As a matter of fact I am 2 weeks post op with Dr. Ortiz and the OCC and I will tell you it is the best surgical experience you will ever receive bar none. I had the gastric sleeve done on the 27th about 4pm, plus he repaired a hiatal hernia I have lived with for FREE. They did me last because of that. However, when they woke me up from surgery and said I was done and did great... I was AWAKE. There was no grogginess for me just goofy (as my husband says) from the memory meds. They had me up and walking about an hour after my surgery. It did not hurt me at all, but I remember it felt like she had me on a speedway walking fast. My husband went back to the hotel room and I watched some TV then went to sleep. Dr. Ortiz came in about 10am and woke me up and said that I was doing fabulous and so he was dismissing me to go back to the hotel. I would go back daily for bandage change, etc. Even went shopping at the little mall right down the road $5 taxi gets you anywhere. The Marriot will get a taxi, shuttle you to the OCC, etc. THEY are VERY Catering too.
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.