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I'm having a hard time finding a good surgeon for a gastric sleeve surgery. I'd like to talk to someone to look more into it. I'm from the Modesto area, anyone have any good ideas? Much appreciated.

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Can you just check all of them in what you have? There is a good list of questions to ask at some of the blogs. I have a long one but it encompasses things I found out when the surgeon dropped my care. The complications that come up, you can help yourself by finding out whether or not they'll take care of you or just blow you off once the surgery is done.

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Self-pay? I did Dr. Quinones in Tijuana two weeks ago tomorrow. $4,500

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My choice in the central valley would be Dr. Keshishian. While now based down in Glendale, I believe that he is still operating out of his old digs in Delano (ok, the other end of the valley for you, but the best are worth a trip,) He is one of those long experienced DS surgeons (which means that, by default, he's been doing sleeves for a couple decades) which to me are much preferred over the guys who are just now adding the sleeve to their existing RNY/band practices. A similar distance over into SF is home to several very good choices (Drs. Rabkin, Jossert, or if you're a very high BMI and really want a sleeve, Cirangle.) I have seen a couple of names listed in Modesto over the years but don't know anything about them.

Good Luck,

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Self-pay? I did Dr. Quinones in Tijuana two weeks ago tomorrow. $4,500

My surgery date with Dr Quinones is Sept 5th.......can you share with me your experience?

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I did use Dr. Q and had no problems with the procedure at all - it's been over two and a half years now.

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