OCC exceeds all U.S. health and safety standards

We offer technology that exceeds U.S. standards and a team of experts with over 50 years of combined experience. We have performed 26,000 successful bariatric surgeries. When you come to Obesity Control Center, you can be confident that you will experience superior care in a highly-specialized environment designed specifically to deliver superior surgical outcomes – with advanced surgical techniques with a faster recovery time.54

Our surgical center: 0% mortality rate

There are many variables in bariatric surgery that affect the success of the outcome. This has been well documented over the years in medical literature. At OCC, safety is our priority, and it is evident in our safety and mortality rates. We are constantly improving our processes and post-surgical program as we keep our commitment to quality and safety for every patient that walks through our doors.

Early surgical complications

Bariatric surgery complications are not uncommon, with the complication rates published in medical literature. At OCC, our complication rate is one of the lowest in the world, at less than one percent of all our patients. The nature of bariatric surgery requires surgeons to focus on using surgical techniques to avoid complications before they occur. At OCC, less than 1% of our over 26,000 procedures have had a surgical complication and were treated successfully at our surgical center without the need to refer the patient to another facility.

A focus on superior surgical outcomes

We analyze those rare outcomes that are less than ideal and dedicate our efforts to identifying the variables that can be influenced to improve our outcomes even more.

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Infection rate worldwide


Infections can be a serious complication for bariatric surgery and we are dedicated to techniques, health and safety protocols, and care that are above and beyond the ordinary, to keep our patients safe and healthy throughout the journey.

Thanks to the pioneering techniques and surgical quality that has earned us a full accreditation from Joint Commission International three times, we have kept the surgical site infection rate below 0.001%. This ensures our patients recover safely from their surgery with an extremely low risk of experiencing any setbacks that could impact the success of the surgery.1, 2, 3, 4

Over 26,000 successful weight loss surgeries to date.

Obesity Control Center one of the most trusted bariatric centers in North America. Most of our patients come to us from the USA and Canada, but we also treat overseas patients from Europe, Asia and Mexico. Thanks to our innovations in techniques and advanced clinical procedures, the average hospital stay is typically less than 24 hours with extremely low complication and readmission rates. Our patients are confident that the surgery is performed by medical experts in a state-of-the-art facility when they choose Obesity Control Center for their bariatric surgery.55, 56, 57, 58

OCC’s epidemiologist is closely monitoring the COVID-19 status and is actively issuing updates as they are available. The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization are the most trusted sources online.  While the CDC has announced new mask protocols for vaccinated individuals, there will be no changes for our office protocols for patients, guests, and staff members as the announcement does not apply to hospitals or medical facilities. Masks are still a requirement for all patients, guests and staff at our facility.

As we reinitiate weight loss surgery, we are constantly adapting and installing new and updated safety measures.

Weight loss surgery is medically necessary.

Bariatric Surgery and the clash of two pandemics.   

Major metabolic and bariatric surgery Societies and colleges globally are now calling for the safe resumption of bariatric and metabolic surgery before the COVID-19 pandemic is declared over. 

The sooner bariatric surgery can be safely performed, the quicker obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases can be reduced or resolved as they are not only chronic they are also progressive.  Obesity is also linked to more than 40 diseases including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and at least 13 different types of cancer.

A recent statement from the ASMBS says “Before COVID-19 began, it was clear that patients with obesity were ‘safer through surgery.’ In the era of COVID-19, ‘safer through surgery’ for patients with obesity may prove to be even more important than before.” Obesity and Metabolic syndrome have been identified as an independent risk factor for adverse outcomes including death among COVID-19 patients.

See here for full COVID-19 update. 

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