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How a Surgeon Experienced with Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery Improves Your Results

Significant weight loss is the goal of bariatric surgery. But losing a lot of weight, especially in a short amount of time, often leaves behind excess skin that cannot be eliminated with diet or exercise. To address excess skin, patients should consult with plastic surgeons specializing in post-bariatric cosmetic surgery. Obesity Control Center, through the […]

What If I Need a Revision After Bariatric Surgery?

No bariatric surgery patient wants to undergo a revision after their initial operation. Unfortunately, a small number will have to undergo the procedure again because certain issues have arisen. This may occur years after the original surgery. Other patients may determine that bariatric revision surgery can better help them reach their goals. Our expert surgeons […]

How to Start Your Journey to Massive Weight Loss from Obesity

Obesity and obesity-related conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure damage your health and shorten your lifespan. Bariatric surgery is often the best solution for long-term weight loss. Starting your journey toward a healthier size from obesity is a big decision, and it’s essential to understand what weight loss surgery can accomplish for you.

Metabolic Surgery May Help You Manage Diabetes Type II

When you think of bariatric surgery (or metabolic surgery), you likely think of obesity, but these weight-loss procedures can also have a tremendous impact on metabolic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes and being overweight or obese are closely linked, with an estimated 90 percent of people with the condition classified as […]

Is Gastric Bypass or Gastric Sleeve Right for You?

Bariatric surgeries are an effective way to lose weight in conjunction with diet and exercise. These procedures can also significantly improve obesity-related medical conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes. If you are obese or struggle with metabolic disorders related to your BMI, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy) […]

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 […]