Meet Laurie


Laurie Carter, a 46-year-old from Missouri, decided to have weight loss surgery with Elias Ortiz & Company (EOC) after following them on social media. She saw posts on TikTok and Instagram, joined the Facebook support group, and watched success stories on EOC’s platform. The positive reviews and information about the hotel, procedures, price point, and doctors at EOC convinced her to choose them. Dr. performed her surgery on January 11th, 2023, which was a gastric sleeve with hernia repair. Laurie’s advice to others considering weight loss surgery is to trust the process and follow the recommended nutrition plans. Her experience in Mexico with EOC was enjoyable, as she and her husband went on tours, visited the beach, got spa treatments, and explored local restaurants and a casino. The surgery has brought significant changes to Laurie’s life, particularly in terms of improved health, increased energy, and 57 pounds of weight loss. Her favorite achievement is being able to wear a dress comfortably without chafing her thighs.


My name’s Laurie Carter. I’m from Missouri and I’m 46 years old. What made me decide to have weight loss surgery with EOC is I followed for nearly two years, um, on Tik TOK, Kayla on Instagram, EOC’s Instagram. And then I also joined the Facebook support group and just followed along, watched Kayla’s story, watched others story about their weight loss journey through EOC, and that is really what made me decide to go to EOC. I heard about EOC from Tik TOK, um, Kayla posting from the EOC Tik TOK page about the hotel, the procedures, the price point, and the amazing doctors that EOC has really piqued my interest, made me want to follow EOC and begin my research about weight loss surgery at EOC. My surgeon was Dr. My surgery date was January 11th, 2023. And I had gastric sleeve with hernia repair. My one piece of advice for someone who is having weight loss surgery is trust the process. Follow the recommended phases, nutrition plans that are put in place and you’ll do great. Our time in Mexico was great. Um, my husband and I were able to go on a tour and went to the beach. Um, I went and had my hair braided, my nails done at the spa. We visited the casino, lots of local restaurants in the area. We had a great time. Having weight loss surgery has changed my life in many ways, but I think the most significant change and the most important to me is that I am healthier. Um, for my family, for my kids, for myself, I have great energy. I feel better. I’m not as tired as all the time. So there’s a lot of changes that has happened with my weight loss. I have lost a total of 57 pounds. I think my favorite non-scale victory is honestly being able to wear a dress and not have my thighs chafing.

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