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I'm thinking about going to Mexico for a revision, Band to Sleeve, if things don't work out insurance wise. I'm wondering how hard it was to get on a plane and fly home post op? Sounds pretty awful.

Which doctors are the most experienced in revisions?

Also, how long did it take once you made the decision to get in for surgery?

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I was in the hospital three days, came home on the morning of the 4th. Although I didn't have a revision, I had a complicated hernia repair as well as the sleeve. I was tired but fine to fly on the 4th day. I had no nausea and little pain post-op. My suitcase had wheels and I did not pack too much so I could lift it into the overhead bin.

From what I hear, Dr. Aceves is an experienced band to sleeve revision surgeon. I had my surgery three weeks after I decided it was what I wanted.

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Did you travel alone? My surgery is in Mexico July 25. I am planning on traveling alone, My family is apprehensive, but I am not. Just wanting an experienced opinion. Thanks

I was in the hospital three days, came home on the morning of the 4th. Although I didn't have a revision, I had a complicated hernia repair as well as the sleeve. I was tired but fine to fly on the 4th day. I had no nausea and little pain post-op. My suitcase had wheels and I did not pack too much so I could lift it into the overhead bin.

From what I hear, Dr. Aceves is an experienced band to sleeve revision surgeon. I had my surgery three weeks after I decided it was what I wanted.

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Yes, I went by myself. I was fine. I slept almost all of the first two days, walked and dozed the third day, and went home the 4th. No nausea, no vomiting, uneventful recovery. I wish you the same!

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I had my surgery on a Thursday and flew home on the Sunday after. I had very little postop pain was just tired when I got home. I checked my bag so I wouldn't have to worry about lifting it into the overhead and it seems like now EVERYONE is trying to cram their bags in the overhead so they don't have to pay to check them so it can be crowded if your flight is full. Also, take along some $5's and get one of those little guys in the airport that drive people around in the golf carts. Tell him that you just had surgery and need a ride to your gate or to the baggage area then tip him. It made getting through the airports soooo much easier.

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I'm thinking about going to Mexico for a revision, Band to Sleeve, if things don't work out insurance wise. I'm wondering how hard it was to get on a plane and fly home post op? Sounds pretty awful.

Which doctors are the most experienced in revisions?

Also, how long did it take once you made the decision to get in for surgery?

Hi,

Dr. Aceves is the doctor that you want for this surgery. He has had the MOST experience in this field of revisions. And he would NEVER let you go home unless he thought you were ready to get on a plane and fly home. They give you more than enough pain meds if you need anything.

I did not have a revision, but had a close friend who did and she had no problems at all when it was time to go home. I had the sleeve to start with and honestly I only had one day in the hospital out of the 4 days that I was in the hospital that I didn't feel real good.

You will find nothing but GREAT things about Dr. Aceves. He is so very kind, and caring along with being a highly skilled surgeon. If you have any more questions about him, feel free to send me an E-mail. I will try to answer anything you want to know.

Hugs,

Suzanne

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