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Lucia Chavez, NC

  • 7300+

    satisfied patients

  • 7+

    years of experience

About

About

Having the combined experience of helping more than 11,000 patients and the experience of overcoming her own health problems, Lucia Chavez’s professional recommendations address the root cause of challenging health conditions in a practical and sustainable way in order to recover health.

Lucía is a Certified Nutritionist who graduated from Universidad Iberomericana with honors and is the recipient of the University Medal of Merit. Her interests include gastrointestinal disorders, women’s health, and autoimmune conditions.

She has studied postgraduate courses in the Perioperative Management of the Bariatric Surgery Patient; Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements for Cancer Prevention and Treatment; Digestive Disease Care; Exercise, Supplementation, and Hydration; among many others. She also obtained a Diploma in Bariatric Nutrition from Colegio Mexicano de Cirugía para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabólicas (Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Mexican Association). In addition, she has training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to help motivate and educate her patients.

Lucía is a professor at her alma mater, Universidad Iberoamericana, a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly ADA), as well as a member of the practice group Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine. She is also a member of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, the Institute of Functional Medicine in the US, and Colegio Mexicano de Nutriólogos in Mexico. She is a founding member of the Association of Nutritionists and Dietitians of Baja California and frequent conference speaker at medical and nutrition conferences.

She is currently working towards her credential as an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner at the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA).

At Obesity Control Center, she provides counseling for weight and metabolic management in surgical and non-surgical patients.

Education

Education

Graduated from:

Universidad Iberomericana with honors

Colegio Mexicano de Cirugía para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabólicas (Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Mexican Association) with a Diploma in Bariatric Nutrition

Training

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Post-Graduate Courses

Perioperative Management of the Bariatric Surgery Patient

Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements for Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Digestive Disease Care

Exercise, Supplementation, and Hydration

…Among many others.

Awards

Awards

Awards

University Medal of Merit from Universidad Iberomericana

Member of:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly ADA)

Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine

Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy

Institute of Functional Medicine in the US

Colegio Mexicano de Nutriólogos in Mexico

Association of Nutritionists and Dietitians of Baja California (Founding Member)

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OCC

  • 50 Years combined experience

  • Proven/published safety track record

  • Trademark innovations & techniques

  • Safest Most effective procedures

  • No brokers / middlemen

Others

  • New to the industry

  • Hearsay

  • Conventional

  • Unverified claims

  • 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.