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Can you share your experience with me?

How much does it cost, how long was your hospital stay, is it a lot more painful? Is it more complicated for the surgeon to perform? Will I have more acid reflux problems since the stomach will be smaller?

Thank you.

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I had mini gastric bypass in Mexico through BariatricPal TeamMX with Dr. Illan on December 12th, 2016. It cost me $5400.00, which I think is determined on your weight, BMI, and maybe your medical history, but I'm not sure. I stayed in the hospital 3 days and 3 nights. I didn't really have too much pain. I had soreness and gas pains. The gas pains were worse than anything else but it got progressively better as I walked more and more. I walked for the first time a couple of hours after I got back to my hospital room after recovery from the surgery.

Dr. Illan is one of the best surgeons in Mexico. I watched my surgery video. Both him and the other two surgeons on his surgical staff handled the surgery with precision and great care. It did not seem like it was a more complicated surgery to perform. Your acid reflux problems should end after this surgery. I had acid reflux and LPRD (silent reflux) and I have had no problems. They give you omeprazole that lasts 14 days, I think. After I finished those, I started retaking one pantoprazole (Protonix) 40m caplet a day just for precaution, and until I go back to my ENT doctor to get scoped, to see if I still have LPRD. I'll probably wait 6 months before I do that. Both RNY and mini gastric bypass have been shown to get rid of acid reflux problems because of how things are rerouted.


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I had a revision from Gastric Sleeve to the Mini Gastric Bypass 2/13/17. I had horrible acid reflux before with my sleeve. I agree with GBLady41; the gas pain is the worst. I live in Mexico, so I only stayed 2-nights in the hospital but was up walking in a couple of hours after surgery. Dr. Illan and his team are amazing. I had my surgery filmed so it could be posted so that people could see what and how the Mini is done.

As far as acid, I have been off my medication for a week now, but I could tell the very next day the difference. I am thankful for Dr. Illan and his team; they helped me improve my quality of life. I sleep better, the chest pains are gone from the acid, and I can't wait to be on something besides pureed food...LOL

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For an over abundance of great info, go to YouTube and view Dr R Rutledge videos. He invented it. He has returned to doing MGB surgeries and reversals of other WLS to MGB. I started the MGB forum here and after years of research, I will be getting the MGB. THERE IS a list of surgeons I posted there. I will probably be going with dr. Ponce de leon or dr verboonen due to their massive experience doing mgbs. Always important to ask how many MGBS the doc has performed. I would also ask who he learned from. Hopefully Dr. Rutledge.

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Dr. Illan had trained under Dr. Rutlege along with Dr. Ponce, Dr. Illan was also voted top bariatric surgeon in Tijuana by other bariatric surgeons in December of 2016. :)

MY cost for my revision from sleeve to Mini was $5600

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Can you share your experience with me?
How much does it cost, how long was your hospital stay, is it a lot more painful? Is it more complicated for the surgeon to perform? Will I have more acid reflux problems since the stomach will be smaller?
Thank you.


I had the mini bypass on Feb 23 in Mexico and am down 28 pounds as of today I went from the Lap Band and the scar tissue from the revision is the only pain I felt-- I have had very little gas and not acid reflux at all -- $7200 is what I paid but so worth it -- in the states for the same surgery they wanted $14000


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