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Investing In Yourself

...may be the best decision you’ll ever make.

Whatever life journey has brought you here, we know you’re no rookie. You’ve tried and succeeded with old-style diet approaches… but that success hasn’t lasted. In fact 95% of people who change their eating and exercise habits in order to lose weight will eventually gain it back* Source: Diabetes Dialogue | Winter 2015

You’re here because you have not given up. You’re still searching for help in beating this. You want to get off the yo-yo diet merry-go-round. And you’re beginning to open your mind to a different approach.

Helping people just like you find healthier, happier lives is our mission.

At first, surgical weight loss procedures may seem a bit ‘scary’ but actually they are quite straight-forward procedures with a solid track record of success and quick recovery.

Surgical weight loss procedures might also seem to cost a lot –– but when you consider how much you’ve spent on traditional diets and the less obvious costs of being overweight such as plus-sized clothing, prescription meds and weight-related health issues, the value of a lasting solution becomes more obvious. A LAP-BAND®, Gastric Sleeve, or Mini Gastric Bypass weight loss program from SmartShape is a one-time investment in the rest of your life. The last weight loss solution you’ll ever need.

Because it’s lasting. It works.

…and you’re worth it.



"Many patients have told us that the SmartShape program
was the best investment they’ve ever made."



"Many patients have told us that the SmartShape program
was the best investment they’ve ever made."




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Easily outperforms and out-values traditional weight loss options
and typically provides a more lasting solution.

weight loss comparison chart



Easily outperforms and out-values traditional weight loss options and typically provides a more lasting solution.

 
WEIGHT WATCHERS
LAP-BAND®
COMPLETE PROGRAM
Cost Per Year
$650(A)
$3200(B)
(broken out over a 5 year program)
% Complated 1 Year
75%
99%
**Less than 1% of patients will have the LAP-BAND® removed
1 Year Weight Loss*
11.0 lbs
60-77 lbs***


 
JENNY CRAIG DIET PROGRAM
VERY LOW CALORIE SUPERVISED DIET
Cost Per Year
$4980(C)
$6800(D)
% Complated 1 Year
N/A
50%
1 Year Weight Loss*
N/A
14.3 lbs

Sources and disclaimers are located at the bottom of the page.




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Making your daily life easier.

The average amount of excess weight that severely obese patients kept off 5 years after having the LAP-BAND® System procedure is 60%!

SmartShape’s modern surgical weight loss procedures offer a lasting approach by reducing stomach size so you feel full with smaller amounts of food and hunger cravings between meals are lessened. With weight loss comes increased energy that makes including exercise in your daily life easier.

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“If it were easy, anyone could do it.”

Losing weight is hard, keeping it off is harder still.

Dieting. Succeeding. Then regaining the weight you lost. Trying again. Losing weight. Regaining the weight you lost. It’s frustrating, it’s physically hard on you and it can lead to even more weight gain as your body bounces back and forth. It’s known as yo-yo dieting. It’s likely that you’ve experienced it. It’s definitely not a healthy approach to achieving sustained weight loss and a healthier life.




…and typically provides a more lasting solution


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The average amount of excess weight that severely obese patients kept off 5 years after having the LAP-BAND® System procedure is 60%!

Making your daily life easier.

SmartShape’s modern surgical weight loss procedures offer a lasting approach by reducing stomach size so you feel full with smaller amounts of food and hunger cravings between meals are lessened. With weight loss comes increased energy that makes including exercise in your daily life easier.

Veggies in Basket

Losing weight is hard, keeping it off is harder still.

“If it were easy, anyone could do it.”

Keeping it off is harder still. Dieting. Succeeding. Then regaining the weight you lost. Trying again. Losing weight. Regaining the weight you lost. It’s frustrating, it’s physically hard on you and it can lead to even more weight gain as your body bounces back and forth. It’s known as yo-yo dieting. It’s likely that you’ve experienced it. It’s definitely not a healthy approach to achieving sustained weight loss and a healthier life.






Are You Ready To End The Yo-Yo Dieting?






Modern Weight Loss Surgery

Simply Explained

SmartShape offers four modern weight loss procedures –– all based on the same principle: helping you feel fuller with less food.
Like all weight loss options, these procedures need to be combined with exercise and a well-balanced and nutritionally sound diet to be most effective. Here’s what they cost and how they compare.


  • Gastric Sleeve Program

    $19,500

    Non-Reversible.
    Overnight Stay.

    Minimally invasive Lapraoscopic procedure, two to three day hospital stay, typically a two week recovery, a permanent procedure.

    Gastric Sleeve Program

    Overview
    Performed via minimally invasive Laparoscopic surgery. A short hospital stay is required. A portion of the stomach is permanently removed. No post-operative adjustments required

    What to expect
    • Performed under general anesthetic
    • Return Home: 1-2 Days
    • Normal Activities: 5-7 Days
    • Full Recovery: Two Weeks

    Is the Gastric Sleeve right for you?
    • Have a BMI between 35 and 40 with obesity-related medical problems
    • Are prepared to make changes in your eating habits and lifestyle
    • Prefer a procedure that requires minimal ongoing intervention or adjustments
    • Do not drink alcohol in excess and do not have illegal drug dependence

    Learn More About How The Gastric Sleeve Could Help You!
  • Mini Gastric Bypass

    $19,750

    Reversible. Overnight Stay.
    Minimally invasive Lapraoscopic procedure, two day hospital stay and a two week recovery. This is a permanent procedure, but can be revised, converted, or reversed.

    Mini Gastric Bypass Program

    Overview
    Performed via minimally invasive Laparoscopic surgery. A short hospital stay is required. Reduces the size of your stomach and reduces absorption of food by bypassing a section of intestine. No post-operative adjustments required.

    What to expect
    • Performed under general anesthetic
    • Return Home: 2-3 Days
    • Normal Activities: 7 Days
    • Full Recovery: 14 Weeks

    Is the Mini Gastric Bypass right for you?
    • Have a BMI between 35 and 40 with obesity-related medical problems
    • Are prepared to make changes in your eating habits and lifestyle
    • Prefer a procedure that requires minimal ongoing intervention or adjustments
    • Do not drink alcohol in excess and do not have illegal drug dependence

    Learn More About How The Mini Gastric Bypass Could Help You!
  • LAP-BAND® Program

    $16,500

    Permanent Implant.
    No Over-Night Stay.

    Minimally invasive Laparoscopic procedure, with no over-night stay, and back to daily activities in 3-4 days, adjustable and removable.

    LAP-BAND® Program

    • Overview
      A proven effective and well trusted procedure with over 880,000 placements worldwide. The band is placed around stomach and filled with saline. It is a permanent implant, but is adjustable and can be removed.

      What to expect
      • 30-45 minute procedure performed under sedation
      • Return Home: same day as procedure
      • Normal Activities: 3-4 Days
      • Full Recovery: One week

    • Is LAP-BAND® right for you?
      • are at least 16 years of age
      • have a BMI of 30 and above
      • have made serious attempts to lose weight and have had only short-term success
      • are prepared to make changes in your eating habits and your lifestyle
      • do not drink alcohol in excess
      • do not have illegal drug dependence

    Learn More About How The LAP-BAND® Could Help You!



Financing Options

When you’ve made the decision to change your life… we’re here to help.




Health Insurance

Some private health care plans may cover a portion of the cost of surgical weight loss procedures.

If you have a private health care plan, we would be happy to provide information for your insurance company to determine coverage.

You may also want to speak directly with your insurance provider to find out if you have insurance coverage for your Gastric Sleeve or LAP-BAND® procedure.





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Patient Financing

SmartShape works with industry leading lenders to provide convenient, affordable payment plans.

Financing Plans Available
from as little as
$61 per week
with 0% Down
Fast, Easy Applications
Choice of Lenders




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Government Support

Several government programs may help offset a portion of the cost of surgical weight loss procedures.

Federal Medical Tax Credits
Federal tax credits are available for some medical procedures. You may be eligible to submit Gastric Sleeve or LAP-BAND® procedures as a Medical Expense on your Income Tax return.

Registered Health Spending Account
This government-approved program permits small business owners, self-employed and incorporated individuals to use pre-tax dollars from their company to fund healthcare costs. Please contact us for more information.

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Much of the information in the Weight Comparison Chart comes from…


Tsai AG, Wadden TA. Systematic Review: An evaluation of major commercial weight loss programs in the United States. An Intern Med 2005; 142: 56-66.

Dansinger M et al. Comparison of the Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers, and zone diets for weight loss and heart disease risk reduction: A randomized trial. JAMA 2005; 293 (1): 43-53.
  • (A) Includes membership and meeting fees
    (B) Procedure cost of $16,500 broken out over 5 years for easy comparison
    (C) $100 - $300 to join, plus approx. $90 per week for required food
    (D) Annals of Int. Med, Table 2

  • *1-year weight loss is calculated from the number who completed one year only
    **Between 3% and 6% of patients will have the LAP-BAND® removed
    ***Based on Fielding, 40%-52% excess weight loss at one year, for a person with BMI>40
    Results may vary