My heighest weight was 332 in 2012 had lost 84 on my own. Went up a bit since June currently at 268.
Started VSG info where I live, was all excited and even willing to pay the $12,000 (and plus). After going to seminar, meeting with dr., having an endoscopy, going thru H. Pylori treatment, meeting a counselor on 10/28/16--- I gave up trying to get it done here in the states. The counselor aka artist, referred me to a licensed therapist where I would have to spend anywhere from another $250-400. At this point being out over $3,500 I met some great people on BariatricPal that had gone to Mexico.
So many have been to drs. there and all has been great. The drs. in Mexico perform way more surgeries than the drs. here in the states, the facilities are clean, and are not scary at all. With the funds I spend, I could have just added a bit more and had it done. It is so sad that the dr. in Louisiana billed my insurance $8, 440 (and many additional charges---4 coding charges, and more) for just an endoscopy that took a whopping 5 minutes for him to do. I had to pay $600 for his fees prior to having it done, and $675 to hospital aka clinic where he works out of (and now still stuck with anesthesia bills, hospital bills).
The good news, is that I am scheduled to be sleeved on January 11, 2017!!!
BariatricPal has made it so much more comforting to travel to Mexico. I have met online a few people with great experiences. I recently met someone from TX that will be there a day after me, I am from Louisiana--so neighboring states is a bit of a comfort. We have exchanged # and now, won't feel so alone while there.
Oh and p.s., took advantage of some sales on vitamins and purchased things to be ready for when it takes place.
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 332 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 262.4 lbs
Current Weight: 202 lbs
Goal Weight: 175 lbs
Weight Lost: 130 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 01/10/2017
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
Ginsin007's Bariatric Surgeon
Tijuana, BC 22670