Patient Advocate Sarita - Mexico Bariatric Center

Meet Our Patient Advocate, Sarita

We are so excited to let you know that one of our past patients living in Atlanta, Georgia is MBC patient advocate. Sarita has visited Mexico Bariatric Center Headquarters in Folsom, California few times. Hear about the entire experience from her perspective.

“After surgery the only regret you have is that you didn’t do it sooner. I let fear hold me back from a life that I only dreamed of. Now that I have it, I have never been so happy and healthy in my entire life.”

Patient Advocate SaritaSarita, Gastric Sleeve at Mexico Bariatric Center

About Sarita

Sarita has an amazing story of overcoming major obstacles to get where she is today. We are so happy to have her this week and want you to be able to speak with her.

As a Patient Supporter, she spends countless hours every day mentoring others, living a healthier lifestyle, being active in the community, and spending time with friends and family. She is active on Facebook Support Group listening and caring for patients.

Sarita has truly been through one of the most inspirational transformations with us and continues her journey every day by helping and inspiring others!

She would love to share her experience with you or to answer any questions you have about the entire process.

My Story

My name is Sarita and I am a past patient with Mexico Bariatric Center. I had the gastric sleeve in 2017. I wanted to take charge of my health after my husband died in 2016. I lost a total of 90 pounds going from a size 18 to a size 2.

This journey has changed my life completely as I now work for Mexico Bariatric Center where I had surgery as a patient advocate guiding other patients on their journey to weight loss surgery and success.

Weight Statistics

  • Heaviest Weight: 250 lbs.
  • Goal Weight: 168 lbs.
  • Current Weight: 162 lbs.

The Process of Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve Surgery is a weight loss operation that cuts, staples, and completely removes about 80-85% of the stomach. Beyond significant weight loss, the vertical sleeve gastrectomy also resolves or reduces obesity-related health problems like type II diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.

Is it possible for long-term success with gastric sleeve surgery?

“4 years post-op for me, been maintaining for 2.5 years, I weigh myself every day to hold myself accountable. I weigh my food occasionally but I eat the same thing for breakfast every day and I do a meal plan for the week.”


Inspiring Others

Sarita - Before and After Gastric Sleeve in Mexico Photo

Sarita went through a tough transition in life after losing her husband. She wanted to do something meaningful in her life, so she decided to undergo vsg surgery. Ever since Sarita has been living a happier life. She even decided to be a patient caregiver for Mexico Bariatric Center because she wanted to see others live happier life as well.

My stats: highest weight was 250, current weight was 160, so I have lost 90 pounds. I’ve been maintaining my weight for the last 11 months and by maintaining it, I exercise and do yoga. I also take my vitamins every day, get my protein first, and hydrate every day. This surgery is a tool, you really have to work at it, it has been really life-changing for me. My regret is not doing it sooner.” – Sarita

Contact Sarita

Sarita - Before and After Gastric Sleeve Photo

I went through the surgery and the whole process myself, so if you have any questions or concerns from a patient perspective, feel free to call or text me. I would be more than happy to share my experience. You can reach me at 770-626-0613. I am also going to send you an email and text, so you have my contact information. Have a great day!

“I’m currently at the corporate office at Folsom, California. I am a patient advocate now for Mexico Bariatric Center. I’m also part of the mentor program on the Facebook support group inside Mexico Bariatric Center. This blog is for those considering surgery. You can meet others who have had surgery. Past patients and ask questions about the surgery and the process. You can also meet up with other patients who are having surgery the same day as you so you will have a buddy to talk to or hang out with at the hospital and you will be there to support each other.” – SaritaSarita and Rena - Mexico Bariatric Center Staff


Undergoing this surgery isn’t going to be easy, as this will be one of your biggest life-changing decisions. As mentioned above, after the surgery, Sarita had to exercise often and change her eating habits. Although this can be challenging, the reward afterward is worth it, as you can see the progress and challenges you’ve gone through.

Sarita has recently started a weekly bariatric podcast with patient coordinator and fellow past patient, Rena! You can learn more about the patient process on the Mexico Bariatric Center Podcast!

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