Lots of research.
I had my surgery almost 3 years ago now and I couldn’t be happier with my journey. I was in a very low place. I had struggled with my weight for 15 years and was tired of the up and down battle. I knew I had to change my life for good and I needed help to get there. I started doing some research on weight loss procedures and where the best place to get this done. Everyone is very skeptical about going to Mexico for weight loss surgery, but I think Dr. Ortiz and team was the best decision. They were great to deal with and made you feel very comfortable. With the loving support of my husband, I made the decision to get the Gastric Sleeve Surgery. My life has changed for the better. I love my body! I have maintained my current weight for over 2 years now! I can’t say enough good things about my journey. Thanks to my loving husband for his support couldn’t have done it without him. And thanks to Dr.Ortiz and the Obesity Control Center team!
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.