Ron Elli, Ph.D., is the president and founder of Mexico Bariatric Center®. Dr. Elli is an award-winning businessman from Northern California. Recently, Dr. Ron Elli was profiled in Sacramento, CA Business Journal as one of the most successful regional CEOs.

In 2002, Ron earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis (UCD) in “Numerical Modeling of High-Speed Flow over Surface Humps.” Dr. Ron Elli has been referenced in NASA NTRS publications, ASME, and other prominent journals (You can see other various articles and presentations at SOURCiS, Inc.).

While working as a researcher in University of Nevada, Reno, he modeled coughing in human airways. Dr. Elli’s research of the Flow Resistance in Pulmonary Airways was published in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.Ron Elli, 10 years in medical tourism Ron Elli, Ph.D. Celebrated His Tenth-Year Anniversary in Medical Tourism

Ron has dedicated his life to provide quality healthcare at affordable prices to patients from the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and around the world. He is one of the pioneers of Global Medical Tourism and regularly attends the world congresses on Medical Tourism.

Start of Medical Marketing

Ron Elli, Ph.D., has been involved in medical tourism over 10 years helping patients undergo quality, inexpensive healthcare surgery abroad. He has mainly worked with bariatric surgery, plastic & reconstructive surgery and stem cell therapy.

In 2012, he launched Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC). Dr. Elli has assembled one of the best team of bariatric surgeons in Mexico that are bariatric board certified with over 20 years of experience and 10,000 surgeries.

Prior to his online medical marketing company, he owned and operated one of the largest Internet service providers in El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties.

Dr. Ron Elli’s first interest in the applied medicine came when he researched coughing in pulmonary airways and modeled human airways for his master’s thesis.

Dr. Ron Elli has been author and co-author of numerous medical research articles in bio-medical and bio-engineering journals and has presented his paper publications at related conferences.

Dr. Elli is actively present in the Mexico medical community and participates in their major events, such as Medical Tourism Congresses, Mexico Independence Day, Christmas Parties and much more. Viewed as one of the medical tourism pioneers, he is well-liked and respected by medical and health professionals in Mexico.

Dedication to Patients

Since working in the Medical Tourism industry, Ron Elli, Ph.D., has been traveling worldwide to Medical Tourism and Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Conferences to keep abreast of the latest technologies and innovations surrounding bariatric surgery.

Dr. Elli is a member of Medical Tourism Association (MTA) and has been a Certified Medical Tourism Professional since 2013 (see the certification on the left).

Due to Dr. Elli’s efforts, Mexico Bariatric Center has created a wide network of doctors and surgeons in Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Cancun, Cabo and Puerto Vallarta Mexico who are considered to be experts in their field.

During his trips to Mexico, Ron has produced numerous Bariatric surgery videos to help educate MBC’s patients. These videos include Single-Incision Bariatric Surgery, Lapband Revision, Bypass Revision, Plication and Hiatal Hernia Repair.

Dr. Elli’s passion and primary goal in creating Mexico Bariatric Center is his desire to see patients change their lives and achieve optimal health through life-changing Bariatric surgery.  He has also put together an after-care program to support patients post surgery for successful weight loss.

Dr. Ron Elli is regularly attending national and international obesity-related events, congresses and meetings. Obesity Week, IFSO, Obesity Help, Medical Tourism Association, Health Tourism Congress to name a few. MBC surgeons and staff are committed to the latest developments and on the cutting edge of bariatrics. Dr. Elli recently attended the 2017 Obesity Week in Washington, D.C.

As a part of his wellness tourism efforts, Dr. Elli has also created plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery medical tourism in Mexico and Costa Rica. Mexico Cosmetic Center (MCC), working with board-certified plastic surgeons, has been providing body reshaping and rejuvenation services to patients from across the globe.

MCC offers popular Mommy Makeover, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift/Reduction, Lipo / Laser Lipo / Vaser Lipo, Facelift, Arm Lift, Thigh Lift, Brazilian Butt Lift, and skin removal for patients with weight loss.

Educating Patients

Dr. Ron Elli has been taking trips to U.S. and Canada and held live seminars and webinars to educate patients about weight loss surgery benefits. Dr. Elli, along with bariatric surgeons; Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Dr. Rodriguez Lopez, and Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez have been touring American and Canadian cities since 2013.

Dr. Elli has already traveled to Montreal, Canada; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Austin, Texas;  Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; OKC, Oklahoma; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana – see the complete list.

Patient’s Testimonial

A satisfied and happy patient from British Columbia, Canada talking to Ron after her surgery in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.


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