A patient died after surgery with Dr. Elias Ortiz at A Lighter Me!


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A patient died after surgery with Dr. Elias Ortiz at A-Lighter-me. They won't tell me what happened except to say it was a couple hours after surgery. The woman went with a friend...

On 4/25/2015 at 2:08 PM, Skinnyninny said:

I'm going through A Lighter Me and Mi Doctors Hospital. Everyone seems very nice and they have good reviews. My surgery is next Saturday.

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A patient died after surgery with Dr. Elias Ortiz at A Lighter me. They won't tell me what happened except to say it was a couple hours after surgery. The woman went with a friend...

I'm going through A Lighter Me and Mi Doctors Hospital. Everyone seems very nice and they have good reviews. My surgery is next Saturday.

Where are you receiving this info from, please? We try really hard to make sure info like this isn't posted, unless it's 10000% accurate.

Please provide us with more info and details. If anyone has further info, don't hesitate to chime in.

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Sorry, I should have provided proof: Go to Realself, search 'Dr.Ortiz Death'. Within that search you will read comments regarding a woman who went with a friend to get Bariatric surgery from Dr. Elias Ortiz. Her friend died. I continued my research and have been communicating with Sonya at "Lighter Me". She confirmed the death but refused to speak about it. I am more than happy to forward you my email. This email exchange was yesterday. Aziza

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I just had surgery with Dr Garcia on Saturday. Everyone in our group and the group the day before us is doing well. CER Hospital is very nice. Nurses was very attentive esp the day shift nurses. Dr Garcia is very soft spoken and will answer any question. I think it was about 5 different doctors that saw me before surgery. I will post more at later date. HTH

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People seem to forget that death is always a risk with surgery. Patients who have comorbidities, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, lung problems, etc., are at a greater risk than those who do not have such issues. The risk of death is small for a relatively healthy person. However, every patient needs to be aware of the risks before going into this.

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I've been reading these forums for the last few weeks and haven't had the courage to register. I was planning on possibly using ALighterMe and Dr. Elias Ortiz. I just heard some disturbing news and felt that I had no choice but to sign up and share my story and info. From what I've heard this is their SECOND death in two weeks! Death is always a risk with weight loss surgery, but I'd rather stack the cards in my favor. There's no way I'm going to use them now. My life comes before everything else.

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Honestly, I don't know what to do. I had looked at A. Ortiz from the beginning, then researched
others. What I do like about some medical groups is that they help you, especially if you're alone. I still haven't made up my mind.

Edited by David Lopez

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CONFIRMED TWO DEATH UNDER DR. Ariel Ortiz AT A LIGTER ME.'

I EMAILED THE COORDINATOR SONYA TODAY ABOUT THE SECOND DEATH AS MENTIONED BY @@Gretta Zarabi.

She confirmed but refused to alleviate my concerns about going through their company.
I will not go to this doctor or through the company.

Of course, people die under surgery but not at this rate. I am especially disturbed about the secrecy. It's extremely bad public relations and makes Dr. Ariel Ortiz look very suspicious, unfortunately. in this case, it's better to explain what happened than to hide because most of us will come to a bad conclusion. I am very sad for the patients' family.

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I don't know the rules in Mexico but for sure in the states a doctor can not discuss details of any other patient with another person, especially without a signed release. This includes cause of death those details your would need to obtain from the patient's family.

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