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Gastric Bypass

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 […]

What Excess Weight is Really Like

Bariatric surgery for weight loss isn’t a quick fix, but its effects can be dramatic, with results peaking one year after surgery. To better maintain and appreciate your body’s changes and your new lifestyle, it helps measure your milestones. But we’re not talking about obsessing over the numbers that appear on your scale. Try to […]

6 Potential Indications for a Revision Procedure

A gastric sleeve procedure is one of the most popular forms of bariatric surgeries performed today. While this type of procedure may provide patients with the best solution to achieving sustained weight loss, it can fail for others. Complications can arise even for the best candidates. If you’re gaining weight, unable to eat solid foods, […]

Can Bariatric Surgery Cure More Than Just Obesity?

At Obesity Control Center (OCC), we treat people of all ages and sizes. With the highest safety standards in the field and over 23,000 surgeries performed, our results are unparalleled. Combined with having the lowest complication rate on record, being innovators within the bariatric realm, with experts in revision surgery and a cutting-edge facility, choosing […]

10 Myths About Gastric Surgery

While bariatric surgery is a need for some because of struggling with issues of obesity, for others, it remains an elective procedure to address metabolic diseases and provides an outlet to achieve metabolic health. But the decision to receive surgery, whether required or as an elective, some patients remain fearful over common misconceptions while others […]

Gastric Sleeve rules: using the sleeve for weight loss success

Bariatric surgery is the best tool available for people with obesity that want a better lifestyle, increase years to their lives and look forward to being their very best selves. Sadly, since surgery does pretty much all the work during the first months and weight loss is easily achieved regardless…