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I know there has been a lot of discussion around hospitals and surgeons; can you please share who you had complete your surgery, hospital and how you found them?

I am helping a friend find a surgeon as his insurance will not cover it. I have had the surgery 2 years ago but was able to be covered by insurance so much less complicated.

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Hello, well im 6 weeks post op gastric bypass, my surgeon is Dr. Fernando Aceves in Guadalajara México, he and his team have been absolutely wonderfull, i had my surgery on Puerta de Hierro hospital (one of the best in the city and mexico) it was like 5550 dlrs including hospital stay (4 days) and drs payment. I absolutely recommend them.

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Hi!

I am 7 days post-op. I had a mini gastric bypass at the Star Medica hospital in Juarez, Mexico. Dr. Jose Rodriguez did a fantastic job and I swear I've never been better taken care of in any hospital in the states. It was a really great experience and if I had to do it again, I wouldn't' change a thing. The company I went through (BeLiteWeight) is definitely not the cheapest but everything went smoothly. We even had an English speaking assistant for our entire stay (2 days). I paid $7,900 (MGB). The price they charge for the sleeve is $6,800.

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Hi,

I had MGB surgery in Tijuana, Mexico with Dr. Illan. I went through BariatricPal MX. I had my surgery in a full service hospital (Oasis of Hope) with a full medical staff and surgical staff. The hospital doctors, nurses and staff were very attentive with me, coming in my room seconds after I pushed the nurse button. Not a speaker conversation, they came to my room to see what I needed. They took my vitals every few hours and changed my bandages frequently. I never had to wait on any of my meds. The hospital was cleaner than in the US. They cleaned it at least a couple of times a day, including the walls. The BariatricPal MX valets were attentive and made sure that myself and my companion were well taken care of.

I stayed in the hospital for three days, then once approved for discharge, was taken to Pueblo Amigo Hotel & Casino. My companion and I stayed in a junior suite with a mini fridge, microwave, safe, coffee pot, two double beds and a sitting area. We stayed two days there.

I paid $5400 for myself and my companion, three-day hospital stay, two- day hotel stay, and we received a 'gift' package from BariatricPal MX that included fluids and Protein I would need and a book that talks about bariatric surgery. We also received vouchers from the hotel that allowed us to get some broth from downstairs.

Dr. Illan does only four surgeries a day, if that many, so you know he's not trying to rush you through. And whenever I have a question, I can email him and he will reply. He's the best! He is certified and as of now, is an international member of the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) He will take care of you.

I found BariatricPal MX by accident actually. I was looking online at the BariatricPal Store (store.bariatricpal.com) and a chat popped up and I clicked on it and saw it was about BariatricPal MX and how much they charge for bariatric surgery. I started chatting with them and set up an appointment with the coordinator, Bill Yanez. The rest is history.

I am more than 8 months out from surgery and have lost almost 100 lbs since surgery. I couldn't be happier!!!


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On 8/19/2017 at 8:16 PM, N0VA said:

Hi!

I am 7 days post-op. I had a mini gastric bypass at the Star Medica hospital in Juarez, Mexico. Dr. Jose Rodriguez did a fantastic job and I swear I've never been better taken care of in any hospital in the states. It was a really great experience and if I had to do it again, I wouldn't' change a thing. The company I went through (BeLiteWeight) is definitely not the cheapest but everything went smoothly. We even had an English speaking assistant for our entire stay (2 days). I paid $7,900 (MGB). The price they charge for the sleeve is $6,800.

I did the same as Nova above. Dr. Rodriguez at Star Medica in Juarez, across the border from El Paso. I had a great experience. $6850 for the sleeve total including take home meds. I echo everything she said.

Edited by MyBariatricLife

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I will second GBLADY41's critique of BariatricPal MX and Dr. Illan. I was sleeved on 8/7/2017. It was awesome, and the charge was only $4,600. I received the best care ever at Oasis of Hope Hospital. I can not emphasize enough the value and piece of mind that I felt knowing that everything was taken care of for me. All I had to do was fill out an online questionnaire, pay a $500 down payment to hold my surgery spot, and show up at the San Diego Airport. Bariatric Pal MX and Dr. Illan both receive an A+ from me on everything. Give them a try. You will not be sorry!

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