Had VSG 5/26/15. From beginning to end, a very professional experience. Met with both Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Morales before surgery briefly, where they discussed my labs(all good) and answered any questions I had. Surgery went smoothly, and I was visited afterwards by both doctors again to let me know my organs were all healthy and there had been no concerns. I felt completely at ease, and even now can get follow up care/concerns answered by Dr. Ortiz via email or Facebook.
Dr. Ortiz has coordinators on staff at Mi Doctor to assist with any questions or concerns. Surgery day is on "mexican time" and there was an issue with the OR the day of my surgery, which pushed us all back several hours. They kept us well informed during that time as well. He works through A Lighter Me, who facilitated the process extremely well.
I would absolutely recommend Dr. Ortiz and ALM!
I was very at peace the day of surgery(09/16/14). I knew whatever happened, I’d made the best decision I could. The risks of the road I had been on outweighed the risks of surgery in my opinion. I needed this tool desperately. I was first on the table that day, as the highest risk patient. Dr Ortiz, Dr Morales, the anesthesiologist and a special doctor they had on hand b/c of my blood disorder all came over to visit and talk to me before I was put under. They had extra blood on standby just incase I needed a transfusion afterwards. I was pretty impressed by all of this. I don’t remember anything else till I was in my room. Then I remember thinking “WALK!” and dammit- I got up and walked! I remember seeing Dr Ortiz in the nurses area and how surprised he was that I was walking already. Then I went back to sleep.
The A Lighter Me team has been terrific- from the top notch surgeons, to the very available coordinators, to the friendly Tijuana drivers and staff. I am very thankful to A Lighter Me for this second chance at life. As of today(13 months out) I'm down 190lbs and feeling fabulous!
My wife & I were sleeved by Dr Ortiz 9/16/14. We are very happy with the results and have had no complications. Dr Ortiz is a very skilled surgeon. As long as we use our new tool properly- we lose weight. Our scars are nearly invisible; we've each lost nearly 200lbs and the ALM team is phenomenal with their support. Thank you so much A Lighter Me!Oct. 28, 2015