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OCC, you gave me not only my life back, you gave me my smile back…

Charlie Neil Sims

Douglas, GA
-155lbs

I have struggled with my weight my entire life. In the long run it became not only emotionally, but also medically necessary to make a drastic change in my life. The medications began to pile up on top of each other in what seemed like no time at all. 15 meds and a CPAP is not where a 31 year old man wants to be.

I began to research my options because I was a former Lap-Band patient. I was recommended by a family friend who is also a Nurse Practitioner and she recommended me to OCC, specifically Dr. Ortiz. Of course I was apprehensive of the thought of having surgery in Mexico but she reassured me that she took care of several of OCC’s patients right here in my hometown and that if anyone knew exactly what they were doing it was OCC. I researched OCC as well as others, both domestic and foreign, and came to the conclusion that OCC was without a doubt one of the best, if not the best. From the first call to the coordinator to the moment I left Tijuana headed back home, I was treated with support, kindness, compassion, and empathy. I have seldom been treated that well in a medical environment. I decided to have the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or “Sleeve” surgery. It was extremely straightforward and OCC runs like a Swiss watch. Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Martinez are remarkable surgeons and truly awesome people, as well as their staff. I would certainly recommend OCC to anyone, and I believe I already have. OCC, you gave me not only my life back, you gave me my smile back… I started this journey on February 6th 2019 at 310lbs. Today I am 155lbs. That speaks for itself people. 

 

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