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looking at OCC for VSG. my red flag is visiting hours ending at 4pm and no family allowed to stay overnight with you in hospital / clinic. it’s odd.

anyone who had surgery at OCC have issue with this?

i also read some people state that the payment was sketchy in that credit cards aren’t taken and wanting cashier checks? is this the case?

ortiz is board certified and clinic is joint commission compliant. strict visiting hours are odd though.

lots of + reviews for dr. illan... i can find info on the facility and it doesn’t seem he’s board certified bariatric surgeon.

thanks in advance for any info-

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I was sleeved 5/21. By dr Ariel Ortiz. Wonderful facility. The visiting hrs didn't bother me or my husband. We both need rest. Absolutely no issues. I'm an RN and did lots of research. No problems with payment. Cashiers check no problems

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I’m a RN as well and visitation hours are a thing of the past. It’s outdated and just raises red flag that support person isn’t allowed.

I was also informed that some patient rooms are semi-private. This is a red flag to me.

I asked what the RN to patient ratio was and I did not get an answer. Do you know from your experience?

Are there doctors in clinic at night?

Should a patient code what is the response team composed of?

If patient needs ICU care is that care provided in facility or is patient transferred? If transferred to what hospital?

0700 discharge day 1 post-op; did physician round and do head to toe exam?

Do you mind sharing info? Thank you!!

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1 hour ago, osito80 said:

looking at OCC for VSG. my red flag is visiting hours ending at 4pm and no family allowed to stay overnight with you in hospital / clinic. it’s odd.

anyone who had surgery at OCC have issue with this?

i also read some people state that the payment was sketchy in that credit cards aren’t taken and wanting cashier checks? is this the case?

ortiz is board certified and clinic is joint commission compliant. strict visiting hours are odd though.

lots of + reviews for dr. illan... i can find info on the facility and it doesn’t seem he’s board certified bariatric surgeon.

thanks in advance for any info-

Hi there,

i had surgery through BariatricPalMX and Dr. Illan in December of 2016. He is definitely Board Certified and a very good surgeon. You can have someone go with you and stay with you.

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7 hours ago, osito80 said:

looking at OCC for VSG. my red flag is visiting hours ending at 4pm and no family allowed to stay overnight with you in hospital / clinic. it’s odd.

anyone who had surgery at OCC have issue with this?

i also read some people state that the payment was sketchy in that credit cards aren’t taken and wanting cashier checks? is this the case?

ortiz is board certified and clinic is joint commission compliant. strict visiting hours are odd though.

lots of + reviews for dr. illan... i can find info on the facility and it doesn’t seem he’s board certified bariatric surgeon.

thanks in advance for any info-

@osito80 If you do your research you will see that Dr. Selim Jalil Illan is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), Member, Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgery along with Mexican College for the Surgery of Obesity, Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, Mexican Association of General Surgery, International Society of Surgery.

All our patients have their a room/bathroom. We keep a 1 RN to 3 patient ratio, our staff physicians are all Bilingual and on-site 24/7.

Please feel free calling me 619-900-7808 or emailing me Bill@bariatricpal.com if you have any questions.

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Thanks for the info Bill. I did do further research on Dr. Illan and was his accreditations and memberships. I don’t see VSG listed as subspecialty or clinical area of practice on the FACS.org website:

Subspecialties and Areas of Clinical Concentration

  • Bariatric (Severe Obesity) Procedures
    • Bariatric (Severe Obesity) Procedures
    • biliopancreatic diversion
    • gastric banding
    • jejunoilial bypass
    • laparoscopic gastric banding
    • laparoscopic gastric bypass
    • roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Is this procedure one that he performs often and just isn’t listed? I also saw

Oasis Hospital
Tijuana, BCN
Active
08/2016—Present

Hospital Regional No.1 IMSS
Tijuana, BCN
Active
01/2011—Present

listed as affiliated hospitals. Can you clarify where his surgeries are performed?

I appreciate your prompt responses!

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Hi,

He definitely does do VSG. Maybe it’s just not listed as a subspecialty. And the surgeries are done at BariatricPal Hospital.

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On 7/6/2019 at 10:06 PM, osito80 said:

looking at OCC for VSG. my red flag is visiting hours ending at 4pm and no family allowed to stay overnight with you in hospital / clinic. it’s odd.

anyone who had surgery at OCC have issue with this?

i also read some people state that the payment was sketchy in that credit cards aren’t taken and wanting cashier checks? is this the case?

ortiz is board certified and clinic is joint commission compliant. strict visiting hours are odd though.

lots of + reviews for dr. illan... i can find info on the facility and it doesn’t seem he’s board certified bariatric surgeon.

thanks in advance for any info-

I HAD MY SLEEVE DONE HERE BEST DECISION I HAVE EVER MADE DR ORTIZ IS A SUPER STAR AS WELL AS HIS STAFF NOTHING BUT GOOD STUFF TO SAY AND I CANT SAY ENOUGH

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I am scheduled at OCC for November 26th for a gastric sleeve. I'm so excited, can't wait. They may not be the cheapest, but the reviews, credentialing, and excellent customer service make up for it. You get what you pay for.

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YOU HAVE CHOSEN A VERY GOOD FACILITY MY CARE WAS STELLAR GREAT PEOPLE AND DRS

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I was sleeved may of this year. 50 lb gone. I can't say anything negative about OCC dr Ortiz is an excellent surgeon. No issues whatsoever. The Marriott is a great place to recover as well

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I was sleeved there on Monday! Excellent facility, surgeons, doctors and staff. I was so well cared for. I was up and walking within 2 hours of surgery. The 4pm limit on guests was fine. I got to know my sleeve mates better, walking the halls, encouraging one another. I never felt alone for a second. I feel really good, with very little pain. I’m learning to balance between drinking too much and not drinking enough. Today I passed the barium leak test and passed with flying colors. Tomorrow I head home. All is well!

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30 minutes ago, HappyHikerGal said:

I was sleeved there on Monday! Excellent facility, surgeons, doctors and staff. I was so well cared for. I was up and walking within 2 hours of surgery. The 4pm limit on guests was fine. I got to know my sleeve mates better, walking the halls, encouraging one another. I never felt alone for a second. I feel really good, with very little pain. I’m learning to balance between drinking too much and not drinking enough. Today I passed the barium leak test and passed with flying colors. Tomorrow I head home. All is well!

WHOOHOO CONGRATS THEY ARE REAL ROCKSTARS DOWN THERE I HAVE NOTHING BUT GOOD TO SAY IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU YOUR JOURNEY IS WELL WORTH THE EFFORT STICK TO THE PLAN AND YOU WILL DO GREAT CONGRATS TO YOU

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Thanks. It was a great experience and I'm feeling much better than expected. [emoji106]

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