We guide you through the three phases of weight loss

Losing the excess weight goes through three basic phases and we guide you throughout the journey. After your surgery is completed, you will be guided on the nutritional care for each phase:

  • Recovery nutritional care: This phase lasts for about 40 days following your surgery.
  • Extreme weight loss nutritional care: This phase runs for 40 days to 9 months.
  • Weight stabilization nutritional care: This phase starts at 9 months and continues thereafter.

Nutrition and you – lifestyle changes that work for the long term.

Our approach is to ensure you understand how your body functions, and how your body, being starved of the critical nutrients necessary to good health has resulted in a combination  

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Our nutritional counseling support and you.

Modern food production involves growing food with chemical fertilizers in nutrient-depleted soil. Meats are produced by animals artificially fattened, and most commercial grains are genetically modified. These foods contain almost none of many critical nutrients. As the body is starved of the nutrients it needs, the entire system is impacted, leading to poor health, excessive weight gain, and obesity. We ensure you fully understand these problems, and the underlying cause of your condition, and how implementing dietary changes will help rebuild your body naturally, addressing the actual underlying reasons for the condition.

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The phases of the journey to weight loss and better health

Your nutritional needs change at different phases of your journey. You will be provided with all the guidance you need to make lifestyle changes to restore your body and live a healthier, more energetic, happier life in the years ahead. We don’t leave you to try on your own – everyone we treat gets the help they need to have a successful weight loss journey.

Five years of ongoing support: The OCC way

Our patients matter to us, and we go above and beyond to ensure they achieve success. With five years of guidance and support, you can expect your journey to be rewarding, exciting, and to achieve your final weight-loss goal and enjoy improved health – many patients no longer suffer from various associated health conditions and have renewed energy to enjoy life as never before.

Meet Dr. Ariel Ortiz | Obesity Control Center

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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