Olde Del Mar Surgical, Scripps Ximed

Aztec Fitness and Wellness was recently contracted by Olde Del Mar Surgical.

Countless individuals from North County and throughout San Diego have visited this La Jolla practice for bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopic procedures, cancer treatments and much more.

They have now taken it a step further by using Aztec Fitness and Wellness to provide fitness services to all their patients. Exercise programs are professionaly and individually designed to meet the needs of each person with the goal of a long term improvement in their quality of life.

Ellner Bariatric, Alvarado Hospital

According to, in 2000 Dr. Julie Ellner became the first woman to perform the laparoscopic gastric bypass* She has been uniquely fortunate to have been personally trained by both the Grandfather of Bariatric Surgery, who performed the very first open gastric bypass in 1966, and the pioneers of the laparoscopic gastric bypass, who performed the first one right at Alvarado Hospital , in 1993.

By adding value to her services, Dr. Ellner has been referring her patients to Aztec Fitness and Wellness. According to Pedro Molina, “You can’t change the body, if you don’t change the mind.” Pedro designs fitness programs for Dr. Ellner’s patients with the goal of making fitness their new lifestyle.