Spotlight Patient: Kayla La Vende

Kayla La Vende before and after photo on the left she is heavier in a blue dress, on the right she is about 180 lbs lighter.

Kayla is a past patient of doctor Ortiz. With surgery and good habits she was able to bring her weight down from 340lbs to 163.8lbs. Her journey is so inspiring she has been featured in the The Daily Mail!

What is your name?

Kayla La Vende

What was your surgery date and who was your surgeon?

Dr Ortiz June 6 2018 (sleeve)_HW-342lbs CW-155lbs

What led you to have surgery in Mexico?

After going to some local companies for consultations I was not impressed with their communication and care so I researched the best place on the west coast and Elias Ortiz & Company kept popping up! I did lots of research on the company and found nothing but amazing reviews.

How has surgery affected your daily lifestyle?

I am now physically able to do things I have always been afraid of doing or unable to do because of my weight. Also mentally I am much stronger and very disciplined and have structure.

What was the best part about surgery with us?

The staff! You leave feeling like family. Everyone is fun, caring and so helpful, you are given instructions every step of the way (even after you leave) that will set you up for success.

Tell me more about you (how many kids, married, career etc…)

I am 35, born and raised in Sydney Australia moved to Las Vegas 12 years ago. I design and make costumes and props/sets for a show on the strip.

How long have you struggled with weight?

My whole life. My earliest memories were being on diets and going to doctors to figure out why I was so much bigger then my older sisters.

Tell me one thing about you that no one would guess?

In my spare time I volunteer and dress up as a Disney princess and visit children in hospital.

Kayla, it was all my pleasure working with you. Thank you for being such a great aspiration to all of us here at EOC. You’re a true success story and will always be an EOC family member!

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