2015 Bariatric Surgery Seminar in Seattle, Washington

Mexico Bariatric Center®’s Seattle, WA seminar was held on October 24, 2015. Guests who attended were given the opportunity to learn from the Founder of Mexico Bariatric Center, Ron Elli, Ph.D., with one of MBC’s bariatric surgeons about surgical treatment of obesity and Mexico medical tourism for bariatrics.

Seminar Information

The following topics were covered in this seminar:

Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC) also invited former patients to come to attend and share touching stories of their life-changing experiences in Tijuana.

Guests who were considering bariatric surgery with MBC were each handed a health questionnaire (HQ) to fill out during the seminar. At the end of the seminar, one lucky winner who filled out an HQ was selected for a promotional discount off of the gastric sleeve surgery package!

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About Washington

Washington offers a diverse culture with many towns centered around industries such as fishing, timber, and agriculture. The outdoors also play a big role in the Washington culture due to the natural beauty that this state has to offer.

Seattle has gradually emerged as one of America’s top cities, with tourism to the city becoming increasingly popular. Seattle has a great music scene that has launched musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana into fame. A popular location within Seattle is the Pike Place Public Market Center. Pike place offers a vibrant scene, made up of farmers, craftspeople, small businesses and residents who all play their own important role within the community.

Washington Obesity - Bariatric Surgery Seminar in Washington

Washington Obesity Statistics as of 2016

According to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, Washington ranks at 32nd place in the highest obesity rate in the United States.

Obesity continues to become an increasingly serious epidemic as the rates continue to climb. Obesity does not only affect how you look and feel but places you at risk of obesity-related comorbidities such as diabetes, cancers, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and sleep apnea.

The purpose of our hosting these seminars is to spread awareness of an affordable option for those struggling with obesity. Bariatric surgery in Tijuana cost is extremely low when compared to those in the United States. And the surgeons with Mexico Bariatric Center are specialized experts in bariatric surgery, focusing a limited number of procedures performed per day to limit complications. Because of this, Mexico Bariatric Center has maintained a complication rate below 0.5%.

Current Adult Obesity Rate (as of 2016)


Obesity-Related Health Issues


9.4% (Ranked 34/51)


29.7% (Ranked 37/51)

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/wa

Bariatric surgery, like gastric sleeve, has become an increasingly popular long-term solution to obesity. Obesity can lead to life-threatening health issues such as heart disease and certain cancers. If you struggle with obesity and obesity-related comorbidities, surgery may be the right choice for you.

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