Obesity Control Center is one of the first International Centers of Excellence outside of the United States. Every facet of the practice, including the staff, facilities and surgeons, has been closely examined by medical experts and determined to meet the highest standards of quality and safety. This helps our patients feel confident in the care they receive at our practice.
Dr. Ariel Ortiz and Dr. Arturo Martinez have performed more than 12,000 weight loss surgeries and have exclusively dedicated their entire practice to performing weight loss procedures. They are considered world leaders in their field and are regularly invited to speak at international medical conferences on the topics of metabolic and bariatric surgery.
Dr. Ariel Ortiz, the Center's director, is a Board Certified medical surgeon and a world-renowned expert on weight loss surgery. He trained almost a decade ago under the designer of the Lap Band, Dr. Mitiku Belechew, and has now trained hundreds of surgeons around the world to perform this procedure safely and effectively.
Most importantly, Dr. Ortiz and his team take a very personal and compassionate interest in your specific situation. Just as no two people are alike, likewise your needs and concerns are unique to you. The OCC team understands and takes the time to know you and come alongside you in every way, including addressing family and financial concerns as necessary.
Along with these world-class surgeons, the OCC features a staff of medical personnel who are specialists in the field of weight loss procedures. These include nutritionists, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, follow-up physicians and a staff of professionals to ensure that your experience is a positive one in every respect.
We invite you to take a moment to familiarize yourself with our superior staff of physicians. Click on the photos to the right to learn more about our surgical team.