Ontario Bariatric Clinic
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Ontario Bariatric Clinic
Choose the Right Surgery! We’re here to help you!

Ontario Bariatric Clinic provides you with the best solution for obesity and other related health issues. Our weight loss clinic has sites in Simcoe, Oakville, and Ottawa where you can have your assessment performed by Dr. Al-Kassem, a Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon, certified by Baylor College of Medicine.


Our philosophy is to educate you about weight loss surgery and lay out all possible options, so that you can confidently make your own decision. 
Once you decide to proceed with your surgical option , we take care of your choice. We run thorough blood assessment,
consult a special registered dietitian at our site, and have your journey smoothly started and finished. If needed,
we have an expert mental health specialist to consult you before the weight loss surgery.

Bariatric Clinic
Choose Your Surgery

Dr. Al-Kassem

MIS/Bariatric Surgeon 


Dr. Al-Kassem has been practicing surgery for over 10 years. He graduated from University of Ottawa, where he earned his General Surgery Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Al Kassem has gained extensive experience from training at Baylor College of Medicine, where he obtained his postgraduate doctoral fellowship with special expertise to perform: Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, and Duodenal Switch.

All procedures are done laparoscopically, with the ability and skills to perform single incision procedures, resulting in minimized scars and accelerated recovery. Dr. Al-Kassem believes in team work and focuses on patient care. He chooses his clinic staff carefully to ensure the highest level of care.


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Our Hospital 

Wonder what’s so special about the Bariatric Clinic at our hospital?
At Norfolk General Hospital, you will find yourself at rest! We perform weight loss surgery procedures in fully equipped, state of the art, laparoscopic OR suites. NGH has over 100 patient beds, including six dedicated ICU beds. Approximately 5,500 procedures are performed annually in four theatres and the endoscopy suite.

Local and nearby residents, planning to undergo a weight loss surgery in Ontario, have the benefit of reduced travel, faster diagnosis, earlier treatments, and discharge with modernized equipment such as our 64-slice Computed Tomography. Furthermore, if you have diabetes, you will find a well-recognized "Diabetes Education Program" right in the hospital, where we can follow up your diabetes for optimal control before the surgery; and if needed afterward as well.


Our Clinic 

See what makes us stand apart from other obesity clinics!
You will receive special care whether you decide to try diet or proceed with surgery as a solution to diabetes, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol, or sleep apnea. We provide full assessment by a Bariatric and MIS surgeon, who will also refer you to a medical specialist if need be.

Your surgeon will decide, depending on your history and physical exam, whether you need a psychological assessment or not. A full blood work will be ordered at the initial visit, along with any other necessary investigations based on the history and clinical exam.


Upscale Techniques 

We’re committed to using only the upscale techniques!
Our superb surgical team has the finest skills and best operative equipments to give you minimal scars, minimal pain, but maximum benefits from the surgery, to help you with the extra weight and other related health issues.

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WE have more than one location!

We have more than one clinic location to serve you. If our main campus isn't convenient, we hope that one of our locations is. Call us today to ask for the most convenient location for you!

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BMI Categories

Underweight = < 18.5
Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
Overweight = 25–29.9
Obesity (class I) = 30.0-34.9
Obesity (class II) = 35.0-39.9
Morbid obesity (class III a) = 40-49.9
Super obesity (class III b) >= 50.0
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

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We have more than one location

OBESITY & SURGERY CLINIC

223, West Street
Simcoe,Ontario, Canada

Tel 1-226-440-3055
Fax 1-226-440-3056

ENDOCRINOLOGY CENTER

1148 Winston Churchill Blvd,
Oakville, ON

Tel 1-905-849-3066
Fax 1-905-849-3065

Email us at info@bariatric.clinic

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