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Best surgeon in Mexico for a reasonable price? Ignore my previous post, i hit post too early

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Started by Jenny12, Oct 17, 2013 11:19 AM
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    Italiancurves

    Guru in Training

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  • Joined: Sep 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Posted October 18, 2013 - 1:40 AM

#17
I will have my surgery in two weeks on November 1st through Mexico Bariatric Center ( my coordinator is Christy, love her! She lives here in California and is awesome).
My surgeon is Dr. louisianna Valenzuela
@ Mi Doctor Hospital
Staying at the Marriott Hotel.
Total price: $4500
Plus $200 extra because my husband will be staying at the Marrioit while I'm at the hospital.
The driver meets us at the border, takes us to Marriott first night. Surgery in the morning, 2 nights at Hospital (which, unlike Jerusalim hospital/ strip mall is a dedicated Bariatrics full service Hospital) then I stay at the hotel for another two nights. Driver takes us through the fast track/ medical lane back to border. Included in price is driver, hotel, hospital, surgery, broth, water juice etc, all pre and post op testing, labs, meds, antibiotics. Shuttle for my husband back and forth from hospital to hotel. Super excited! Starting my 14 day pre op diet tomorrow. Let me know if you want contact info for Christy/ Mexico Bariatric Center. Good luck in your quest.


    Bkind2u

    Senior Member

  • Posts: 61
  • Joined: Aug 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: CA
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery Date: Sep 2013
  • Starting Weight: 260 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 4 lbs
  • Current Weight: 256 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 140 lbs
  • BMI: 42.6
Posted October 18, 2013 - 2:43 AM

#18
I had my surgery thru Mexico Bariatric Center, everything the same as described by ITALIAN CURVES except I chose Dr. ponce de Leon. I met Dr. Valenzuela while I was there and I've heard nothing but good things about her. I liked Dr. ponce though because he is much more experienced, and I wanted someone who would keep me under anesthesia for the least amount of time, and that could handle anything that came up. They found a hiatal hernia during surgery that they repaired also, at no extra charge. The experience was excellent, and I have recovered well and am very happy with my choice.


    SerendipityHappens

    Auntie Fattie

  • Posts: 1,492
  • Joined: Nov 2012
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: PA
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Ismael Garcia
  • Surgery Date: Mar 2013
  • Starting Weight: 335 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 95 lbs
  • Current Weight: 240 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 150 lbs
  • BMI: 39.9
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Posted October 18, 2013 - 7:02 AM

#19

Sounds like he might have to go the Jerusalem "hospital" with Dr Almanza route...


Seriously? You've been around the mexico forum to know that Garcia, Lopez, Illian, Cabrera, Kelly, Valenzuela, etc are all around 4,200-4,700 and none of them practice at Jerusalem.

Edited by SerendipityHappens, October 18, 2013 - 7:05 AM.



    SerendipityHappens

    Auntie Fattie

  • Posts: 1,492
  • Joined: Nov 2012
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: PA
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Ismael Garcia
  • Surgery Date: Mar 2013
  • Starting Weight: 335 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 95 lbs
  • Current Weight: 240 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 150 lbs
  • BMI: 39.9
  • My Blogs
Posted October 18, 2013 - 7:05 AM

#20

I will have my surgery in two weeks on November 1st through Mexico Bariatric Center ( my coordinator is Christy, love her! She lives here in California and is awesome).
My surgeon is Dr. louisianna Valenzuela
@ Mi Doctor Hospital
Staying at the Marriott Hotel.
Total price: $4500
Plus $200 extra because my husband will be staying at the Marrioit while I'm at the hospital.
The driver meets us at the border, takes us to Marriott first night. Surgery in the morning, 2 nights at Hospital (which, unlike Jerusalim hospital/ strip mall is a dedicated Bariatrics full service Hospital) then I stay at the hotel for another two nights. Driver takes us through the fast track/ medical lane back to border. Included in price is driver, hotel, hospital, surgery, broth, water juice etc, all pre and post op testing, labs, meds, antibiotics. Shuttle for my husband back and forth from hospital to hotel. Super excited! Starting my 14 day pre op diet tomorrow. Let me know if you want contact info for Christy/ Mexico Bariatric Center. Good luck in your quest.


Yes, I had Valenzuela/MiDoctor/Marriot/MBC/Christy I received excellent care and couldn't be happier with my decision.


    RTRsleever

    Newbie

  • Posts: 9
  • Joined: Sep 2013
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Posted October 18, 2013 - 9:33 AM

#21
If you want the ultimate Medical Tourist experience go with Dr. Illan's team. They use Florence Hospital- no strip mall.- excellent nurses. He has a Facebook support group- go to Baja Bariatrics to join. This group is very active and will answer all of your questions and cheer you on.
My SD was 10/10/13.


    newmember

    Bariatric Legend

  • Posts: 10,496
  • Joined: Nov 2012
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: CA.
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery Date: Nov 2012
Posted October 18, 2013 - 10:00 AM

#22

Seriously? You've been around the mexico forum to know that Garcia, Lopez, Illian, Cabrera, Kelly, Valenzuela, etc are all around 4,200-4,700 and none of them practice at Jerusalem.


Seriously....
And do they???


    MouseOnTheMile

    Junior Guru

  • Posts: 335
  • Joined: Jun 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: CA
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery Date: Nov 2013
  • Starting Weight: 260 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 62 lbs
  • Current Weight: 198 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 160 lbs
  • BMI: 31
Posted October 18, 2013 - 11:14 AM

#23
I'm with Dr Ortiz at OCC in TJ November 12th and his credentials speak for themselves. He has even taught bariatrics at Yale part time haha. I find that impressive anyway.

It said in my contract I'm not allowed to discuss prices an so I won't but you should check him out, his coordinators as super helpful and patient with all your questions and they aren't pushy salesmen types either. I asked lots of questions before setting a date and they never harassed or spammed my email with ploys to get me to sign up. Carolyn is awesome. Also my dad is coming with me and he gets to stay at the Marriott while I'm in the hospital free of charge (it's included in the package). All around I'd recommend him.

Edited by MouseOnTheMile, October 18, 2013 - 11:16 AM.



    scarbedazzles

    Expert Member

  • Posts: 108
  • Joined: Jul 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: OREGON
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2013
  • Starting Weight: 296 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 62 lbs
  • Current Weight: 234 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 150 lbs
  • BMI: 35.6
Posted October 18, 2013 - 11:17 AM

#24

I'm getting. Sleeve with Dr Rodriguez in tj. I'm doing in payments. 2500 down total 8500 it including 3 days in the hospital Angeles. I double check it's in the hospital, not to talk bad about any Dr but some surgery r done in clinic.


You are going to love Dr Rodriguez. The hospital is Beautiful immaculate and clean. He is also very experienced and has done many many gastric surgery is over the last 20 to 30 years I went there August 21st I'm down 40 pounds I have had zero complications and am amazingly happy.


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