In Paul’s words, “Mexico Bariatric Center sets you up for success beyond what you find in the United States.”

I thought that I was meant to heavy the rest of my life. For a living I am a truck driver, so not a lot of activity.  In our houses, we only had mirrors from here (neck) and above. As a heavy person, you don’t need to be reminded that you are heavy. Every day that you walk out into the world, trust me, people are going to tell you that you are overweight.

I knew I had a problem when my doctor had told me that if you’ve been overweight for 20+ years of your life, the chances of you seeing 50  are pretty bad. 40 years old with kids it’s emotional you know. I had to do something. When I went down and did the surgery I had made my mind up that day that I’m not going to fail.

Paul Before and After Photo with CEO Ron Elli Ph.D

To the right, is a gastric sleeve before and after photo of Paul, who underwent gastric sleeve surgery on January 5th of 2016. At his side, CEO and founder of Mexico Bariatric Center, Ron Elli, Ph.D. who has proudly stood by Paul time and throughout his progress.

When I left MBC there was so much energy and so much hope. MBC is giving you a tool it’s not a quick fix. It’s not something we swallow and family wakes up the next day and we’re going to be skinny if you don’t follow through with what they’re telling you in a way to change your lifestyle it’s not going to work. I’m happy to say now in my house a full-length mirror.


Sometimes I look in that manner and I don’t see what you guys see right now still psychological I still got to get through it for me personally I didn’t want to resort back to those old habits but the temptation is still there. Through all the weight loss that you’re losing, you’re going through a lot of psychological stuff too. I noticed that we buy stuff to make ourselves feel good. If you’re going to invest any amount of money invested in yourself. One of the things I like to say to myself all the time is if I’m going to cheat I’m only cheating on myself. If I can leave you with one thing: Invest in yourself. You have family members you have a spouse you have kids you have got to do it. There is hope.

Paul Weight Loss Timeline Gastric Sleeve

  • Starting Weight: 340 lbs
  • Current Weight: 216 lbs (October 15th, 2016)

Having worked as a truck driver for many years, Paul struggled to lose weight. But that all changed when he was told by a friend and doctor that there is another option. He was referred to Mexico Bariatric Center and began to do his research.

Before in our houses…we only had mirrors (holds a hand to his chest) from here and above. As a heavy person, you don’t need to be reminded that you’re heavy. If you have been overweight for 20 plus years in your life, the chances of you seeing 50 are pretty bad.” These are the words that shook Paul and made him emotional. At 40 years old with kids, he knew it was time to take action to ensure best he could be there for his family and live a better quality of life.

gastric sleeve before and after, 100 lbs gone forever

Winning Free Gastric Sleeve in Mexico

Paul was invited to a free seminar that we hosted in Oregon where he got to see former patients get up and share their stories just as he has done now. And at the seminar that Paul initially attended, he was given the fortune of being drawn as the winner of a free gastric sleeve surgery.

After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

gastric sleeve before and after story, commit to it

Since undergoing his bariatric surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, Paul has been spreading the word to those who are in the same place he was not too long ago. Paul was kind enough to invite us out to Portland, Oregon to host another one of our seminars and we kindly accepted. At this workshop, Paul brought along friends and gave a remarkable talk on his experience.

Before and After Gastric Sleeve Paul

The video below is of his full testimonial that he shared at the seminar during which he nearly comes to tears. He offers a very real, genuine, and straightforward look into what it was like going in for surgery and how it’s been for him since.


“I’m happy to say now in my house…I have a full-length mirror. Sometimes I look in that mirror…and I don’t see what you guys see right now. Still psychological and I still gotta get through it.”

Paul 2-Year Anniversary (January 5, 2018)

“January 5th will always be a special day in my life. Today I was trying to get some rest while laying in a hotel room in Mexico awaiting the biggest life-changing decision I have ever made. My journey has been a road of ups and downs but I’m very happy that it’s working out for me. I’m very thankful for all the support of my family and friends. The motivation is to yourself. Invest in yourself it’s the best return on your money!! Starting weight was 340 lbs and 2 years later I’m 220 lbs and so much healthier. At 2yrs and now maintaining weight THANK YOU ALL!”

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