After months of nutritional visits to a doctor in the states, my insurance dropped coverage right before my scheduled procedure. I started researching medical tourism and found OCC. I read so many positive reviews. After research and speaking with coordinators at OCC, I knew they were the right fit for me. I felt 100% confident that they would take the best care of me and I was right!
At 23 I was nearing 300 pounds and knew I had to make a lifestyle change. After spending my entire life overweight, and dieting on and off for years, I made the decision to have the Gastric Sleeve procedure. I chose OCC after researching online and reading the hundreds of amazing reviews from other patients. When we spoke via email and on the phone, the staff members were kind, helpful, and genuine. Upon arrival I knew I was in great hands. The hospital was very clean and I always felt incredibly safe. Each of the nurses, doctors, and facilitators had great beside manner. They were thorough and spoke English fluently. Dr. Ortiz visited my room before my surgery and put my mind at ease with his warm hospitality and calm demeanor. Every part of my experience felt personal, rather than transactional. I felt cared for and supported as a patient every step of the way. I truly believe this is what sets OCC apart from many other facilities. After surgery, I followed the guidelines given to me by OCC and had great success with weight loss. 6 months post-op, I was down 90 pounds from my highest weight. I am now 155 pounds, with a total loss of 130 pounds. My physical and mental health are transformed. I can move around easier, fit in normal clothes, and do things with my friends/family I could never do before. I can LIVE my life as a 25 year old and not worry about my weight being at the forefront of my brain at all times. The journey hasn’t been easy – it has taken a lot of determination and hard work, but it has been SO worth it. The tool that OCC has given me truly saved my life.