"Dr. Maytorena saved my life! And not just by providing me the opportunity to lose weight and change my life," writes 36-year-old wife and mother Jennifer C.  Jennifer, like many other women, struggled with her weight. She'd been dieting and exercising for years, without achieving a successful, long-term weight-loss she'd hoped for. Jennifer has a son with a metabolic disorder, and knew that a proper diet and exercise also needed to be a major part of his life. She ultimately decided to have gastric sleeve surgery in March 2011.

Dr. Jorge Maytorena runs Diabesity Surgery, located in Mexicali, Baja California. Dr. Maytorena is trained in general medicine and surgery, and is also highly trained in gastric bypass and metabolic surgery as well as advanced laparoscopic procedures. He is a member of the Mexican Society of Endoscopic Surgery and certified by the Mexican Board of General Surgeons and Was also a trauma surgeon at the Tijuana Red Cross.

Obesity and bariatric surgical procedures aren't without risk. As a matter of fact, any type of surgery, regardless of how minimally invasive it is, is exposed to the possibility of complications. Jennifer experienced such a problem, and developed a hole in her stomach following the surgery. Dr. Maytorena and his staff, though having determined that the complication was expected but not life-threatening, nevertheless proceeded with two attempts to repair the hole. Dr. Maytorena performs a number of bariatric laparoscopic surgeries including gastric band, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, gastric plication and mini-gastric bypass.  Finally, it was decided to leave it alone and it would eventually heal on its own. It did.

Like Jennifer, other patients who have had these surgeries performed by Dr. Maytorena have achieved their weight-loss goals and are now leading healthy and active lifestyles.

"Dr. Maytorena was so amazing, and the hospital staff couldn't have been more attentive or caring," writes Jennifer. "Dr. Maytorena, the staff, the other surgeons remain confident, focused and faithful, and they even prayed with me. They took excellent care of me and attended to my husband who had gastric sleeve done that same day. I recovered well, despite the complication.”

Dr. Maytorena belongs to the medical staff at the Family Hospital, known in Mexico as the Hospital de la Familia. Located just across the border from Calexico, California, the facility provides easy access to Americans seeking affordable and accessible bariatric surgery procedures south of the border.

Eight months later, Jennifer is ecstatic to have lost 60 pounds and 10 dress sizes. "I am smaller than I was at my senior prom! I feel great, and I look great. I have more energy. I am able to exercise and have more endurance. I couldn't ask for more."

No one looks forward to the prospect of surgery, and that goes for any patient undergoing a bariatric weight loss surgical procedure. However, along with the compassionate care provided by Dr. Maytorena and his Diabesity Surgery staff, Jennifer, her husband, and others who visit the facility are guided through the entire process with care and compassion.

"Was it scary?" writes Jennifer. "Yes! Did these things happen because I had bad surgery in Mexico with a strange doctor? No! After research and other exams by other doctors, I learned this risk is not at all common, but if there is a risk to the surgery, this is it. Would I do it again? Yes I would! Am I considering additional surgery to take care of a few bags and sags? Yes! I would come to Hospital de la Familia!"

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