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Improved Gastric Sleeve

US Health Professionals Choose Surgery In Mexico. Why?

We often forget that health professionals aren’t always wearing scrubs. Sometimes they’re the ones in gowns, seeking treatment like any other patient. Except when nurses and doctors–people who know medicine and healthcare best–select their own doctors and healthcare facilities, you know they are choosing the best available. So when these 10 healthcare professionals go to […]

At The Obesity Control Center, You’re Supported For Life

You know that diets don’t work because you’ve tried every single one. While a whole-foods diet with the right number of calories is essential for health — and should be continued throughout your life, not just to lose weight — if you have a significant amount of fat to lose, you can’t do it through […]

The Double Buttress Technique, an OCC exclusive.

What is the Double Buttress Technique? The DBT As medical professionals we are taught to frequently question the status quo. I personally am always looking for ways to improve quality, safety and outcomes. This is something we have built into our practice and and to the mentality of our team…

The Improved Gastric Sleeve, IGS®

Can something good be improved upon? The Gastric Sleeve has had some negative press recently. Check out what OCC has done to make a good procedure even better, The Improved Gastric Sleeve, IGS® .

Regulating Health Tourism: World leaders meet in Tijuana.

   The CDC travel warning has now increase to another 30 cases reported in Canada of patients returning home with surgical infections with Antibacterial-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa after having weight loss surgery in Tijuana. A prompt response of the global bariatric surgical community this past week concluded in the first international global bariatric surgery and health tourism meeting in Tijuana, Baja, Mexico. Present were…

OCC Newest Results from over 20,900 patients

OCC Newest Results    Early Surgical Complications Bariatric surgery complications are not uncommon and the rate has been published in the medical literature. At OCC our rate is one of the lowest in the world. The nature of bariatric surgery requires that a goal is to avoid a complication before it…

FACING THE WORST DRUG EPIDEMIC IN US HISTORY

FACING THE WORST DRUG EPIDEMIC IN US HISTORY Six out of ten overdose deaths in the US involve an opioid drug. Between 2000 and 2015, more than 500,000 people died from drug overdoses. And every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. This epidemic has been called the worst…

Pseudouridimycine: New natural antibiotic capable of destroying resistant bacteria

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, popularly known as 'superbugs', are one of the major threats to global public health. These microorganisms have once evolved to counteract the efficacy of antibiotics – usually by abusive or improper use of these drugs, in the case of their use in the treatment of diseases, such as…

Tech Tattoos

  Wearable fitness devices can track pulse rates and physical activity over time in order to achieve long-term health goals; however, more advanced technology is being developed to monitor what’s happening inside the body in real time.   Researchers are now creating wearable devices that analyze the effects of activity…

Value Based Care Using Ultrasound.

2017 presents an opportunity for healthcare providers to evaluate how technologies like ultrasound can solve their challenges. By expanding their use of ultrasound, we believe providers can attract more patients, increase their patients’ level of satisfaction, and reduce costs. Better patient outcomes and happier patients are the hallmark of what…