Dr. Chris Cobourn


General Surgeon

Dr. Chris Cobourn is a fellowship-trained Bariatric and General Surgeon performing the Gastric Sleeve, Mini Gastric Bypass, Lap-Band and Revision bariatric surgical procedures. In 1991, he introduced laparoscopic surgery to the Mississauga area, and since then has been focusing his practice on advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Cobourn has expertise in advanced laparoscopic procedures including bariatric surgery, gallbladder removal, hernia repair and advanced bowel surgery, with full hospital privileges at the Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, Ontario. Dr. Cobourn has been very active in learning and performing new surgical procedures throughout his career and attends many conferences and courses each year to maintain and enhance his surgical expertise.

As an internationally respected and sought-after speaker, Dr. Cobourn is honoured to receive the opportunity to speak to the medical community on various topics regarding obesity and weight loss programs offered at the SmartShape Weight Loss Centre. Currently, he is serving on expert committees and panels to establish worldwide standards and practices for bariatric surgery.  Dr Cobourn has been accredited as a Centre of Excellence Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation.  He is currently a member of the following professional organizations:

IFSO – International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

ASMBS – American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

CABPS – Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons

OMA – Ontario Medical Association

CAGS – Canadian Association of General Surgeons

Dr Cobourn is licensed to practice in the Provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan and has held Medical Licences in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba as well.

Dr. Cobourn is the current Medical Director & Surgeon at the SmartShape Weight Loss Centre in Mississauga offering the most modern and comprehensive weight loss management programs such as Gastric Sleeve, Mini Gastric Bypass, Lap-Band and Revision bariatric surgery to achieve sustained weight loss and improvement of appearance and quality of life.

Achievements & Awards

  • 1991: Introduced laparoscopic surgery to the Mississauga area
  • 1995 – 2006 Chief of Surgery at the Trillium Health Centre
  • 2005: Founded SWLC
  • 2013: Became CEO of SmartShape Weight Loss Centre in association with Centric Health


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