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Our partnerships and alliances come together and join forces in advancing medical care

Our Global Network

Medical Services

Weight loss and Metabolic Surgery

International Center of Reflux and Esophageal Disorders

Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Medicine

Nutritional and Metabolic Sciences Institute

Universidad Autónoma
de Baja California

Academic Partners

Fellowships & Specialities

Online Academic Organization

Department of Surgery

Training Facilities

Medical Industry Partners

Welcome to the International Institute of Metabolic Medicine (IIMM)

The IIMM is a world-class ambulatory surgery center with a thirty year track record as a leading health tourism supercenter specializing in Bariatric (Weight loss) Surgery and Plastic Surgery.

The facility boasts 5 world-class quality and safety accreditations and is a premier surgical facility with world class clinicians from the United States and Mexico and an envious reputation for excellence in patient care.

The IIMM is also a world-class surgical educational institution and has partnered with several prestigious academic institutions from both sides of the Atlantic including the University of Baja California (UABC) in Mexico, the Department of Surgery at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA and the International Bariatric Club (www.ibcclub.org) based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States and the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

The IIMM has strategic alliances with leading surgical and medical technology companies where the latest technologies, surgical techniques and innovations are developed and perfected. to provide the highest standards in patient safety and quality of care.

ARIEL ORTIZ MD, FACS, FASMBS

Board Chairman / Founder

Professor Ortíz is double board-certified in General and Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery with over 30 years of experience. He is an innovator and pioneer in Bariatric Surgery having extensive experience in all aspects of primary and revisional bariatric surgery.

His academic distinctions include: Professor of Surgery and Clinical Medicine at the University of Baja California and Iberoamerican University in Mexico. He lectures in the field extensively and has numerous publications and contributions to the medical and scientific literature in this community.

Dr. Ortíz is a Co-Founder of the US-based global educational organization, The International Bariatric Club, where he is Director of IBC Communications and Director of IBC TV, which also provides the IBC Oxford University online educational platform.

He is also President of Quovadis Communications and is the Medical Director at Obesity Control Center and The Ariel Center for Plastic Surgery.

“Blessed to help others.”
– Dr. Ariel Ortiz

World Class Metabolic Surgery Center

5 International Quality/Safety Accreditations

Tijuana: the Global Capital of Medical Tourism

Pioneers in the field of metabolic medicine and health tourism

+25 Years experience/26k patients

*Accreditation Awarded to Obesity Control Center

Our Mission

The International Institute of Metabolic Medicine is the epicenter of medical facilities that specialize in the treatment of health tourism patients, a phrase coined by Dr. Ortiz while referring to out-of-town patients. As one of the most accredited institutions in the world (5 world-class accreditations), we promote the health and metabolic wellness of our patients.

Leadership Structure

Board of Trustees

Chairman of the board
Ariel Ortiz Lagardere

Chief governance officer
Haris khwaja

Deputy general Counsel
Fernando Cervantes

directors

President/ceo
Cynthia ortiz

Director cfs
Santiago Horgan

CFO
Ariel Javier

our vision

The International Institute of Metabolic Medicine is the leading ambulatory surgical center specializing in the effective reversal of metabolic disease. Our company sets a model that will be replicated globally, and we will eventually expand into other areas of treatment with strategic partnerships with educational institutions and collaborators. We are disruptors and innovators within the medical industry.

The International Institute of Metabolic Medicine is equipped with cutting-edge technologies, including robotics and artificial intelligence, to reverse diseases. We believe in ongoing education, staying abreast of the latest medical developments, educating the public, and changing public policy to bolster the effective (and early) diagnosis and treatment of metabolic diseases.

Faculty

BASIC/ADVANCED METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC SURGERY

DR. ARIEL ORTIZ LAGARDERE

BASIC/ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY TECHNIQUES

DR. ARTURO MARTINEZ
DR. ARIEL ORTIZ LAGARDERE

POST BARIATRIC PLASTIC SURGERY

DR. ILLICH NAVARRO

ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION IN PLASTIC SURGERY

LIC. ENF ANDRES MEJIA
DR. ILLICH NAVARRO

ADVANCED ANESTHESIA IN BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC SURGERY

NURSE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

DR. HECTOR ACOSTA

METABOLIC AND NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

DR. OSCAR URIBE NUÑEZ

INSTRUMENTATION IN ADVANCED MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

NURSING CARE IN BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC SURGERY

LIC. ANDRES MEJIA

CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND MARKET ANALYSIS IN HEALTH TOURISM

CAMPAIGNS AND ADVERTISING FOR HEALTH TOURISM

LIC. FABIAN RODRIGUEZ

QUALITY MANAGEMENT MODELS IN HEALTH SERVICES AND RISK MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE

DRA. SOFIA HUERTA

INPATIENT PHARMACY IN BARIATRIC CARE

QFB ALAN PACHECO AGUILAR

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ZONA RIO TIJUANA 22010