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    Hi there,
    I saw that you went with Dr. Alvarez... how was your experience? How was the pricing? I saw a lot of hype about Dr Almanza but was concerned about how many he was doing. And it doesn't seem to be in a hospital, but a clinic. This is done I a hospital right? Hope all went well, my husband met all the criteria and was able to have it done by Dr Snyder in Colorado, but I didn't meet the criteria... wasn't fat enough! he had his surgery today, and is recuperating. He seems to be in pain, but I think that is expected.
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    Welcome and good luck, I will be there on the following Monday!
  3. Thank you Alana! I do have one question perhaps you could answer for me. How was the flight home?
    I am fine traveling alone, even to Mexico. My concern is the length of the flight and the carrying luggage two days after this procedure.
    I realize I need to pack light, and I will. I am checking out flights now and wondering is a non stop flight better or should I book a flight with a lay over. I can see the pluses and minuses for each scenario!
    I will be flying home to NJ. I would love to hear your thoughts!
    Also, how are you feeling one week out? Back to your daily routine?
    Wishing you success,
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    Hello. I am a week post op after having surgery with Dr Alvarez. He was great. Very kind and showed obvious concern for my wellbeing. Once you walk in the office you meet with the doctor and his assistant. They answer any questions you have. Then you are taken to X-ray and blood work. Of concern to me was the nurses use or non use of gloves when working taking blood, inserting your IV and other duties. Then I thought ok, you're in Mexico they do thing differently. I'm sure they would have worn gloves if I'd insisted. It's also crazy that they aren't concerned for themselves. Where you have surgery is a small hospital so there's a lot of services provided. As often as possible if you need a nurse make sure it's Dr A's nurse. They speak fluent English and some of the others working for the hospital do not. The after care was good. The doctor and all 3 assistant sugeons come in separately to check on you. That was nice in case you had a question you forgot to ask. The rooms are comfortable, yet the furniture is older. There are only 4-5 English speaking channels on tv and the wifi is spotty. However there are computers and a phone in a separate room to use. I took several walk around outside. I felt pretty safe. Not concerning at all. I enjoyed my experience. The hotels are nice and Rosy, the driver is very friendly.

    I hope you have great experience too. I'm happy to answer any other questions!
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