Chandler, AZ Bariatric Surgery Seminar – 2017

Seminar Information

This Chandler, AZ bariatric surgery seminar took place on March 25th, 2017. Former patients of Mexico Bariatric Center, as well as those considering bariatric surgery in Tijuana, gathered together to attend the Chandler, AZ weight loss seminar. This event was hosted by the CEO and president of Mexico Bariatric Center, Ron Elli, Ph.D. alongside MBC’s bariatric surgeon. During this bariatric surgery seminar, Ron Elli  took the time to explain the procedures carried out by MBC’s specialized surgeons. Former patients who attended were also kind enough to stand and share their experience during and after surgery.

As a Special Thank You to Our Guests, We Offered the Following Promotions:

  • One lucky winner received a promotional discount off of the gastric sleeve surgery package.
  • $15 Amazon gift cards were also given out to select attendees at this event.

Seminar Photos

Ron Elli, Ph.D., seen with MBC staff and the gastric sleeve winner
Ron Elli, Ph.D., seen with MBC staff and
the gastric sleeve winner.
Dr. Cabrera taking questions from guests at the seminar
Bariatric surgeon taking questions from
guests at the seminar.

About Arizona

Arizona has a very intriguing mix of influences from the surrounding states, with Phoenix being right at the heart of it. It is also known for its unique desert landscapes, Mexican influences, and natural landmarks.

Areas like Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson are great areas where you will find Native American sites. The Grand Canyon National Park, San Francisco Peaks, and Meteor Crater are great tourist attractions which many people head to so they can take in the sights.

Sedona Arizona

Courthouse Butte. Chandler, AZ bariatric surgery seminar with Mexico Bariatric Center, 2017.

Sedona landscape. Chandler, AZ bariatric surgery seminar with Mexico Bariatric Center, 2017.

Sedona is a desert town near Flagstaff surrounded by an array of red sandstone buttes, steep canyons, and pine forests. A jewel in the desert, Sedona is one of the most beautiful and spiritual places in the world. It has a mild climate with the average of 31 °F/57 °F in January and the average of 64 °F/97 °F in July. North American Monsoon season starts with no rain while nature patiently waits for precious water. The convective thunderstorms during Monsoon season create one of the most impressive and breathtaking scenes in Sedona and the Southwest.  Native Americans consider Sedona as a sacred place. The Anasazi Hohokam and Sanaa people lived there going back 10,000 years.  Vortex energy, where metaphysical energy emanates from the Inner Earth, are observed in Sedona. Places like the Airport Vortex, Boyton Canyon, Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock are well-known for their vortices.

There are numerous trails in Sedona, which offers bird-watching, hiking, and picnicking spots. The seven most hiking trails are West Fork Trail, Cathedral/Templeton Trail, Devil’s Bridge Trail, Soldiers Pass Trail, Boynton Canyon Trail, Courthouse Butte/Bell Rock, and Fay Canyon Trail. Sedona is a vibrant arts community with talented writers, painters, etc. Uptown Sedona is packed with New Age shops, restaurants, spas, and fine art galleries.

Chandler, Arizona Bariatric Surgery Seminar - Mexico Bariatric Center

Arizona Obesity Statistics 2016

Arizona ranks at 29th 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 Arlington was at 29.0%, up from 14.9% back in the year 2000, and from 10.6% in the year 1990.

Current Adult Obesity Rate (as of 2016)


Obesity-Related Health Issues


10.8% (Ranked 21/51)


30.8% (Ranked 27/51)

Heart Disease

Cases in 2010


Expected by 2030



Cases in 2010


Expected by 2030


Obesity-Related Cancer

Cases in 2010


Expected in 2030



Mexico Bariatric Center has served as a leader in medical tourism since 2012, providing bariatric surgery to those from the United States, Canada, and across the globe. Our all-inclusive bariatric surgery packages provide patients with hotel stay, ground transportation, and specialized staff to help them from start to finish.

If you would like to seek consultation to determine whether or not you qualify for our services, fill out a pre-screen today and a patient coordinator will be in contact with you.