Atlanta, GA Bariatric Surgery Seminar 2018

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When obesity gets in the way of daily living, bariatric surgery can be the best option.

Mexico Bariatric Center hosted the Atlanta, GA Bariatric Surgery seminar on January 20, 2018. Both guests and bariatric patients that attended met the CEO/Founder of Mexico Bariatric Center, Ron Elli, Ph.D. Another special guest at the Atlanta, GA Bariatric Surgery seminar was Board Certified Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon, Dr. Ismael Cabrera.

Mexico Bariatric Center shared their minimally invasive surgical procedures and the benefits bariatric surgery has on patients. Bariatric surgery provides a vast array of health benefits that reduce the risk of serious medical problems and comorbidities.

At the Atlanta, GA Bariatric Surgery seminar, guests learned everything about weight loss surgery procedures. Sharing the influence bariatric surgery has on expected results, risks, lifestyle changes, and success rates. Mexico Bariatric Center also offered special promotional offers at this event for those who attended.

Special Promotional Offers Included

  • $15 Amazon gift card vouchers to select attendees.
  • Former patients were given the chance to receive $100 gift card for every guest they brought as long as they booked a surgery date on the spot and completed their surgery within 60 days of the event.
  • One lucky winner received a discounted gastric sleeve surgery package* at the end of this seminar upon having their name pulled in a special drawing.

Former bariatric patients from Mexico Bariatric Center shared their weight loss surgery testimonials and the impact bariatric surgery has had on their lives. This was an emotional turning point for all event attendees and staff.

Seminar Photos

CEO, Ron Elli, Ph.D. discussing
bariatric surgery in Tijuana.
Dr. Cabrera taking questions
from seminar guests.
Ron Elli, Ph.D. and Dr. Cabrera
during the Q&A session.
Former patients of MBC who
spoke at the Atlanta seminar.

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About Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and became the unofficial capital of the “New South” after the city was burned to the ground during American Civil War in 1837. The city made a major contribution to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Atlanta has the eighth-largest economy in the U.S. and is ranked 17th in the world. The city hosts the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, such as The Delta Air Lines, AT&T Mobility, Coca-Cola, CNN, The Home Depot, SunTrust Bank, Porsche North America, Equifax, Invesco, and UPS. It has become a major hub for film and television production. Atlanta has one of the highest educated workforces in the nation as well as top colleges like Georgia School of Technology (Georgia Tech). Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the world’s busiest passenger airports, is a driving force behind much of the region success.

Atlanta is home to four professional team sports:

  1. The Major League Baseball (MLB) Atlanta Braves
  2. The National Basketball Association (NBA) Atlanta Hawks
  3. The National Football League (NFL) Atlanta Falcons
  4. Major League Soccer (MLS) Atlanta United FC

Atlanta has numerous parks, including:

  • Piedmont Park is Atlanta’s most iconic lush space located in Midtown.
  • Centennial Olympic Park is the legacy of the 1996 Summer Olympics.
  • Woodruff Park is connected to the campus of Georgia State University.
  • Grant Park is house to Zoo Atlanta.
  • Chastain Park is home to an amphitheater used for live music concerts.

Midtown Atlanta

Located between downtown Atlanta and the Buckhead area, Midtown is a vibrant arts hub. It is comprised of businesses, residential neighborhoods, hotels, restaurants, cultural attractions, retail shops, green spaces, and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks. Each year more than six million tourists visit the Midtown area to shop in one of the kind local boutiques, dine in the more than 140 restaurants, and delve into the robust art scene.

Bank of America Plaza – The Bank of America Plaza is the tallest building in Atlanta and the entire Southeast, standing at over 1,000-feet in height. At the top of the building is a gold pyramid that illuminates with a brilliant glow within the night sky, making it an easy and captivating structure for anyone to behold.

Piedmont Park – Midtown centerpiece, Piedmont Park Conservancy is a 189-acre urban green space established in 1887. The park has a running track, two soccer fields, two softball fields, and sand volleyball courts. The guests can enjoy swimming at the Aquatic Center or feed the ducks at Lake Claire.

High Museum of Art – High Museum of Art and Woodruff Arts Center host Internationally renowned art exhibitions, musical concerts and theatrical plays. These facilities provide art awareness programs for school-aged children, educators families, and veterans.

CNN’s Global Headquarters – You can take a guided tour of the CNN studios, the television network which pioneered 24-hour news. Get an up-close look at main newsrooms and studios for several of CNN’s news channels and witness global news in the making. CNN produces documentaries like The Kennedys American Dynasties.

World of Coca-Cola – Travel along a bottling-line and through the 125-year history of a company that produces over a billion gallons of cola every year. Interact with multiple exhibits and sample more than 100 different beverages.

Georgia Aquarium – Right next door to Coca-Cola, you find Georgia Aquarium. It is the largest of aquariums in the world with over 10 million gallons of water and more than a hundred thousand animals. It is one of only handful places in the world where you can swim or scuba dive with whales and sharks. Guests can also swim with dolphins and get up close and personal with sea otters and penguins.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium – World-class sports and entertainment facility, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the official stadium of the Atlanta Falcons NFL and the Atlanta United FC of MLS. It is a multi-purpose stadium with retractable roof. The fans park free if they drive a Mercedes!

Georgia Obesity Rate - Atlanta, GA Bariatric Surgery Seminar

Atlanta, GA Obesity Statistics 2016

According to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, Georgia ranks at 20th place in the highest obesity rate in the United States.


Current Adult Obesity Rate (as of 2016)

31.4%

Obesity-Related Health Issues


Diabetes

12.1% (Ranked 8/51)

Hypertension

36.2% (Ranked 9/51)

Heart Disease

Cases in 2010

465,535

Expected by 2030

2,260,639

Arthritis

Cases in 2010

1,707,454

Expected by 2030

1,523,222

Obesity-Related Cancer

Cases in 2010

126,027

Expected in 2030

324,982