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We are a private medical facility offering ‘turn-key’ pricing. There are no additional or hidden fees.
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    Learn about everything you can expect, from booking a consultation to the care you will receive after your surgery.
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      We offer the gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgeries. Together, we will determine which surgery is best for you.
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        We are a private medical facility offering ‘turn-key’ pricing. There are no additional or hidden fees.
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          Learn about everything you can expect, from booking a consultation to the care you will receive after your surgery.
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            We offer the gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgeries. Together, we will determine which surgery is best for you.
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              Dr. Simon Chow_WLS

              Dr. Simon Chow, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

              Our bariatric surgeon, Dr. Simon Chow, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS is among the foremost leaders in private bariatric surgery in Canada in terms of years of experience and the number of cases performed to date. Dr. Chow has a proven safety record due to his diligence, meticulousness, care, and technique, also producing great results in weight loss outcomes. His patients continue to consistently recommend him.

              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.

              h1-doctor Why choose us

              Why Choose Us?

              Quick access: Surgery as soon as 4-6 weeks after your first consultation with Dr. Chow.

              Virtual or in-person follow-up care for 12 months after surgery.

              Safety: Extremely secure procedure done in a private accredited hospital complying with Canadian healthcare standards.

              Better access for patients: Using updated guidelines for bariatric surgery eligibility as of BMI 35 or BMI 30 with obesity-related comorbidities.

              Dedication: From start to finish, Dr. Chow is the only surgeon working on your surgery. This is to ensure quality control and is one of the main reasons he has better results and lower complication rates compared to industry standards. No assistants. Only the best expertise and experience the whole way through. This continues post surgery as he is the one directing your in hospital care and checking in daily.

              Fully bilingual team: No communication barriers, all staff are fully bilingual.

              Experienced team: to ensure quality continuity of care, our dedicated bariatric nurse, bariatric dietitians, and our patient coordinator will guide you throughout the entire process, offering you personalized care.

              Online support group: our patients are welcomed to join our private online Facebook support group to exchange with other patients, learn from each other, ask questions, and support each other, all under the moderation of our specialized dietitian who provides expert perspectives on various topics.

              2000 +

              Surgeries performed

              60 + %

              Average 5-year excess weight loss

              83 %

              Diabetes remission rate

              89 %

              Relative risk reduction in mortality
              Patient Process

              From booking a consultation to the care you will receive after your surgery

              Consultation and Booking a Surgery Date
              Meet with our surgeon and choose the surgery date you want.
              Preparation for Surgery
              You will be given appointments for your pre-admission testing and evaluation, and you will meet with our bariatric dietitian.
              Surgery Day
              You will arrive at our accredited hospital at the scheduled time, and will remain there for 1 to 2 nights.
              Follow-up After Surgery
              You will have regular follow-ups with our surgeon, nurse, and dietitian.

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              Patient Testimonials

              “When I found Dr. Chow, I was in almost constant pain from carrying excess weight. I had no energy to get through the day and my mental health was poor. I had already spent years on a waiting list for bariatric surgery, but when I realized that I didn’t have to keep waiting I was ecstatic. I like to think that my life began anew on the day of my surgery. I have lost nearly 170 pounds so far and have found a renewed sense of optimism and joie de vivre. I have so much more energy and less pain. I am healthier than I’ve ever been, both physically and mentally. I can now enjoy life so much more than I ever thought possible. My life has completely changed for the better!”

              “Dr. Chow was the best!!! I was travelling from out of province for weight loss surgery and Dr. Chow was always available via telephone to answer any questions I might have before my surgery. I travelled to Quebec to have my surgery on June 14th. Before and after the surgery Dr. Chow was amazing, answered all my questions, put my mind at ease and reassured me that things would be fine. After the surgery Dr. Chow was always there for any questions I may have and the follow up was amazing!!! I would recommend Dr. Chow for bariatric surgery to anyone thinking of it !!!! He has changed my life!!!”

              “Dr. Chow performed my RNY bariatric surgery on July 23, 2019. As a patient travelling for surgery from afar, our pre-surgery conversations put me at ease and made me feel confident in Dr. Chow and his team. I had lots of questions and worries and Dr. Chow and Angela Rieux (the coordinator) was attentive to each of them. I appreciated his bedside manner and attention to detail while I was an inpatient. I have so valued all of my postoperative care with both Dr. Chow and the dietician on his team Monica. I am so pleased with my surgery, the results and am thankful to Dr. Chow!”

              “I’m having an amazing experience with Dr. Chow’s team. Before surgery they reassure you and make you feel super comfortable. After surgery, they’re always available, they’re very professional and kind. It’s been 3 months since my surgery, I lost 65lbs already and I’m feeling great. I recommend and give two thumbs up to Dr. Chow and his team, they’re the best!”

              “I am very happy with my choice to have gastric bypass surgery and very happy that I had Dr. Chow do it. I have had no complications or issues since the surgery and this is mostly due to the surgery done right the first time. I didn’t have to ask a lot of questions or call him about issues because there were none. The whole team at WLS and the staff at the hospital all were very professional and compassionate. I wholeheartedly would recommend him to anyone considering this type of operation.”

              “I am writing to give an update on myself, in fact I’m super well. This morning on the scale I weighed 132 lbs. When I came for my first consultation I was 232 lbs which means I lost 100 lbs*. While I still have 7 lbs until I reach my ideal weight (125 lbs), that being said, I am fine the way I am and it doesn’t bother me if I don’t reach 125 lbs. Thanks to the surgery (bypass), but also the gym that I go to daily, we can say it’s been a total success. I don’t even need reconstructive plastic surgery; the result is spectacular. Again thank you and extend my greetings to the team.”

              “To the WLS team- I am so overjoyed that I have my life back. I am incredibly lucky. I am unable to fully express my gratitude. I used to have a 56 inch waist line. I am now down to a 38 inch waist. I no longer take insulin. I feel like I am living a dream. As soon as I can, I want to come back and visit to say Hi!”

              “I underwent the surgery over 6 months ago, and it has completely changed my life. The weight has been melting off , with a little help from some exercise and healthy eating. I feel so much better going out and spending time with my family and friends. I love being able to run around with my kids without feeling tired all the time. I sleep “so much better and wake up feeling ready to start my new day. I highly recommend the Weight Loss Surgery Team. I completely trust them, and found comfort in this experience.”

              “Dr. Chow performed my surgery on July 5th 2016. The procedure was successful and I managed to lose 80% of my excess weight in the first four months*. Dr. Chow was very helpful and comforting. He is the type of person that would go the extra mile to make sure that you are well. He answered all my questions and took good care of me from pre op until post op. If you are struggling with your weight, I definitely recommend this surgery. I never thought it was possible for me to be ‘normal’. I am getting closer to my dream weight every day thanks to the excellent efforts of Dr. Chow.”

              “My beautiful personal journey continues this morning. On 17 November 2015 was my bariatric surgery, loss of 132 lbs in 1 year*, and today, 23 November 2016 is already in the reconstruction project. I’m so proud of my journey and my efforts, the rest of my body is still well despite this massive weight loss. I’m really grateful for all the beautiful things that are offered to me. It is difficult to see me like this in this school photo from October 2015 and 2016; phew, what a transformation …”