Dr. Elias Ortiz is an extremely experienced bariatric surgeon that was born in Tijuana, Baja California, México. Dr. Elias Ortiz has over 15 years of medical experience and practices laparoscopic procedures designed to permanently control weight loss through surgical intervention. Dr. Elias Ortiz works out of the “A Lighter Me” surgical center in Tijuana, Mexico, and was recently featured in an article by Newsweek highlighting “Premier Surgeons of 2015”. Dr. Elias Ortiz obtained his medical degree and education from the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Baja California in 2004 and furthered his training with residency stints in general surgery and obesity studies. Dr. Ortiz participated in an internship as a medical undergraduate from 2004-2005 at the Regional General Hospital No. 1, IMSS, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico before heading to a residency in general surgery from 2008-2012 at the Medical Unit of High Specialty, West National Medical Center, Mexican Social Security Institute. Dr. Elias Ortiz also had the prestigious honor of being ranked 32 out of 3602 in the competition for Graduate Professional XXXI National Aspiring medical residencies. With his high level of professional dedication, personal excellence, and training, Dr. Elias Ortiz is an ideal provider of today’s cutting-edge and minimally invasive procedures to address weight loss in morbidly obese individuals. The procedures provided by Dr. Elias Ortiz include Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RNY), Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RNY), Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) and Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB). All these surgeries are performed at “A Lighter Me’s” sophisticated medical center and are coordinated by former understanding and compassionate bariatric patients. Dr. Ortiz is assisted by a competent and experienced team that combined have performed thousands of these surgeries and meet each new patient with enthusiasm and comprehensive medical experience to ensure that your weight loss journey is a highly safe and effective one.