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Allie ALii

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Allie ALii got a reaction from amykins in Aceves Or G. Alvarez   
    Dr. Aceves is the best! and all his staff is so sweet and profesional
    He is my fave dr. ever!
    and i think the 4 days you stay in Almater Hospital are so woth it, they treated me like a queen and when i was home i was so much better, i think those first day are really important and having the best care is a must!
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    Allie ALii reacted to gottaloozit in Which Dr's Do Staple And Suture?   
    Dr. Aceves in Mexico was my doctor, and he puts in 3 rows of staples in the stomach and sutures the stomach as well. It must work well - he has a very, very low rate of leaks, if any at all (I don't know of any).
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    Allie ALii got a reaction from lil lee in Has Anyone Ever Driven To Mexicali For Dr Aceves?   
    Any of the options is fine parking in Calexico or in Almater since their parking has security and is really close to the border, really like 5 min.
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    Allie ALii reacted to mango926 in Sleeved With Aceves On 10/13!   
    I'm finally sleeved! I fly home tomorrow and couldn't have asked for a better experience. The surgeons, nurses, staff, facility, hotel, etc have ALL exceeded their wonderful expectations, and I couldn't he more thrilled. I've also enjoyed visiting with my "sleeve sisters" while here. I passed both leak and Barium tests and indulged in the famous chicken broth I've heard so much about:) Glad to be on the other side and to get everything rolling! All the best to those about to embark on this journey!
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    Allie ALii reacted to amykins in I Want To Be Sleeved In Dec, But Can't Make Final Decision Between 3 Docs....   
    I researched, researched, and researched some more. I narroed it down to three and honestly prayed about it and when I woke up I knew Dr Aceves was the best choice for me. I know there are other excellent surgeons but the gut said Dr Aceves. My 2nd choice was Dr A below Texas, but San Diego was a much closer flight for me.
    All I can say is go with your gut. We are lucky to be able to choose our surgeon. Here. we get whoever our insurance dictates, whether they've done one sleeve or 100. I like that most Mexico surgeons have done more than 1000. Mine was over 1500.
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    Allie ALii got a reaction from moonrisen in My Mexicalli Experience!   
    aren't they amazing?
    i love them
    and i live here in Mexicali, so i get to see them every month for follow up
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    Allie ALii got a reaction from AngelBaby in My Mexicalli Experience!   
    hi, i'm 6mo post op down 80lbs only 6lbs to goal and i feel perfect
    and i'm actually considering a new lower goal weight, i want to lose as much as i can until i feel thin, i guess that's my new goal wherever that weight is.
    this tool is amazing and it only gets better everyday
    now i'm getting a ton of compliments and atencion and it feels really good
    i get a lots of cute and skinny and it never gets old
    but i don't feel skinny just yet
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    Allie ALii reacted to amykins in My Mexicalli Experience!   
    I am scheduled for surgery with Dr Aceves on Friday. I am so excited and ready to do this. I have researched, researched, and researched and feel very comfortable with my surgery and choice of surgeon.
    ready2beskinny, Dr Aceves is more expensive than Dr Garcia. I am paying $8750. There are many excellent surgeons out there, most are cheaper. I went through the list, narrowed it to my top 5, then top 2 and finally prayed about it, and woke up one morning feeling in my heart that he was the best choice for me. I have been saving for nearly a year for this, and feel that I personally have the best chance of success with Dr Aceves. I could have had the surgery months ago with a cheaper surgeon, but I was willing to wait and save and pay more money for my own peace of mind. I am not trying to be negative about anyone else's choice. This is my own gut feeling. You have to go with yours.
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    Allie ALii got a reaction from amykins in My Mexicalli Experience!   
    with dr aceves you stay in an amazing hospital with big private rooms
    there's wifi and a big tv in your room, everything is super clean and new
    the nurses and staff are super sweet and helpful
    you stay 3 nights and 4 days, you leave the 4th day morning
    they do 2 leaks teast and take your drain out before you leave
    i had my surgery on monday and was at the mall shopping all day saturday
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    Allie ALii reacted to Gastricsleeve4me in My Mexicalli Experience!   
    Another Aceves fan here! Sleeved 5/21. Down 55 lbs in 3.5 mos from surgery weight of 250 (5'7"). Went to Mexicali by myself and couldn't have been a better experience!
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    Allie ALii reacted to moonrisen in My Mexicalli Experience!   
    Hi allie!
    80 lbs in 6months is wonderful! Congratulations!!
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    Allie ALii reacted to moonrisen in My Mexicalli Experience!   
    Hi so ready !
    I am not familiar with dr verbonen but if it is anything near as organized and efficient as
    dr Aceves... You will be thrllled!!
    dr Aceves is so knowledgeable and kind .. I could not have had a better experience anywhere!
    His staff all were hugging me when I left...
    I feel I made lifelong friends!!
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    Allie ALii reacted to moonrisen in My Mexicalli Experience!   
    Hi Allie!!
    You are lucky!! How long ago did you have your vsg?! How are you doing?!
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    Allie ALii got a reaction from moonrisen in My Mexicalli Experience!   
    aren't they amazing?
    i love them
    and i live here in Mexicali, so i get to see them every month for follow up
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    Allie ALii reacted to moonrisen in My Mexicalli Experience!   
    Both my best friend and I said it did feel like a vacation instead if a surgery!! I was so well taken care of!! Every detail attended to!
    I like that Dr Aceves has his own floor of the hospital so all the nurses know what they are doing! I like that they keep you in the hospital for three days and make sure every thing is as it should be... Then dc us on day 4 !
    It was a wonderful experience!!
    dr Aceves is warm and kind... Dr Campos works with him and has had the VSG... So he is a fabulous resource !!
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    Allie ALii reacted to moonrisen in My Mexicalli Experience!   
    Also!!! Dr Aceves does 5 yrs of follow ups on all his pts!!
    And the hospital chicken broth after you pass your 2nd leak test is homemade and so delicious!! I'm missing it today!! Lol!!
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    Allie ALii reacted to moonrisen in My Mexicalli Experience!   
    Wow!! I just wanted to take a moment now that I'm officially on the losers bench to share my experience with Dr Aceves and his staff.... Wonderful is the only word I can find!! The entire experience felt like going to a spa!!
    From beginning to end it was quick efficient and organized. From emails and phone calls with the coordinator Nina to the driver Ramon!
    I was always escorted everywhere ... Anything my friend that went with me needed was seen to... Like she wanted her teeth cleaned... Yolanda... Ninas mom set it up!! The doctors come in three times a day! The housekeepers clean constantly and clean your room three times a day!
    Almater hospital is a small efficient private clean hospital filled with really nice nurses and every staff that even passed me in the hallways always smiled and greeted me warmly!
    I have been in USA hospitals as a nurse for 32 yrs and know good care.... This was a fabulous experience!
    I highly recommend Dr Aceves !
    The lucerna hotel we stayed at the night before surgery was so beautiful! And excellent service!
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    Allie ALii reacted to Suzannesh in Anyone Comming To Dr. Aceves In Mexicali On 02/20/2012!   
    Hi,
    Thanks for starting this page. I had surgery 4 years ago with Dr. Aceves and so I have been down this road ahead of all of you. I am always around to help and answer any questions that some of you may have. I lost 105 pounds and have kept it off. Congratulations to all of you.
    Hugs,Suzanne
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    Allie ALii reacted to Lissa in I Skipped The 18's! :)   
    So, I finally broke down today and went shopping for some clothes. Specifically, I was looking for jeans, work pants, undies, and a couple of tops. I've floated through six different Goodwill stores, but hadn't found anything in an 18 I even wanted to try on, much less buy, even at discount prices. So, today I went to the Outlet Mall near my house.
    I tried on several pairs of size 18 pants and jeans, but they all fit way too loose in the seat area, although they were comfortable at the waist. Finally, the saleslady suggested that I go down a size to 16s... and they fit. The waist is a hair tight, but they fit perfectly in the butt/thighs. That was the jeans! For work pants, she brought me a 16W and that fit perfectly as well!
    So I totally skipped 18's!! Even better, I bought undies in a size 14. I bought 5 pairs because I know this size won't last long and the 14 is a perfect fit. I've always bought one size smaller than my pants in the brand I prefer (Cacique) and it was the right choice today as well!
    So, from a 24/26 pre-op to a 16 today. I think I'll happy dance a little bit! Join in, please!!!
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    Allie ALii got a reaction from thenerd in Would You Do It Again For Just 70 Pounds To Lose?   
    go for it!
    this is your life and you deserve to live it the best possible way
    and being fat is no fun
    i was a lower bmi myself and people told me the same things
    "you don't need something that drastic"
    "you are not THAT fat"
    but i did it because i didn't want to wait to be even more fat or worst to be sick
    i was perfectly healthy pre op and i want to remain that way
    now people tell me
    '' omg you look so good''
    '' have you lost like 20 pounds?'' and i'm like more like 60 and they say ''really? that much? that's a lot! you are done right? am like no, i want to get to my goal weight and they say ''so, you want to get really skinny?'' hell yes i want to be skinny!
    nobody nows what it is to be me, but me, so i choose to do what makes sence to me and what makes me happy
    i wish i knew sooner and dit it years ago!
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    Allie ALii got a reaction from thenerd in Would You Do It Again For Just 70 Pounds To Lose?   
    go for it!
    this is your life and you deserve to live it the best possible way
    and being fat is no fun
    i was a lower bmi myself and people told me the same things
    "you don't need something that drastic"
    "you are not THAT fat"
    but i did it because i didn't want to wait to be even more fat or worst to be sick
    i was perfectly healthy pre op and i want to remain that way
    now people tell me
    '' omg you look so good''
    '' have you lost like 20 pounds?'' and i'm like more like 60 and they say ''really? that much? that's a lot! you are done right? am like no, i want to get to my goal weight and they say ''so, you want to get really skinny?'' hell yes i want to be skinny!
    nobody nows what it is to be me, but me, so i choose to do what makes sence to me and what makes me happy
    i wish i knew sooner and dit it years ago!
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    Allie ALii reacted to Ms skinniness in Sweet Nvs!   
    This is a fabulous NSV!
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    Allie ALii reacted to Territravel in Sweet Nvs!   
    YAH!!! Good job!
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    Allie ALii got a reaction from mrsdaugherty in Sweet Nvs!   
    Today i was thrift shopping with my mom and i was like i need new jeans asap, the ones i was wearing were hanging in my butt and legs really big and ugly, so i saw some really cute skinny jeans in size 9 and i was like aww :/ they are 9, i don't wear that size, then i said ok lets see if maybe they will fit some day, so i just grab them and meassure them against me and they look like they will fit, so i said i'll just take them and they will fit me eventually and when i got home i tried them and omg they fit and they look good really thight and i love them, it feels so good to not be pulling my pants up every second.
    I was a size 16 the day of my surgery and i'm a size 9 today and i still have more lbs left to goal!
    I love my sleeve <3 :wub:
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    Allie ALii got a reaction from mrsdaugherty in Sweet Nvs!   
    Today i was thrift shopping with my mom and i was like i need new jeans asap, the ones i was wearing were hanging in my butt and legs really big and ugly, so i saw some really cute skinny jeans in size 9 and i was like aww :/ they are 9, i don't wear that size, then i said ok lets see if maybe they will fit some day, so i just grab them and meassure them against me and they look like they will fit, so i said i'll just take them and they will fit me eventually and when i got home i tried them and omg they fit and they look good really thight and i love them, it feels so good to not be pulling my pants up every second.
    I was a size 16 the day of my surgery and i'm a size 9 today and i still have more lbs left to goal!
    I love my sleeve <3 :wub:
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