MyLife Bariatrics: Your Trusted Bariatric Clinic in Toronto

MyLife Bariatrics Clinic in Toronto, Ontario, is more than just a medical establishment; it is a beacon of hope for individuals confronting weight-related challenges. With a team of dedicated surgeons boasting over 25 years of collective experience, we are pioneers in the field of weight loss surgery in Canada.

From gastric bypasses to sleeve gastrectomies and beyond, we specialize in a comprehensive range of procedures to transform lives.

Recognizing that bariatric surgery is a holistic journey toward improved health and well-being, we offer personalized support and guidance every step of the way. Whether it's nutrition counselling, health coaching, or psychotherapy, we address the diverse needs of our patients for long-term success.

With over 25 years of combined experience in weight loss surgical practice, our surgeons have successfully performed thousands of procedures, ensuring safety and reliable outcomes. Each gastric sleeve surgery we undertake involves a collaborative effort between two proficient weight loss surgeons, prioritizing optimal safety and efficacy.

Understanding Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery, is a surgical intervention that assists individuals struggling with obesity in achieving significant and sustained weight loss while enhancing overall health and quality of life.

Presently, the majority of bariatric surgeries are conducted using laparoscopic techniques, often allowing patients to return home on the same day.

In Canada, candidates for bariatric surgery typically include individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher or a BMI of 35 or higher, coupled with obesity-related health concerns such as diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea.

Contrary to past beliefs that bariatric surgery solely alters the digestive system to restrict food intake or absorption, contemporary understanding emphasizes its profound impact beyond physical mechanisms. These procedures influence crucial brain functions governing appetite and metabolism.

By modulating biological drivers of hunger, such as GLP-1, ghrelin, and leptin, and their interaction with the brain, bariatric surgery induces a cascade of beneficial physiological changes, including improved glycemic control, reduced vascular fat deposition, and significant weight loss.

Varieties of bariatric surgeries offered in Canada encompass:

- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery
- Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery
- Mini-Bypass surgery
- Single/Double Duodenal Switch Surgery

Bariatric surgery serves as a safe cornerstone of therapy, typically resulting in 50-60% excess weight loss within 1-2 years. It also resolves numerous weight-related health conditions such as diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension while mitigating the risk of mortality, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases.

At MyLife Bariatrics Clinic in Toronto, in collaboration with HOW Clinics, we integrate a comprehensive array of treatments into a holistic, long-term strategy for sustained weight loss.

Our services include:

Nutrition Guidance: Tailored advice on portion control and optimal food choices for sustained weight loss.
Anti-Obesity Medications:
Evaluation of medications to complement surgery and ensure enduring success.
Health Coaching:
Personalized coaching sessions to maintain focus on goals and overcome obstacles.
Personalized Wellness App:
Access to a bespoke app for convenient access to tools and guidance.
Evidence-based therapy to address cognitive distortions and foster personal growth.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Due to its relative simplicity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, commonly known as gastric sleeve surgery, is the most prevalent type of bariatric surgery and is the primary surgical procedure at our bariatric clinic.

During gastric sleeve surgery, approximately 80% of the stomach is excised, including the segment responsible for ghrelin production, the hunger hormone. Consequently, the stomach assumes a smaller, banana-shaped configuration.
In Canada, candidates for bariatric surgery typically include individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher or a BMI of 35 or higher, coupled with obesity-related health concerns such as diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea.

The reduced stomach capacity diminishes food intake and hunger, facilitating weight loss and metabolic enhancement.

Surgery Procedure Overview

On the scheduled day, patients arrive an hour before their appointment for a pre-operative assessment by our nursing and anesthesiology teams.

Subsequently, patients meet with their surgical team to address any lingering concerns before proceeding. After changing into surgical attire, patients are escorted to a dedicated surgical suite.

Following the 30-45 minute surgery, patients regain consciousness in the operating room before being transferred to the recovery area.

For the ensuing 2-4 hours, patients receive attentive care from our recovery team aimed at managing pain and nausea.

Once patients demonstrate comfort and ease in ambulation and fluid intake, they are provided with prescriptions for pain and nausea relief before being discharged to the care of a designated companion.

Our surgical and nursing teams regularly monitor the patient's progress in the postoperative period to ensure a smooth recovery trajectory.

MyLife Bariatrics Clinic in Toronto

At MyLife Bariatrics, our cumulative proficiency positions us as the premier bariatric facility in Toronto — and across Canada. We are dedicated to assisting you in achieving your weight loss objectives with enduring efficacy.

If you have questions about bariatric surgery, do not hesitate to contact MyLife Bariatrics today. Our experts are available to answer your questions and guide you toward realizing your weight loss aspirations.

Schedule a consultation with us today or contact MyLife Bariatrics at (416) 293-6111.

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