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I went to Tiajuana, Mexico. I flew into San Diego, CA and they picked me up from the airport and took me straight to the Hospital (Oasis Of Hope), They began labwork and ex-rays, I met with the Surgeon, the Anestistiologiest (SP?), Internal Medicine then to surgery! I stayed in the hospital for 2 nights then they take you over to the Grand Hotel (5 star hotel) for 1 or 2 nights.

I was in GREAT care! Loved the doctors, nurses, ect, everyone was GREAT!!! I will be going back for cosmetic surgery. Super cheap with awesome care!!

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I am scheduled for Dr Camilo Dec 3rd...but will be at Hospital Guadalajara in Tijuana. Oasis looks much nicer in pics...can't find much on this hospital....not much on Dr Camelo either...I wish he had a larger social media profile... Some of the others are plastered all over. Of course I realize there are MANY great physicians who are not pursuing celebrity status....but it would be nice to be able to read more. Glad to find after stories on here.

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And don't forget when you're searching Mexican hospitals and surgeons Bariatric Pal Mx hospital. Alex Brecher founded it, had his own surgery done there last March,if our Founder trusts them with his own life, they have got to be GOOD!

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