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I want to put my point of view. Surgery in Mexico. I had 2 times experience and also referred at least 7 people. There is no question about Tijuana Docs Dr Almanza and Dr Camberos experiences and their practices. No doubt they both are pros.

But there is a question mark on the aftercare facility they have Grant View Hospital. Horrible horrible Horrible place horrible experience. Nurse have no medical background at all. The hospital looks more like a socializing place rather than a hospital. Other than few nurses Cecilia and Alex. The nurse are not trained at all or even they are trained they don't want to work as a professional nurses.

Aftercare their in the facility is worst I ever seen ever in my life. Even here in this world we don't treat animals like the way nurses in Grant View Hospital in Tijuana treat human beings. I would never ever in my life recommend anyone to go there. There are so many Medical Tourism places in the world to go. Please do your research before you make your decision.

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Thank-you Nazia for your response.

I did have the VSG done by Dr Almanza Jan 2013. Spent the first night in the hospital and the following two nights in a hotel.

My sutures did become infected after I came home to the US. But it was quickly eliminated by antibiotics.

My questions to you is this: Did you have the procedure there? Or did someone else tell you about it? What specifically made the experience horrible? How do you know the nurses weren't trained?

I ask these questions, as this was not my experience at all.

Just curious...

-Alan

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Bari-Pals read Alex Brechers thread above, Dr Almanza is mentioned by name in it, A CDC warning has gone out! Dangerous waters to try to Ford there!

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Ignoring warnings from the CDC or even their whistle-blowers is exactly how you get a zombie apocalypse. Dont be the one to unleash doomsday upon us all!

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