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Bariatric Surgery and Fertility: What is the Connection?

It’s a known fact that the healthier you are, the better your chances of conceiving and having a healthy pregnancy. And a key factor for many women of reproductive age is losing weight. For some patients, losing 10 lbs. is enough to improve health. But if you are battling with obesity, the simplistic formula of […]

Make the Most of Your Low-Carb Lifestyle

What do popular diets like Atkins and Keto have in common? They’re centered around low-carb foods, because cutting carbs has been a proven weight-loss tool for decades. However, the key to long-term weight loss success is much more than simply following a diet. A diet is temporary – a short-term plan with a target date. […]

5 Steps Before Undergoing Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Bariatric surgery is far more than a medical procedure. Whether you choose the IGS Improved Gastric Sleeve® or gastric bypass surgery, you’re making a conscious decision to change your life. At the Obesity Control Center® in Tijuana, Mexico, located mere minutes outside of San Diego, California, Dr. Ariel Ortiz® and his team of board-certified bariatric […]

Dr. Ortiz Visits with the Diet Doctor

When you are considering bariatric surgery, you will likely have many questions about the process. Our very own Dr. Ortiz was recently on the Diet Dr. Podcast to discuss bariatric surgery. Dr. Ortiz is one of the leading experts in bariatric surgery, and the Diet Dr. network provides unbiased and evidence-based information, as well as […]

How to Choose a Bariatric Surgery Center in Mexico

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing decision that requires plenty of time and research. Choosing the right surgical center is an essential step in your health and weight loss journey. When researching safe surgery centers, Mexico may not be the first place that comes to mind. But why? Mexico is absolutely a safe country to visit […]

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 Surprising Reasons to Consider Bariatric Surgery

It’s true when they say bariatric surgery can be life-changing. People have lost a significant amount of weight because of the procedure. Apart from being the best weapon against obesity, did you know that bariatric surgery offers other essential health benefits besides helping you achieve your weight-loss goals? At Obesity Control Center®, which is just […]

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 […]