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I am scheduled for December 27th. So while I can't offer personal experience with the surgery/facility/post-op stuff (actually, maybe you can keep my updated after yours, lol), I did have a phone consult with Dr. Jimenez the other day to go over some things in my health history. He is the internist who assists Dr. Ortiz during surgery. I'm really glad I got to talk to him. He was very thorough, polite, not at all condescending or making me feel like I was being rushed - in fact, he actually called me. I was relieved that his English was very clear. I know they say that the entire hospital staff speaks English, but I was worried about there being extremely thick accents, and I feel really rude constantly having to ask someone to repeat themselves because I don't understand due to their accent. Anyway, super relieved that was not an issue and thought he seemed really nice and professional! Also love that they communicate with me frequently and respond quickly. Did not have the same experience with my local hospital program. Hope this helped at least a tiny bit - good luck with your surgery!!

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I had my surgery there after a lot of research. I am an experienced nurse, so I really took a good look at many places that were available, and care was important to me. Yes, some are cheaper, but my life is worth the difference in cost.

The first thing that stood out to me was that the facility was JACCHO certified ,the is an accreditation that many hospitals and medical facilities in the U.S. do not have, and it is not easy to obtain. Also, at OCC! The success rate, as well as the extremely low complication rate is another important factor to note.

Secondy, I researched Dr. Ortiz, and watched many of his videos, and this also made me feel quite comfortable with going to have surgery at OCC.

When I did have my surgery, the facility was impeccablely clean. The staff was more than nurturing, accommodating, and knowledgeable. They immediately responded to anyone that had a problem, call light on and ran to do it. I was experiencing some asthma after my procedure and I awoke in the night to the physician at my bedside, not because I was critical, but as he was just monitoring my status. Trust me, that does not happen in the U.S. Also, some of the physicians also practice in San Diego at the hospital there, as it is only 15 minutes away from OCC. So, they are just not “Mexico doctors”. Lastly the weather is beautiful and the Marriott staff are fully versed on your needs as they go above and beyond to take the best care do patients and their families.

There are too many positives about OCC for anyone not to choose this facility and the physicians. Plus the follow up is great, and you can always reach a provider or staff by phone or email with a question, and get an immediate answer.

I now have friends traveling for surgery soon to, have the same experience.

I think you will be happy with your decision, good luck!

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49 minutes ago, Sydney77 said:

awoke in the night to the physician at my bedside, not because I was critical, but as he was just monitoring my status. Trust me, that does not happen in the U.S.

Preach!!! Lucky to get them for 2 mins in the morning while they are doing rounds! Waking up all groggy trying to remember what you wanted to ask, etc. So frustrating!

50 minutes ago, Sydney77 said:

There are too many positives about OCC for anyone not to choose this facility and the physicians.

The more research I do, the better I feel. Like I'm a little nervous about life with the sleeve, but positive I want Dr. Ortiz to do it. Kinda wish OCC was closer to me (in PA) or actually wish I was in California instead :) might as well dream Big, right?! I just watched them doing some sleeves on youtube Friday night, and I am so impressed by the facility/drs/Ortiz. I still can't watch a C-Section on TV knowing I've had 2 and that's what they did to me, lol, but damned if I had zero problems watching those gastric sleeve videos!

Thank you from all of us soon to go down or considering it. Every positive story is like another brick in the wall of support for me.

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I agree with Sydney77. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the OCC. I had my surgery in July and even their after-care is great. They will follow up with you if you have any questions or concerns.

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I had a sleeve from Dr Ortiz in 2013. It was the best thing I ever did for myself. My life changed for the better. I am 70 so I don't need to be a size 2 but I am very lucky that I can eat what I want and maintain a reasonable weight. My numbers are all excellent and I like the way I look.

My experience at OCC was very good. My sister and brother in law are both physicians and went there.

We are all great

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I had my surgery there after a lot of research. I am an experienced nurse, so I really took a good look at many places that were available, and care was important to me. Yes, some are cheaper, but my life is worth the difference in cost.
The first thing that stood out to me was that the facility was JACCHO certified ,the is an accreditation that many hospitals and medical facilities in the U.S. do not have, and it is not easy to obtain. Also, at OCC! The success rate, as well as the extremely low complication rate is another important factor to note.
Secondy, I researched Dr. Ortiz, and watched many of his videos, and this also made me feel quite comfortable with going to have surgery at OCC.
When I did have my surgery, the facility was impeccablely clean. The staff was more than nurturing, accommodating, and knowledgeable. They immediately responded to anyone that had a problem, call light on and ran to do it. I was experiencing some asthma after my procedure and I awoke in the night to the physician at my bedside, not because I was critical, but as he was just monitoring my status. Trust me, that does not happen in the U.S. Also, some of the physicians also practice in San Diego at the hospital there, as it is only 15 minutes away from OCC. So, they are just not “Mexico doctors”. Lastly the weather is beautiful and the Marriott staff are fully versed on your needs as they go above and beyond to take the best care do patients and their families.
There are too many positives about OCC for anyone not to choose this facility and the physicians. Plus the follow up is great, and you can always reach a provider or staff by phone or email with a question, and get an immediate answer.
I now have friends traveling for surgery soon to, have the same experience.
I think you will be happy with your decision, good luck!




I’m scheduled for March 30th at the OCC very nervous but also excited .


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