Bariatric Surgery Seminar in Salt Lake City, UT – 2016


The weight loss surgery experts from Mexico Bariatric Center® were invited to Salt Lake City, Utah to educate patients with weight problems and its related diseases about the surgical treatment of obesity in Mexico.

This was the first time any medical tourism company like MBC traveled to Utah for a bariatric informational seminar. Headed by Ron Elli, Ph.D., staff and surgeon of Mexico Bariatric Center held this event in 2016.


2nd Obesity Treatment Seminar in Utah

Seminar Information

Salt Lake City, Ut bariatric surgery seminar, hosted by Mexico Bariatric Center, was took place on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. Guests from many parts of Utah attended this event as Founder of Mexico Bariatric Center, Ron Elli, Ph.D. and MBC’s bariatric surgeon covered the following:

Excitement built as former patients and individuals considering bariatric surgery filled the seats in preparation for the seminar. Heartwarming and inspirational testimonials were given by former patients who have overcome obesity through surgery with Mexico Bariatric Center. To express our thanks for their attendance, we at Mexico Bariatric Center provided the following promotional offers:

  • All guests considering bariatric surgery were provided a health questionnaire to fill out for surgeon review and were given a raffle ticket. At the end of the event, one lucky winner had their name drawn and received a large promotional discount off of their gastric sleeve surgery package.
  • $15 Amazon gift cards were given out to select guests who attended this event.

Seminar Photos

Ron Elli, Ph.D. seen with former patients of Mexico Bariatric Center.
Ron Elli, Ph.D. seen with former patients
of Mexico Bariatric Center.
Ron Elli, Ph.D. and Dr. Cabrera with the gastric sleeve winner!
CEO Ron Elli seen with the winner of gastric sleeve drawing!

Seminar Videos

About Utah

Utah, often referred to as the “Crossroads of the West” as the state is located in the Intermountain West centered among three major land areas, the Rocky Mountains, the Basin and Ridge Region, and the Colorado Plateau. This makes Utah an amazing destination that draws in tourists and visitors from all over the world.

Salt Lake City, capital of Utah, sits just below the Wasatch Range Mountains in a vast expanse of desert. Salt Lake City is home to well-known focal points such as Temple Square and the Mormon Church of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) headquarters.Within Salt Lake City, you will also find the beautiful and spectacular Mormon Tabernacle, home to the renowned Tabernacle Choir.

The Great Salt Lake is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River at 24 miles long and 12 miles across. The Great Salt Lake is known as the largest salt-water based lake in the entire Western Hemisphere. It is salty because there is no outlet for the lake, making the minerals stuck or trapped within the massive lake. Tributary rivers leave small amounts of salt dissolved in nearby fresh waters.When the water evaporates the salt is left behind.The Great Salt Lake brings many tourists; swimmers and sunbathers alike. Mainly visiting the Antelope Islands State Park.

Attractions of Utah State

Utah is home to seven professional team sports:

  • Utah Jazz (Basketball)
  • Utah Grizzlies (Hockey)
  • Orem Owlz (Baseball)
  • Utah Blaze (Football)

Utah has numerous parks, including:

  • The Mighty 5 – Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park. These parks are perfect for the hiker, camper, photographer, rock climber, at heart!
  • Hogle Zoo – Home of over 800 animals just east of downtown Utah.
  • National History Museum of Utah – Referred to as Utah’s very own Jurassic Park, as Utah is a well-known location found to possess the most number of dinosaur fossils in the entire world.
  • Solitude Mountain Resort – Only 34 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, Solitude’s name says it all. Solitude is perfect for the skier in mind, with over 1200 acres of terrain to thoroughly enjoy this sport.
  • Brighton Ski Resort – Skiing that is great for the family or the younger crowds, as this is one of the best mountains for a beginner snowboarder or skier to learn the ropes of the sport. Brighton also has a friendly, mellow atmosphere where tourists and locals can both spend their days enjoying the mountain.

Salt Lake City

Downtown Salt Lake City has embraced urban living, offering light rail transportation (called Trax), lofts, vast shopping locations (for both high end and frugal shoppers), swank and cozy hotels, as well as hotels with elegance and class. Visitors and locals can find an array of upscale and unique restaurants, bars, and clubs. Even having a variety of superb symphony shows, opera shows, and even NBA games for the sports fan in mind.

Downtown Salt Lake City – Downtown hosts wide and spacious streets, the place where the state of Utah began. Originally founded by Mormon settlers, who put their stake in the ground, so to speak, right in the heart of Salt Lake City in 1847.

Utah road and mountain view.

Must see sites of Downtown: Utah State Capitol Building, Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine, University of Utah, Energy Solutions Arena where the Utah Jazz plays their home games.

Temple Square – Temple Square is an attraction worth seeing for anyone traveling to or through Utah. The Temple Square lies in the heart of Salt Lake City, right smack in the center of downtown. It holds beautiful architecture sitting on 35 acres. Photographers, have your cameras ready!

Salt Lake City, Utah Temple Square.

Must see sites in Temple Square: Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Beehive House, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake Temple (don’t forget all of the great statues), The Tabernacle, Conference Center… the list goes on and on!

Salt Lake City, UT Bariatric Surgery Seminar

Utah Obesity Statistics 2016

Utah ranks at the 6th lowest 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 25.4%, up from 17.3% back in the year 2000, and from 9.0% in the year 1990.

Current Adult Obesity Rate (as of 2016)


Obesity-Related Health Issues


7.2% (Ranked 50/51)


23.6% (Ranked 51/51)

Heart Disease

Cases in 2010


Expected by 2030



Cases in 2010


Expected by 2030


Obesity-Related Cancer

Cases in 2010


Expected in 2030