About the Host: Dr. Ariel Ortiz® MD, FACS, IFASMBS is a Surgeon of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Leader in Bariatric Surgery and Medical Director of Obesity Control Center®. A pioneer in his specialty, he is accredited with several surgical techniques currently used in the world. He has performed over twenty thousand weight loss procedures in patients from all continents and has also performed surgery in all corners of the world. Dr. Ortiz is currently Professor of Surgery and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, where he also graduated and where he was granted the highest academic recognition, the “A.H. Robbins” award. This recognition was given to him by Mexico’s former president, Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Dr. Ortiz was president of the Mexican College of Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Diseases and is currently fellow of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity, and the American College of Surgeons. He has also received several awards, has given presentations all around the world and is the author of several published articles in peer-reviewed journals, and textbook chapters. Dr. Ortiz has appeared in several famous talk shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Doctors Show, Nightline, among others. He was selected as “one of the most influential surgeons in America” by Newsweek Magazine and was selected as one of the rising starts in the healthcare sector by the Entrepreneur magazine.
Nutrition, over-nutrition, and malnutrition are coexisting creating an obesity pandemic. Did you know you can have weight loss surgery even though you are not overweight? We will tell you how weight loss surgery works and how you can find out if you are a candidate!
How is it science develops these amazing discoveries but it isn't until the mainstream media and Kim Kardashian loses 60 pounds on the Keto Diet that people start asking about it? Dr Ortiz explains the basics on what the Keto diet is and how it is different from every diet ever used for weight loss. [...]