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This review was EVERYTHING I needed to make the final decision on where my fiance will have his surgery in MX! Initially I looked online for doctors and made a decision. After talking to our representative and doing more research I wasn't feeling so great about our decision. I decided to put my bariatric pal account to use and dig deeper...BOY WAS THIS THE BEST thing ever! Not only did we find the best surgeons recommended by bariatric pal...the reviews from actual patients has been super helpful! I'm excited about him going to MX to have the sleeve now because I feel much better with our choice to go with Dr. Illan at Oasis! I can't have my King out here being treated like a pauper lol!

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My journey began when I met Stacey Yanez threw a friend of mine. I had been researching surgery in Mexico because my insurance would not pay in the states. Not only did her and her husband Bill work for a Medical Tourism company.... They lived in Mexico. They drive, eat, work, sleep and experience life in Mexico. They know the doctors and hospitals. They see with their own eyes and hear with their own ears. Nothing is word of mouth! So when Stacy said she lived in Arkansas at one point in her life I knew that was the sign I needed to trust this lady. Then she recommended a doctor. She didn't recommend this doctor just for sales and marketing she recommended the doctor because Bill, her husband, has chosen this doctor for his gastric sleeve! If she could trust this doctor with her husband that was good enough for me. I booked my surgery and then my flight. Three week of preop diet and I was on a plane to TJ Mexico. I thought OMG I am really doing this!!! Stacey picked my husband and I up at the air port and from that point on I was fine. All worries vanished and all fears melted away. I knew I would be fine because Stacey and Bill said I would be. The next day I went to hospital florence for preop and met the internal medicine doctor and Dr. Illan. They did blood work, X-rays, and an EKG. Everything rolled smooth and I was in surgery at 12 noon. Surgery lasted 45 min to an hour and I was awake fully by 2pm. The nurses were wonderful! Rosa was over the nurses and she was amazing! She was just sweet as pie! They all spoke enough English that they could communicate. Ross spoke English extremely well. They kept nausea and pain meds coming. I was never doped up so much I couldn't walk. I walked and walked the halls trying to get rid of the gas. My biggest problem! Never felt sick to my stomach or threw up (my worst fear). A swallow test was done the next and that was the worst to me. I hate that Barium liquid. GROSS! The hospital beds were so much more comfortable than the US. Usually after a hospital stay I need back surgery lol but these were nice. Oh and a bed was provided for my husband too. Two days in the hospital and then to the recovery house. I had heard nasty remarks about recovery houses...... Let me say this Bariatric Pal has top of the line Recovery houses! I would much rather be in a recovery house than the hotel! It was like a condo! We had a fridge, microwave, stove, Water cooler, new furniture, soft beds, a billion channels on TV, and wifi. I forgot to say that 24 hours a day during this trip you had someone available to you and when I say available I mean the were in the waiting room at the end of the hall at the hospital or in another condo at the recovery house. They would go get you and your companion anything you wanted! From Coke and food to Shampoo and soap. These guys were top notch! There was another gentleman that had surgery the same day as me. My husband and his wife were treated like royalty by Bariatric pal. Bill and Stacey went out of their way to make us feel like family. I am forever grateful for their kindness.
Dr Illan and Palola, the nutritionist, came to the recovery house to speak with us and gave us the opportunity to ask questions that we may not have thought of in the hospital. Dr. Illan was available to us at any time. I don't know of any doctor in the United States that will give you that kind of attention and bed side manor! I am currently seven days post op and I spoke to Dr. Illan yesterday! He called me! I have NEVER had a doctor call me. Nurses call me but not the doctor themselves. Best doctor ever! The owner of Bariatric Pal Team MX David Lopez personally made sure our stay at the recovery house was perfect. He sat down with us and listen to our reviews and any constructive criticism we had which wasn't much lol. Mexico was a wonderful experience! I can't wait to go back on vacation! Oh and we had a super early flight back home and Stacey personally made sure we were there in plenty of time! I have nothing but waves of great reviews for this company and Doctor. If anyone has any questions please please ask! If you need numbers to speak to someone to schedule your new journey let me know! Tell them you read Chasity's review! And no I don't gain money from sending them people. I value their service and attention to every little detail and I want you to have the same great experience too! I have had no complications. No pain meds since I left the hospital. No vomiting or severe nausea. I had the perfect sleeve experience. I owe that wonderful experience to a great company, Bariatric Pal Team MX and a stupendous Dr. Jalil Illan!!!!


Hi Moe, im having my surgery with dr illan on the 1st. This post just helped me a lot thank you. I wanted to ask you if you felt the need to go back for a follow up check up? My concern is that my insurance wont give me medical attention if something might go wrong after surgery: infection, leak or what not. I know your surgery was a while back but how did everything heal for you? Thank you in advance

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I really had the perfect experience I am at a year out and only had one issue. I had a B1 deficiency. Numbness in my legs. Insurance paid for my care because they can't refuse to. I had no need for follow ups I took my stiches out myself. I have lost 140 lbs and till loosing if you have any questions feel free to look me up on A Facebook Chasity lane or email me at chasitylane34@yahoo.com

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I really had the perfect experience I am at a year out and only had one issue. I had a B1 deficiency. Numbness in my legs. Insurance paid for my care because they can't refuse to. I had no need for follow ups I took my stiches out myself. I have lost 140 lbs and till loosing if you have any questions feel free to look me up on A Facebook Chasity lane or email me at chasitylane34@yahoo.com

Congrats, I have my MGB with Dr. Illan on 3/21, I'm soooo nervous, but your positivity is heart warming. Thank you and Congrats again!


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Your review has really helped me to know that I have made the right decision. I am going to be sleeved on May 15th by Dr. Illan and I can't wait to be on the post-op side of this surgery.

Thank you for sharing your experience.

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I don't know if people still read on this thread but i'm very much interested. I've been looking to get VSG (Vertical Gastrectomy Sugery) since last year; the beginning of last year. I found an insurance company that I thought I could trust and sadly it was a scam. I'm currently trying to save up for the surgery so that I might be able to get it this year. This thread has confirmed who I want to be doing my surgery. I've been looking at surgeons all of last year and trying to do research and now I know that I was right to keep looking at Dr. Illan and researching him. Thank you for posting this!!!

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Amy, Dr. Illan is amazing! His team is the best. Join our Facebook group. You will find a group that cares and wonderful families new to you. When you join, tag me Peggy Bourassa. I will be happy to help in any way I can.

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6 hours ago, amyoliviaa said:

I don't know if people still read on this thread but i'm very much interested. I've been looking to get VSG (Vertical Gastrectomy Sugery) since last year; the beginning of last year. I found an insurance company that I thought I could trust and sadly it was a scam. I'm currently trying to save up for the surgery so that I might be able to get it this year. This thread has confirmed who I want to be doing my surgery. I've been looking at surgeons all of last year and trying to do research and now I know that I was right to keep looking at Dr. Illan and researching him. Thank you for posting this!!!

@amyoliviaa

Please feel free contacting me if I can answer any questions you may have.

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I don't know if people still read on this thread but i'm very much interested. I've been looking to get VSG (Vertical Gastrectomy Sugery) since last year; the beginning of last year. I found an insurance company that I thought I could trust and sadly it was a scam. I'm currently trying to save up for the surgery so that I might be able to get it this year. This thread has confirmed who I want to be doing my surgery. I've been looking at surgeons all of last year and trying to do research and now I know that I was right to keep looking at Dr. Illan and researching him. Thank you for posting this!!!

Hi,
Feel free to ask any questions about the surgical procedure, will be my pleasure to answer your questions!!


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13 hours ago, pegrae said:

Amy, Dr. Illan is amazing! His team is the best. Join our Facebook group. You will find a group that cares and wonderful families new to you. When you join, tag me Peggy Bourassa. I will be happy to help in any way I can.

Hi!! Can you tell me which Facebook group it is? I’m having trouble finding it.

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6 hours ago, Bill Yanez said:

@amyoliviaa

Please feel free contacting me if I can answer any questions you may have.

Thank you so much!! I will definitely be calling you and Dr. Illan!! I’m so nervous.

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1 hour ago, amyoliviaa said:

Hi!! Can you tell me which Facebook group it is? I’m having trouble finding it.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariatricPalHospitalMX/

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Does Dr. Illan do the VSG revision duodenal switch surgery?

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