We reviewed all the Bariatric Surgeons serving Canada, and picked the top picks based on experience, education, and empathy. We've hand-picked top-rated gastric sleeve (weight-loss) surgeons in Canada.

As of 2021, Canada had a population of 36,991,981, with a 7.4% poverty rate.

The obesity rate in Canada is around 30%, which is significantly lower than the United States, which comes in 36%.

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1131A Leslie St #300 Toronto, ON M3C 3L8

Bariatric Surgeon at Clinic 360 - Toronto
Dr. Kashif Irshad (MD, MSc, FRCSC) is a highly experienced and caring gastric sleeve surgeon, a pioneer in Canadian bariatric surgery. With over 15 years of expertise, Dr. Irshad has transformed numerous lives for individuals facing weight challenges. Known for his dedication to excellence, innovation, and patient-centered care, Dr. Irshad is a respected leader in the bariatric field. He has performed many successful gastric sleeve surgeries and combines his vast knowledge with deep empathy, recognizing the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of obesity.
  • Leader in Canadian Bariatric Surgery
  • Dr. Kashif Irshad Board-Certified in Bariatric Surgery.
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1131A Leslie St #300 Toronto, ON M3C 3L8

Bariatric Surgeon at Clinic360 - Toronto
Dr. Pavi Kundhal, MD FRCSC Dipl. ABOM, is a highly skilled and compassionate bariatric surgeon in Canada with an impressive track record. Dr. Kundhal is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their weight loss goals and regain their health, understanding the challenges faced by those dealing with obesity.
  • Dr. Pavi Kundhal Performed over 1,000 Surgeries.
  • Dr. Pavi Kundhal Board-Certified in Bariatric Surgery.
  • Dr. Pavi Kundhal Bariatric Surgery Conference
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2775 Laurel Street, 11th Floor Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 1M9

Bariatric Surgeon
Sharadh Sampath, BSc, MD, FRCSC, is one of Canada's top-notch general and bariatric surgeons. He has helped thousands of patients with weight loss treatments in Canada and throughout North America.

3660 Hurontario St, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C4, Canada

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr Gmora is one of the best double board-certified metabolic and bariatric surgeons in Ontario, Canada. He has been efficiently treating numerous patients with Obesity for over 13 years. Most importantly, Dr Scott B. Gmora has successfully performed thousands of bariatric procedures in his 12+ years of experience with minimal postoperative complications.

1599 Hurontario St #302, Mississauga, ON L5G 4S1, Canada

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Chris Cobourn, MD, FRCS(C), is a widely regarded general and bariatric surgeon in Canada. He has been performing several bariatric surgeries in Canada since 2005 and has treated more than 7000 patients. Dr. Chris Cobourn has his team of experts for treating the patients with obesity and that too with a less cost and tremendous success rate.

3715 Avenue Dupuis Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E5

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Simon Chow is one of the best board-certified general and bariatric surgeons in Canada. He has been performing bariatric treatments and surgeries since 2015. He has treated and operated on thousands of patients with obesity-related health hazards.

604 Rose Ave Venice, CA 90291

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Charles Quoc Huynh, DO is a family medicine specialist in Venice, CA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 1995. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

399 Bathurst St, 8 - 322, Main Pavilion, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5T 2S8

Bariatric Surgeon
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Science from McMaster University in 1999, Dr. Jackson attended medical school at McMaster. Upon completion, he entered the McMaster post-graduate training program in General Surgery. Dr. Jackson became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2009, and was certified by the American Board of Surgery in 2010. In 2006, he attended Harvard University and received a Master of Public Health degree in Quantitative Methods. Currently, his research interests are in surgical quality improvement and surgical outcomes. In 2010, he completed the Harvard Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His clinical focus is in bariatric and gastrointestinal tract surgery. Dr. Jackson is a member of the Division of General Surgery at University Health Network based at Toronto Western Hospital. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery within the Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto.

3660 Hurontario Street, Suite 303. Mississauga ON L5B 3C4

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Gmora, founder of The Sleeve Clinic, is one of the highest rated double board-certified bariatric surgeons in Ontario. As a bariatric surgeon at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, the lead Bariatric Centre of Excellence (BCOE) in Ontario handling the highest volume and most complex cases of weight loss surgery in Canada, Dr. Gmora has performed thousands of advanced bariatric cases including sleeve, gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch and complex revisional procedures.

101 The City Drive South, Building 22C Orange, CA 92868

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen is a board-certified UCI Health surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive gastroesophageal surgery and bariatric surgery. He pioneered the development of laparoscopic esophagectomy and gastrectomy for the treatment of esophagogastric pathology and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for the treatment of morbid obesity.  

207 – 6051 Gilbert Road Richmond, BC V7C 3V3

Bariatric Surgeon
Ekua Yorke is a highly qualified and experienced bariatric surgeon practicing at Richmond Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. She is passionate about helping patients achieve their weight loss goals and improve their overall health and well-being. Dr. Yorke is known for her compassionate and patient-centered approach to care.

3660 Hurontario Street, Suite 303. Mississauga ON L5B 3C4

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Sharadh Sampath is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon based in Vancouver, Canada. He is known for his expertise in minimally invasive laparoscopic bariatric surgery, including: Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding, Duodenal Switch. Dr. Sampath is passionate about helping patients achieve sustainable weight loss and improve their overall health. He believes in a comprehensive approach to care, focusing on pre-operative education, support, and long-term follow-up.

Humber River Hospital 1235 Wilson Ave North York Ontario, M3M 0A7

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Justin S. Chang is an orthopaedic surgeon at Humber River Hospital, specializing in adult hip and knee replacement and sports medicine. He has a special interest in robotic-assisted total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, complex knee revision, direct anterior total hip replacement, and knee arthroscopy & ligament reconstruction. Dr. Chang received his medical degree (MBBS) from St. George’s, University of London in the United Kingdom. He then completed residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Toronto and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).

REVOLUTION MEDICAL CLINIC 5615 WEST BOULEVARD, VANCOUVER, BC V6M 3W7

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Ali Zentner is a leading Canadian physician specializing in obesity medicine and bariatric surgery. She is a vocal advocate for weight-inclusive healthcare and combats weight bias in medicine. Recognized for her innovative approach, she established the multidisciplinary Revolution Medical Clinic, solely focused on obesity management within the public system.

REVOLUTION MEDICAL CLINIC 5615 WEST BOULEVARD, VANCOUVER, BC V6M 3W7

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Bittman is a General Internist with additional training and experience in management of obesity, high blood pressure and cardiovascular risk management. He completed medical school and internal medicine residency at the University of British Columbia. Jesse dedicated his final two year of training to gain extra experience in obesity hypertension, and cardiovascular risk management; studying both in Vancouver and Toronto. In addition to a strong clinical background, Dr. Bittman is currently involved in research focused on improving patient experience in hypertension care. He is particularly interested in assessing the impact of aggressive lifestyle on cardiovascular risk in people with atrial fibrillation. Jesse brings a kindness to medicine that is needed now more than ever. His intelligence and compassion are evident in every interaction. He is passionate about disease prevention - a true empathetic force in his field and one of its brightest new stars. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Bittman enjoys cooking, traveling and binge watching 22 minute sitcoms.

4 Westmount Sq Suite 250 Westmount, QC H3Z 2S6, Canada

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Michel Gagner is a highly accomplished bariatric surgeon renowned for his pioneering work in minimally invasive surgery. With a Diploma in Sciences and an M.D. from the Faculté de Médecine de l'Université de Sherbrooke, he completed surgical training at McGill University, specializing in hepatic and pancreaticobiliary surgery. Dr. Gagner's career includes professorships at prestigious institutions such as Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is recognized for groundbreaking procedures, including laparoscopic adrenalectomy and transgastric cholecystectomy. With over 300 publications and extensive international experience, Dr. Gagner continues to lead advancements in bariatric and upper digestive tract surgery.

4 Westmount Sq Suite 250 Westmount, QC H3Z 2S6, Canada

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Almutlaq completed her General Surgery Residency, followed by a Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at McGill University. At the start of her career, she worked at numerous hospitals, including the Jewish General Hospital and Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montreal (CHUM). She is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) and a member of multiple national and international associations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO). Since joining the team at Clinique Michel Gagner, she has used her outstanding surgical skills to help countless individuals with their weight loss journey through bariatric surgery and minimally invasive procedures, particularly through the use of innovative techniques such as swallowable gastric balloons, of which she is the sole provider in Quebec. Dr. Almutlaq continues to push boundaries and embrace medical innovation to help patients to achieve everlasting results.

9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Amin Andalib is a highly qualified and experienced bariatric surgeon based in Montreal, Canada. He is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to patients struggling with obesity. He emphasizes minimally invasive techniques and focuses on achieving optimal patient outcomes.

1 Westmount Square, Suite C190, Westmount, Quebec H3Z 2P9

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Olivier Court is a highly qualified and experienced bariatric surgeon based in Canada. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from McGill University in 1995 and went on to complete his residency in General Surgery in Manitoba. He received his certification in General Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2001. Dr. Court further pursued specialization with a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine (RCPSC certification in 2003), followed by another fellowship in Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery in Washington, DC. This extensive training equipped him with exceptional skills in minimally invasive approaches to weight loss surgery.

3715 Avenue Dupuis, Montréal, Québec H3T 1E5

Bariatric Surgeon
Upon completing his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Simon Chow was accepted to the prestigious University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine to pursue his M.D. degree. Thereafter, he completed his residency for General Surgery at McGill University. During this time, he was accepted into the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Clinician Investigator Program. Dr. Chow joined Weight Loss Surgery in 2015 and is a “NON-PARTICIPATING PHYSICIAN” within the meaning of the health act (section L.R.Q., c. A-29 of the Health Insurance Act of Quebec). Dr. Chow offers sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and revisional bariatric surgery, such as conversion of adjustable gastric band to sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass. He also offers general surgery procedures including laparoscopic cholecystectomies (gallbladder removal), and abdominal wall/inguinal hernia repairs.

3715 Avenue Dupuis, Montréal, Québec H3T 1E5

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Christou obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University in 1971, his Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery in 1975, and his Doctorate in Philosophy (Surgical Infections) in 1978. He completed his surgical training at McGill in 1980 and was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery at McGill University, and Attending Staff Surgeon Royal Victoria Hospital in 1981. He rose through the academic ranks at McGill and became Professor of Surgery in 1991.  

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Canada Weight Loss Surgery

Our mission is to connect you with the leading bariatric surgeons in Canada. We've hand-picked these top Bariatric Surgeons in Canada based on our three phase methodology. Here is our list of the best bariatric surgeons who serve Canadians.

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Our Selection Criteria:

1. Education

We list only the most qualified bariatric professionals who have accreditations, awards, and licensing.

2. Experience

Vast surgical experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and general surgery is a must. Must have the necessary practical experience for various weight loss surgery types.

3. Empathy

Surgeons with the professionalism and empathy to provide the best service to those seek obesity treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average cost ranges from $4,000 to $8,000 for all-inclusive bariatric surgery. Click here to learn more about the cost of bariatric surgery in Canada.

Following your surgery you should expect a recovery period where you will begin to transition between different post-operative diets and start to make lifestyle changes that will help you maintain your weight loss.

It is important to follow the guidelines laid out by your healthcare provider regarding exercise timelines. However, you can typically expect to start exercising within six weeks of your surgery.