Austin, TX Bariatric Surgery Seminar 2014

  • Start : 2014/11/09 13:00
  • End : 2014/11/09 15:00

Nov 09


Ron Elli, Ph.D. (CEO and President of Mexico Bariatric Center)

Learn more about Ron Elli, Ph.D.

Seminar Information

Mexico Bariatric Center’s Auston, Texas seminar took place on November 9, 2014. The event was hosted by the CEO of Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC), Ron Elli, Ph.D. and Dr. Jacqueline Osuna. At this event, Ron Elli, Ph.D. discussed medical tourism to Tijuana, Mexico and bariatric surgery options with Mexico Bariatric Center. Gift cards were given out to select attendees who made it out to this event as a token of gratitude for their considering MBC as their bariatric surgery provider.

About Texas

Texas shares the border with Mexico and is known for their Southern lifestyle. In some areas, farming and agriculture play a big role in the economy. In these areas, you may find Texans wearing blue jeans and cowboy hats, driving pickup trucks, and living the country lifestyle.

Cowboy at rodeo. Austin, TX bariatric surgery seminar with Mexico Bariatric Center, 2014.
The Big Texan Steak Ranch sign. Austin, TX bariatric surgery seminar with Mexico Bariatric Center, 2014.
Texas football team. Austin, TX bariatric surgery seminar with Mexico Bariatric Center, 2014.

Cowboy leading cattle. Austin, TX bariatric surgery seminar with Mexico Bariatric Center, 2014.

When eating in Texas, you’ll find that Mexican food (Tex-Mex) is also quite popular due to their close connection to Mexico.

Texas Obesity Statistics

Texas sits at 8th place among the nation’s most obese states, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America. As of 2016, the obesity rate in adult residents of Texas is at 33.7%, up from 21.7% back in the year 2000, and from 10.7% in the year 1990.

Current Adult Obesity Rate (as of 2016)


Obesity-Related Health Issues


11.2% (Ranked 17/51)


29.5% (Ranked 40/51)

Heart Disease

Cases in 2010


Expected by 2030



Cases in 2010


Expected by 2030


Obesity-Related Cancer

Cases in 2010


Expected in 2030



About Mexico Bariatric Center

Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC) has helped thousands of patients undergo bariatric surgery procedures such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass at affordable prices. The cost of surgery in the United States can be quite high if you can not get medical insurance to cover you. If you view a comparison of costs between Mexico and the United States, the difference is quite remarkable. Our pricing is transparent and includes a full package of services, including a personal patient coordinator, pre and postoperative nutrition support, ground transportation during your visit to Tijuana, as well as additional staff whose jobs are to ensure that you are helped every step of the way on your journey to a new you.

If you are considering bariatric surgery in Tijuana, but have some questions, fill out a pre-screen and a patient coordinator will be in contact with you to be of assistance.

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