Patients 20-39 Years Old
Great reviews and stories from past patients. Fantastic surgical team offering pre and post-op support.
In spring of 2014, I went on a trip to Dollywood with my husband and parents. After not being able to fit in any of the rides and depriving my husband of the joy of riding the roller coasters, I knew I needed to do something to change my life.
After researching weight loss surgery and discovering OCC, I knew I’d found the tools I’d need for long term success. I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy with Dr. Ariel Ortiz at OCC in Sept. 1, 2014. In spring of 2015, I returned to Dollywood and was able to enjoy all of the rides with my husband! I’d also completed the Couch to 5k running program and ran in several 5k races over the summer of 2015.
This past winter, I began training for a half marathon and completed it yesterday, April 24th, 2016! I can’t believe that in a scant 20 months I’ve gone from a morbidly obese couch potato to a half marathon runner!