Traveling to OCC

We are located in Tijuana just 20 minutes across the board from San Diego. Our concierge service makes it easy for you to travel to our clinic from anywhere in the world. Upon arrival at the San Diego Airport or at the border crossing, you will be met by our private driver and be driven across to the border to your five-star accommodations to prepare for surgery. Learn more about Medical Tourism.

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Upon arrival at the San Diego Airport, you will be met by our driver in the baggage claim area. Your arrival should be scheduled no later than 11 am the day before surgery for pre-operative testing. Please arrive fasting (nothing by mouth after midnight the night before).

If you choose to drive, you will cross at the El Chaparral border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana. Please ensure all of your documentation is correct. Your arrival should be scheduled no later than 11am the day before surgery.  Please arrive fasting (nothing by mouth after midnight the night before).

There is an Amtrak station in San Diego. Upon arrival, you will be met by our driver in the designated pick-up zone. Your arrival should be scheduled no later than 11am the day before surgery. Please arrive fasting (nothing by mouth after midnight the night before).

Includes service to and from the airport, guidance over the border, and five-star accommodations. OCC is your partner from initial consultation to five years of post-surgery follow-up.

Fully Accredited and follow the highest US medical safety standards. Lowest complication and infection rate with a 20+ year track record of successful surgeries. 38-40

Please contact the OCC Concierge at 1-866-376-7849 ext, 80 immediately if you have any issues with crossing the border, travel, or obtaining permission to enter Mexico.

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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