Bariatric Surgery Seminar Salt Lake City, UT – 2018

Seminar Speakers

The distinguished presenters, Ron Elli, Ph.D. alongside Chief Surgeon of Bariatrics, Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela Sanches.

Dr. Elli traveled from California to join Dr. Louisiana from Tijuana, Mexico in Salt City to hold the 2nd weight loss surgery informational seminar for the people of Utah. The first weight loss surgery informational seminar in Utah took place in 2016 by Mexico Bariatric Center.

Seminar Information

The 2018 Salt Lake City, Utah Bariatric Surgery Seminar, hosted by Mexico Bariatric Center, was held on Saturday, March 3rd. Founder/CEO, Ron Elli, Ph.D. and Mexico Bariatric Center’s Staff were thrilled to see guests from various parts of Utah attend this event. As the seminar was about to begin, former patients and individuals considering surgery excitedly mingled with each other and settled into their seats to hear all about the following:

Bariatric Surgery Seminar Salt Lake City UT 2018

At the end of the presentation, Ron Elli invited former patients to stand and share their stories of life before and after bariatric surgery. The success that they have had is truly inspirational, and it was one of a kind experience to hear what they had to say. In return for their attendance, guests were presented with the following promotional offers:

  • Health questionnaires were handed out to all guests considering bariatric surgery. After handing in their health questionnaire, each guest was entered into a random drawing which was held at the end of the seminar. One lucky winner selected in the drawing received a BIG discount off of the gastric sleeve surgery package!
  • $15 Amazon gift card vouchers were also offered for the first 35 attendees who handed in their health questionnaire.
  • Former patients who referred guests to sign up for surgery and place their deposit during the seminar were made eligible to receive a $150 Amazon gift card.

Seminar Photos

CEO Ron Elli speaking to the seminar guests
CEO Ron Elli
speaking to the seminar guests.
Guests seated and listening as CEO, Ron Elli speaks.
Guests seated and listening
as CEO Ron Elli speaks.
Guests at the sign-in desk for the seminar.
Guests at the sign-in desk
for the seminar.
Salt Lake City, UT Bariatric Surgery Seminar - CEO Ron Elli seen with staff member, Jennifer as they prepare to for the gastric sleeve drawing!
CEO Ron Elli seen with staff member, Jennifer
as they prepare to for the gastric sleeve drawing!
Salt Lake City, UT Bariatric Surgery Seminar - CEO Ron Elli seen with staff member, Jennifer as they prepare to for the gastric sleeve drawing
CEO Ron Elli seen with the winner of the
discounted gastric sleeve surgery package!

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