A life-changing journey with 5 years of follow-up care.

Beyond the exceptional expertise of our surgeons and staff, your life-changing journey includes a five-year follow-up program. We take our commitment to helping our patients achieve a happier, healthier life very seriously, and go above and beyond to guide them and achieve long-term success.

Undergo weight loss surgery in a private, supportive environment.

If you are considering weight loss surgery, it is normal to have concerns. We invite you to meet with other patients in our support group on Facebook and have a personal consultation with one of our surgeons. Our hospital in Baja California, is just a 30-minute drive from San Diego. We transport you from the airport in a luxury van to our private, state-of-the-art hospital, located in the prestigious Zona Rio area.

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An extraordinary level of personalized care and attention

In treating our patients, we are deeply committed to providing personalized care at every phase of the journey. Our advanced surgical techniques allow us to deliver improved outcomes and a shorter recovery time.

Every detail of your experience is important to us, and we are dedicated to world-class medical care and personal care. We focus on ensuring your total comfort, and are confident that you are under the care of the finest team of bariatric surgeons in one location, worldwide.

A concierge-style journey to weight loss and improved health: OCC

Our services include luxury van transportation to and from San Diego airport and through the border, a 30-minute journey, and five-star accommodations. Our facility is in an exclusive section of the city of Tijuana.

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Patient safety standards exceeding most American hospitals

OCC is fully equipped with state-of-the-art systems and equipment, exceeding all U.S. standards for surgery. Our treatments are performed by highly experienced and respected board-certified bariatric surgeons and support staff. Our gleaming, modern facility is comfortable and welcoming. Your journey will be supported by our compassionate English-speaking team, each of whom is personally committed to caring for you, as an individual.

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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