Innovations in weight loss surgery

OCC does it again, pioneering one of the most revolutionary innovations in surgical weight loss. Introducing BariClip, the least invasive of any surgical option that offers a quick, simple, effective, and reversible method to lose and keep it off.

Weight loss surgery for younger patients

Specially designed for the younger patient who is struggling with as little as 20 pounds of excess weight, the BariClip fills a void that could not justify more invasive procedures. The concept is revolutionary. A simple clip will do the trick.

How is it performed?

The BariClip is placed through a simple procedure. The device clamps down and reduces the size of the stomach without stapling or rerouting the intestine.

Is it safe in Mexico?

Highest rated, with safety standards that exceed most American hospitals. Certified by the Joint Commission, and a certified International Center for Excellence. Very few international hospitals achieve this status, and many American hospitals do not.

What is the pain level?

Minimal. Recovery is quick and patients are discharged usually the same day.

Are there side effects?

Very little side effects known to date.

How do I prepare?

Pre-surgery diet and supplements to prevent weight gain before the procedure. Our nutritionists will guide you every step of the way.

Is there downtime?

Patients can walk around within hours of surgery and be discharged the same day, followed by a three-month program of integrating back to normal, solid foods.

Post-surgery follow-up

Five years of counseling and follow-up. You’re a member of the #OCCFamily for life.

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Who is a candidate for BariClip surgery?

  • Are you struggling with excess weight?
  • 20-30 pounds overweight or less?
  • Want to shed the extra pounds permanently?
  • Tired of dieting?
  • Hate the idea of surgery?

BariClip may be right for you!

What is BariClip surgery?

BariClip is a simple device that takes just 20 minutes to place and reduces the size of your stomach with a simple “clip.” Once placed, the device stays firmly in position, curbing your appetite so you consume fewer calories and feel satisfied with much less food.

Stop struggling, lose weight — and keep it off.

Reversible weight loss surgery with BariClip!

BariClip is the result of decades of research designed to help those that don’t qualify for formal weight loss surgery and are tired of fad diets that simply don’t work. Get permanent results without the need for invasive surgery. A simple clip placed along the stomach reduces its size, resulting in less hunger, earlier satiety, and dramatic weight loss. And best of all, it’s totally reversible without changing your anatomy at all. The BariClip is currently one of the most exciting breakthroughs in medicine.

Laparoscopic BariClip – the procedure details

During the laparoscopic BariClip procedure, your bariatric surgeon creates small incisions along your stomach pouch before inserting the clip. Once placed, the device closes around the stomach to restrict its capacity. Finally, your surgeon sutures the BariClip in place.

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Safe surgery with exceptional results

Because the stomach is clipped rather than cut off, and doesn’t require rerouting the small bowel, the procedure is entirely reversible.

Am I a candidate?

Fill out our questionnaire to see if you’re a candidate. If approved, our team reviews your health status and prepares you for a one-day visit to our state-of-the art facility where the procedure takes place.

How do I prepare for surgery?

Next, our team prepares you for a simple laparoscopic procedure (keyhole surgery), to place the BariClip device. The clip creates a smaller stomach where a limited amount of food passes through, while the larger excluded part of the stomach remains inactive.

How long does it take?

The procedure is performed in an operating room under general anesthesia, usually in less than 30 minutes. After the procedure is complete, patients return to the recovery area and can return home later the same day.

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How does it work?

BariClip mimics more invasive procedures without the need for staples, dividing the stomach, or rerouting the small bowel. In fact, a simple clip placed along the axis of the stomach squeezes it into two compartments, with the smaller side receiving food while the larger portion is excluded from the equation.

The result is substantial weight loss without the impact of more aggressive bariatric surgeries. The recovery is quick, and discharge occurs just a few hours after the procedure.

How long will it take to return to normal?

Most patients return to their normal activities within 48 hours. As with other weight loss surgeries, patients are expected to follow a restricted diet for approximately 2 weeks before reintroducing other types of food into their system. Weight loss happens quickly after the procedure and continues for the first year.

Fully reversible weight loss surgery: BariClip.

The BariClip is an ideal bariatric procedure for patients looking to lose weight without permanently changing the shape and size of their stomach. To learn more about BariClip, call one of our U.S.-based coordinators or email us today.

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Patient Success Stories

Cameron's patient journey before
Cameron's patient journey after

Cameron

-185 lbs

I can never express enough how grateful I am for what OCC has done for me.

I was considered overweight and obese my entire life. At 35, after years of failed diets, therapy, and research, I realized that the only way for me to permanently loose weight was to have bariatric surgery. My doctors in the US wrote letters to my insurance, emphasizing the medical necessity of this surgery. But after a year of back and forth, my insurance turned me down. I thought all hope was lost until I heard about OCC from a friend. I’d never even heard of traveling to Mexico for surgery, but, after researching and talking to the OCC, I was all in. And I’m so glad I made this choice. The amount of guidance and care I received from OCC from the moment I called for information has been better than anything I’ve experienced in the US. The procedure was smooth—I felt safe and in good hands the entire time.

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Lorena's patient journey before
Tricia's patient journey after

Tricia

-100 lbs

It’s highly reputable reputation and accreditation’s.

I was sick of being sick. I suffered from type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. I have two small children and was sick of being tired all the time and sitting on the sidelines. I decided I didn’t want to live this life anymore. That’s when I reached out to OCC and it was the best decision I ever made. I am now actually living and making each day count.

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Celeste's patient journey before
Celeste's patient journey after

Celeste

-203 lbs

I needed a drastic change.

I had tried losing weight and failed on my own so many times before that I just knew I could no longer do it on my own. My health insurance benefits excluded weight loss surgery and I felt so defeated! I didn’t want the insurance companies to decide what I knew I needed. It wasn’t until I started searching for cash-pay costs that I ran across the OCC website (and several others). I looked at their testimonials and tried to find some of those people – I reached out to them on social media to get their thoughts. I started doing research on Dr. Ortiz. I researched the accreditations and certifications that the OCC held and was liking what I was learning. I looked into other facilities and Dr.’s, but none of them seemed to have as high of standards as OCC. After doing research and talking with others about their experiences both at OCC and at other facilities, I decided that it was time to get more information directly from OCC.

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Charlie's patient journey before
Charlie's patient journey after

Charlie

-155 lbs

OCC, you gave me not only my life back, you gave me my smile back…

I have struggled with my weight my entire life. In the long run it became not only emotionally, but also medically necessary to make a drastic change in my life. I was recommended by a family friend who is also a Nurse Practitioner and she recommended me to OCC, specifically Dr. Ortiz. Of course I was apprehensive of the thought of having surgery in Mexico but she reassured me that she took care of several of OCC’s patients right here in my hometown and that if anyone knew exactly what they were doing it was OCC. I researched OCC as well as others, both domestic and foreign, and came to the conclusion that OCC was without a doubt one of the best, if not the best. From the first call to the coordinator to the moment I left Tijuana headed back home, I was treated with support, kindness, compassion, and empathy.

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Jamie's patient journey before
Jamie's patient journey after

Jamie

-73 lbs

I did quite a bit of reading and felt OCC was the best choice and it was!

I have struggled with my weight for all of my adult years, my highest weight was 245 at one time. I maintained my weight loss around 165 lbs until about 2 years ago when my band started not holding any fluid and realized it had a leak. I started regaining weight and put on about 50 lbs. My experience with OCC and Dr. Ortiz was wonderful! I decided to revise to the gastric sleeve and everything was great, we stayed at a very nice hotel , and the staff there was just as good. I had excellent medical care from the start. I would absolutely recommend OCC to anyone who is struggling with their weight. I am now down about 80 lbs and have never felt better. I work out with a personal trainer and run 5ks!

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Elyse's patient journey before
Elyse's patient journey after

Elyse

-65 lbs

Safety, professionalism, knowledge, accreditation.

I was tired of being fat, and for most 215 isn’t that bad. But for me I felt disgusting. I’m use to bring the pretty sexy one. Not the chubby funny girl. I didn’t know that out of country surgery was even a possibility. I had a friend have it done in Mexico and I was like I want that. I booked with another company and after research I found that they had a death and complications. They also used drain tubes which did not sound like fun! Then I found OCC and saw all the great reviews, no deaths and no drain tubes. I was so nervous yet excited. My experience was nothing but positive. I even came home early I was doing so well. I have tried every diet, I exercised regularly and I just kept gaining. This tool has helped me so much. I still continue to eat healthy and exercise regularly but now I actually see results or my hard work. This isn’t the easy way out you still have to put the work in.

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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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