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I am still researching doctors in Mexico. I self pay and my only option. Cancan would be the most ideal but everyone on here seem to like the Doctors in Tijuana.

I am tring to see if I should go alone. My mom said she would go but I hate to put her through this.

Is alone okay??? What ate the added expenses if I

Did bring someone.

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I went to TJ alone and wished I would have brought someone, just because I like that company when I'm in pain. Everyone that I met had someone with them so I didn't didn't really get to know them. The only additional charges are usually airfare and food. But again, I didn't take anyone with me so I'm not 100% sure.

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Puerto Vallarta is really REALLY nice. TJ is not so nice, but then again you want to know more about the Dr's not so much the city. I live in San Diego and the I hear and see all sorts of things across the border.

There are actually a lot of very reputable Dr's practicing in Mexico and they are the ones who are truly promoting tourism )aside from Spring breakers) and encouraging a healthy economy back into their country. Off of the top of my head, Dr. Alvarez, Dr. Aceves, and Dr. Garcia seem to be very popular.

You may want to bring someone just so you don't feel alone and have someone to talk to. Also, if you can find someone going to the same facility around the same time maybe you both could explore MX together.

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I am going alone to TJ June 17, surgery with Dr. Lopez. I'm not scared at all... I have found the surgery in Cancun to be more expensive, as are the flights. You can look for a sleeve buddy on this site that will be going at the same time as you. I see people on here going to TJ everyday. I booked with Ronda at A Lighter Me and I'm happy with my choice:). Also the added expenses would be her flight, food and passport. At Mi Doctor Hospital you can have a guest stay with you in the room, then when you check into your hotel of course she can stay with you there, no extra charges.

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^ THAT sounds like a fantastic idea!

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I went alone to TJ and was fine from flying to surgery to recovery. I was just bored. I made friends with another patient and that helped tremendously -- found her on these boards!

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Went alone , no issue I slept peacefully

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I went alone and was perfectly fine. There were several other patients to talk to and I felt we'll cared for by the doctors and hospital staff.

My husband and I talked via Skype every night through our iPads. It was freehand made me feel like we were together. The little safe in your hospital room will holdan iPad as well as jewelry, passport, etc.

On the way to the hotel, I asked the driver to stop at a convenience store to buy Gatorade, he was very helpful.

Oh, I went through A Lighter Me for my arrangements. No complaints here.

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I was sleeved on 5/22. I went alone and felt completely safe and comfortable. Wish I would have had a buddy though...was bored and a bit home sick once I was out of the hospital. I made the best of it though. I walked to Walmart and the little shopping plaza, spent half the day at the casino, and hung out by the pool.

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I went alone in April with Dr. Garcia. I was better off that way because I didn't have anyone to worry about. Because I was alone I didn't wander around or go shopping or anything I strictly stayed in the hotel. Most packages are all inclusive for patients and no extra charge for a care person besides their food. This could differ depending on the doctor.

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Great suggestions from all posts above.

I'll be going June 19 and am also using a lighter me. I chose TJ as opposed to Mexicali, PV, cancun etc because I wanted the drive to and from the San Diego airport to be very quick.

Im personally kind of excited to be going alone. I will miss my husband and babies, but I could really use the "me" time

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I am still researching doctors in Mexico. I self pay and my only option. Cancan would be the most ideal but everyone on here seem to like the Doctors in Tijuana.

I am tring to see if I should go alone. My mom said she would go but I hate to put her through this.

Is alone okay??? What ate the added expenses if I

Did bring someone.

I went to dr.alvarez in Mexico. He is right over the Texas border. I went alone on march 2, 2013. I was just fine all by myself. I was more comfortable going there by myself rather than Tijuana. He charges $8700. I have lost 43 lbs so far. My husband is going on July 18th. We have 3 small children so we can't go together. I would check into dr. Alvarez (www.endobariatric.com)

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