Mexico Bariatric Center’s Houston seminar took place on Saturday, January 31 & Sunday, Feb 1, 2015. This weight-loss surgery event was led by the president and CEO of Mexico Bariatric Center® (MBC), Ron Elli, Ph.D., and expert bariatric surgeon, Dr. Ismael Cabrera.
Dr. Elli presented the various bariatric surgery options in Mexico available to individuals struggling with obesity. The medical tourism all-inclusive packages offer quality and affordable alternatives to patients from the U.S. and Canada to undergo this life-changing procedure. Dr. Cabrera covered each surgical procedure in detail and answered all related questions.
Over 120 people attended the two-day event and were guided by the MBC team to start their journey.
Together, Ron Elli, Ph.D., and Dr. Cabrera covered important topics such as:
- Bariatric surgery options with MBC
- The MBC patient process
- Pricing for surgery at MBC
- Health-related risks of being overweight or obese
- Expected results after weight loss surgery in Tijuana
This informational meeting offered a great opportunity for men and women considering bariatric surgery to:
- Meet former MBC patients and talk with them before and after the seminar
- Hear patient testimonials as patients stood up front and shared their stories
- Submit a health questionnaire during the presentation for the chance to win a large promotional discount on the gastric sleeve surgery package. At the end of this seminar, a name was drawn at random and the winner of the gastric sleeve surgery package was selected!
bariatric surgery costs.
bariatric surgery options.
Texas is the second-largest state within the United States in terms of land and population. It is also the nation’s leading producer of cattle, oil, and cotton. Many Texans take pride in their belief that everything is bigger, stronger, faster, and richer. Bigger is not always better though as the obesity rate in Texas sits at more than 30%, placing them at 8th place in terms of highest obesity rates across the nation.
Texas Obesity Statistics as of the Year 2016 
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
34.8%  – 33.7% 
Obesity-Related Health Issues
11.2% (Ranked 17/51)
29.5% (Ranked 40/51)
Cases in 2010
Expected by 2030
Cases in 2010
Expected by 2030
Cases in 2010
Expected in 2030
Gastric Sleeve Cost in Texas vs Mexico
The cost of gastric sleeve (out-of-pocket) in Texas bariatric centers ranges between $13,500 and $25,500. The operation expenses can vary depending on your BMI and other medical conditions. It also depends on whether you pick a hospital facility or just an out-patient surgery center as well as the bariatric surgeon experience and expertise. There could be additional charges for anesthesiologists, pre-op and post-op tests, medications, and any post-op visits with the surgeon.
Medical tourism companies offer safe weight loss surgery in Mexico at dicounted prices. Gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico Bariatric Center costs only 30% of the United States and Canada.
About Mexico Bariatric Center
Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC) is the number one medical tourism operator for bariatric and metabolic surgery in North America. MBC’s mission is to provide a safe, affordable, and convenient option for those who cannot afford bariatric surgery in the United States, Canada, or other locations of the world.
MBC has a strong focus on the patient experience. By offering low-cost packages and fast scheduling, we provide our patients the chance to get the care they need with less stress and within a short window of time.
Our staff includes a personal patient coordinator, nutritionist, surgeon liaison, ground transportation in Tijuana, surgeons, nurses, and more who are there to help you every step of the way.
MBC’s Previous Bariatric Seminars
Mexico Bariatric Center understands the obesity epidemic and has been informing people about the benefits of weight loss surgery and Mexico bariatric surgery. MBC’s expert team previously visited Austin, Texas, and Montreal, Canada to meet with patients interested in bariatrics.
Ron Elli, Ph.D. alongside world-renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Jacqueline Osuna attended the Free Bariatric Seminar in Austin in 2014. The event was held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Austin, Texas on September 11th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Dr. Elli attended the Free Bariatric Seminar in Montreal accompanied by Dra. Louisiana Valenzuela and Dr. Alejandro Lopez (now with ALO Bariatrics).