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Obesity Control Center is an innovative, and industry-leading metabolic weight loss center of excellence that helps people from around the world achieve their weight loss goals using lifestyle changes and the most modern and safe techniques in bariatric surgery. OCC is fully accredited and follows the highest US medical safety standards. We have the lowest complication and infection rate with a 20+ year track record of over 25,000 successful surgeries. We’ve pioneered multiple techniques used around the world, such as the Improved Gastric Sleeve. With an all-inclusive service and five-year post-operation follow-up plan, The Obesity Control Center ensures you’re a member of the #OCCFamily for life.

Learn more about what we do at the Obesity Control Center straight from our renowned doctors, and check out stories from our #OCCFamily.

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 […]

Hernia Repair Ensures Less Heartburn After Sleeve Surgery

Some patients who undergo weight loss surgery can be at higher risk of developing a hernia. Up to one-third of bariatric surgery patients may have a hiatal hernia, which surgeons often detect during surgery. Others can suffer from heartburn due to their hernia condition. The good news is, OCC surgeons can repair a hiatal hernia […]

How OCC Cares for Complications

Just minutes south of San Diego, Obesity Control Center is one of the first International Centers of Excellence outside the United States. We are proud to be one of the most accredited hospitals with certified surgeons in the world. While our entire hospital is dedicated to offering weight-loss procedures within the highest levels of safety, […]

What Really Happens Right After Bariatric Surgery

Over 24,000 patients have benefited from weight loss surgery at Obesity Control Center, located just minutes south of San Diego. Still, a question we often hear is, “What is life like right after surgery?”  Many have experienced outstanding results that include significant weight loss, enhanced overall health, and improved quality of life during their weight […]

6 Months and 420 Pounds Later: Meet the New Sleeve Sisters

Suzanne Morris, Mikki Griffel, Holly Eriksen, Rebecca Wade, and Mindy Shipley arrived at Obesity Control Center last summer for their IGS Improved Gastric Sleeve® procedures. Almost all of them arrived as strangers, but they left as the “Sleeve Sisters,” forming a special bond within the #OCCFamily.  Just minutes south of San Diego, OCC combines modern […]

5 Ways Weight loss Surgery is Even More Important for Teens

Obesity in children and teens in the US has grown considerably in recent years. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of obesity was 18.5% in children and adolescents aged 2-19 years, with about 13.7 million children and adolescents experiencing obesity. The traditional formula of diet and exercise is not a […]

How OCC is Keeping Patients Safe As They Travel for Surgery

Bariatric surgery requires physical, mental, and emotional preparation, as much as any other surgery would. However, being amid a global pandemic can add a new dimension of anxiety you can experience before surgery. Especially when traveling is involved, how can you feel safe?Just minutes south of San Diego, the Obesity Control Center is going above […]

Why Bariatric Surgery After 50+ Is Possible

Age should not be a barrier to the benefits of weight-loss surgery. Suppose you are concerned about being “too old” for bariatric surgery or are afraid of risks and complications. In that case, we have good news: Studies show that weight loss surgery is not only safe for patients in their 50s or older, but […]