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Can anyone tell me about your experience going to Mexico, for surgery, alone. I am going to go at some point at the end of winter, probably alone. Husband will have to stay home with kiddos. I will be going to Mi hospital in TJ and Dr. Garcia will be my surgeon. I am going through Ready4Achange. Thank you for any help and support.

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I'm also going alone mid feb. a friend went 3 months ago and she said I'll be fine. So I am hoping she's right.

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I went alone I felt safe and did not have any issues

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I'm going alone in March. There will be lots of other sleevers there at Mi and also in the Marriott many will be alone. When you get your surgery date, post on here and there's sure to be others going at the same time as you.

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I just went alone last week and was sleeved by Aceves. I felt comfortable the whole time. I met a fellow sleever in the shuttle from the airport to the hospital, had my "last meal" with them at the hotel, and we were always checking in on each other in our rooms. I never felt alone and was grateful to them for the companionship! I think you will have a similar experience and will definitely run into fellow sleevers while doing your walking in the hospital. You will be fine!

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I too am going alone in Feb. My husband wants to go but it will be difficult for him to get enough time off to accompany me, I just don't want to put it off again. I'm ready to get it over with already! I pray all will be well, I have a friend that went to Dr. Almanza and she went alone. She insists that I should go alone to avoid having to entertain a guest, more time for recovery she says. I'm nervous because I've never been out of the country before and to go alone at that! I too am using Dr. Garcia and r4ac.< /p>

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I went alone. It was a piece of cake. Had someone there to pick me up at the airport. No trouble crossing border. Felt safe the entire time I was there. :)

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To the OP:

No worries, I went in September to Dr Garcia. He is an amazingly skilled surgeon, you have made the right choice. I was by myself and you well meet others at the hotel/hospital.

Tell Meli and Rosi that Donna says HI!!!!!

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Heres a little research I did Dr. Q: I'm being sleeved on Jan 11, 2013

*is a general surgeon by trade

*works at the state hospital (you only can work at the state hospital if you have no fatalities

*has 100% no leak rate

*all inclusive package not including air fare

*allows you to bring a guest at not extra charge

*you recover in your private room (couch, private bath, couch, chair, round the clock medical attention for 2 days

*Dr. Q unlike other doctors he only performs 4 surgeries a day (because his facility only has 4 private rooms

*Dr, Q also is a medical teacher

*Dr. Q allows you to fly in the day of your surgery instead of spending a night in San Diego (your choice)

*Dr. Q gives you the video of your surgery at no cost just as long as you request it while you are there

*Dr. Q performs the procedure in a medical facility

*Dr. Q taught Dr. Almanza

Special for vertical sleeve member 4000

Call 619 ******* Henry or India 619 *******

Maybe you should post a new thread for this. It really does not relate to this post. Sounds like you are trying to sell this Doctor?? :blink:

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@amazon13 first and foremost this is a public forum and EVERYONE is entitled to his or her own opinion, next I posted exactly what I wanted, you have a choice to use the info I posted or not, furthermore I'm also traveling to Mexico alone and passing on the information I learned on a doctor via research and why I chose this doctor, for anyone who is traveling alone or even looking for a doctor if they don't have one!!!! Lastly I am not in any way affiliated with this doctor nor will I receive any financial gain if someone decides to use him!!!!

You was sleeved by Dr. Garcia so if I asked you why you chose him and you gave me your reasons would that be considered selling him, get some business and don't ever address me with innuendos of trying to sell a doctor thanks.

This is a public forum where everyone can have opinions, and answer a question as they see fit

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@amazon13 first and foremost this is a public forum and EVERYONE is entitled to his or her own opinion, next I posted exactly what I wanted, you have a choice to use the info I posted or not, furthermore I'm also traveling to Mexico alone and passing on the information I learned on a doctor via research and why I chose this doctor, for anyone who is traveling alone or even looking for a doctor if they don't have one!!!! Lastly I am not in any way affiliated with this doctor nor will I receive any financial gain if someone decides to use him!!!!

You was sleeved by Dr. Garcia so if I asked you why you chose him and you gave me your reasons would that be considered selling him, get some business and don't ever address me with innuendos of trying to sell a doctor thanks.

This is a public forum where everyone can have opinions, and answer a question as they see fit

Settle down lady, you haven't been sleeved yet and you said nothing about travelling alone. Get a grip..............you must have high blood pressure. Good Luck to you.

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Maybe you should post a new thread for this. It really does not relate to this post. Sounds like you are trying to sell this Doctor?? <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />

Your post was unnecessary and read as rude.

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@amazon13 you must have a lot of time on your hands to stalk post on a public forum or no friends but at any rate get some business and remember this is a public forum, this means ppl will have different opinions, respond how they see fit, you have the option to take their post in heed or not your choice, THIS IS WHY IT'S A PUBLIC FORUM!!!!!

If you don't like or disagrees with what someone's post then take it as a grain of salt and move on!!!!

Thanks for the good luck as always appreciated

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@geauxforit thank you soon much for your post, as I am not selling any doctor just given reasons why I chose this doctor for my personal preference as I am too traveling to Mexico alone.

Just was trying to be a resource of information sharing what I learned to those who are looking for a doctor or even considering traveling to Mexico their is so much info out there it can be overwhelming. The ultimate decision is for the individual to make.

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@amazon13 you must have a lot of time on your hands to stalk post on a public forum or no friends but at any rate get some business and remember this is a public forum' date=' this means ppl will have different opinions, respond how they see fit, you have the option to take their post in heed or not your choice, THIS IS WHY IT'S A PUBLIC FORUM!!!!!

If you don't like or disagrees with what someone's post then take it as a grain of salt and move on!!!!

Thanks for the good luck as always appreciated[/quote']

C'mon people. Enuff already.

Sobiato, many have posted trying to "sell" surgeons and it is not well received. I'm not saying you, not at all, are but ppl are wary. Coordinators posting/posing as patients.

Thank you for the info on your surgeon of choice and I hope you have a safe and successful surgery. I also hope you'll stick around and keep us involved in your journey.

Amanda Rae

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