As a Joint Commission International fully accredited practice and part of the International Institute of Metabolic Medicine, our weight loss surgery patients at Obesity Control Center experience exclusive, unparalleled care at our state-of-the-art medical center in Baja California, located just one mile south of the border. This honor was awarded to our center after a series of rigorous onsite reviews over a year-long period.
OCC: Obesity Control CenterThe highest patient health and safety standards
Every facet of the practice, the staff, the international team of surgeons, and the facilities have been thoroughly evaluated by medical experts to ensure that the highest standards are consistently maintained. Very few international hospitals achieve this status, and many American hospitals do not make the list – but we do.
JCI accredited for two 3-year periods
OCC has held the distinction of being a Joint Commission International-accredited practice for two three-year periods, and we were recently re-accredited. Because of this accreditation, we share a distinction with such prestigious medical centers as Princeton University Healthcare, New York University, University of California San Diego, UCLA, Washington University, Mount Sinai Hospital, and The George Washington University, among others.
World-class center for weight loss surgery
Due to our weight loss surgical center being designated as a Joint Commission International-accredited practice, you can be confident you are free from any risk of exposure to infectious diseases which could exist at other medical centers that don’t specialize strictly in weight loss surgery. The Center has also passed the highest standards of excellence established in the United States for the safest, most effective weight loss procedures.
Technology standards that exceed most American hospitals
In our highly specialized environment, we are fully equipped with state-of-the-art systems and equipment, and the expert staff to take care of any need a weight-loss surgery patient could require. Our pristine, modern facility is only surpassed by our compassionate English-speaking staff that takes care of patients with dedication, compassion, and personalized attention.
We care for you, and you alone
Unlike other facilities, our nursing staff and doctors will be caring for you, and you alone, focusing on you at every step of the process. Our entire hospital and professional staff are dedicated to delivering weight loss procedures that deliver the highest levels of patient safety, exceeding all U.S. standards for surgery… all delivered in a private, relaxing, reassuring environment.
The International Institute of Metabolic Medicine (IIMM) based in Tijuana, Mexico is proud to announce the formal partnership with the Department of Surgery at the University of California San Diego, USA. This partnership sees the union of two North American metabolic and bariatric surgery powerhouses. Both centers share an enviable global reputation for high-quality, cost-effective surgical care, and also world-class global surgical education.
Through the International Institute of Metabolic Medicine, OCC is part of a network of medical partnerships including the International Center of Reflux & Esophageal Disorders, The Ariel Center, the Institute of Nutrition & Metabolic Sciences, UC San Diego School of Medicine Dept. of Surgery, International Bariatric Club, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Medtronic, UC San Diego School of Medicine Center for the Future of Surgery Tijuana, Mindray™, Stryker®, 3M Research & Education, LG, Arthrex®, and Proximie Education.
Why choose OCC?
OCC has achieved international recognition, holds U.S. certifications, and can boast a truly impressive track record, with over 26,000 successful surgeries to date. Our treatments are customized for the individual patient and are focused on treating obesity-related health issues. All surgeries come with a 5-year follow-up program, and our facility has the distinction of being listed as a Joint Commission International accredited practice.
OCC and the IIMM
Obesity Control Center is now part of The IIMM (the International Institute of Metabolic Medicine). The IIMM is a world-class surgical educational institution with a network of medical services, academic partners, training facilities, and medical industry partners. Through the IIMM, partnerships and alliances come together to advance medical care. We are proud to be a part of this entity.
Private, state-of-the-art center for weight loss surgery
When under the care of our exceptional team, you will be treated in a private, state-of-the-art center in an exclusive area of Baja Mexico, only 20 minutes from the airport, and surgery performed by world leaders in bariatric surgery. Our facility is fully accredited and adheres to the highest safety standards in the USA. Our surgeons are not only exceptionally talented, but have pioneered and co-developed newer, better weight loss procedures, including the gastric balloon.
An exclusive journey to weight loss and improved health
During your stay with us, you will enjoy five-star accommodations at a premier hotel in the area.
Every aspect of your time with us will be monitored to ensure that your experience is positive, supportive, and that you have our full and undivided attention.
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