Entering Is As Easy As 1-2-3

1. Document your experience

Document your experience by taking photos and videos from your entire journey from the first time you call, packing, traveling to OCC, arriving at the hotel, pre-surgery, post-surgery, traveling back home, and regular updates over the first 6 months after surgery.

2. Create your video

Create your video, no restrictions, you make it your own however you feel will best share your story and best help others get a sneak peek for what to expect.

3. Submit your video journey

In addition to sharing on your own social media, OCC will upload your video to our Youtube page. The top videos with the most combined views will be chosen by Jan 10, 2022.

OCC Video Testimonial Contest 2021

One Grand Prize

The #1 top video with the most views by January 10, 2022 will receive the grand prize* consisting of:

  1. 20% discount toward plastic surgery at The Ariel Center
  2. Discount code for 50% off MyProgressMD products
  3. One $500 voucher toward surgery at OCC to give to family/friends

10 Runner Up Prizes

The top 10 videos with the most views will receive our runner up prize*, and each will receive one $500 voucher toward surgery at OCC to give to family/friends.

*Vouchers and discounts apply only for a full-priced surgery. Pricing varies based on health conditions, BMI, and previous surgeries. Terms and conditions and certain restrictions apply.

Doctor holding a model of a stomach

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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