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    Re: Went to Tijuana, who to follow up with

    I discussed with my primary care physician BEFORE I went to Mexico to make sure he was on board with my aftercare. He was very supportive. I've had no issues and feel great.
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    Re: Did you tell everyone?

    My husband went to Mexico with me, so of course he knows - that's it!! Haven't told anybody at work - didn't even tell my family. I've lost over 40 lbs. and not one person has even "mentioned"...
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    Re: Nova Hospital?

    I had my surgery at Nova with Dr. Kelly 4 months ago - it's an old hospital, but super clean; most of the nurses speak English; we had 4 patients on our wing with 3 nurses - buzzers answered in less...
  4. Re: Be careful if you get sleeved in Mexico ( would not recommend it)

    I got my PCP on board BEFORE going to Mexico; when I went back for a check-up recently, he wanted to know all about it - said he had patients who needed another alternative and was glad to know that...
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    Re: Curious about Mexico

    No insurance coverage for WLS - heard about this procedure from someone in my neighborhood - began my research - it was NOTHING like I had imagined - had an AWESOME experience and a great doctor. ...
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    Re: Im looking for an great affordable Dr.

    Had my surgery 3-1/2 months ago in Tijuana with Dr. Ramos-Kelly. I had an awesome experience. Down 40 lbs. Pain was minimal; hospital was old, but super clean; I had excellent care (better than in...
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    Re: need a little feed back

    I went to Mexico as I had no insurance coverage for this procedure - had absolutely no problems. Received EXCELLENT care (better than in the U.S. for sure) - it was an awesome experience. . . I too...
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    Re: Surgery this Friday :/

    I had my surgery in Mexico 3 months ago - had an absolute amazing experience - awesome care and had no complications. . .feel great and am down 40 lbs. You will be fine.
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    Re: Acid stomach HELP

    I went to Mexico for surgery; my PCP here said he would do any follow-up I needed; he prescribed Protonix for me just last week. . . all my blood work is good!
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    Re: Calling all "senior" sleevers"

    Just turned 64 - had my surgery in Mexico in September. No problems whatsoever!!!! Good luck.
  11. Re: Questions for those who have had surgery in Mexico

    I had surgery in Mexico at Nova Hospital with Dr. Ramos-Kelly. The coordinator emails you the forms; the doctor looks over them; you have a telephone conference call; when you arrive in Mexico at...
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    Re: So...I went to McDonalds...

    I do much better with a straw. . . no problems
  13. Re: Quick question about weightloss after surgery..

    Check out Tinman's posts - he's lost over 200 lbs. in a year with the sleeve!
  14. Re: Calling older VSG patients -- how have you fared?

    I'm 64 (next week) and I am doing just fine - down 25 lbs. in 5 weeks. . . no problems whatsoever with the surgery (also had hernia repair). . . trying hard to gauge when I should STOP eating. . ....
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    Re: shopping

    I got myself some Retin-A!!!!
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    Re: 6 days Post Op- Sleeve-Mexico

    I did not pay extra for anything; got all my medical reports, x-rays, etc. handed to me; also received a package of my medications along with a prescription to show at the border; we also used the...
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    Re: What can I tell those at my job?

    I had my surgery; two days in the hospital; third day I was up and about walking around and shopping; I didn't take 2 weeks off - didn't need to; but I have an office job. . .
  18. Re: how do you tell family your going to a hospital in mexico?

    Say you are going to a hospital in Baja California - that's Tijuana - but probably sounds more palatable than saying "Mexico" - however, I had my surgery in Mexico and was very impressed with the...
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    Re: New to the Forum with questions...

    I took a certified cashier's check to pay in full (Chase Bank) - no deposit was required. . . they advised they did take credit cards, but there was a 4% charge.
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    Re: oregon wls mexico

    My "sleeve sister" (surgery in TJ on 09/19) hails from Oregon. . .
  21. Re: Could you have traveled for this surgery with just a carry on?

    The first two days in the hospital you will be in their gown - just need a robe to throw over your shoulders - you have an IV pole to lug around - you could probably just use a blanket around your...
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    Re: I came to a realization...

    Check out Tinman's post on this blog - he was over 500 lbs. . . he lost about 220 lbs. in a year. . . very inspirational!
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    Re: I want to get a gastric sleeve

    I had surgery in Mexico two weeks ago (Dr. Ramos Kelly at Hospital Nova) - had an awesome experience. . . hospital older, but super clean. Had a private room and almost a private nurse - there were...
  24. Re: Should I get it over with and just go to Mexico.

    I had surgery in Mexico - no problems. . . in fact, I had an awesome experience. Thought I had the very best care (probably better than in the U.S.).

    From what I understand, there isn't much...
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    Re: Hospitals in mexico

    Had my surgery on 09/19 in Hospital Nova - older hospital but super clean. We had 4 patients on our floor with 3 nurses - like having a private duty nurse. The buzzer was answered in 30 seconds or...
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