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Early Surgical Complications


Bariatric surgery complications are not uncommon and the rate has been published in the medical literature. At OCC our rate is one of the lowest in the world. The nature of bariatric surgery requires that a goal is to avoid a complication before it ever happens. At OCC, 0.14% of procedures from our 20,000 procedures have had a surgical complication and have been treated successfully at our center without the need to refer to a different center.
We constantly analyze our less than ideal outcomes and dedicate our efforts to identify the variables that can be influenced to change to improve the outcome.

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Infection Rate


Thanks to the pioneering techniques and surgical quality that has earned us an SRC Recognition, we are able to keep the surgical site infection rate below 0.3%. Infections can be a serious complication for bariatric surgery and is aggressively avoided al all costs.


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Mortality = 0%



There are many variables in bariatric surgery that can lead to an undesirable outcome. This has been well documented over the years in medical literature. At OCC safety is our priority and it is evident. We are constantly improving our processes and post surgical program we keep our commitment to quality and safety.

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Over 20,000+ Patients

Obesity Control Center is a trusted Bariatric Centers in North America. Our patients are mostly from USA and Canada and also receive some overseas patients from Europe and Asia. Thanks to our innovations in techniques and standardized clinical procedures, our average hospital stay is usually less than 24 hours with extremely low complication en readmission rates.


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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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