Ariel Ortiz Lagardere

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 4.77777777778 out of 5 with 103 ratings

Ariel Ortiz Lagardere Bariatric Surgeon M.D., F.A.C.S.

25 yr Experience

25 yr in Bariatrics

25 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

25 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

100% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 12

Max Age of Patient is 80

Adjustable Gastric Band


Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication



Vertical Banded Gastroplasty

and 1 more...

  • About Me
    Ariel Ortiz MD ® FACS - Director & Lead Bariatric Surgeon   Dr. Ariel Ortiz ®, Board Certified medical doctor under Mexican license #2526822, is a world renowned expert on Lap-Band surgery. Dr. Ortiz trained almost a decade ago under the designer of the Lap-Band, Dr. Mitiku Belechew, and has proctored hundreds of surgeons around the world to perform this procedure safely and effectively. He has been designated as an SRC International Centers of Excellence surgeon and is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Ortiz is also a former president of the National Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and is currently a full member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. On numerous occasions, Dr. Ortiz has been designated as the professor of Lap-Band workshops hosted by Allergen (Inamed) both in the United States and Canada and also the first workshop ever in the Philippines. Dr. Ariel Ortiz ® is the past president of the Mexican Association of Bariatric Surgery and is an invited guest speaker to numerous lectures around the world. He is Director of the Obesity Control Center®, one of the most active Lap-Band surgery centers and hospitals in North America, and is credited for major innovations in the field; for example, rescuing a failed gastric bypass by placing a Lap-Band over it. Dr. Ortiz is also a pioneer on Lap-Banding for obese teenagers, the gastric balloon and other new and exciting areas of weight loss surgery. Dr. Ortiz was the leader in the development of a USA based nationwide network of professionally trained aftercare providers, Fill Centers USA. In the company of other distinguished U.S. surgeons, Dr. Ortiz currently serves on the board of Medical Advisors for this significant medical organization.   
  • Latest Reviews See all 103 reviews
    avatar Lisa U. on May 2, 2017

    I underwent a sleve gastrectomy on 07/05/2016. My beginning weight was 362 and today I weigh 250! The good news is I am still losing and still have 2 months to go until my 1 year anniversary (by which time I hope to More...

    avatar josephryan on Dec. 26, 2015

    What a phenomenal experience! From my first contact with the OCC staff, everything has been completely professional. I was so reassured by my initial communications and research that I booked my surgery within a week of first reaching out to OCC. With the help of More...

    avatar lizzardfrog_79 on May 13, 2015

    Biggest and most expensive mistake of my entire life. Band implanted in 2007 and was sick for 2 years until I could afford for the removal in 2009. Had to travel back to Mexico as no US Dr. would help me at all.

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