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Post-Op Care

Gaining Weight After Bariatric Surgery: Why it Happens, How to Avoid It

Many patients who undergo weight-loss surgery look forward to the positive changes that await them post-surgery. They begin imagining a life without the burden of carrying extra weight and its associated medical conditions. However, they also fear the possibility of eventually gaining weight back. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), 50% of patients regain […]

5 Reasons OCC Patients Lose More Weight and Keep it Off

When it comes to achieving success after weight-loss surgery, a lot of factors come into play. While choosing to pursue surgery is already half the battle, you must also go through the task of searching for the best weight-loss surgical center and then embracing a new, healthier lifestyle post-bariatric surgery. While immediate results are what […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

5 Tips For Healthier Eating in 2021

Change can be challenging, but creating a healthy lifestyle does not have to mean taking one drastic leap. Even the smallest steps, such as smarter, healthier eating habits, can make a difference in your health and weight-loss journey. And besides, why not let the new year be the start of the new you? Having performed […]

OCC’s Chief Nutritionist Shares Her Favorite Fall Recipes for Healthy Living

Bariatric surgery can help you get your weight and health back on track, and nutritious eating is part of this overall process. Before surgery, patients should be preparing for certain dietary adjustments that will come after surgery, to help ensure their body is getting the nutrients it needs to heal and drop excess weight. When […]

Nervous About Scarring? No Need With The OCC No-Touch Technique

Whether scars will exist after a procedure is one of the most common concerns about bariatric surgeries. How big will the scar be? Is it permanent? Scarring after a bariatric procedure such as gastric sleeve surgery is normal. Scars will appear because small cuts are made during surgery. But the good news is, as surgical […]