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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…

Improved Gastric Sleeve vs Regular Gastric Sleeve

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® .

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…

What Food to Eat After Weight Loss Surgery – FAQ on Macros & Calories

Weight Loss Surgery 0 – 3 Months Post-op  As part of your post-operative care, you will be given special dietary guidelines that you will need to follow closely during the first 6 weeks from surgery to prevent complications and for proper healing of your new stomach pouch. After 6 weeks,…

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…

Can I Undergo Bariatric Surgery Even With a Heart Disease?

Obesity and heart diseases… Obesity has now become a critical problem in the U.S., with the prevalence among adults increasing by 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…

General Conditions for Bariatric Surgery

Contraindications It is important to know all conditions that may exclude a person from a bariatric program, given that most are relatives. Who are not candidates for bariatric surgery? The fact that one person with an obesity prognosis meets the NHI (National Health Consensus) regarding over weight, to undergo bariatric…

The Most Challenging Clinical Case of My Medical Career

Case Study A professional lawyer with diabetes type II and high blood pressure, was summited to metabolic bariatric surgery. After 24 hours, in post-op, he started bleeding in the high digestive tube, for this reason we had to re-operate. An endoscopy was performed that showed erosive gastritis with superficial bleeding…

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…

The Most Challenging Clinical Case of My Medical Career

Case Study A professional lawyer with diabetes type II and high blood pressure, was summited to metabolic bariatric surgery. After 24 hours, in post-op, he started bleeding in the high digestive tube, for this reason we had to re-operate. An endoscopy was performed that showed erosive gastritis with superficial bleeding…