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  1. I was in a lot of pain during recovery. I have to be honest, it was an instant gut reaction of regret. I had a tremendous amount of gas. But, I am 13 days out now and I feel much much better. My stitches are out and I still have no appetite. I started this experience of pre op diet on 5-28-18 so as of yesterday I am down 38 pounds.
  2. The hospital is brand new and behind a locked gate. There is someone at the gate at all times. No one can just go in and out. The hotel was the same, new, had people all around. Never felt unsafe. Many of the nurses and staff spoke enough English to understand. The Dr has a heavy accent and sometimes they think before they talk, but I could understand everything they said all times. I think its very important you bring someone with you though. You need to have an advocate that will look out for you and get things for you. The first few days are rough. We were scheduled to go shopping but after waiting an hour and a half for the shuttle van we were told it wasnt available. It was okay though. After thinking about it, none of us were really up for the trip.
  3. Hey ma'am,
    To be honest, the overall experience was great. I felt safe, the staff was wonderful, supportive, and helpful. Truly, I only met the DR once. He met us in the lobby area of the hospital to explain the surgery to us as a group, then posed for a photo op. Never saw the man after that ever. Everyone else was constant, same nurses, staff, but I never laid eyes on the DR after the lobby experience. I guess he did the surgery... lol Others checked on us, but never him.
  4. Tell me more about your experience please. I am planning to have surgery with Dr. ALmanza within the next few months. How was it? Did you get sick or have complications? Can I see your before and after photos so far. How about follow up care? Is there a follow up appointment? What did your primary care physician say post surgery? How did you manage the post diet and eating? How much weight are you expecting to lose?
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