Meet Amber


Amber Smith, a 37-year-old from South Bend, Indiana, decided to undergo weight loss surgery with Elias Ortiz & Company (EOC) due to the unmanageability of her life caused by being overweight for eight years. After learning about EOC from her neighbor, Lauren Yowell, Amber scheduled her surgery with Dr. C on November 11, 2022, opting for the gastric sleeve procedure.

Amber’s experience in Mexico with EOC was exceptional. She enjoyed great hotel accommodations, encountered friendly staff, had an amazing tour, and indulged in delicious gelato. The hospital staff was highly professional, leaving her with no complaints. Amber expresses that weight loss surgery has had a profound impact on her life. She now has significantly more energy, increased happiness, improved social interactions, and better overall health. Additionally, her marriage, ability to be the best mother and friend, have all benefited from the surgery. To date, Amber has successfully lost 110 pounds.


Hi, my name is Amber Smith. I’m from South Bend, Indiana and I’m 37 years old. I decided to have weight loss surgery with EOC because my life had become unmanageable. I had been overweight for about 8 years and things really escalated when I became pregnant with my first child in 2019. I heard about EOC from my neighbor, Lauren Yowell. My surgery date was November 11, 2022 with Dr. C and I did the gastric sleeve. If I could give one piece of advice to people having weight loss surgery, I would say be patient and believe in yourself. My experience in Mexico was beyond enjoyable. The hotel accommodations were great. Everyone was super friendly. The tour was amazing and so was the gelato. Everyone was really professional at the hospital. I have zero complaints. It was awesome. Weight loss surgery has changed my life completely. I have a ton more energy. I am happier. I am more social. I am healthier. It’s even improved my marriage, my ability to be the best mom I can be and the best friend I can be. So far, I have lost 110 pounds.

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