Ontario Bariatric Clinic is your premier solution for weight loss. Our obesity and metabolic surgery clinics are located in Oakville, Simcoe and Ottawa for your pre and post surgery care. With our main surgical hospital located in Simcoe at the Norfolk General Hospital (NGH), we are well equipped with the latest equipment in laparoscopic surgical technology.
There you will also meet our backbone: our kind, respectful, and compassionate staff, who will treat you with utmost respect and provide you with the best professional care that you deserve.
Our team is lead by Dr. Al-Kassem, a Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon, certified by Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Al-Kassem earned his General Surgery fellowship at the University of Ottawa and is certified by the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Al-Kassem has a special interest in Minimally Invasive Gastric Sleeve Surgery, including the unique 2 incisions surgery.
Our philosophy is in educating and building a holistic program for weight loss tailored to you. Everyone is different, and so is your treatment! Our mission is to educate you on your obesity and the management of its related diseases, coming up with the best surgical options for you. Allowing you to make the right decision on your weight loss / bariatric care. At Ontario Bariatric Clinic, you’ll achieve piece of mind through our registered dietitian support, an expert weight-loss surgeon with record of excellent outcomes, and a special endocrine care before and after the surgery by dedicated endocrinologists.
As part of our weight loss program, you’ll receive consultations from our dieticians with an entire year of dietary follow up post-surgery. When needed, we also provide a psychological assessment with an intensive consultation. More importantly, all of your bariatric questions will be answered directly by Dr. Al-Kassem.
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Dr. Anas Al-Kassem
MIS / Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Al-Kassem has been practicing surgery for over 10 years. He graduated from the University of Ottawa, where he earned his General Surgery fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Al-Kassem earned his Bariatric experience through his post-graduate fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. There, he earned his expertise to perform: gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and the duodenal switch.
You’ll meet Dr. Al-Kassem at the point of your first consultation, where he will undergo preliminary diagnostics and educate you on the surgery that will fit your specific obesity and other health related issues. Furthermore, Dr. Al-Kassem is expert in many other laparoscopic surgeries - meaning minimized scars, reduced infection, and quicker recovery.
Since Dr. Al-Kassem believes in individual patient care, and with a registered dietician follow-up approach the weight loss process is seamlessly designed for you. Dr. Al-Kassem is part of the process from beginning to end. He is assisted by the most professional nurses and registered dietitian, ensuring the utmost quality care for his patients.
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