Meet Samantha


Samantha, a 35-year-old from Illinois, found Elias Ortiz & Company (EOC) through a YouTube video and extensive research. Confident in her judgment, Samantha chose EOC for her weight loss surgery. She had the sleeve surgery performed by Dr. O in December 2022. Samantha’s experience in Mexico with EOC was excellent and well-organized. The surgery has positively transformed her life, helping her understand portion sizes and making weight loss achievable despite a busy schedule as a working mom. It has also taught her the importance of asking for help when needed. Samantha has lost around 80 to 90 pounds, starting from 240 pounds and now in the 150s. Although weight fluctuates with exercise, she feels more energetic and successful in her daily tasks since losing weight.


My name is Samantha. I am from Illinois and I am 35 years old. I was researching different options in the states and I came across a YouTube video about someone else’s experience with EOC and I just kept digging and doing research and definitely seemed like the most straightforward, transparent option and so I went for it. It started with someone else’s testimony on YouTube and then I joined the Facebook group and social media in general. My surgery was December of 2022. I had Dr. O and I had the sleeve surgery. My one piece of advice would be is if you’re confident in your research and your judgment, which you should be, then it prepares you for anybody who might have a difference of opinion and do it. My experience in Mexico was excellent. It was very well planned, well organized, straightforward and overall just great. Weight loss surgery has changed my life in mostly all positive ways. It has been a great tool for me to be more clear on portion sizes and it made weight loss seem possible, doable with a busy schedule and working full time and being a mom and it has also humbled me in that it’s okay if you need help. That’s totally normal and I’ve been so grateful for it and I feel more energetic and successful because of it. I have lost approximately 80 to 90 pounds. I started at around 240 pounds and now I’m in the 150s so very happy. It does fluctuate with exercise and it’s not always about what the scale says but it’s definitely easier to do all my daily tasks now that I’m lighter.

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