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Mattin Moghaddam

Matt Moghaddam

Los Alamitos, CA
-150lbs

Life has changed so dramatically for me thanks to the work that OCC does. They gave me my life back, and showed me that there are options out there for those of us who are seeking help they need.

For years, I yo-yo dieted, trying every new fad out there, hired personal trainers, and went through constant cycles of success and failure.  Throughout my 20’s, my health began to decline steadily. I developed stage 1 hypertension for which I was put on medication to control, developed painful edema in my legs and feet, and battled every night with undiagnosed sleep apnea that affected my work and day-to-day activities. It wasn’t until I hit 30 years old that I realized how badly I had treated this body, and knew something had to be done. On that day, I had reached my highest recorded weight of 370 pounds.

That’s when I started researching weight loss surgery as a permanent means for controlling my diet. I found that having the surgery in Mexico would be far more affordable than doing it here in California. That’s when I came across OCC and Dr. Ortiz. Paired with his amazing and informative videos, I found pages upon pages of great reviews from people all over the world that had their surgery done by him. I decided to call the center and start the process, which was made incredibly easy and smooth by the great staff at OCC. They determined that an IGS Improved Gastric Sleeve® was the best option for me. Even during a global pandemic, they were able to confirm a surgery date and gave me a goal weight to hit before then. That’s when the pre-op diet began for me.

The lead nutritionist at OCC. guided me through the pre-op diet. Over the next few months, I lost 37 pounds and actually exceeded my surgery weight goal by two pounds! The morning I arrived at San Diego airport, the OCC shuttle picked me and brought me to Tijuana to stay at the beautiful Marriott hotel in town, where they took every health precaution necessary during the Coronavirus outbreak. On the morning of my surgery day, I got to meet Dr. Ortiz and spend a few minutes chatting with him. Dr. Ortiz’s assurance and attitude going into the surgery left my mind at ease, and I felt comfortable going into it, even though it was the first surgery ever in my life. My surgery was a success, and I was walking around the recovery room within an hour of waking up. Thanks to OCC, I had a very easy recovery process and was back to work just 3 days later.

I stuck to the post-op diet OCC provided me and began exercising when I was cleared to do so. I reached my goal weight of 220 pounds within 10 months, losing a total of 150 pounds. I had several non-scale victories as well. My doctor took me off of my hypertension medication within 60 days of my visit to OCC. My sleep apnea completely disappeared. The edema in my legs is gone as well. My energy levels have never been higher, and I feel like for the first time in my life, I’m able to actually listen to my body and give it what it needs to live well. I’m down from a size 44 waist to a 32 and from a 4XL shirt to a large, so I bought an entirely new wardrobe as a gift to myself for hitting my goal weight.

OCC gave me my life back, showing that there are options out there for those of us who are seeking the help they need.  I find work has been easier, relationships better, quality time with family is more fun, and my workout routines give me time to clear my mind. All of that wouldn’t be possible without Dr. Ortiz and the incredible team at OCC. The only regret I have is that I didn’t do this much sooner. Thank you, OCC!

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