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

Started by Jenny12, Oct 17, 2013 4:19 PM
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Posted October 18, 2013 - 2:33 PM

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.


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Posted October 18, 2013 - 3:00 PM


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.

And do they???


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Posted October 18, 2013 - 4:14 PM

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 - 4:16 PM.


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Posted October 18, 2013 - 4:17 PM


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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Posted October 18, 2013 - 9:23 PM

$4200 for Dr Elias Ortiz. Mi hospital and Marriott. That covers everything except plane fare. Ppl have been extremely happy with him.


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Posted October 19, 2013 - 3:21 AM

Love hearing all the positives about these Mexico Bariatrics experiences!
I feel sorry for people who will forgoe having this surgery in Mexico because of pre conceived notions based on fear or being closed minded.
13 days Til I drive to Mexico and change my life forever! Woo hoo!


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Posted October 19, 2013 - 11:50 PM


This is Jerusalem "hospital"

Blimey - looks like a car dealership


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Posted October 20, 2013 - 12:15 AM

There are many qualified surgeons with prices ranging from 4500-10000. There are some surgeons who's qualification and quality are debatable.

I chose Dr. Aceves. My experience/care was as great an experience as a surgery can be.

Good luck finding the surgeon that best suits yours and your bfs needs.


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Posted October 20, 2013 - 9:58 PM

Dr. Illian is wonderful, and offers everything you are looking for. I am currently offering sleeve surgery with him for just $4,500. If you are interested in learning more, feel free to pm me and I will be happy to chat with you.


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 3:59 AM

Dr. Fernando Garcia via Ready4Achange $4700 all inclusive. Great Dr. at a reasonable rate. A real hospital too. I feel like I had a high quality surgeon and team.

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