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Bariatric Surgery Success Stories, Before and After Photos

Weight loss surgery has changed countless lives for the better. All of these successful operations have come from A Lighter Me patients undergoing various types of bariatric surgery.

Sandy changed her life with weight loss surgery

Changing your life with weight loss surgery can be a complicated, emotional ride for many - that is why we are here. My name is Sandy - founder of ALighterMe - and I have successfully undergone weight loss surgery. I have lost over 100 pounds, and did it for less by having my surgery done in Mexico*.

After years of helping others navigate through the process of having surgery in Mexico, I decided to reach out further with this website. I started aLighterMe.com back in 2007 to help people connect with top weight loss surgeons. Changing your life can start with an e-mail or phone call or a simple web form. Contact us and we will respond to your inquiry with experienced, honest and professional care.

Gena Gave Herself an Amazing Gift...

Gena Before and After
My first meeting at a commercial weight loss centre was when I was 8 years old. I have battled weight loss my entire life. After two pregnancies close together in my late 30's and being insulin dependant with both I decided I had to change my life. I needed to do whatever I could to get healthy, to be active and raise my girls! After an entire lifetime of putting others before myself I decided to put me first. Surgery is certainly not an easy decision when you have a 4 and 3 year old at home. I did my research and knew the surgery was very low risk. I was referred to Dr. Ortiz and am so glad I gave myself this gift. The staff were so accommodating, the hospital was very clean and the hotel always felt safe. Thank you ALM !*

A Note From a Patient's Mother:

A few weeks ago my daughter had surgery for the gastric sleeve at My Doctor Hospital. Needless to say, as a mom, I was a little bit nervous about the surgery and the trip to Tijuana but my daughter needed my support so I said I'd go with her.

I need to let you know that it was one of the best experinces I've ever had with a hospital and its staff. Everyone from the nurses, to the doctors, the cleaning staff and the cooks on the 4th floor were kind and helpful. I particulary enjoyed Karin, Carla and Gabby. They were truly angels. My daughter got the best and instant care at My Doctor Hospital, In fact her doctor came and visited her at our hotel room. That does not happen in the U.S.

Now to "the boys" Abraham and Eduardo. Words can not describe how helpful they were. Eduardo came to the hospital to check on my daughter several times, made himself available for questions and went through her medications personally with her. Abraham just did everything for us. We could call him at any hour and he would make time for us. If we needed or wanted to go somewhere, he arranged his schedule so that he could take us. He made the trips over the border fun and interesting. He is a great asset to your organization and I still remember him in my prayers.

Thank you all again for a great experience. I would not hesitate to recommend My Doctor Hospital to anyone. And I loved Tijuana!!*


Weight Loss Surgery Before-and-After Photos

These are some before and after photos of some other ALighterMe patients. Your weight loss success story could be the next addition here. View Gastric Sleeve Surgery Success Stories. Contact us and get a free quote on weight loss surgery.*

Mary before and after weight loss surgery

Sol before and after bariatric surgery

Steve before and after

Janese Before and After

I didn't start to gain weight until after the birth of my only son, back in 1980 at the age of 22. I have since gained and lost a 100lbs twice. I changed jobs from waitress to nanny about 15 years ago and the weight has really been hard to control without the daily walking around, working hard in the restaurant business. At my highest I weighed 256. About 2 years ago my aunt and uncle had the VSG. I was very interested in their story. I knew this was the surgery for me! I have health insurance by the way, with Kaiser, with a deductible of $3500.00. I knew that wasn't the route I wanted to go. All the waiting I have heard about with insurance companies, will I be approved will I not be approved, and 6 months of classes and jumping thru all their hoops. Just so they can justify the cost. I started looking up the surgery itself and came across the different companies that go thru Mexico. I called a couple of them based on price alone at that point. I came across "A Lighter Me". I got in contact with Sandy and I was ready to start my journey. My whole experience with A Lighter Me was awesome. It was more like a mini vacation with a surgery thrown in. I live here in California only about an hour and a half up from TJ and have been going to TJ all my life for shopping and vacations down to Ensenada and Rosarito Beach. I was very confident with my decision and never looked back. Once I came back from TJ I have stayed in contact with Sandy Johnston and I am so passionate about the service she provides people I wanted to work for her and help other people see that there are options out there for anyone needing weight loss surgery and is not insured or underinsured here in the states. A Lighter Me is always there to answer questions and help when you need it. We will get you there and be there after the surgery to get you started on your new life! *

Janese Pitcher