You lose weight and keep it off because:

  • it limits how much you can eat
  • reduces your appetite
  • slows down your digestion

The Lap-Band is made out of silastic – a material used in many other medical devices such as catheters, pacemaker leads, tubing and wound dressings. As a medical material, it has been subjected to rigorous scientific testing. Silastic is an ideal material because it does not break down or deteriorate over time and can be safely left inside the body for life.

Not sure if Lap-Band is right for you?

You understand how the Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding System works. You know it's helped thousands of people lose weight. But you may be asking - will it work for me? Is it right for my unique situation? The answer: It could be. 

If you think the Lap-Band system is right for you, please contact us and we will guide you through the process necessary to make this important decision. 

Maples Surgical Centre

If you are considering surgery, your choice of a suitably qualified surgeon is both significant and challenging. Key concerns normally revolve around doctors training, experience, type of anaesthetic application and complications arising from surgery.

Maples Surgical Centre provides a team of highly qualified, experienced surgeons versed in the most up-to-date techniques. In addition to broad-based proficiency, each surgeon has a particular area of specialization, thereby assuring expert treatment in all procedures we perform at the centre.

Each surgical procedure is overseen by a skilled anaesthetist, ensuring optimum safety and quality care. This coupled with commitment of the patient to follow pre and post-operative instructions, promotes quicker recovery.

Please contact us directly and we’ll provide you with the names of the surgeons in the specialty you require.

Visit our clinic today! Located at Unit 7 - 1291 Jefferson Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba!



The Lap-Band procedure may be right for you if:

  • You have a BMI over 30 with two associated health factors (such as hypertension or Type II diabetes) 
  • You have a BMI over 35
  • You are 100lbs over your ideal body weight
  • You have struggled to lose weight on other programs like Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig
  • You are between 18 and 60 years of age
  • You are prepared to make significant lifestyle changes in accordance with the direction of the program
  • You have been overweight for more than 5 years
  • You are aware this is an uninsured service

Learn more about the Lap-Band System

Lap-Band surgery helps you achieve sustainable weight loss.

See if the Lap-Band is right for you!

Request a FREE pre-consultation TODAY!


More than 773,565 people have received a LAP-BAND® worldwide...Read their stories

Tami’s Story:
The end of dieting.

When I was in my teens I was very athletic. When I was in my 20s I gained all the weight. I tried every diet known to man. Nothing worked for me. I would lose 30 pounds and gain 50 every single time. And I did that ten times over. So when I looked into the LAP-BAND® System, it just seemed that it was my last hope, the last chance for me to change my life. My husband wasn’t even able to carry me over the threshold on our wedding night because I was just too heavy. But now he picks me up all the time. There’s nothing that I would do to trade this. Now, I can eat just the right amount to be able to sustain my weight.

Lyn’s Story:
Health issues resolved.

People would kindly send me pictures from family reunions and events and it was horrible to see this woman looking back at me and I had no idea who she was. I had health issues. By the time I had my LAP-BAND® System procedure I had sleep apnea, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. My mother gave me the money. I told her she saved my life — and she did. She saved my life, not just my physical life but how I feel about my life. If somebody were in the room with me right now and was considering the LAP-BAND® procedure, I would tell them that for me it was absolutely the best thing I ever did for myself and I would so recommend it for anyone who’s having a life long struggle with weight like I have. Of course, there are times when I’d like to eat everything I want. But…the rewards are so much more than the trials and tribulations — it’s worth it.

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Need Financing?

We welcome an affordable means to budget for the Lap-Band®. We offer instant term financing with the ability to arrange structure and pay for your Lap-Band® procedure with affordable monthly payments. 


Maples Surgical Centre

Unit 7-1291 Jefferson Avenue | Winnipeg, MB
R2P 1S7

T: (204)-480-5015



FREE Pre-Consult

Sign up for a private consultation to see if you qualify for the Lap-Band

John Bracken, MD, BSc, FRSCS

Dr. Bracken completed his medical training, Bachelor of Science, and residency in General Surgery at the University of Manitoba. In addition Dr. Bracken has received advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive procedure training at the University of Dundee in Scotland. 

A certified LAP-BAND® System surgeon, Dr. Bracken has performed and assisted in over a hundred LAP-BAND® System procedures at the Maples Surgical Centre. Also a practicing surgeon within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Dr. Bracken is currently focusing his clinical practice on Minimal Access Surgery.

Meet Dr.Bracken

Pre-Consult Appointments

400 Tache Avenue, Room 200
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R2H 2A9 

Telephone: (204)-480-5015
Fax:  (204)-237-8141

Meet Nurse Terrie

Terrie Cantin – R.N., R.N.F.A

A registered nurse for over 20 years, Terrie Cantin is your primary guide on your Maples LAP-BAND® System journey. Terrie is available to meet with patients prior to surgery, assists the surgeon during the actual LAP-BAND® System procedure, and provide post-surgery support and LAP-BAND® System adjustments. 

In addition to being a Registered Nurse and a Registered Nurse First Assist, Terrie is also a licensed Craving Change™ facilitator, a program she uses to coach LAP-BAND® System patients on behavior changes necessary to be successful with the LAP-BAND® System. 

Terrie is very passionate about working with patients in the Maples LAP-BAND® program and committed to finding a patient’s individual path to success.  

At this private Pre-Consult you will: 

  • Find out if you qualify for the Lap-Band
  • Learn about the Lap-Band procedure
  • See the Lap-Band device and how it works
  • Understand the recovery process