False Creek Healthcare and SmartShape Weight Loss partnership.

Did you know about our new partnership? You might not be aware that SmartShape and False Creek Healthcare are now working together to improve our service and patient experience!

We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our network of treatment centres. In association with Centric Health, Canada’s leading integrated healthcare services company, False Creek Healthcare Centre in Vancouver, has partnered with the renowned SmartShape Weight Loss Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, to provide an enhanced Lap-Band program to better serve its patients. In addition to our clinic in Vancouver, we now offer the Lap-Band procedure at our clinics in Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario. Learn more about SmartShape Weight Loss on their website.

We also offer adjustments and follow-up care at over 50 affiliate offices nationwide.

We are expanding to provide better access to Canadians who are ready to change their lives!

SmartShape provides weight loss solutions that work and we are dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care. We hope that you continue to achieve success with the SmartShape Lap-Band program. Remember, you are not alone. We encourage you to access the SmartShape resources that are available to you, including our weekly educational webinars, which can be found in our Events Calendar on our website (smartshape.ca). To learn more about our educational webinars, feel free to contact our Lap-Band Education Coach, Sue Duncan at sue@smartshape.ca.

We are here to provide you with the support you need. Your success is our success, as we strive to remain Canada’s leading and most respected clinic in providing effective and safe weight loss treatment options.

For medical related questions regarding your Lap-Band, please do not hesitate to contact our nurses at nurses@smartshape.ca or alternatively at 1-888-278-7952 x.243.

For nutritional advice, please contact Margeaux Maniatis, Registered Dietitian at margeaux@smartshape.ca or alternatively at 1-888-278-7952 x.230.

For other inquiries, please e-mail info@smartshape.ca

We look forward to working with you in achieving improvement of your overall health and sustained weight loss!

Sincerely,
The False Creek / SmartShape Team

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SmartShape Blog

Did you know?

Our partner SmartShape runs an excellent weight loss blog! You can find it here.

They have written excellent articles on weight loss recipes, comparisons of bariatric surgeries, exercises, lap band facts and information, interviews and more.

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November Lap Band Support Group

The next Lap Band weight loss surgery support group has been announced! The meeting will be held at 6pm on Wednesday November 28th at the False Creek Healthcare Centre in Vancouver, BC – 555 West 8th Avenue on the 3rd floor in suite 301. Attendance is open – no registration required.

Learn more about the Lap Band system
Register for a Lap Band Seminar

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October Lap Band Support Group Meeting

The next Lap Band weight loss surgery support group has been announced!

The meeting will be held at 6pm on Wednesday October 3rd at the False Creek Healthcare Centre in Vancouver, BC – 555 West 8th Avenue on the 3rd floor in suite 301.

Attendance is open – no registration required.

Learn more about the Lap Band system
Register for a Lap Band Seminar

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Lap Band Support Group Meeting

The next Lap Band weight loss surgery support group has been announced! The meeting will be held at 6pm on Wednesday July 11th at the False Creek Healthcare Centre in Vancouver, BC – 555 West 8th Avenue on the 3rd floor in suite 301. Attendance is open – no registration required.

Learn more about the Lap Band system
Register for a Lap Band Seminar

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More BC Lap-Band Sessions Announced!

False Creek Healthcare Centre is happy to reveal that there will be more Lap-Band information seminars held around the lower mainland this summer. There will be sessions in Richmond, Coquitlam, Richmond/Vancouver and Abbotsford. Find out the details about this minimally invasive procedure designed to combat obesity.  The band is adjustable and can safely decrease stomach size – resulting in lower appetite and safe weight loss.

Hear from Registered Nurse Rhonda Winter:
Rhonda has worked 24 years of experience as a registered nurse – working for False Creek Healthcare since 2001. Her areas of expertise include Operating Room, Post Anesthesia, and Critical Care. As the Lap-Band Coordinator, she is involved in the Pre and Post Operative Care and Gastric Band Management.

Wednesday June 27th – 7pm – Surrey
Sheraton Guildford Hotel | 15269 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC

Wednesday July 18th, 2012 – 7PM – Coquitlam
Best Western Plus Coquitlam Inn & Convention Centre | 319 North Road, Coquitlam, BC

Wednesday Aug 22nd, 2012 – 7pm – Richmond/Vancouver
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 7551 Westminster Highway Richmond, BC

Thursday Sept 27th, 2012 – 7pm – Abbotsford
Ramada Place & Conference Centre 36035 North Parallel Road Abbotsford, BC

REGISTER FOR LAP BAND SURGERY SEMINARS IN BC

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Lap-Band Seminar in Surrey

The next Lap Band Seminar will be held on June 27th 2012 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey.

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Time: 7pm
Location: 15269 104th Avenue – Surrey, BC

Learn:
What is the Lap-Band and how does it work?
How much weight will I lose and how fast?
How do I know if I am a candidate for the procedure?
What are the benefits of the Lap-Band compared to other weight loss procedures?
What are the risks/ how fast is the recovery?
How will False Creek Healthcare support me after the procedure?

Visit our Lap-Band Seminar registration page

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Vancouver Lap-Band Support Group – May 2011

The next support group will be held on May 4th 2011 at False Creek Healthcare Centre.

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: 3rd floor – 555 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver

In Attendance:
Rhonda Winter (Registered Nurse, Lap-Band Coordinator)
Dr. Katherine Hsu (Bariatric Surgeon)
Dr. Corey Ming (Bariatric Surgeon)
Vicky Bovee (Bariatric Nutritionist)

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Vancouver Lap-Band Support Group

On March 23rd we held our first Lap-Band Support Group. Ten patients from our Vancouver Lap-Band program attended to discuss their experience, share tips, and to mingle with our bariatric surgeons, nutritionist, and nurse.

Here were some of the topics that were covered:

  • Lap Band fills and the optimum amount for healthy weight loss. What it feels like if your Lap Band is too full, or not full enough.
  • Suggestions for future speakers: A cosmetic surgeon to speak on tummy tucks and body contouring. Chef Dave, the famous bariatric chef!
  • Dealing with negativity and jealousy brought on by weight loss. How people react, when suddenly they are not the thin one in the group.
  • Learning how to eat in moderation, and learning how to feel content.
  • Lap Band diet, what can you eat, what can you not eat?
  • The psychological question: Are you hungry mentally or physically?

Rhonda at Lap-Band Support Group
In Attendance:
Rhonda Winter (Registered Nurse, Lap-Band Coordinator)
Dr. Katherine Hsu (Bariatric Surgeon)
Dr. Corey Ming (Bariatric Surgeon)
Vicky Bovee (Bariatric Nutritionist)

Our Lap-Band Support group will occur on a monthly basis, with occasional sessions being open to the public. Please use our contact form if you would like to attend an open Support Group session at False Creek Healthcare Centre.

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Lap-Band Patient Support Group

Hello everyone,

We will be holding our very first Patient Support Group on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011. The first meeting is for patients of False Creek Healthcare Centre. The Support Group will be made available for guests and those thinking about having Lap-Band or Gastric Band surgery at a future date.

The meeting will be hosted by Rhonda Winter, who is a registered nurse and Lap-Band specialist. Vicki Bovee, our Bariatric Nutritionist, and Dr. Prisman will also be in attendance.

Our patients are invited to share their Lap-Band experience and to lend their support to other Lap-Band patients.

Allergan, the manufacturer of the LAP-BAND® System, will also be present to showcase LAP-BAND Connect, a new Patient Support Website designed to help Lap-Band patients in Canada reach their health and weight loss goals. LAP-BAND Connect features unique content and a special section dedicated to patients from the False Creek Lap-Band Clinic!

Date: March 23, 2011
Location: False Creek Healthcare Centre
3rd floor – 555 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
6:30-8:30 PM

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