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    Gastric Sleeve Member hd4tm's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Hello, I don't know how it took me so long to hear about surgery in Mexico... I have been fighting with my insurance company for year's to get approved and then I stumbled across a few different web sites. It did not take me long to pay my deposit and set my date. I am set up for August 25th. I am so scared but at the same time can't wait. Dr. Almanza is my surgeon and I would love to hear from others that have had the sleeve performed by him... How was your experience and do you have any suggestions to make travels and the surgery a success?




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    Gastric Sleeve Member Windi's Avatar
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    Default Re: hd4tm Heidi

    I'm scheduled for August 17th with Dr. Almanza. I'm nervous & excited.



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    Default Re: hd4tm Heidi

    I'm scheduled July 13 in Mexico. I wish I would have heard about it earlier as well Good luck to you.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member aldugan's Avatar
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    Default Re: hd4tm Heidi

    Go to my page and click on blog. I have posted my entire experience from beginning to now. Hope it helps you. Dr. Almanza was my doctor as well.



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    Default Re: hd4tm Heidi

    Dr. Almanza was my surgeon and he is awesome. Nothing to be nervous about, you'll do great.



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    Default Re: hd4tm Heidi

    lots and lots of people here had almanza..you can just look at everyones page and it tells the surgeon..good luck!



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    Default Re: hd4tm Heidi

    Dr. Almanza will tell you his English is terrible but his hands are AWESOME!! He is the only weight loss surgeon in Mexico that has also been a patient. He had it done 5 years ago and lost 85 lbs and has kept it off. He has great looking abs!!!!! You only see him before the surgeries start. He does his work and he's on to the next. He calculated he's done over 13,000 surgeries. Some think it's terrible that he does so many. I felt better knowing he has done so many before and has a mortality rate of 0%. Just my thought.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member hd4tm's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Heidi
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    Default Re: hd4tm Heidi

    I completely agree, I feel much better knowing that the surgery has been done so many times! I am also grateful to learn that he himself has had this surgery. Thank you so much for the information and I would love to hear how your progress goes. How was the travel and the border?



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    Gastric Sleeve Member hd4tm's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Heidi
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    08/26/2015
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    Default Re: hd4tm Heidi

    Do you have any suggestions on the travel?



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    Gastric Sleeve Member hd4tm's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Heidi
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    08/26/2015
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    Dr. Mario Almanza
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    Default Re: hd4tm Heidi

    Ahh... man to bad it was not a week later and we would be there at the same time I would love to hear from you and know how your journey goes!



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    Default Re: hd4tm Heidi

    I did not use you doctor I went with his teacher instead. I only have 1 regret I didn't have it done sooner. Make sure you check for all hidden cost, if your bringing someone with you are there any hidden cost for them. I know he had many patients and I am sure you will do great.

    Good luck

    Stacy
    Follow my Weight Loss Journey on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqW...JzJewHgnlCj-Pg





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    Default Re: hd4tm Heidi

    Hi Heidi..... I was also thrilled when I found Dr. Almanza on line. I am flying to San Diego this SUnday and having my surgery 6-29-15, I too am very nervous yet excited. I had put out a similar thread and did hear back from one lady that had surgery with Dr. A on 6-4-15 and she said it was a positive experience. We should keep in touch!


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    Default Re: hd4tm Heidi

    Hi Heidi!!!! Sorry, I've been out of pocket for a bit. One thing I remember is the hotel does not have wash cloths so you might pack some. Maybe some you don't mind throwing away since it will not be a good idea to reuse them without laundering them. Just my thought. The travel arrangements into Mexico are very straightforward. Now getting out of Mexico takes a while longer. I would suggest making sure that you have a popsicle with you and a bottle of water or apple juice. I got extremely thirsty and felt like crap by the time we made it to the airport. All in all, everyone is very helpful and friendly and hospitable! Are you traveling alone?



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