13

Apr

Metabolic Surgery May Help You Manage Diabetes Type II

When you think of bariatric surgery (or metabolic surgery), you likely think of obesity, but these weight-loss procedures can also have a tremendous impact on metabolic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes and being overweight or obese are closely linked, with an...

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13

Apr

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment That Might Surprise You

While it's true that diabetes is known to be an incurable disease, a growing amount of research is supporting the claim that, with the right set of lifestyle changes, remission is possible.Just minutes south of San Diego, Obesity Control Center® has cared for patients...

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13

Apr

5 Surprising Reasons to Consider Bariatric Surgery

It's true when they say bariatric surgery can be life-changing. People have lost a significant amount of weight because of the procedure. Apart from being the best weapon against obesity, did you know that bariatric surgery offers other essential health benefits besides hel...

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13

Apr

In the Year of COVID, Obesity Still a Leading Contributor of Death Rates

Obesity is an epidemic that has never reversed course. Even as COVID-19 has threatened the lives of many Americans over the past year, obesity still is a leading aggravator of the growing number of deaths in the US. While obesity as a health concern is not new, it is now demandin...

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13

Apr

Bariatric Surgery, PCOS, and Infertility: One Woman’s Journey

Desiree Tran is a mother of two boys who has always struggled with her weight and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)—the most common cause of infertility in women. Five weeks after her IGS Improved Gastric Sleeve® surgery at OCC, she lost 37 pounds, has more energy, and...

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13

Apr

Why You Should Focus on Non-Scale Victories Throughout Your Journey

At Obesity Control Center®, which is located just minutes south of San Diego, it is our goal to help people worldwide achieve their weight loss goals. Using the safest and most advanced techniques in bariatric surgery and lifestyle changes that promote long-ter...

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13

Apr

How OCC Cares for Complications

Just minutes south of San Diego, Obesity Control Center is one of the first International Centers of Excellence outside the United States. We are proud to be one of the most accredited hospitals with certified surgeons in the world. While our entire hospital is dedicated to offer...

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13

Apr

What Really Happens Right After Bariatric Surgery

Over 24,000 patients have benefited from weight loss surgery at Obesity Control Center, located just minutes south of San Diego. Still, a question we often hear is, “What is life like right after surgery?” Many have experienced outstanding results that include s...

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13

Apr

6 Months and 420 Pounds Later: Meet the New Sleeve Sisters

Suzanne Morris, Mikki Griffel, Holly Eriksen, Rebecca Wade, and Mindy Shipley arrived at Obesity Control Center last summer for their IGS Improved Gastric Sleeve® procedures. Almost all of them arrived as strangers, but they left as the “Sleeve Sisters,” forming a...

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13

Apr

5 Ways Weight loss Surgery is Even More Important for Teens

Obesity in children and teens in the US has grown considerably in recent years. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of obesity was 18.5% in children and adolescents aged 2-19 years, with about 13.7 million children and adolescents experienci...

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