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  1. #1
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgery date
    01/25/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Almanzo
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    Dec 2017
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    Default Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    Ive seen lots of really positive reviews about Dr. Almanzo. Ive seen lots of talk about when things have gone wrong for the doctor. Then ive seen more wonderful reviews.
    He is still practicing, however, ive not been able to find anyone discussing a recent surgery done by Dr. Almanzo. I figured maybe people weren't using him much these days because of the bad publicity.... but then I see online that he is working from a new, state-of-the-art hospital just recently built. Its all so confusing... can anyone give me any recent information about the doctor, like maybe something from 2016-2017?


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Christie
    Surgery date
    11/03/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr. Wright
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    Nov 2016
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    There are lots of recent Almanza users on here from 2017. All of them loved their experiences with him. I am sure they will chime in. He is quite popular on here.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgery date
    01/25/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Almanzo
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    Dec 2017
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    Great. I just scheduled with him


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Christie
    Surgery date
    11/03/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr. Wright
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Last Activity
    05-20-2019 10:21 PM
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    Tamera2, GigiUSA, and Muchomedic are a few right off that I can think of. You can search them up and ask them about their experiences.



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  7. #5
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgery date
    01/25/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Almanzo
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    Thank you.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Tamera2's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Tamera Anderson
    Surgery date
    01/24/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr Mario Almanza
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Activity
    Yesterday 04:05 PM
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    Vancouver Wa
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    Welcome, AE94895A-EF2F-41D7-8625-05AB8BBB713E.jpegI had Dr Almanza in January. I loved him and found him Outstanding along with his entire team. I had the Best experience and would go back in a heartbeat. 3 people in my group had a previous family member have surgery with Dr A and he was also very happy along with everyone in my group. You have nothing to worry about but I know its normal to worry or be nervous. The hospital is very clean with state of the Art operating rooms and the hotel was nice and comfortable. The entire staff were very nice and the nursing care was also very good too. I’m happy to answer any questions you have.
    Highest weight- 288 / Wt at Surgery 268
    1 month 236 -29lbs 2 month 214 -22lbs 3 month 206 -08lbs 4 month 196 -10lbs 5 month 185 -11lbs 6 month 178 -7lbs 7 month 172 -6lbs 9mos -12lbs 156 13mos later wt.144lbs, Wt.138 -150lbs in 15mos

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  11. #7
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgery date
    01/25/2018
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    Dr. Almanzo
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    Thank you for the input. Im scheduled for the 25th of January. Im sure i will have plenty more questions but for now, im mostly nervous and excited.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Tamera2's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Tamera Anderson
    Surgery date
    01/24/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr Mario Almanza
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Activity
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    Vancouver Wa
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by d7prj View Post
    Thank you for the input. Im scheduled for the 25th of January. Im sure i will have plenty more questions but for now, im mostly nervous and excited.
    I’m here for you. We will be a year and one day apart. I felt the same way. You are in for a great ride. If you ever want to talk on the phone, please send me a private m and I’ll give you my cell. 08B90DD3-5E3B-493B-BF46-0086BC7B88E9.jpeg7C1414AA-7C23-427D-AD1F-F598B87F7FF7.jpeg
    Highest weight- 288 / Wt at Surgery 268
    1 month 236 -29lbs 2 month 214 -22lbs 3 month 206 -08lbs 4 month 196 -10lbs 5 month 185 -11lbs 6 month 178 -7lbs 7 month 172 -6lbs 9mos -12lbs 156 13mos later wt.144lbs, Wt.138 -150lbs in 15mos

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  15. #9
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgery date
    01/25/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Almanzo
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    Dec 2017
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    Wow. Thank you. I will for sure take you up on that. So excited but nervous.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgery date
    01/25/2018
    Surgeon
    Dr. Almanzo
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    And you look amazing.


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  18. #11
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Name
    Jessica F
    Surgery date
    01/25/2019
    Surgeon
    Dr. Almanza
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Last Activity
    02-07-2019 10:11 PM
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    Conroe, TX
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    I sched surgery with him 1/2019


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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnaC's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgeon
    Dr. Almanza
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    Aug 2018
    Last Activity
    12-19-2018 01:23 PM
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    Mississippi
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    I am scheduled with Dr. Almanza on 3/4/2019. Would love to hear how you do. I am revising my 20 year old gastric bypass pouch. He will be re-sizing it. I have only found one other patient who has had this particular procedure done. Her stats are almost identical to mine, and she is doing very well. I am hoping for the same good results.


  20. #13
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Name
    Jessica F
    Surgery date
    01/25/2019
    Surgeon
    Dr. Almanza
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Last Activity
    02-07-2019 10:11 PM
    Location
    Conroe, TX
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    I am having the sleeve done with him 1/25.


  21. #14
    Gastric Sleeve Member Tamera2's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Tamera Anderson
    Surgery date
    01/24/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr Mario Almanza
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Activity
    Yesterday 04:05 PM
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    Vancouver Wa
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaC View Post
    I am scheduled with Dr. Almanza on 3/4/2019. Would love to hear how you do. I am revising my 20 year old gastric bypass pouch. He will be re-sizing it. I have only found one other patient who has had this particular procedure done. Her stats are almost identical to mine, and she is doing very well. I am hoping for the same good results.
    Hi Anna, you may want to find a different doctor. Turns out he should never have performed the sleeve on me and he made some major errors that nearly killed me almost two years after the surgery he performed. He cut a wrap I had down the middle and left the pieces behind and didn’t tell me. I’m now undergoing surgery #4 and I’ve been in the hospital for almost a month. I don’t trust Dr Almanza and almost became a deadly statistic. I don’t mean to scare you but I would pick a Dr that does all kinds of Bariatric surgeries so you get the best outcome. I would get another opion and make sure the Sleeve is the right choice. I had to have my sleeve turned into the bypass because I wasn’t the right candidate plus the errors that Dr A made.
    Highest weight- 288 / Wt at Surgery 268
    1 month 236 -29lbs 2 month 214 -22lbs 3 month 206 -08lbs 4 month 196 -10lbs 5 month 185 -11lbs 6 month 178 -7lbs 7 month 172 -6lbs 9mos -12lbs 156 13mos later wt.144lbs, Wt.138 -150lbs in 15mos

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    Gastric Sleeve Member wattek58's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    02/01/2019
    Surgeon
    almanza
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Last Activity
    03-28-2019 07:01 AM
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    Default Re: Anyone RECENTLY have Dr. Almanzo do your surgery?

    I am scheduled with Almanza 2/1/19...I will be anxious to hear how your surgery goes. I am fearful after reading so many bad things about him. I had a relative who had surgery with him a few years ago. She raves about him...but it is still scary.



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