Why Choose Us?


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. Our founder, Dr. Nicolas V. Christou, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FASMBS, FACS is the most experienced bariatric surgeon in Canada and a world authority on surgical treatments of morbid obesity. Dr. Christou has since retired and has passed on the reins of the practice to the capable and extremely well trained Dr. Simon Chow, MD MSc FRCSC FACS.


Our access to a fully accredited private hospital, Centre Métropolitain de Chirurgie (CMC), which has been licensed by the Health Ministry since 1973, allows us to admit patients to the hospital after surgery for the careful observation required for safe surgery. In the private sector, we are in full control of our practice and can choose the best technology, the most effective medications and most current surgical instrumentation. We are not limited to one bariatric procedure; our surgeons are free to discuss with our patients the operation that best fits their risk profile and long-term weight loss goals. Our surgeons perform the surgery (no trainees) and respond to all emergencies in the hospital. In addition, our team is made available for any questions and emergencies during and after business hours We have operated on over 1,500 patients at our private hospital since 2006 with an excellent record and long-term results. During a consultation, our surgeons will discuss with you your exact risk profile based on a large patient experience so you can make an informed decision about your care. Learn more about Specific Surgery Outcomes

Availability (no wait list)

We provide evidence-based, state-of-the-art, surgical treatment options for severe life-threatening obesity for patients who wish to take control of their health and life! Patients can have their surgery within 4-6 weeks from the office consultation. This time is required for the proper preparation for safe bariatric surgery.

When comparing us to other clinics consider the following:

  1. Do they provide “turn-key” service and no additional fees for their services?
  2. Do they perform your surgery is an accredited hospital as opposed to an ambulatory or day surgery centre?
  3. Do they admit and monitor you for 1-3 days after the surgery in an accredited hospital as opposed to sending you to a hotel room?
  4. Do they provide follow-up with a registered dietitian who is highly experienced in bariatric surgery for 6 months after your surgery, and include this in their fees?