Dr. Ariel OrtizDr. Ariel OrtizDr. Ariel Ortiz is an extremeDr. Ariel Ortizly well respected and experienced surgeon who specializes in weight loss management techniques through bariatric procedures and was selected in Newsweek Magazine as one of the top surgeons in his field in 2011. Trained first as a general surgeon, Dr. Ariel Ortiz now has over 20 years experience in the bariatric surgery field. In the 1990’s Dr. Ortiz was one of the first group of surgeons practicing the relatively new techniques associated with weight loss through surgical intervention and found himself traveling extensively throughout the United States to both demonstrate and perform the burgeoning gastric procedures known as Lap-Band, Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass in such renowned hospitals as the Cleveland Clinic, the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Mayo Clinic, the UCLA Medical Center, NYU Hospital, Mount Sinai, and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Made even more famous by his appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Ariel Ortiz was instrumental in developing the Lap-Band procedure so commonly used in bariatric surgeries today and is considered a world expert on the technology. Dr. Ariel Ortiz practices in Tijuana, Mexico at the “Obesity Control Center” where he is the Medical Director and Chief of Staff. He is among the very few surgeons in Tijuana that are Board Certified in both General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery and holds two medical licenses. Dr. Ariel Ortiz is a member of numerous, prestigious medical organizations. Some of the professional groups to which Dr. Ariel Ortiz belongs include Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, member of the Center of Excellence – Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, member of the ACLS Certification Institute and a member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders. In recognition of his internationally renowned expertise, Dr. Ariel Ortiz has also held academic posts as a Professor of Surgical Education at the Faculty of Medicine, UABC and as Head Professor of Bariatric Surgery and Head Professor of Advanced Metabolic Surgery at the Minimal Invasion Institution of Baja California, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Institution, OCC. If you choose to pursue your weight loss path with Dr. Ortiz, you will be in safe and extraordinarily competent hands. As one former patient recalled, “Dr. Ortiz and OCC are the best of the best of surgeons in Tijuana (even when compared to surgeons in the USA as well), and I would not recommend going anywhere else in Mexico for this type of surgery.”

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