Dr. Ariel Ortiz® worked as a consultant training the first surgeons aspiring to learn bariatric surgery, and traveled and lectured extensively in the United States and Canada. As a consultant for Inamed Medical he proctored and performed surgery in over 100 hospitals in the United States, including Cleveland Clinics, University of Chicago Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, NYU Hospital, Mount Sinai, Lenox Hill, to name a few. Dr. Ariel Ortiz® played a key role in the development and clinic application of implantable medical devices for weight loss surgery, namely the Lap-Band System. His research and early experience landed him a spot in the daytime talk show“The Oprah Winfrey Show”
after performing surgery on the youngest patient ever to undergo a bariatric procedure, which set the foundation for its approval on teenage patients by the FDA. World famous for his work with Lap-Band surgery
patients, is now considered a leading authority in the field of Bariatric Surgery, including the Gastric Sleeve, the Gastric ByPass and other Bariatric Surgery Procedures. He has been named Director of the first Bariatric Surgery Online Television Channel where he lectures and trains other surgeons in the technical nuances of complex bariatric surgery procedures. Dr. Ariel Ortiz® has trained hundreds of young surgeons around the world to perform weight loss surgery safely and effectively. Obesity Control Center is a state of the art facility with the most modern broadcast capabilities and frequently transmits live surgical procedures to the international meetings and symposiums around the globe.