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Dr Ariel Ortiz

ASMBS and Medical Tourism

Traveling out of the country for surgery? Worried about safety? Complications? Results? Lost in the abundance of published websites and don’t know how to rate them objectively? Prices too good to be true?   According to a statement from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), in recent years,…

30 Minutes That Can Save Your Life!

Bariatric Surgery as prevention Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as in many other countries around the world. The most rapidly growing segment of the obese population is the severely obese (morbidly obese). The health consequences of severe obesity are profound. Study……

Ebola and Obesity, is it related?

Are these two epidemics killing us? Obesity The World Health Organization estimates that more than 1.5 billion adults worldwide are overweight or obese. Once considered a problem only in high-income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries. Obesity increases the risk of…

Safety in Bariatric Surgery

Most people with obesity don’t seek surgical help. Although there is a lot of information regarding obesity, which clearly shows the great health benefits that surgical procedures offer for weight reduction or bariatric, most people with this illness don’t request these services. In our experience not having access to these…

Obesity and its Comorbidities, Can These Improve With Weight Loss Surgery?

Obesity #1 disease of our time Obesity is one of the leading diseases of our time, the US reports to have nearly 35% of its adult population is obese, and also carries along many other conditions that are related almost directly to obesity. Comorbidities are defined as diseases that are…

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Heart Problems…

Obesity as a disease Obesity has now become a critical problem in the US, with the prevalence among adults, which increased nearly 50% during the 1980s and 1990s. Now, nearly 70% of adults are classified as overweight or obese, compared with fewer than 25% 40 years ago. Recent evidence indicates…

I Just Had Bariatric Surgery. Can I Exercise Right Away?

Bariatric Surgery and Exercise Patients that undergo, either a Gastric Sleeve or a Gastric Plication, are encouraged to start an exercise routine in order to accomplish their weight loss goals. But what exercises are safe and when can they start them? The best recommendation we give patients is that they should start walking…

If I Don’t Have a Kidney, Can I Still Undergo Bariatric Surgery?

Side  effects Obese patients with chronic kidney disease who receive bariatric surgery succeed in losing weight; however, the risk for side effects and surgical complications is high according to a new study, Kidney Week 2013: the American Society of Nephrology in its 46th Annual Meeting. The most common side effects…

Teenager on Bariatrics and its Risks…

Teenagers and bariatrics In today’s lifestyle, obesity is on the rise, be it for little time for exercise, poor nutrition choices (fast and processed food, high fat intake), among others. Many persons are being affected by this. One demographic that suffers greatly from this condition are teenagers. Approximately 12.5 million…

Bariatric Surgery vs. Weight Loss Medication

Bariatric surgery vs. weight loss medication In the last years we’ve witnessed the approval of new drugs to treat obesity, how effective are they? Are they safe? Are they better than surgery? Medication weight loss The average weight loss with medication is of 5-10% of the initial weight along with…