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On 2018-08-15 at 4:29 PM, Frustr8 said:

@ MIZZNEWLIFE now don't you feel silly for going around so worried? I knew dr illan would be perfectly professional, kind and competent and I was right. wasn't I? Now you get,all healed up and still hang around with us You're one of ours now and we love you kid.And most importantly,you did not die!

Yes I feel so silly for ever being so worried! Thank you for your kind words and support! :) :780_sparkling_heart:

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52 minutes ago, SonnysWuv said:

hi how did your surgery go? I'm having the same thoughts maybe you can help me .. where in Mexico did you have your surgery? i'm thinking about going to monterrey to have mine done but im scared too the place im going is over a hr away from the airport .. please let me know how your experience was ..

Hey! My surgery went better then I could have ever wished for! Im about 3.5 weeks out now and i already notice so many changes with myself. I had almost no gas pains, I was just tired and slept a lot. I was expecting major pains and gas but I got next to none or maybe I just have a high pain tolerance?! I had my surgery done at BariatricPal MX with Dr.Illan. He is amazing, and so kind. I couldn't have picked a better surgeon! I have not heard of Monterrey? But BPMX is only maybe 15/20 mins away from the boarder? maybe less? If I had to do it all over again i'd still choose Dr.Illan :) Im actually saving money now to go back there in 2020! *fingers crossed* They also have a great plastic surgeon, who I met breifly during recovery.

Whoever you decide to go with I wish you the best of luck and a speedy recovery! Its totally worth it!

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I glad your segura went well . How did you find that dr? How long did you stay there ? When do you go for a follow up sorry a lot of questions I know I had my first serger you here in my city Plus if you don’t mind can you tell me how much you paid total.? I live in Texas Monterrey Mexico is about 6 hrs from the boarder I think not sure

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Thanks! And no worries I know I had a lot of questions before my surgery too. I found him by just searching gastric sleeve Mexico. So many options popped up but he stood out to me. So I did more research and my gut just gravitated towards him. I had an other clinic in mind also but my heart told me to stick with my first choice and I’m so glad I followed my instincts. I arrived the day before surgery stayed in a hotel. But you can also arrive day of surgery. You stay two nights at their hospital and then one night in a hotel, then you go home the following day. They have drivers to pick you up on San Diego to drive over the boarder to MX and drivers to drive you back to the airport in San Diego. (If you arrived by plane). I paid 500 deposit and then 4600 day of surgery. I had to pay an extra 500 because I had a BMI over 49. As for follow up I talked to my family doctor in my city and she is following me. She will do my blood work at 3, 6 and 12 months out? I’m pretty sure that’s how it works. Also any surgeon your interested in, try to look them up on Facebook. They normally have a group dedicated to their patients and future patients. My surgeon has dr.illan BariatricPal and also this website has a group BariatricPal on Facebook. Its how I asked questions and read other people’s questions. It’s a great tool!

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On 9/5/2018 at 9:54 PM, MizzNewLife said:

Thanks! And no worries I know I had a lot of questions before my surgery too. I found him by just searching gastric sleeve Mexico. So many options popped up but he stood out to me. So I did more research and my gut just gravitated towards him. I had an other clinic in mind also but my heart told me to stick with my first choice and I’m so glad I followed my instincts. I arrived the day before surgery stayed in a hotel. But you can also arrive day of surgery. You stay two nights at their hospital and then one night in a hotel, then you go home the following day. They have drivers to pick you up on San Diego to drive over the boarder to MX and drivers to drive you back to the airport in San Diego. (If you arrived by plane). I paid 500 deposit and then 4600 day of surgery. I had to pay an extra 500 because I had a BMI over 49. As for follow up I talked to my family doctor in my city and she is following me. She will do my blood work at 3, 6 and 12 months out? I’m pretty sure that’s how it works. Also any surgeon your interested in, try to look them up on Facebook. They normally have a group dedicated to their patients and future patients. My surgeon has dr.illan BariatricPal and also this website has a group BariatricPal on Facebook. Its how I asked questions and read other people’s questions. It’s a great tool!

I'm reading your story and I will be going alone as well. My surgery is in 10 days. It seems as if I have nothing to fear and that I'm in good hands. This really makes me feel at ease. I'm looking at your weight loss results so far and you are doing wonderful. Keep it up!

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I’m going alone too. I’m afraid but this forum is helping me

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