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Improved Gastric Sleeve

5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Sleeve

Bariatric surgery is an investment – one you are counting on to change your health and your life. A successful procedure is an essential step in a weight loss journey. In some cases, it might be worth taking your surgery to the next level to ensure this critical tool can help you reach your goal. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

OCC Recognized for Innovation

Selecting a bariatric surgeon to entrust with your procedure can be a long process. You may find several who seem qualified and who have been successfully performing the same weight loss services for a while, but have they innovated in their field? Advancements in technology and techniques push the medical field forward and allow for […]

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 […]

Get An Energy Boost After Bariatric Surgery

Just minutes south of San Diego, the Obesity Control Center, a trusted weight loss service, offers solutions for a healthier life. As an industry-leading metabolic weight loss Center of Excellence, we have helped people from around the world achieve their weight-loss goals using lifestyle changes and the safest and most modern techniques in bariatric surgery. […]

OCC Restores Patients’ Fertility with Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity can affect all aspects of your life, including your ability to have children. People with higher BMIs are at a greater risk for pregnancy complications and issues conceiving. At the Obesity Control Center, we understand this issue. Dozens of hopeful mothers have come to us for help. With our revolutionary Improved Gastric Sleeve procedure, […]