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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.

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 […]

Make the Most of Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

What do popular diets like Atkins and Keto have in common? They’re centered around low-carb foods, because cutting carbs has been a proven weight-loss tool for decades. However, the key to long-term weight loss success is much more than simply following a diet. A diet is temporary – a short-term plan with a target date. […]

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 […]

Dr. Ortiz Visits with the Diet Doctor

When you are considering bariatric surgery, you will likely have many questions about the process. Our very own Dr. Ortiz was recently on the Diet Dr. Podcast to discuss bariatric surgery. Dr. Ortiz is one of the leading experts in bariatric surgery, and the Diet Dr. network provides unbiased and evidence-based information, as well as […]