2015 Louisiana Bariatric Surgery Seminar in Baton Rouge

Mexico Bariatric Center’s Baton Rouge seminar took place on June 27, 2015. Guests piled in as President and CEO of Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC), Ron Elli, Ph.D. and one of our bariatric surgeons opened their presentation on weight loss surgery in Tijuana.

Louisiana, Baton Rouge Bariatric Seminar in 2018

Seminar Information

During this informative presentation, Dr. Elli and one of our bariatric surgeons covered an array of topics, including:

The attendees in this event consisted of former MBC patients, as well as men and women considering bariatric surgery in Tijuana. As a token of our gratitude, we at Mexico Bariatric Center offered a discounted gastric sleeve surgery package to one randomly selected winner. All who attended that were considering gastric sleeve surgery, filled out a health questionnaire during the event for a chance to win the discount. One lucky winner’s name was pulled at the end of the seminar in a random drawing!


Ron Elli - Mexico Bariatric Center

Seminar Photos

Dr. Cabrera speaking to the guests at bariatric seminar
Bariatric surgeon speaking
to the guests.
Mexico Bariatric Center Seminar - Ron Elli with Dr. Cabrera
CEO, Ron Elli, Ph.D.
with bariatric surgeon

About Louisiana

Louisiana is bursting with diverse culture as the residents accept their differences. Various types of music, religious backgrounds, and lifestyles are embraced with open arms. Anyone visiting New Orleans will also be pleased to find that the people have a very kind-hearted and welcoming.

New Orleans Obesity - Bariatric Surgery Seminar in Louisiana

Louisiana Obesity Statistics 2016

Louisiana ranks at 5th 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 Louisiana was at 35.5%, up from 22.6% back in the year 2000, and from 12.3% in the year 1990.

Current Adult Obesity Rate (as of 2016)


Obesity-Related Health Issues


12.1% (Ranked 8/51)


39.3% (Ranked 4/51)

Heart Disease

Cases in 2010


Expected by 2030



Cases in 2010


Expected by 2030


Obesity-Related Cancer

Cases in 2010


Expected in 2030


Source: https://stateofobesity.org/states/la

About Mexico Bariatric Center

Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC) operates out of Hospital Mi Doctor, a certified hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. The MBC surgeons specifically specialize in bariatric surgery and perform only a limited number of procedures per day in order to reduce complications and ensure personalized care. Prices for surgery within countries such as the United States and Canada can be drastically higher than those of MBC if you can not get insurance to cover your procedure. Wait times for surgery are another factor, which can be overcome with our fast process that allows patients to potentially undergo surgery within less than a one-month window after submitting their health questionnaire.