I struggled with my weight for my entire adult life, and a large part of my teenage years, as well. I’d be able to lose weight, but then I would gain it all back, and then some. I debated having weight loss surgery for about a decade, before I finally decided that it was the right choice for me. My health was on the line. My diabetes and blood pressure were out of control, and I was exhausted all of the time. I had to make a big change, and I couldn’t put it off any longer. I looked into having bariatric surgery at home, as I live in Canada, and it’s free here. However, in the end, I decided to travel to Mexico to have surgery there. The reason for that is, I had been researching surgeons who specialize in bariatric surgery, and I came across Dr. Ariel Ortiz from the Obesity Control Center… So, I decided to reach out to OCC, and see what exactly they were all about. I was SO impressed with their pre-op patient care, as well as Dr. Ortiz’s certification and experience, that I knew it was the right place for me. I trusted them, wholeheartedly. And I was right to do so! I had the gastric sleeve done in March 2021. By March 2022, I had lost 113 pounds, and gained back my life!! And the post-op follow up has been fantastic! I’ve never felt alone, since the day I reached out to OCC. The facility was SPOTLESS and the staff were AMAZING. Tijuana is beautiful! Recovery was a breeze! I have absolutely nothing but great things to say about my entire experience with OCC. If you are like me, and struggle with your weight, don’t put it off like I did. DO IT. Reach out to OCC. Make the change. Bariatric surgery is a life changing, and life saving, tool. You will NOT regret taking the first step to making your health a priority. I promise you that.