Gastric Sleeve, Washington - Patient Story.

Lindsi. from Moxee

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Reasons to choose Dr. Ortiz at OCC.

I knew that OCC was the only place I would have this surgery, after doing countless hours of research. I work in healthcare here in the US, but knew that the care here would not be top notch. The statistics for the OCC stand out so much in comparison to other places.


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My new life

I have been big my entire life, but never as big as I was when I made my decision to have the sleeve. I was depressed, miserable and a horrible food addict. I thought about food 24/7. I made the decision to do something about my weight in early 2015. I no longer wanted to be the " fat mom" or the embarrassing wife to my husband. I wanted to be happy in my own skin. I booked my surgery for 9/28/15. I met the most fabulous group of people who took me under their wing and led me through the process. Lori was amazing from day 1!! She made me feel like this truly was the best decision. Surgery day came and went so quickly! I felt great and had no issues. I recovered quick and moved on with my life. I am 7 months out and have lost 80lbs! I'm a new woman! I have curves, not fat rolls curves!! I still struggle with food addiction, but that is something I will always deal with. If I had not took the leap of faith and proceeded with my sleeve, I do not know where I would be today. Wait... I would probably be miserable, 30 lbs heavier and in a severe depression. Instead, I am living life to the fullest! If you are struggling to make the leap, just do it! You will never regret making the best decision of your life! The staff and surgeons at the OCC are my family! I may have lost 80 lbs, but I have gained a new "sleeve" family!

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