metabolism, leading to weight loss.

What to Expect During Surgery

On the day of your surgery, we will request that you arrive one hour before your appointment. You will be seen by our anesthesiologist and pre-operative nurse, who will review your health information.

Then, you will meet your team of surgeons. They will take the time to answer any last-minute questions before starting surgery. You will then change into your surgical robe and be escorted to your private surgical suite.

Following your surgery, which typically lasts 30-45 minutes, you will be transferred to the recovery room, where you will remain for 2-4 hours under the supervision of our recovery nurse, surgical team, and anesthesiologist. We will keep you comfortable, treating any pain and nausea you may experience.

Once you feel comfortable and can walk and drink with ease, you will be given a prescription for pain and nausea medications. A family member or friend can then be called to pick you up.

In the following days, our surgeons and nurses will call you at home and check to make sure you are on your path to swift recovery.

MyLife Bariatrics: Your Destination Weight Loss Clinic, Vancouver

At MyLife Bariatrics, our combined expertise makes us the premiere weight loss clinic for Vancouver — and all of Canada. If you have weight loss goals, we can help you achieve them with long-lasting results.

If you are curious about bariatric surgery, contact MyLife Bariatrics today. Our experts are here to answer any questions and help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Book a consultation with us today or call MyLife Bariatrics at (416) 293-6111. You can also visit mylifebariatrics.com and follow us on Instagram or Facebook.