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    Hi Gingersnapp, I have surgery scheduled for Dr Hernandez on 12.1.2016. Congratulations on yours! I plan to go alone and am generally nervous about the experience. Did you go alone? Did you struggle at all?
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    Sooo my surgery is scheduled for November 18th with Dr. Marcelo Hernandez also... I have to admit, I'm scared, but excited... any suggestions from your experience?
  3. No need to apologize, I had the same questions myself. I was actually very impressed with the whole set up. The hospital is small and what I would call "institutional". However it was clean. After being picked up from the airport you are taken straight to the hospital for blood work and an EKG and then taken back to the hotel. Next morning they take you to the hospital for surgery. I think there were 5 of us who had surgery with Dr Hernandez the day I was there, they said it takes about 45 min each. After surgery you spend the rest of that day in the hospital (Nothing to eat or drink the whole day). Nurses will come in to take your BP and give you meds every so often. They will encourage you to walk to help with gas. Next morning you will get taken back to the hotel where there are nurses staffed 24 hours. The nurses at the hotel spoke better English and were awesome. Very nice and great caregivers. They will change your bandages and give you your meds (and your "food") Popcicles, jello, apple juice and the hotel restaurant has broth. I had a hard time sleeping in the hospital but slept great at the hotel. (Try to get in the back, I heard the front was loud) I can honestly say the experience was great. In fact the worst thing was the airplane ride home due to gas. (try to get an isle seat on the plane so you can get up if you want to. Hope this helps. Feel free to and any questions you have.
  4. I am a little nervous about going to Mexico and I want to hear a little from someone who had the surgery with Dr Hernandez. I have been reading reviews and some are good and some are really scary, Can you just tell me what your experience was with this particular Doctor. Was the facility clean? How many people were having the surgery on the same day with Dr Hernandez ? Did you have any issues with the hospital or the way the whole process worked. I apologize for all the questions but I would appreciate any information you could give me.
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    Hi Ginger I just wanted to congratulate you on your recent surgery I see that you lost 18 pounds already that is wonderful I am going to be getting sleep with Dr Marcelo Hernandez in December and I just wanted to maybe ask you a few questions about your experience if you don't mind
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    Thoughts are going out to you today on your new journey! I wish you a safe and successful surgery!
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    Sending All Good Thoughts and Prayers!
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    Good luck on your surgery tomorrow.

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    Glad it helped.. I am 2 weeks post op - still getting used to how much/fast I can drink/eat.. but getting better each day..
    I am down 18.4 lbs already though... I hope you read my full entry about my surgery - it will help you to know what fully to expect and pack etc.
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About Gingersnapp
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
I am 54 years old with 3 adult children, a husband and a puppy.
Right now I take meds for high BP, high cholesterol and arthritis. My knees, and hands hurt all the time. My son is forever hounding me to be more active so we can do things together. (he is super active) I hope to go off all my meds and be healthy and strong enough to travel and do things with my son without pain and complaining.
Cooking, traveling, reading, sewing
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Dr. Marcelo Hernandez
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