Ron Elli - Mexico Bariatric Center

Ron Elli, Ph. D., is the president and founder of Mexico Bariatric Center® (MBC) and Mexico Cosmetic Center (MCC). He is an award-winning businessman from Northern California at the forefront of global healthcare.

Ron Elli has been involved in medical tourism since 2007, helping patients undergo quality, low-cost healthcare alternatives. He has mainly worked with bariatric surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and stem cell therapy.

In 2012, Dr. Elli launched Mexico Bariatric Center®, a top-rated bariatric program worldwide. He has assembled one of the best teams of board-certified bariatric surgeons in Mexico, with over 20 years of experience and 20,000 surgeries. Dr. Elli has led the Hospital Azar project, one of the region’s best bariatric and plastic facilities.

Ron has dedicated his life to providing world-class surgical treatments at surprisingly affordable prices to patients from the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and worldwide.

Ron Elli at Hospital Azar Project - April of 2024

Ron Elli at Hospital Azar Project – April of 2024

Setting Standards in the Medical Tourism Industry

Before 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 applied medicine came when he researched coughing in pulmonary airways and modeled human airways for his master’s thesis.

He is a true pioneer in destination surgery, raising the bar with safety standards and quality healthcare. In 2021, Ron started the project Hospital Azar to better patients’ safety and experience.

Ron is well-respected in the medical tourism industry because of his trustworthiness and transparency at Mexico Bariatric Center.

Ron Elli, Ph.D. with Kimberly H Youtube Star - Founder of Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC)


Medical Tourism Association Certificate

Qualifications and Credentials

Dr. Elli is a Medical Tourism Association (MTA) member and has been a Certified Medical Tourism Professional since 2013.

Due to Dr. Elli’s efforts, Mexico Bariatric Center has created a vast network of doctors and surgeons in Tijuana who are considered experts in their field.

His passion and primary goal in creating Mexico Bariatric Center is to see patients change their lives and achieve optimal well-being.  He has also put together an aftercare program to support patients post-surgery for healthy lifestyle changes and long-term success.

Ron Elli regularly attends national and international obesity-related events, congresses, and meetings. Obesity Week, IFSO, Obesity Help, Medical Tourism Association, and Health Tourism Congress, to name a few. MBC surgeons and staff are committed to the latest developments and are 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. 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.

Hosting Bariatric Seminars and Webinars

Dr. Ron Elli has held live seminars and webinars to educate patients about weight loss surgery benefits since 2015. Alongside Dr. Louisiana Valenzuela, Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez, Dr. Christian Rodriguez, Dr. Miguel Montalvo, Dr. Jacqueline Osuna, and Dr. Jesus Ceja, he covers the surgical treatment option to cure obesity for patients beyond borders.

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.

About Mexico Bariatric Center


Ron Elli Speaking at the 2018 Portland Bariatric Surgery Seminar
Ron with Biomedical Solutions at Tijuana, Mexico

Education and Studies by Dr. Ron Elli, Ph.D

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.).

Dr. Ron Elli was profiled in Sacramento, CA Business Journal as one of the most successful regional CEOs.

While working as a researcher at the University of Nevada, Reno, he modeled coughing in human airways. Dr. Elli’s research on Flow Resistance in Pulmonary Airways was published in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.