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I had a gastric sleeve done in Tijuana a couple years ago but after the initial success I have since gained back about half the weight lost, and am now looking for a revision to gastric bypass (I've done my homework, this is the best option for me). I wish I had done it in the first place, but I at the time I thought a sleeve would be good enough, but it wasn't. In any event, I've been looking at reputable places to go to that don't involve going back to Tijuana. Because I don't live in North America, getting to San Diego is problematic and I would prefer not to have to travel through the States at this time (fly direct to and from Mexico). I've been looking at Puerto Vallarta as an option, but would love to hear other suggestions, since 99% of posts here seem to be for Tijuana. It also doesn't have to be Mexico, anywhere else in the world with reasonable costs and reputable hospitals would be okay too.

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12 hours ago, biginjapan said:

I had a gastric sleeve done in Tijuana a couple years ago but after the initial success It also doesn't have to be Mexico, anywhere else in the world with reasonable costs and reputable hospitals would be okay too.

@biginjapan I see that you are looking for options outside of Tijuana but since you are also looking for "reputable hospitals" I'd like to ask you to consider Dr. Selim Jalil Illan.< /span>

https://hospitalbc.com/dr-jalil-illan/


Dr. Selim Jalil Illan has been designated as a Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, by the Surgical Review Corporation based out of Raleigh, North Carolina United States of America.
Dr. 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. Dr. Illan held the position of Director of Emergency Trauma Surgery for nine years at IMSS Hospital #1.

All of Dr. Illan’s surgeries are performed at Hospital BC which is designated as an International Center of Excellence Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for by the Surgical Review Corporation, one of the few outside of the United States and one of four in all of Mexico! Also, Hospital BC is the ONLY American owed hospital in Mexico dedicated to weight loss procedures!

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

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