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  1. #16
    Gastric Sleeve Member Yellow Rose's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    08/24/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr. Elias Ortiz
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    Jul 2016
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    Houston
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    Default Re: Please help me find a surgeon in Houston, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by Alisha View Post
    Yellow Rose,
    I'm having mine done in Tijuana on the 24th also but with Hernandez at HMN Hospital. Which hotel will you be recovering at? I will be at Hacienda Del Rio. Was hoping to meet up with people to walk around to the shops together.
    Hi Alisha,

    My husband and I are flying out of Houston on the 23rd. We're staying at The Grand Hotel Tijuana. The hospital is MI Doctor's. I don't know where that is in relation to yours.



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  3. #17
    Gastric Sleeve Member Blove2012's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    07/22/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr Ariel Ortiz
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    Jun 2016
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    Default Re: Please help me find a surgeon in Houston, TX

    I used Dr Ariel Ortiz in TJ. Look him up. He and his staff are amazing. I had such an easy time of it. Minimal pain. Minimal downtime. I had surgery on Friday and was back to work the next Wednesday. (I felt well enough to work on Tuesday but didn't get home until the wee morning hours)

    I understand that having the surgery in the US is comforting to many people but I (and many others on here) can tell you that the care we received in TJ was superior to prior experiences here in the states and at a fraction of the cost.

    Best of luck to you no matter where you decide to go!



  4. #18
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgeon
    Dr. R.
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
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    Default Re: Please help me find a surgeon in Houston, TX

    Not looking to go to Mexico. Anyone else have any suggestions for Houston?


  5. #19
    Gastric Sleeve Member Pam G's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Pam
    Surgery date
    05/27/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr Ponce de Leon
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Last Activity
    04-03-2019 10:25 AM
    Location
    Sugar Land, TX
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    Default Re: Please help me find a surgeon in Houston, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by strofan View Post
    Not looking to go to Mexico. Anyone else have any suggestions for Houston?
    Have you looked at TLC in houston? someone on here is using them and she can tell you how much they're hanging for cash pay. Don't forget about the hospital, anesthesiologist, radiologist, pathology and labs fees too, though. Hope you're independently wealthy!


    Ok, I just scrolled up....read all the posts. doodle_Mom is the one using TLC.




    HW: 275
    PreOp: 268 5/12/16

    SW: 258. 5/27/2016
    10 w: 225. Goal 1
    12: 222.
    14 w: 216.
    4 m: 215
    5 m: 205
    22: 199.4 10/30 Goal 2
    24: 196
    6 mo: 191
    7 m: 193
    8 m: 184
    9 m: 180 2/3/17. Goal 3
    10 m: 179
    11 m: 171
    48: 170
    1 yr: 166.6. 5/27/17
    13 m: 165.8


    Final Goal : 180
    Goal 4: 168
    Goal 5: 155

  6. #20
    Gastric Sleeve Member Pam G's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Pam
    Surgery date
    05/27/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr Ponce de Leon
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Last Activity
    04-03-2019 10:25 AM
    Location
    Sugar Land, TX
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    Default Re: Please help me find a surgeon in Houston, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by amywiebe View Post
    I've having mine done in Dallas in September with Dr. McCarty. He does a less invasive procedure that is only 2 incisions and a 4 hour inpatient procedure. It's $12k all in. He's got great testimonials, so I'm excited to go to him. Another perk? No pre-op diet!

    $12k includes the hospital, radiology, anesthesia, pathology and labs? Plus all the pre op tests and procedures?




    HW: 275
    PreOp: 268 5/12/16

    SW: 258. 5/27/2016
    10 w: 225. Goal 1
    12: 222.
    14 w: 216.
    4 m: 215
    5 m: 205
    22: 199.4 10/30 Goal 2
    24: 196
    6 mo: 191
    7 m: 193
    8 m: 184
    9 m: 180 2/3/17. Goal 3
    10 m: 179
    11 m: 171
    48: 170
    1 yr: 166.6. 5/27/17
    13 m: 165.8


    Final Goal : 180
    Goal 4: 168
    Goal 5: 155

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  8. #21
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgery date
    08/16/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr. Kuri
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Last Activity
    06-25-2018 01:30 PM
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    Alaska
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    Default Re: Please help me find a surgeon in Houston, TX

    Wow, I heard about $1800.
    very wrong, for got about the other treatments besides Dr fee.

    Tricare would have taken 6-9 months for all the pre surgery requirements.
    I was ready and did my homework.. there was so much info on this site and other books to prep me and prepare me for the long term.
    This is just a tool.
    Dag gone I am so happy there is one.



  9. #22
    Gastric Sleeve Member VeryLargeBob's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Bob
    Surgery date
    06/19/2012
    Surgeon
    Alamanza
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Activity
    11-06-2019 06:38 PM
    Location
    Houston, TX
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    Default Re: Please help me find a surgeon in Houston, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    I'm in Houston also in the Kingwood area. I went to Dr. Almanza in Tijuana and couldn't be happier with the results. Before spending 50k, try researching your options across the border. I think you'll see that the vast, vast majority of Mexico sleevers would recommend their individual surgeon every day and twice on Sunday.
    Same here. There seem to be more bariatric options here in Houston than most of the US, but paradoxically prices (from when I checked) were all uniformly higher (~40K - 50K total)? I went to Dr. Almanza and could not be happier. I did opt for a local plastic surgeon to remove all the loose skin.
    Height: 6'4""
    Highest Weight: 346
    Pre-Op: 330
    Day of Surgery: 318


  10. #23
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgery date
    08/16/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr. Kuri
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Last Activity
    06-25-2018 01:30 PM
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    Alaska
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    Default Re: Please help me find a surgeon in Houston, TX

    I sell total hips, knees implants. They also have
    this is minimally invasive procedures you are thinking about getting, but yours is a sleeve.
    MI to means the dr. gets less exposure- can't see as well as the other doctors.
    Saves you 2 incisions, no biggie they will fade with time.

    If it's so good how come other drs are not advertising doing the same.
    Think before you jump into this so called "great deal"
    The GOLD STANDARD is 4 or 5 ports ( incisions )
    Don't change what is not broken.
    How many surgs has this DR. done? Who else has uses this? where was he taught it?
    do you homework
    Sometimes cheaper is not better



  11. #24
    Gastric Sleeve Member tedwill's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    02/21/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Terry Scarbrough
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Last Activity
    10-03-2017 07:08 PM
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    Houston
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    Default Re: Please help me find a surgeon in Houston, TX

    Dr. ELias Darido, his office is off 59 and Weslayan, he is very professional and down to earth and makes you feel comfortable at every visit. His staff is very quick to respond to any questions you have. I will be using my insurance and I will not have to pay as much out of pocket as I thought. And the hospital he works out of is a moderate size place, very comfortable. (First Street Hospital), in the city of Bellaire. Give it a try and I wish you all the best from beginning to end.



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  13. #25
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Dr. R.
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
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    Default Re: Please help me find a surgeon in Houston, TX

    I think I'm gonna go with True Results. They are doing it for 13k all in. Any experiences with them? So freaking nervous, and I'll be alone for this too


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