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OBN Bariatric Centres

The Ontario Bariatric Network (OBN) is a collaborative network consisting of 11 Bariatric Centres across Ontario with interdisciplinary teams of bariatric experts that provide comprehensive medical and surgical bariatric services. The 11 Bariatric Centres across Ontario include 10 Bariatric Centres of Excellence (BCoEs) and 1 Regional Assessment and Treatment Centres (RATCs).

A Bariatric Centre of Excellence is an organization with a team of experts promoting the collaboration and use of best practices around the care of people suffering with obesity and obesity related diseases.  

Certain criteria must first exist in order for a centre to qualify as a BCoE:

  • Full acute care and inpatient facility
  • ICU availability
  • 24-hour emergency department and 24-hour surgical coverage
  • Oximetry beds for postop care with respiratory technician availability
  • At least 2 laparoscopic bariatric surgeons each performing minimum of 50 cases per year
  • Minimum of 120 bariatric cases per year
  • Multi-disciplinary clinic for preoperative and postoperative care
  • Medical bariatric support for clinic and inpatient care
  • Psychiatry support for preoperative and postoperative assessment (if necessary)

RATCs do not provide surgeries at their location. RATCs partner with a BCoE to provide pre-operative and post-operative care. 

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Guelph General Hospital

Guelph Bariatric Centre of Excellence

125 Delhi Street, Guelph, ON N1T 4J5

Phone: 519-837-6440 X 2700 Fax: 519-837-6773

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Health Sciences North

Sudbury Bariatric Centre of Excellence

Sudbury Outpatient Centre 865 Regent Street South, Sudbury, ON P3E 3Y9

Phone: 705-671-5611 Fax: 705-671-5635

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Humber River Health

Humber River Bariatric Centre of Excellence

1235 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, ON M3M 0B2

Phone: 416-242-1000 X 23300 Fax: 416-242-1060

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Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Kingston Bariatric Centre of Excellence

166 Brock Street, Kingston, ON K7L 5G2

Phone: 613-544-3310 X 3550 Fax: 613-544-3199

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London Health Sciences Centre

London Bariatric Centre of Excellence

339 Windemere Road, London, ON N6A 5A5

Phone: 519-685-8500 X 34280 Fax: 519-663-2965

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St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Hamilton Bariatric Centre of Excellence

100 W5th Avenue, Hamilton, ON L8N 3K7

Phone: 905-522-1155 X 33240 Fax: 905-521-6152

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The Ottawa Hospital

Ottawa Bariatric Centre of Excellence

1053 Carling Ave Box 612 3rd Floor, Grimes Lodge , Ottawa, ON K1Y4E9

Phone: 613-761-5101 Fax: 613-761-5343

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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Thunder Bay Bariatric Centre of Excellence

984 Oliver Road Level 1, Suite 104, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6V4

Phone: 807-684-6058 Fax: 807-344-7910

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Toronto Western Hospital

Toronto Western Bariatric Centre of Excellence

399 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON M5T 2S8

Phone: 416 603-5800 X 6145 Fax: 416-603-5142

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Unity Health Toronto

Unity Health Toronto Bariatric Centre of Excellence

3276 St. Clair Ave. E., Toronto, ON M1L 1W1

Phone: 416-285-3666 X 4767 Fax: 416-285-3764