Meet Jamie, a dedicated patient advocate at Mexico Bariatric Center®. She went from being a former patient to becoming an inspiration by helping people start their weight loss journey. Jamie is excited to share her personal story and hopes to motivate others to take charge of their own life.

My Story

Hello, I’m Jamie! For 20 years of my life, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Lupus. To help manage my pain, I was prescribed heavy doses of steroids and medication. I was tired of being overweight and decided to make a change. I knew I would need help, so I started looking into getting weight loss surgery and was referred to Mexico Bariatric Center by friends who had surgery there.

My Experience in Mexico

After learning that my friend was scheduled for surgery at MBC, I wanted to join her. I called into the office, filled out the Health Questionnaire, and booked my flight. I could not believe I was gonna get surgery in only two months! Getting medical care in Mexico was far less complicated than in the States. They had everything planned for me, and all I had to do was get on a plane. From the time I was picked up from the Airport, the chauffeur, the hotel staff, and Karla were amazing. It was so clean! When arriving at the Hospital, I was greeted by a group of fun people as well. The hospital staff were always there to help, and we had lots of laughs along the way! The only thing I regret is not doing it sooner!

Jamie M Before and After Christmas -Mexico Bariatric Center

My Weight Statistics

Surgery Prescribed: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Date: February 2022
Surgeon: Dr. Miguel Montalvo
Starting Weight: 360 lbs
Current Weight: 155 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs

Jamie Past Patient Before and After -Mexico Bariatric Center

Gastric Sleeve Process

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), is an effective solution to obesity. By cutting and reshaping the stomach, the surgery shrinks its capacity by 80%. Patients feel restricted and have less of a desire to eat, leading to rapid weight loss. The majority of hunger hormones (ghrelin) also disappear with resection of the stomach.

You will have greater control over maintaining a leaner physique. Patients can expect to lose 63-100% of their excess weight in the first 1-2 years after gastric sleeve surgery.

General Requirements:

  • BMI 30+ or 80 lbs overweight
  • 16-65 years old
  • Healthy Heart
  • Realistic expectations regarding weight loss results

Mexico Bariatric Center’s all-inclusive gastric sleeve package starts at $4,395*

My Life After Surgery

Jamie M Face to Face -Mexico Bariatric Center

Mexico Bariatric Center gave me my life back! After weight loss surgery, I am happy to say I am off all medications and do not have any pain. My life, now almost two years out, has been nothing shy of amazing!!! I get compliments all the time about the new me. I encourage anyone out there to reach out to them. There is hope, and there is a way! Not only do I feel better and look great, but my whole outlook on life has changed. I have lost over 130 lbs and 6 bra sizes. I continue every day to carry on this journey to be better. Thank you, MBC, for everything you have helped me achieve!

Jamie M Past Patient and Advocate -Mexico Bariatric Center

Contact Jamie

If you ever have any questions regarding the patient process or would like to learn more about my experience with Mexico Bariatric Center, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. You can contact me via email at or by phone at (916)-794-0049. I look forward to helping you on your weight loss journey!

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