I have been considered overweight and obese my entire life. At 35, after years of failed diets, therapy, and research, I realized that the only way for me to permanently lose weight was to have bariatric surgery. My doctors in the US wrote letters to my insurance, emphasizing the medical necessity of this surgery. But after a year of back and forth, my insurance turned me down. I thought all hope was lost until I heard about OCC from a friend. I’d never even heard of traveling to Mexico for surgery, but, after researching and talking to the OCC, I was all in. And I’m so glad I made this choice. The amount of guidance and care I received from OCC from the moment I called for information has been better than anything I’ve experienced in the US. The procedure was smooth– I felt safe and in good hands the entire time. Both the nutritionists and the follow up doctors respond to emails within 24 hours. The Facebook support group is amazing. And the weight began coming off. And my life began changing. And my habits began changing. And now, I am 145 pounds down and maintaining. I am able to exercise and move my body in ways I’ve never been able to before. For the first time in my life, I can shop in straight sized stores! I can never express enough how grateful I am for what OCC has done for me.