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  1. #1
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    01/29/2015
    Surgeon
    Francisco Zavalza
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Last Activity
    04-05-2015 06:00 PM
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    Thumbs up Dr Francisco Zavalza

    My surgeon was Dr Juan Francisco Zavalza and it was the best experience you will ever
    have with a surgeon in my opinion. I was sleeved on Jan 29, 2015 and His team is very hands on. The
    night I arrived in Tijuana Dr Zavalza came to the Recovery Condo I stayed at and went over any and all questions I
    still had for him. He made me feel so relaxed and ready for the following day. My surgery was at
    Florence Hospital with some of the sweetest and talented nurses in TJ. The hospital is close to the beach
    and is so clean. I felt comfortable there because it was a hospital and not on Revolution Ave and not a
    clinic next door to a gas station. Dr Zavalza and his team were excellent and proficient in everything they
    did. On his team is Dr Luna who is an Internist with a degree in Nutrition and he sat down with me
    several times at the hospital going over the post op diet and my guidelines. Dr Zavalza is unique to all
    the other doctors in TJ in that he does preop and 2 years of follow up visits with you on Skype. He also
    does no more than 3 surgeries a day. The recovery condo I stayed in was super nice and so much more comfortable than a hotel. The companion is there onsite 24/7 to assist you with any needs. I did not have any complications and almost zero pain! My journey is being documented in You Tube under LISA ELQ feel free to subscribe if you are interested in following my journey. You can also if you have any questions about Dr Zavalza please ask me! I
    also have a Facebook group that I recently started up about Dr Z and if you would like to join just let me
    know!
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    Gastric Sleeve Member LuigiHunter's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    10/20/2014
    Surgeon
    Dr. Lopez
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Last Activity
    07-09-2015 07:50 PM
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    20
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    Was Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
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    Default Re: Dr Francisco Zavalza

    He is one of the surgeons that I consulted with before mi surgery. One of the top 3 I was considering. Nice guy, very good doctor, a lot of knowledge.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member kaykay13's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Last Activity
    06-30-2015 10:48 AM
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    Florida
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    Default Re: Dr Francisco Zavalza

    I talked with him on the phone for about 30 minutes. He was very patient with me and very straight forward and honest. I appreciate his expertise. I'm not sure if in going to go with him but he's definitely on my list.
    So, I guess I'm a blogger now: phatphoenixvsg.blogspot.com

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    Gastric Sleeve Member TarotAces's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Odessa
    Surgery date
    01/11/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Mario Almanza
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Last Activity
    Today 12:51 AM
    Location
    Western Washington State
    Posts
    86
    Said "Thanks" 412 Times
    Was Thanked 60 Times in 37 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 28 Times
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    Default Re: Dr Francisco Zavalza

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa El Qarei View Post
    My surgeon was Dr Juan Francisco Zavalza and it was the best experience you will ever
    have with a surgeon in my opinion. I was sleeved on Jan 29, 2015 and His team is very hands on. ... I did not have any complications and almost zero pain! My journey is being documented in You Tube under LISA ELQ feel free to subscribe if you are interested in following my journey. You can also if you have any questions about Dr Zavalza please ask me! I
    also have a Facebook group that I recently started up about Dr Z and if you would like to join just let me
    know!
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    If you message me your real name I will tell them you referred me and you can get the $200 check. I'm in the process now of setting up my consultation with Dr Z.
    HW: 297+lbs ( stopped weighing myself, it was probably 310 ish)
    Pre-op: 280 lbs (-17 lbs)
    CW: 245 lbs -Down 52 lbs so far
    Week 1: 270 lbs (-10)
    Week 2: 268 lbs (-2)
    Week 3: 264 lbs (-4)
    Week 4: 260 lbs (-4)
    Week 5: 257 lbs (-3)
    Week 6: 255 lbs (-2)
    Week 7: 257 lbs (+2)
    Week 8: 252 lbs (-5)
    Week 9: 245 lbs (-7)
    M1 257 lbs
    GW: 145 lbs




  6. #5
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    03/23/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Zavalza
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Activity
    03-18-2017 09:05 PM
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    6
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    Default Re: Dr Francisco Zavalza

    Hi Odessa! I hope your surgery went awesome today and that you're doing well!

    I see that you had considered Dr. Zavalza then went with Almanza. Do you mind telling me what swayed you? I'm researching who I want to use. Thanks.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Serenelysinister's Avatar
    Surgeon
    unknown
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    Feb 2017
    Last Activity
    03-02-2017 05:58 AM
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    Default Re: Dr Francisco Zavalza

    Quote Originally Posted by Stacy619 View Post
    Hi Odessa! I hope your surgery went awesome today and that you're doing well!

    I see that you had considered Dr. Zavalza then went with Almanza. Do you mind telling me what swayed you? I'm researching who I want to use. Thanks.
    Hi Stacy619, I'm considering Dr. Zavalza for my surgery. I've read too many horror stories on Almanza. I'm also considering mexico bariatric center.


  9. #7
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    03/23/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Zavalza
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Activity
    03-18-2017 09:05 PM
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
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    Default Re: Dr Francisco Zavalza

    After my research I decided to go with Dr. Z. Having surgery in 22 days! If you're on Facebook join the Francisco Zavalaza support group. Lots of helpful information even if you go with another doctor.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Serenelysinister's Avatar
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    Default Re: Dr Francisco Zavalza

    Quote Originally Posted by Stacy619 View Post
    After my research I decided to go with Dr. Z. Having surgery in 22 days! If you're on Facebook join the Francisco Zavalaza support group. Lots of helpful information even if you go with another doctor.
    That's great! I'm still on the fence about even having surgery....


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