Dr. Ortiz at Obesity Control Center, Tijuana Mexico? Anyone?
I TRULY have no regrets about going there. I honestly believe I wouldn't be doing as well as I am had I gone stateside. I even started a new job on the 5th of July and am still doing great. I don't do alot of lifting or heavy house work just yet as my stomach tells me when I need to quit (and I am not complaining about that part either...) but I am functioning daily as if I never had anything done.
All of the videos you see, the pictures of the center, etc are just as you will see them in person. When we were there, we even noticed the housekeeper was mopping with a WHITE mop and not a dirty nasty mop.
I have a friend that is a doctor and she is even looking at going to him. If you go to the website you should find different articles. After I returned, an article was in the San Diego Newspaper about him and his daily commute across the border to go to work. He is an American Citizen (Dual Citizenship) and lives in San Diego. Has an Autistic Daughter that attends a special school in San Diego and he even donates a portion of the surgery proceeds to autism research. The entire staff is FAbULOUS! They are laid back too. While I was there on one of my bandage change visits, I had a chemical peel done on my face and THAT has amazed my husband. He said I didn't need it and after I had it done, he is like WOW! One day last week he commented on how pretty I looked and something about my makeup and I told him I didn't have on. He couldn't believe the difference that made either.
ONE really MAJOR thing is TAKE GasX. On the Wednesday after my surgery on Monday, I woke up and looked like I was 9 months preg. This is from the gas / air they use to blow up your stomach to work. That was my most miserable day of the entire journey and I wasn't that miserable. Took 2 chewable GasX about every 4 hours or so and that helped with that.
We actually went down two days early because the plane fare was so much more cheaper. I am really glad I did that too because it allowed us time to just relax, chill and get the lay of the land. When it was time for surgery, I was not nervous at all, just anxious to get it done.
I will be glad to answer any other questions you have. Hope this helps.
I really appreciate the information. I am just a little nervous and of course want to know as much as possible before I go.
We are bringing my husbands brother and his wife. Can they go back and forth across the border with out any issues so they can visit San Diego?
My daughter and I went to Dr. Ortiz after a year of research. I am so very happy with his staff and him. I was not 100 percent sure going to Mexico was the right thing to do. Then I found Dr. Grossbaud from Tampa Florida. He had gone to Dr. Ortiz 10 years ago and had the Lap band surgery. Dr. Grossbaud was trained by Dr. Ortiz as many American doctors here in the US. My daughter and I talked about and we made the decided to go with Dr. Ortiz. He is great!!!!! He took the time out to come to her room and answer all my questions and just joked with her to make her feel at ease. When it was me that was worried. He did explain that his job is very easy but her job was the hardest. The surgery was only about 5-7 minutes but took a little long due to the perparation. She has followed everything his staff and he recommended and has lost a total of 25 pounds in abount 3 weeks !!!!!! She has about 40 more to go.
She started the diet on 25 Jun he recommeds to loose about 10% of your body weight before surgery and she lost more she lost 17 pounds since her surgery Jul 4th she lost another 8 pounds. I have not seen my daughter so happy in years..... I am glad we went to Dr. Ortiz and would recommed him to anyone!!!!!!
Best of luck
on 7/17/13 7:10 am - Canada
I had the gastric sleeve with Dr Ortiz on february 12, 2013. My experience has been fantastic so far. you wont regret your desicion. Dr Ortiz. and his team are EXCELLENT. I'm coming back in october for my 6 months review and for the PRP ( ask DR Soo about it while you are there). you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I'll be happy to answer any question you have.
I wish you the best on your up coming surgery
on 9/29/13 9:23 pm
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on 10/15/14 6:33 am
I am schedualed for the lap band surgery end of Oct 2014....looking forward to my new life!! Tired of being over weight. I have heard so many good things about Dr Ortiz and his awesome staff. Cannot wait!!
on 10/20/14 10:20 pm
Consider the sleeve over the lapband a lot.of people are having their lapbands taken out it is a painful way to do weight loss. Always throwing up etc