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The SmartShape™ Advantage

The Apollo Lap-Band® System. The #1 choice of surgeons worldwide.

At SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre, the only band we use is the the Apollo Lap-Band® System –– the most widely used and researched band in the world. There are bargain bands offered by some clinics in order to promote their low prices but remember, this is your health and your body. It’s not like trying to save a dollar or two on a bargain dishwashing detergent. When your health is involved, why settle for less the very best? And you may ask yourself –– if a clinic skimps on the quality of the banding device they use, what else might they skimp on?


What makes the Apollo Lap-Band the world’s Top Pick?
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Superior Band design

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Lap-Band® (Apollo Endosurgery)

(Apollo Endosurgery)

A well proven Multiple Compartment design evenly distributes pressure and minimizes band-related complications. The Lap-Band comes in two sizes.

Slimband (Cousin BioRing®)

(Cousin BioRing®)

Single Compartment Design. One size fits all.


Realize® Band (Ethicon)

(Ethicon)

Single Compartment Design. One size fits all.

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Most Trusted Band

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Lap-Band® (Apollo Endosurgery)

(Apollo Endosurgery)

Apollo Lap-Band represents over 90% of all bands used worldwide (850,000+).

Slimband (Cousin BioRing®)

(Cousin BioRing®)

Less than 2% of all bands used worldwide


Realize® Band (Ethicon)

(Ethicon)

Only 5% of all bands used worldwide

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Widest Support Network

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Lap-Band® (Apollo Endosurgery)

(Apollo Endosurgery)

A Worldwide Network of Apollo Lap-Band Surgeons providing support.

Slimband (Cousin BioRing®)

(Cousin BioRing®)

Limited Network of Surgeons providing support


Realize® Band (Ethicon)

(Ethicon)

Limited Network of Surgeons providing support

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Most Clinical Data

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Lap-Band® (Apollo Endosurgery)

(Apollo Endosurgery)

More than 90% of all published Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) research proving safety and efficacy uses the Apollo Lap-Band® System.

Slimband (Cousin BioRing®)

(Cousin BioRing®)

Clinical research is very limited


Realize® Band (Ethicon)

(Ethicon)

Clinical research is limited

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Both Health Canada and FDA Approvals

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Lap-Band® (Apollo Endosurgery)

(Apollo Endosurgery)

The Apollo Lap-Band® System is approved by both Health Canada and the FDA in the U.S.

Slimband (Cousin BioRing®)

(Cousin BioRing®)

Health Canada Approval only


Realize® Band (Ethicon)

(Ethicon)

Health Canada and FDA approval

FDA: Food and Drug Administration; LAGB: laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

The only genuine lap-band is the Apollo Lap-Band® System.

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