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I am in BC Canada and there is no self pay option here for gastric sleeve. I had a gastric band, but it was removed in September 2017 due to a port infection. My doctor sent a referral to the bariatric program here, but it can be a two year wait for a consultation even... so I am exploring my options.

Where can I go??? The thought of surgery in Mexico is terrifying, but so many people do it.

Are there any other Canadians out there who had surgery elsewhere? Where did you go? How much did it cost? Are you happy?

TY in advance

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I'm not Canadian, but had surgery in Mexico several years ago. There were no problems and I was perfectly safe the entire time I was there. The Drs that partner with Bariatric Pal are all very reputable and do a great job. You can expect to pay around 4K plus your flight.

I am very happy with my results. I say go for it.

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5 hours ago, Keona1323 said:

I am in BC Canada and there is no self pay option here for gastric sleeve. I had a gastric band, but it was removed in September 2017 due to a port infection. My doctor sent a referral to the bariatric program here, but it can be a two year wait for a consultation even... so I am exploring my options.

Where can I go??? The thought of surgery in Mexico is terrifying, but so many people do it.

Are there any other Canadians out there who had surgery elsewhere? Where did you go? How much did it cost? Are you happy?

TY in advance

@Keona1323

I would love the opportunity to discuss our surgeon Dr. Jalil Illan and BariatricPal Hospital MX services with you.

You can read about Dr. Illan here

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Watch what our patients have to say about Dr. Jalil Illan and BariatricPal Hospital MX

http://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/368798-dr-illan-and-bariatricpals-team-mx-patient-testimonials/page-7#entry4359687

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Echelon staples have had recalls because they've fallen apart.. Like in 2014. Why not upgrade to tri-staples? Is there a reason for using echelon? There's a video on YouTube about echelon vs tri-staples and the echelon (green) burst, where the tri-staples held firm. Not trolling. I'm researching surgeons for my own vsg. It's a concern that I have.

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There the smart shape Center in Toronto, it’s $19,000. Sorry if this was mentioned I didn’t read comments. I probably should haha

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I'm considering Dr.Illan with BariatricPal or Pompeii Surgical Centre.

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Honestly none of my business, but I vote for dr illan, that's where I would go,if I couldn't get it in my,own country. He's even Alex Brecher our founder's doctor, he could have afforded to go anywhere and he trusts Dr Illan, that's recommendation enough for me! 🌸😝🌺

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Hey I’m from bc Canada and I got surgery almost 7 years ago in Cancun. My mom and best friend both went to Tijuana and also had great success. Do your research reach out to people who have had recent success stories everyone is different and has different stories. If you relatively a healthy person besides being overweight I think the risk is low but again it’s always a risk.

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On 3/29/2018 at 6:16 AM, sharonintx said:

I'm not Canadian, but had surgery in Mexico several years ago. There were no problems and I was perfectly safe the entire time I was there. The Drs that partner with Bariatric Pal are all very reputable and do a great job. You can expect to pay around 4K plus your flight.

I am very happy with my results. I say go for it.

Where did you go in Mexico? What group?

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I went to Dr Almanza in Tijuana. He is no longer a partner on this site. There are bad reviews about him in various places but my experience with him was great. No problems, no post op issues, and the staff treated me very well.

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6 minutes ago, Terah said:

Where did you go in Mexico? What group?

@Terah

I would love the opportunity to discuss our surgeon Dr. Jalil Illan and BariatricPal Hospital MX services with you.

You can read about Dr. Illan here

https://bariatricpalhospitalmx.com/weight-loss-surgeries/overview/

Watch what our patients have to say about Dr. Jalil Illan and BariatricPal Hospital MX

http://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/368798-dr-illan-and-bariatricpals-team-mx-patient-testimonials/page-7#entry4359687

Tour BariatricPal Hospital MX

https://bariatricpalhospitalmx.com/

Please feel free calling me 619-900-7808 when you have a free minute.

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* UPDATE! I ended up going with Dr. Jalil Illan Fraijo @ Bariatric Pal MX

Best choice I could have ever done! :780_sparkling_heart:

6 weeks out VSG

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