Introduction: A Common Question in the U.S. and Canada

Do you live in the United States or Canada and think about getting weight loss surgery? You're not alone. Many people ask, "How can I talk to my doctor about this?" At the Obesity Control Center in Tijuana, Mexico, we help people answer this question.

What Science Says About Weight Loss Surgery

Does Weight Loss Surgery Work?

Yes, weight loss surgery works. A study from the New England Journal of Medicine says it helps people lose weight and keep it off.

It also makes other health problems better, like diabetes. So, it's not just about looking good; it's about feeling good too. Some people even find that their sleep improves, and they have more energy during the day.

Is It Hard to Get Approved in the U.S. and Canada?

Yes, it can be tough. Studies show that both the U.S. and Canada have strict rules for who can get weight loss surgery. This makes it hard for many people to get the help they need. 

You usually need to have a very high body weight and other health issues like diabetes or high blood pressure. Plus, you often have to try other weight loss methods first, like diet and exercise, and show that they didn't work for you.

Health Tourism: A Good Choice

Health tourism is becoming more popular. Countries like Mexico offer good healthcare at lower prices. Many places have the same quality standards as the U.S. and Canada.

So, it's not just cheaper; it's also safe and good quality. Plus, you get the chance to recover in a new environment, which can be a bonus for your mental health.

Why Choose Obesity Control Center: Accreditation and Excellence

JCI Accreditation

We've got a JCI badge, and that's a big deal! JCI is like the "quality police" for hospitals around the world. 

They check if we're doing everything right, from keeping things clean to making sure our doctors know their stuff. So, when you see this badge, you know you're in good hands. You can even double-check this on JCI's website.

Global Healthcare Accreditation

We also have a Global Healthcare badge. This means we're really good at taking care of people from different countries. 

We know how to speak your language, help you with travel stuff, and make sure you're comfy after your treatment. You can look us up on the Global Healthcare website to see we're not kidding. Verify on GHA's website.

Surgical Review Corporation Certification

Last but not least, we have a special badge from the Surgical Review Corporation. This badge says we're awesome at weight loss surgeries. 

They checked everything, from how we do the surgery to how well people feel afterward. So, if you're thinking about weight loss surgery, you know we're one of the best places to go. You can check this badge on the Surgical Review website too. 

Layman's Terms: What Does This Mean for You?

If you're struggling to gain approval for bariatric surgery in the U.S. or Canada, Obesity Control Center is a center of excellence offering an accessible and safe alternative for metabolic and bariatric surgery and achieving long - term weight loss. Our accreditations ensure you receive the highest quality of care.

Conclusion: Your Health Journey Awaits at Obesity Control Center

Don't let stringent criteria and high costs deter you. At Obesity Control Center, we offer accessible, high-quality bariatric surgery options for international patients from the United States and Canada.

Ready to explore your options? Contact Obesity Control Center today for a consultation.


  1. "Long-term Effects of Bariatric Surgery"
  2. "Criteria for Bariatric Surgery in the U.S." 
  3. "Criteria for Bariatric Surgery in Canada"
  4. “Health Tourism” 

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