I had my surgery in December of 2018. I chose to be sleeved at age 57 after experiencing a frightening health scare. I went into hypertensive crisis, and my blood sugars were uncontrollable, even with insulin. Nothing was working. Desperate times called for desperate measures. It was with great trepidation I made my appointment at OCC.
I had researched Dr. Ortiz and OCC and felt very confident in my choice. My surgery went perfectly. And when I arrived home to Utah, my son told me at the airport he could visually see I was healthier, and I was!!!! Although I was not completely cured of hypertension and diabetes, they became completely manageable with very little and sometimes no medication. With the help of OCC I have lost 50 pounds from my high weight. It’s not hundreds like some, but it has completely changed my life!!! I look and feel great. I have tons of energy. I have been to the doctor only once in 18 months for strep throat. I have not lost a day due to ill health. I am so happy! I would have paid a million dollars for this life saving surgery. Thankfully I did not have to! My biggest problem is looking too good and getting asked out by men decades younger! I have had no problem keeping my weight off almost a year and a half later. My tummy is still tiny! Thank you Dr. Ortiz and the entire OCC Staff. You saved my life!!! My superhero’s!