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Bariatric Surgery and Fertility: What is the Connection?

It’s a known fact that the healthier you are, the better your chances of conceiving and having a healthy pregnancy. And a key factor for many women of reproductive age is losing weight. For some patients, losing 10 lbs. is enough to improve health. But if you are battling with obesity, the simplistic formula of […]

5 Steps Before Undergoing Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Bariatric surgery is far more than a medical procedure. Whether you choose the IGS Improved Gastric Sleeve® or gastric bypass surgery, you’re making a conscious decision to change your life. At the Obesity Control Center® in Tijuana, Mexico, located mere minutes outside of San Diego, California, Dr. Ariel Ortiz® and his team of board-certified bariatric […]

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment That Might Surprise You

While it’s true that diabetes is known to be an incurable disease, a growing amount of research is supporting the claim that, with the right set of lifestyle changes, remission is possible. Just minutes south of San Diego, Obesity Control Center® has cared for patients who are living proof that type 2 diabetes is indeed […]

How to Choose a Bariatric Surgery Center in Mexico

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing decision that requires plenty of time and research. Choosing the right surgical center is an essential step in your health and weight loss journey. When researching safe surgery centers, Mexico may not be the first place that comes to mind. But why? Mexico is absolutely a safe country to visit […]

Gaining Weight After Bariatric Surgery: Why it Happens, How to Avoid It

Many patients who undergo weight-loss surgery look forward to the positive changes that await them post-surgery. They begin imagining a life without the burden of carrying extra weight and its associated medical conditions. However, they also fear the possibility of eventually gaining weight back. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), 50% of patients regain […]

5 Surprising Reasons to Consider Bariatric Surgery

It’s true when they say bariatric surgery can be life-changing. People have lost a significant amount of weight because of the procedure. Apart from being the best weapon against obesity, did you know that bariatric surgery offers other essential health benefits besides helping you achieve your weight-loss goals? At Obesity Control Center®, which is just […]

5 Reasons OCC Patients Lose More Weight and Keep it Off

When it comes to achieving success after weight-loss surgery, a lot of factors come into play. While choosing to pursue surgery is already half the battle, you must also go through the task of searching for the best weight-loss surgical center and then embracing a new, healthier lifestyle post-bariatric surgery. While immediate results are what […]

In the Year of COVID, Obesity Still a Leading Contributor of Death Rates

Obesity is an epidemic that has never reversed course. Even as COVID-19 has threatened the lives of many Americans over the past year, obesity still is a leading aggravator of the growing number of deaths in the US. While obesity as a health concern is not new, it is now demanding the same urgency as […]

Bariatric Surgery, PCOS, and Infertility: One Woman’s Journey

Desiree Tran is a mother of two boys who has always struggled with her weight and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)—the most common cause of infertility in women. Five weeks after her IGS Improved Gastric Sleeve® surgery at OCC, she lost 37 pounds, has more energy, and has begun to notice a significant improvement in her […]

Why You Should Focus on Non-Scale Victories Throughout Your Journey

At Obesity Control Center®, which is located just minutes south of San Diego, it is our goal to help people worldwide achieve their weight loss goals. Using the safest and most advanced techniques in bariatric surgery and lifestyle changes that promote long-term health, we want you to live a longer and healthier life. We know that the journey […]