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- Dr. A. S. A. S. Ariel Ortiz
Ariel Ortiz MD®, FACS, FASMBS
Medical Director / Director of Bariatric Surgery
"Blessed for blessing others." -Dr. Ariel Ortiz
dr. Ariel Ortiz is a General Surgeon specializing inbariatric surgery. He has nearly two decades of experience in advanced weight loss surgery. He is dual certified in general surgery and a specialist in bariatric surgery. He holds two professional licenses: a general medical license and a general surgical license (#2526822). dr. Ariel Ortiz earned an excellent reputation early in her career as a bariatric surgeon in 1997, when only a handful of surgeons specialized in the field.He is also one of the few surgeons to hold the title of Certified Master Surgeon in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.Surgical Review Corporation.
educator and counselor
dr. Ariel Ortiz served as a consultant in training the first surgeons to perform bariatric surgery and has traveled and lectured extensively throughout the United States and Canada. As a consultant for Inamed Medical, he has performed bariatric surgery at over 100 hospitals across the United States, including Cleveland Clinics, University of Chicago Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, NYU Hospital, Mount Sinai, Lenox Hill, to name a few. .1, 2, 3, 4
innovator in developmentadvanced weight loss treatments
dr. Ariel Ortiz played a key role in the development and clinical application of an implantable medical device for weight loss known as the Gastric Band System. His research and experience earned him a placeDie Oprah-Winfrey-Showafter surgery in the youngest patient to undergo bariatric surgery, laying the groundwork for FDA approval of juvenile bariatric surgery.
Online teacher and coach
dr. Ariel Ortiz has been named director of the first online bariatric surgery television channel, where he lectures and trains other surgeons in the technical nuances of complex bariatric procedures. dr. Ariel Ortiz has trained hundreds of young surgeons around the world to safely and effectively perform weight loss surgeries. The Obesity Control Center in Tijuana, Mexico is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with advanced broadcast facilities capable of broadcasting live surgical procedures for international conventions and symposiums around the world.
"Surgeon of Excellence in Obesity and Metabolic Surgery"
dr. Ariel Ortiz is honored to be recognized as a SRC Surgeon of Excellence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. dr. Ariel Ortiz was also the recent President of the National Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and is currently a member in good standing of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the International Federation of Obesity Surgery.1, 2, 3, 4
Academic citations and C-suite citations
dr. Ariel Ortiz has been appointed IBS Chair of Global Communications at the University of Oxford, as CEO and Founder of the International Institute of Metabolic Medicine. He also serves as President and CEO of Quo Vadis Productions.
As for the academic appointments of Dr. Ariel Ortiz, he is Professor of Surgery and Professor of Internal Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Baja California and Professor of Medical-Surgical Nursing at the Universidad Iberoamericana, where he teaches auxiliary physicians and operating room nurses the basics of surgery and clinic. Medicine.
world famousbariatric surgeon
As a leader in his field, Dr. Ariel Ortiz is a frequent guest speaker at numerous conferences around the world. He is the director of the Obesity Control Center®, one of the most renowned bariatric hospitals in the world.
brands and patents
He is an innovator in bariatric surgery and the owner of numerous trademarks and patents. Some of his contributions to the field of obesity include laying the groundwork for FDA approval of adolescent weight loss surgery following the publication of results from the largest series of adolescent weight loss patients.
dr. Ariel Ortiz performed the first gastric bypass band to salvage an unsuccessful procedure. He conducted and published his first experiments which resulted in it becoming the standard used to repair failed waterways around the world. His expertise in obesity and ability to innovate and adapt helped him create and trademark the world's first weight loss surgery that did not require stapling, rerouting or device implantation.Stomach Friendly® Gastric Tube.
an interrupted callin weight loss surgery
dr. Ariel Ortiz performed more procedures than the total number of published cases. Their recent collaboration led to the development and clinical application of the world's first swallowed gastric balloon for non-surgical weight loss, which now benefits thousands of patients worldwide each year. He continues to teach bariatric surgery at one of the designated bariatric surgery schools in Latin America. He is a surgical and academic consultant for Medtronics Medical®, Ethicon Endosurgery and Obalon Therapeutics®.
International Competence Center
- Bundesoberschule Lazaro Cardenas, Tijuana, Mexico
- Abschluss Summa Cum Laude/Presidential Merit Award, Autonomous University of Baja California A.H. Robins, Faculty of Medicine
- Fray Junipero Serra Hospital, ISSSTE, Col, November 20, Tijuana, Mexico
Specialization in General Surgery
- IMSS-Krankenhausklinik No. 20, La Mesa Tijuana, Mexico
- Hospital Regional da Zona, nº 1, Centro Médico Nacional do Nordeste, Ciudad Obregón Sonora, Mexico.
- Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Hospital nº 20 IMSS
Minimally Invasive Surgery Advanced Research Fellowship, Krankenhaus Nr. 20 IMSS
- Bariatric Surgery Training Symposium, Hospital Angeles del Pedregal, Cd. Northwest Mexico Training Center, Instituto Mexicano de Seguridad Social, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
- Certification in Bariatric Surgery, Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Hospital Angeles del Pedregal, Mexico, Distrito Federal
- Board of General Surgery: 5-year Board Certified Recertification: 2017-2022
- Board of Bariatric Surgery: Board Certified 5 Year Certification: 2017-2022
- Mexican general practitioner license issued on 10/08/97 2526822
- Baja California General Medicine License issued on 02/00 025555-02/19
- Baja California General Surgeon License Issued 03/00 025779-02/19
- Mexican License, Secretary of Public Education, Directorate General of Professions, Enabling the Professional Practice of General Surgery 3181627
- Member of the American College of Surgeons: September 2003
- International Member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Sep 1997
- Professor of Surgical Pathology, Tenth Semester, Faculty of Medicine, UABC
- Professor of Surgical Teaching, VI Semester, Faculty of Medicine, UABC
- Professor of Bariatric Surgery. Minimally Invasive Institution of Baja California, Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, OCC
- Senior Professor of Advanced Metabolic Surgery, Institution of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, OCC
- 2000-Present: Professor of General Surgery, University of Baja California, Tijuana
- 2000-Present: Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Baja California, Tijuana
- 2000-Present: Professor of Surgical Nursing at Universidad Iberoamericana
- 1998-2000: Professor of Laparoscopic Surgery Northwest Laparoscopic Training Center Mexican Social Security Institute Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
- 2000-2007: Professor of Laparoscopic Hernia Correction Course Northwest Center for Laparoscopic Training Mexican Institute of Social Security Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
- 2002-present: Professor of Bariatric Surgery International Institute of Metabolic Medicine Tijuana, Mexico.
- Ehrenmitglied der Mexican Association of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
- partner ofAmerican College of Surgeons
- partner ofAmerican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery(FASMBS)
- regular guest ofInternational Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders(IN AFFIRMATIVE CASE)
- 2011: Distinguished Surgeon in Obesity and Metabolic Surgery, Surgical Review Corporation, Virgínia, EUA.
- 2013-present: President,Declaration of the International Bariatric Club
- 2017-present: Co-director,Oxford University IBC Congress
- 2001-today: Directory,Mexican College of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
- 2009-2013: President of the Scientific Committee, Mexican Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
- 2007-2011: Member of the Board of Directors, San Diego Rady Children's Hospital, Circle of Care Committee
- 2006: Scientific Committee, Mexican Association of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
- 2004: Scientific Committee, Mexican Association of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
- 2002: National President and Honorary Member: Mexican Association of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
- 2000: President of the Association and Honorary Member: Mexican Association of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
- 1999: Secretary of the Association of Surgeons of Baja California
- 1998: Secretary, Scientific Committee, Association of Surgeons of Baja California
- 1996: Honorary President of the Northwest Residents Association
- 1994-1995: Chief of General Surgery, Northwest National Medical Center, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora
- 1993: Resident, General Surgery, Clinic No. 20 of the Mexican Institute of Social Security
- 1992: AH Robbins Award for Academic Excellence presented by the President of Mexico, Raúl Salinas de Gortari
Leading Bariatric Surgeon Demonstrates Revolutionary Weight Loss Surgery | The improved gastric sleeve
The OCC Epidemiologist is closely monitoring the COVID-19 status and actively posting updates as they become available. The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization are the most trusted sources on the Internet. Although the CDC announcednew mask protocols for vaccinated people, there are no changes to our office protocols for patients, guests, and staff as of this announcementdoes not apply to hospitals or medical facilities. In our facilities, masks continue to be mandatory for all patients, guests and staff.
As we reintroduce weight loss surgeries, we are constantly adapting and installing new and updated safety measures.
Weight loss surgery is medically necessary.
Bariatric surgery and the shock of two pandemics.
Leading bariatric and metabolic surgery societies and universities around the world are now calling for the safe resumption of metabolic and bariatric surgery before the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is declared.
The sooner bariatric surgery is performed safely, the faster obesity, type 2 diabetes and other diseases can be reduced or resolved because they are not only chronic, but also progressive. Obesity is also linked to more than 40 diseases, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis and at least 13 different types of cancer.
A recent statement from the ASMBS reads, "Before the onset of COVID-19, it was clear that patients with obesity are 'safer through surgery' more important than before."Obesity and metabolic syndrome have been identified as independent risk factors for adverse outcomes, including death, in patients with COVID-19..
Find the full COVID-19 update here.