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If you flew to Mexico to have the surgery, did someone come with you? I know they let you stay for 3 days, and provide a driver, so is it necessary to bring someone to help you, or was it pretty easy with just the nursing staff and driver?

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I went alone but that is because I did not tell anyone before that I was getting the surgery. I didnt want any grief about it. I think most people brought someone with them. I stayed an extra night (at a hotel) so the extra day made it that much better for me to travel by myself. I am a very independent person so not having someone with me was fine for me, but may not be the case for everyone.

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I went alone and had no problems. There are other surgical patients there to talk to if you want but I mostly slept, watched a little TV on the 3rd day. The nursing staff took good care of me and if I needed anything I just rang the call button. Travel was no problem either.

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I took my mother. My husband said he would go, but she is an RN and I knew she would be making sure everything went well. Plus she was checking the place out for herself, she just had her lapband removed and wants VSG. I believe I could have gone alone, absolutely. I just enjoyed the company and the first day or two, a hand getting out of the bed without pulling somethingbiggrin.gif

But, like Foxbins said, the nursing staff is 100% on top of things and you don't wait around for anything.

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Thats what I thought! Thanks so much!!

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Definitely not necessary, but sometimes the comfort of having someone from back home is nice...also a helping hand through the airports is priceless!

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You could do it yourself - I brought my partner and it was nice to have him. But, if you bring someone, make sure they are very patient and not affected by the environment. You'll spend a lot of time sleeping. The staff takes really good care of you.

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Who was the doctor who performed your surgery, at what hospital and what was your total out of pocket expence if you dont mind me asking. I will be paying cash and I am probably going to be traveling alone, would love any helpful tips on what, if anything I should take with me(for ex:Meds, shakes), I have done alot of research am just so overwhelmed with all the different options. I think I would like to do the Gastric Plication Surgery, since so many people are going that route after failed lap-band and it doesnt seem as invasive as the gastric sleeve because no part of the stomach is removed. What are your thoughts?

Btw, thank you for your time, I really appreciate it:)

I went alone and had no problems. There are other surgical patients there to talk to if you want but I mostly slept, watched a little TV on the 3rd day. The nursing staff took good care of me and if I needed anything I just rang the call button. Travel was no problem either.

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Went alone and was totally fine! Like everyone else said: you sleep, you rest, you watch tv, pretty boring for someone else. ;o) I did meet another patient and she was great company the last 2 days!

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