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Ariel Ortiz

Chair of Global Communications

CONTACT


Obesity Control Center, Centro Internacional de Excelencia en Cirugía Bariátrica Leona Vicario #1510, segundo piso

Zona Río, Tijuana, México, C.P. 22320

Phone

US. 1866 Dr. Ortiz (376 7849)  MX: 011-52(664) 6849505

Email: drortiz@obesitycontrolcenter.com


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:


Professor of Surgery  University of Baja California, Tijuana Professor of Clinical Medicine University of Baja California, Tijuana  1998—2000


Professor of Laparoscopic Surgery  North Western Laparoscopic Training Center Mexican Social Security Institute

Tijuana, B.C., México  2000—present


Professor Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Course  North Western Laparoscopic Training Center Mexican Social Security Institute

Tijuana, B.C., México


2002—present  Professor of Bariatric Surgery 


2005 – 2014

Director of Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Control Center, International Center of Excellence. 2010 – 2014

Broadcasting Director, International Bariatric Club

2011 – 2014

President: Bariatric T.V., On Line T.V.

2007

Director of the Bariatric Surgery Training Center, Allergan Medical

2004 – Present

Director, Obesity Control Center

2003 – Present

Director of the Minimal Invasive Surgery, Institute of Minimal Invasive Surgery of Baja California.

2001 – 2003

Chief of Surgery, Notre Dame Hospital, Tijuana, México

2001 – 2006

Committee of Quality Assurance, Siglo XXI Hospital, Culiacan, Sinaloa.

2000 – 2007

Committee of Quality Assurance, Praga Hospital, Tijuana.

2000 – Present

Blue Shield International Evaluation Committee, Tijuana Medical Association.

1997 – 2000

Co-Director, Endoscopic Hernia Training Program and Facility, Mexican Social Security Institute, Tijuana B.C. Mexico.

1998 – 2000

Co-Director, Advanced Laparoscopic Training Course, Mexican Social Security Institute, Tijuana B.C. Mexico.

1998 – 2000

Operative & Invasive Procedures Committee, Mexican Social Security Institute, Tijuana B.C. Mexico.


HONORS & ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS




2009-2013 Secretary of the Scientific Committee, Mexican of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Association.


Honorary Member of the Mexican of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Association. 2011


Surgeon of Excellency, Surgical Review Corporation, Virginia, USA.

Trustee’s Board Member, San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital, Circle of Care Committee 2006


Scientific Committee, Mexican of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Association. 2004


Scientific Committee, Mexican of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Association. 2002

National President and Honorary Member:

Mexican of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Association.  2000  State President of the Association and Honorary Member:  Mexican of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Association. 1999

Secretary, Baja California Surgeons Association

1998  Secretary of the Scientific Committee, Baja California Surgeons Association 1996

Honorary President, Northwestern Residents Association

1995  Chief of Residents, General Surgery, Centro Medico Nacional de Noroeste, Obregon City, Sonora

1994

Chief of Residents, General Surgery, Centro Medico Nacional de Noroeste, Obregon City, Sonora  1993

Chief of Residents, General Surgery, Clinic No 20 of the Mexican Social Security Institute

1992

A.H. Robbins Award of Academic Excellence, Awarded by the President of México, Raul Salinas de Gortari


PUBLICATIONS




- Ortiz Lagardere, AA, Lopez Covala JA, Guzman Cordero F.

“3 Years’ Experience, Endoscopic Hernia Training Center.” Presented at the AMCG Annual Meeting, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. October 2000.

- Ortiz Lagardere AA, Lopez Corvala JA, Guzman Cordero F. “Achalasia Accumulated Experience”. Endoscopic Training Center, IMSS, Tijuana

Presented at the AMCG Annual Meeting, San Luis Potosi,

Mexico. October 2000.

- Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F. “Complications related to adjustment port after 150 Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Bandings”.

Presented at the AMCG Annual Meeting, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. October 2000.

- Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F. “Multidisciplinary approach after Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Banding elevates success rate.”

Presented at the AMCG Annual Meeting, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. October 2000.

- Ortiz Lagardere AA, Lopez Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F. “Preventing Lap-Band Slippage, Modifications to the Technique.” Presented at the AMCG Annual Meeting, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. October 2000.

- López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F, Ortiz Lagardere AA. “First 100 cases of Adjustable Silicon Gastric Banding, 3-year


Follow-up.”

Presented at the AMCG Annual Meeting, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

October 2000.

- Lopez Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F, Ortiz Lagardere AA.

“TEP hernia repair, Focus on the technique.”

Presented at the AMCL Annual Meeting, León Guanajuato,

Mexico. November 1999.

- López Corvala, JA, Guzman Cordero F, Ortiz Lagardere AA.

“Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, our experience.”

Presented at the AMCL Annual Meeting, Cancún. May 1999.

- Awarded the first place by the AMCL Scientific Committee.

Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F.

“Intragastric Balloon for mild obesity. Technique and results.”

Presented in the AMCL Annual Meeting Acapulco Guerrero,

Mexico. May 1999.

- Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F.

“Band Adjustment, a Multidisciplinary approach.”

Presented at the AMCO Annual Meeting, Mazatlán Sinaloa,

Mexico. July 1999.

- Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F.

“Complications related to the Lap-Band, Slippage and Erosion.”

Presented at the AMCO Annual Meeting, Mazatlán Sinaloa,

Mexico. July 1999.

- Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Corvala JA, Guzmán Cordero F.

“Technique is related to band slippage.”

Presented at the AMCO Annual Meeting, Mazatlán Sinaloa,

México. July 2000.

- Ortiz Lagardere AA, López Crovala JA, Guzmán Cordero F

“Laparoscopic Hernia Repair; A revised training protocol.”

Rev Mex Cir Endosc, 2, 71-74 Abril 2001

- “Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery on Patients with a History of Nissen Fundoplication for Gastroesphageal Disease (GERD)”

Dr. Ariel Ortiz Lagardere, Martínez Gamboa Arturo, Acosta, Héctor, Viramontes So Marco, Bernal Héctor, August, 2009

- “Gastric Banding in Adolescent Patients, Report on 113 Cases.” Presenting author: Dr. Ariel Ortiz List of co-authors: MARTINEZ GAMBOA Arturo, BERNAL Héctor, VIRAMONTES SO Marco, ACOSTA Héctor, August 2009

- “The 5 Minute Adjustable Gastric Band Placement” Presenting author: Dr. Ariel Ortiz List of co-authors: MARTINEZ GAMBOA Arturo, ACOSTA Héctor, VIRAMONTES SO Marco, BERNAL Héctor,  August 2009.

- “Adjustable Gastric Band Placement after Failed Gastric Bypass” Presenting author: Dr. Ariel Ortiz  List of co-authors: MARTINEZ GAMBOA Arturo, ACOSTA Héctor, VIRAMONTES SO Marco, BERNAL Héctor, August 2009.


PRESENTATIONS AND KEYNOTE SPEECHES




- Autonomous University of Baja California, School of Medicine Anniversary Conference, “Minimally Invasive Surgery.”

- Mexican Social Security Institute, Obstetrics and Gynecology Service, “Skill Development for the Laparoscopic Surgeon.”  - Autonomous University of Baja California, School of Medicine. “Aids related surgical procedures.”

1998

Mexican Social Security Institute, HGR 20 Tijuana.  “Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic vs Open.”

1998

- Baja California College of Surgeons, Laparoscopic Hernia Meeting.

“The Tep approach, the future of the endoscopic approach.”

- Baja California College of Surgeons, VII International

Laparoscopic Reunion. “Avoiding bile duct injuries.”

1998

- Mexican Association of Laparoscopic Surgery, VIII

International Laparoscopic Surgery Reunion.

“Management of Chronic Pain, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair.”

- Mexican Association of General Surgery, New Techniques and

Innovations in Surgery, Mexican, B.C. “The double mesh technique”

1998

- Mexican Association of General Surgery, New Techniques and Innovations in Surgery, San Luis Rio Colorado. “The double mesh technique.”

- Mexican Association of Obesity Surgery, Annual Reunion.

- Ixtapa, Guerrero. “Obesity surgery, a stepped-up approach.”

1999

- Mexican Association of General Surgery, Regional Reunion, San Luis Rio Colorado. “Partial or Total Fundoplication, indications and technique.”

1999

- Mexican Association of General Surgery, Open Hernia Course, Chihuahua, Chihuahua. “Experience with the double mesh technique.”

- Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, Obesity Course, Acapulco Guerrero.


- Mexican Association of General Surgery, International Laparoscopic Reunion, Tijuana, B.C. “Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.”

- Mexican Association of General Surgery, International Laparoscopic Reunion, Tijuana, B.C. “Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.”  - Mexican Association of General Surgery, Regional Laparoscopic Reunion, Mexicali, B.C. “Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication.”

- Mexican Association of General Surgery, International Laparoscopic Reunion,

San Luis Rio Colorado, “Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication.”  - Mexican Association of Obesity Surgery, Annual Meeting, “Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Banding.”

- Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery and National Defense

System, Annual Meeting, Ensenada, Baja, California, “Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication.”  - Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery Regional Meeting, Tijuana, Baja, California “Endoscopic Hernia Repair, Tep.”  - Mexican Association of General Surgery, “Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Banding.”  2000

- “Intragastric Balloon Placement, technique and results.”

Mexican Association of Obesity Surgery, Annual Reunion, Mazatlan, Sinaloa.

- “Band Adjustment Protocol, a multidisciplinary approach”.

2000 National Defense System, Annual Reunion, Ensenada, Baja, California.

- “Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication”

2000 Mexican Association of General Surgery, Northwestern Regional Reunion, Mexicali, B.C.

- “The Tep repair, technique.”

Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, National Meeting, Puerto Vallarta, México - “Lap-Band, Safe and effective procedure; Four year follow-up”.

Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, National Meeting, Puerto Vallarta, México - “LASGB, Long term complications and Follow-up”.

“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery

Co-Director Director, Hospital Excel, Tijuana, México

2002

- LASGB, Mexican experience, Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium

Phil Schauer Course, Breckenridge Colorado.

2002

- Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium

Complications in Lap-Band, avoiding and treating them successfully.

“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery

Co-Director Director, Excel Hospital, Tijuana, México.

2003

- Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium

Band Erosion, Diagnosis and Treatment

Band Complications

“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery


Co-Director Director, Excel Hospital, Tijuana, México. 2004

- Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium

Unusual band Complications  Band Prolapse, Surgical Repair

“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery

Co-Director Director, Excel Hospital, Tijuana, México.

2005

- Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium

Gastric Band Erosions and their treatment

“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery

Co-Director Director, Excel Hospital, Tijuana, México.

2005

- Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium

Complications with The Lap-Band, Avoiding and resolving them.

Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery, San Antonio, Texas.

“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery

Co-Director Director, IMSS Hospital, Tijuana, México.

2006

- Gastric Banding, Results in Teenage group

American College of Surgeons Meeting, San Francisco, California.

2006

- Annual WLS Support Meeting

Life after Gastric Banding, Seattle, Washington.

2007

- “LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery

Allergan National Sales Meeting, Workshop Executive Director, Bogotá, Colombia  Gastric Banding

2007 – 10 Year Experience

World Meeting

- Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgery, Santiago, Chile.

Gastric Banding vs Gastric Sleeve

Long Term outcomes after Gastric Banding

World Meeting

- Latin-American Federation of Endoscopic Surgery, Santiago Chile.

Gastric Banding over Failed RNY ByPass

World Meeting

- Latin-American Federation of Endoscopic Surgery, Santiago Chile.

2007

- “LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery

Allergan National Sales Meeting, Workshop Executive Director, Sao Paolo, Brazil 2008

- IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity)

Allergan Sponsored Symposium Celebrating 15 years with the LapBand System Symposium Director, Buenos Aires Argentina


- Globesity Center Seminar, Mar de Plata, Argentina; “LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery.

Executive Director

2008  - ASMBS (Washington DC)

Techniques of Laparoscopic Revisional Surgery Gastric Banding the ByPass

2008

Mexican Congress of Obesity Surgery, Oaxaca, México.

Keynote Speech

Gastric Band Complications: Saving Unsuccessful Bypass

“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery

Executive Director, Obesity Control Center, Tijuana, México

2009

- IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity)

Paris France

The 5 Minute Adjustable Gastric Band

Adjustable gastric band placement after failed gastric bypass

Gastric Banding adolescents: Report on 113 cases

Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery on Patient with history of Nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal disease

“LapBand Systems” Workshop and Live Exhibition Surgery

Executive Director, Obesity Control Center, Tijuana, México

2010

- Mexican Congress of Obesity Surgery, Cancun, México.

Keynote Speech

Gastric Band Erosion Management

Experience in 123 cases of gastric band surgery in teenagers

Experience in 134 slippage cases.

Gastric Band posterior Nissen fundoplication

Gastric Band Replacement in patients with previous erosion

Failed Gastric Band ByPass Placement

2012

- IFSO World Congress, Barcelona, Spain.

Keynote Speech,

Handling Teenage patients in Bariatric Surgery

Managing complications in Gastric Sleeve

Advances in the Gastric Plication Technic

2013

- Bariatric Surgery World Congress, Istanbul, Turkey.

Board of Experts in Gastric Plication Surgery, General Coordinator

Head Professor, Transcongress course in Bariatric Surgery

Keynote Speech, Managing Complications in Bariatric Surgery

Talk, 10 year results in Bariatric surgery with zero deaths.


NATIONAL TELEVISION AND PROGRAM HOST




June 2001- June 2001 Information Capsules Home Remedies Discovery Health  Feb 2002- Feb 2003

Discovery Channel Latin-America Discovery Health

Spanish Version of “Living Pulse” Show Host for Latin America and Spain  2003-2007

Host Discovery Health Medical Planet

Home Remedies Short Clips

Randy Alvarez Medical Show

2006 NBC, Date Line, “Suddenly Thin”  2007 Documentary, “A Weight-loss Journey” Independent Film Inc.  2008 The Oprah Winfrey Show Cassie Divello Story  2008 The Doctors

Prime Time Talk show.

2011 Nightline Bariatric Surgery Segment  2014 Good Morning America, Weight-loss without Surgery Segment, Interesting Advances in Medicine

2014 Nightline Segment, Obalon Balloon as a weight loss option