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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 […]

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 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, […]

Make This New Year the Last Year You Resolve to Lose Weight

Telling yourself to lose weight is always the easy part of a New Year’s Resolution. However, without setting realistic goals and a clear plan, you’re bound to only see temporary results that lead you to give up. Set the wheels in motion by scheduling a bariatric procedure now, and you will immediately have concrete goals, […]

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 […]

The top 5 questions of the Ketogenic Diet or Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) diet.

What is it?  The ketogenic diet (aka “keto diet”) or low carb high fat diet (LCHF) is an eating plan designed to use fat instead of carbohydrates as an energy source. Fat for energy may be sourced from food or from stored fat in your own body.  First, your body needs to be able to […]

THE QUICK FIX FOR CORONAVIRUS: WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

It takes a pandemic to recognize a pandemic. Now that the meaning of the word is fully understood globally, it will be easier to understand that the increased risk factors in a subset of the population is none other than metabolic disease. It is these that are most likely to develop a severe form of […]

TLC : Therapeutic low carb

  Therapeutic Low Carb (TLC)   Challenging times require an action plan. What can we do? A lot. We can focus on reducing the risks and taking the necessary steps to protect yourself, your family and others. This pandemic hit us all by surprise. No one was prepared for it….