Sharon Moorer came to Tijuana, Mexico, from Woodstock, Georgia, to undergo a gastric sleeve procedure. After realizing that she could not undergo bariatric surgery in the United States due to cost, Sharon feels very fortunate to have found Oasis of Hope Bariatrics. She shares more about her experience in this gastric sleeve testimonial.View transcript
Hi, my name is Sharon, Sharon Moorer. I'm from Woodstock, Georgia. And I came to Tijuana to have gastric sleeve. The driver was just lovely, fantastic. He was waiting for me when I got off the plane. So he was right there. And I actually had a friend that was joining me and we were able to . . . He took care of everything, brought us right here and walked us in, brought our bags in. Beautiful. Well, I would just like to say that I was not able to receive bariatric surgery at home in America. My insurance did not cover it, and I couldn't afford $25,000 out of pocket. So I feel really fortunate to have found Oasis of Hope. It is a full-service hospital, fully accredited. The ICU unit, lab, x-ray, everything soup to nuts is here. It's a modern-day facility, the staff, the doctors, I couldn't ask for better. Here at Oasis of Hope, I had my surgery yesterday, a vertical gastric sleeve. And I can't believe just how incredible I feel considering I just had major surgery. I literally was up and walking within 20 minutes after coming back to my room from recovery. And I really have not had any issues. And I'm just so happy that I've been able to do this. They were phenomenal. From the day that I got here, I started meeting the doctors that were part of my surgery team, the anesthesiologist, the generalist, and then the surgeon. And they all spent as much time as I wanted them to spend. They answered all of my questions. They didn't seem to be in a hurry. And I think what I even appreciated more was the follow-up. I would say to anyone that is considering some type of bariatric surgery, they should come here. And even if you can't afford surgery closer to home, it's just a beautiful facility. I feel like I've been at a spa, quite frankly. I think it's highly affordable, and you're not cutting corners in any way, shape, or form. I was actually very, very pleased to find out that the Oasis of Hope bariatric team will follow up with me for five years. The pain medication that I need to leave with so I don't have to get home and figure out, you know, what to do next. Everything is already put in place for me. And I would just encourage you to . . . I personally could not go another year struggling with obesity and you don't have to. There is hope and it's at Oasis of Hope.