To ensure quality, accurate information on obesity, bariatric, and metabolic information, we’ve established an advisory board. Our advisory board was established in the creation, editing, and reviewing new content on MexicoBariatricCenter.com.
Below are the current members of our advisory board of Mexico Bariatric Center.
Ron Elli MA, Ph.D., Director of Mexico Bariatric Center
Owner of Mexico Bariatric Center
Ron Elli, Ph.D., is the president and founder of Mexico Bariatric Center. Dr. Elli is an award winning business person from Northern California. Recently, Dr. Ron Elli was profiled in Sacramento, CA Business Journal as one of the most successful regional CEOs.
In 2002, Ron earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in “Numerical Modeling of High-Speed Flow over Surface Humps.” Dr. Ron Elli has been referenced in ASME, and other prominent journals. Dr. Elli’s research of the Flow Resistance in Pulmonary Airways to simulate coughing in human airways was published in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.
Ron Elli, Ph.D. has been involved in bariatric and metabolic surgeries medical tourism since 2007. He is dedicated to providing quality healthcare at affordable prices to patients around the world. He is one of the pioneers of Global Medical Tourism and regularly attends the world congresses on Medical Tourism. Read More.
Prudence Ticknor MS, RDN/LD, Behavior Change Coach, NLP Practitioner
Owner, Author- Mind over Eating, Bariatric Nutrition Consultant, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Wellness Program Development
Prudence Ticknor MS, RD/LD is a weight loss surgery dietitian with over 15 years’ experience specializing in bariatric nutrition therapy. Her passion is to provide a holistic approach to her wellness and behavior change coaching. Each has unique needs, and she offers a tailored approach to developing meal plans and lifestyle strategies that will assist her clients in long-term success.
She loves helping people overcome their lifelong battle with disease from excess weight and supporting people in their journey of a long-term permanent resolution to a healthy quality life. Bariatric nutrition can be tricky; it is important for Prudence to help her clients understand their readiness to change and the needed lifestyle changes along with each phase of the bariatric meal plan both pre and post-surgery to set her clients up for long-term weight loss success.
Her enthusiasm and empathy come from her personal struggle with obesity, food addiction and binge eating as a child and young adult. Through the methods, she teaches, she has lost over 70 lbs. and kept if off over five years. She reminds clients that weight loss surgery is a tool. The surgery is on their stomach not in their brains. It is important for them to know they are responsible for changing the way they think and view food.
Prudence provides counseling via virtual telehealth, conducts classes, webinars, a blog and an FB support group in the areas of bariatric nutrition, emotional eating, mindfulness, meditation and stress management. Prudence has a Master’s degree in Dietetics- Food & Nutrition and is a licensed Dietitian. She is an member of Obesity, an integrated health member at American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, WellCoaches, and the Wellness Institute. She has presented her research at Obesity Week. Read More.