Meet Quinton


Quinton, a 42-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri, shares his positive experience with Elias Ortiz & Company (EOC), a weight loss surgery company. Quinton was convinced to choose EOC after researching and hearing recommendations from friends who had used their services. Compared to the high cost and extensive qualification process in the US, EOC stood out with its affordable price and efficient process. Quinton had his surgery with Dr. Ortiz on December 12, 2022, and underwent the VSG vertical sleeve procedure.

Quinton offers two pieces of advice for others considering EOC. First, he recommends trusting the process and following EOC’s clear instructions regarding the pre-op diet and restrictions. Second, he advises not to over-complicate things, as EOC provides step-by-step guidance. 

Quinton also praises his experience in Mexico. He mentions the smooth transportation to the hospital, the amusing bus drivers, and the helpful nurses. He recommends trying out Mario’s grandma’s broth and acknowledges that his husband enjoyed the tacos. Quinton felt safe during his stay, even walking around Tijuana without concerns, although he advises using common sense.

The weight loss surgery has had a significant positive impact on Quinton’s life. He now feels happier and more confident, enjoying activities like taking pictures and no longer getting easily winded. The surgery has alleviated the worry he had about his health, particularly in relation to his deceased brother. Quinton has lost about 85 pounds since starting the pre-op process, with a total weight loss of over 100 pounds since deciding to have surgery. Overall, his experience with EOC has been extremely satisfying, and he would choose it again.


Hey, my name is Quinton Nelson. I am from Kansas City, Missouri, and I am 42 years old. So for me, it was a little bit of a no-brainer. I actually knew a couple of people that had used EOC in the past, some kind of recently, and I had done my own research even before finding out that they had used EOC. With the various places available in Mexico, EOC to me had the best perks, the best benefits, the best process. And comparing to what I was looking at in the States, which was $25,000 to $30,000 since my insurance didn’t cover it, and a year of jumping through hoops on top of that just to be able to qualify, EOC was a no-brainer for me. So I had done a little bit of research, just kind of looking at places, and I knew of someone that I actually worked with, and they recommended it. I had mentioned briefly that I was looking at it, and they told me about their experience, and I was like, well, combine that with what I’ve already figured out, and it was a winner for me. So I had Dr. Ortiz, who is amazing by the way, on December the 12th, 2022, and I had the VSG vertical sleeve. So one piece of advice, kind of hard to narrow it down. Number one, I guess, trust the process. EOC does a great job of, you know, spelling out what you need to do, what your expectations are, or what their expectations are of you as far as following the pre-op diet, what you can and can’t have, all of that. Maybe a second piece would just be to, you know, don’t over-complicate it. I mean, like I said, EOC spells it out for you. Follow their instructions, and it’s going to go great. So honestly, Mexico was great. Picked up from the airport, it was a smooth ride over. Driving’s a bit different in Mexico than what I’m used to in the States, but it was fine. Trust the bus drivers. The drivers are awesome. They’re all funny. If you get a chance, do Mario’s grandma’s broth. I understand the tacos are great, not that I could tell you from experience, but my husband said they were great. Nurses were amazing. The hotel’s very nice. It’s a great hotel. And I know there’s a lot of concerns about safety, especially with things you see in the news. We walked all over after surgery. We walked all over Tijuana, to even the Walmart that’s nearby, the grocery stores. No concerns. You know, obviously, use common sense, but I enjoyed Mexico. I don’t have any medical experience in the States to compare to, but I would totally do it again. It’s given me my life back. It’s made me a lot happier. I mean, looking at myself in the videos, I like taking pictures now, whereas I used to hate it. I don’t get winded as easily. For me, I’m the age that my only remaining brother was when he passed. I’m the youngest of five, so the fact that I don’t have to wake up every morning kind of worried about that is probably the biggest. That’s the main reason I chose to do this, and I think overall it’s made me a happier person. Since the start of pre-op, I’m down about 85 pounds. Since surgery, I’ve lost about 70 of that, so I lost quite a bit in pre-op. Since I decided to have surgery, I’m down a little over 100, which is pretty freaking awesome to me.

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