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Helmuth Billy, MD

Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon

“I am proud to serve patients seeking weight loss, as well as my fellow surgeons by sharing what I’ve learned so more people around the world can experience better, healthier lives.” – Helmuth Billy 

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About

Dr. Billy is the leading Lap-Band and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgeon in Ventura and Santa Barbara County. Dr. Billy relocated his practice to Ventura in July of 2002. Before that, he established himself as one of the premier laparoscopic surgeons in the Sacramento and Sierra Nevada region of Northern California. Dr. Billy was instrumental in developing the bariatric surgery centers at Sutter General Hospital and Sutter Roseville Medical Centers. He is currently director of Bariatric Surgery at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, California; a recognized bariatric Center of Excellence by the Surgery Review Committee, Medicare, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Billy also serves as the Medical Director of the Community Memorial Hospital, a Surgical Review Corporation accredited Bariatric Center of Excellence, in Ventura, California.

Dr. Billy obtained his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He subsequently received his medical degree at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Billy received additional training in the techniques of the Lap-Band® system before its release by the FDA in 2001. He is actively involved as a teaching faculty member for the placement of the Lap-Band system. He has educated and proctored dozens of surgeons throughout the west as part of their educational training. Dr. Billy has been a faculty member at numerous national educational events and surgeon training workshops. He has been a featured speaker at the annual meeting of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and was a contributing author on the recently released SAGES Bariatric Surgery Manual published by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Billy has an international reputation and has lectured and taught bariatric surgery principles in Mexico, Taiwan, and India.

Education
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Education

Medical and Surgical Training:

  • Undergraduate Degree: Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Medical Degree: The University of California, Davis School of Medicine
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  • 50 Years combined experience

  • Proven/published safety track record

  • Trademark innovations & techniques

  • Safest Most effective procedures

  • No brokers / middlemen

Others

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  • Brokers fee up to 30%, low budget surgical team

Medical Tourism

It is completely safe to travel to Mexico and have surgery with us at OCC. Over 100 people from the USA come to Mexico every single month to have surgery with Dr. Ortiz and achieve optimal results. We even take care of patients by shuttling them between the hotel and hospital, as well as across the border.

We have passed the most rigorous accreditations and now display a List of Awards and Designations of Quality bestowed upon the Hospital and the Surgeons. In order for the Obesity Control Center to be awarded the various distinctions and designations by third party quality accreditation organizations, we had to go through rigorous year-long reviews that examined every aspect of our practice, including the staff, surgeons, and facilities. We are one of only a few international hospitals to be awarded these designations. We are fully accredited as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and our Surgeons have been designated Surgeons of Excellence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, and have also obtained the Golden Seal awarded by the Joint Commission International that signifies that we have met the highest standards in patient safety and quality available in healthcare.

If you have any questions or concerns about traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery, please contact The Obesity Control Center. A member of our team would be happy to speak to you about what you can expect during your weight-loss surgery process.

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Obesity Control Center

Trusted Solutions for a Healthier Life

An innovative, and industry-leading metabolic weight loss center of excellence that helps people from around the world achieve their weight loss goals using lifestyle changes and the most modern and safe techniques in bariatric surgery.

  1. Highest Safety Standards

    Fully Accredited and follow the highest US medical safety standards. Lowest complication and infection rate with a 20+ year track record of successful surgeries.

  2. Cutting-Edge Innovation & Experience

    Pioneered multiple techniques used around the world, such as an improved gastric sleeve. Co-developed the gastric balloon & double buttress procedures. Performed over 23,000 successful procedures.

  3. Comprehensive 5 Year Post-Op Care

    OCC guides you through five-years of post-op care through our app, online support groups, and US-based on-call patient coordinators. You become part of our family.

  4. All-Inclusive Concierge Service

    Includes service to and from the airport, guidance over the border and five-star accommodations. OCC is your partner from initial consultation to five years of post-surgery follow-up.

  5. Fast Track Surgery

    Work with patients to get them safely prepared from consultation to surgery in as fast as 4-6 weeks.