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11 hours ago, Bethy1234 said:

HI all,

I am new here. I am looking into these 2 doctors in Mexico.

Dr. Ortiz works in Obesity Control Center and Dr. Cueva in Renewal Bariatrics.

Has anyone done the sleeve with either of them and how has it been?

I'm looking for references on both.

Thank you very much

If you are considering having your weight loss surgery in Mexico you might want to add Dr. Selim Jalil Illan to your research. https://hospitalbc.com/dr-jalil-illan/

1). 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.

2). Dr. Illan is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

3). 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.

4). Dr. Illan held the position of Director of Emergency Trauma Surgery for nine years at IMSS Hospital #1.

5). 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 owned 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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Hi Bethy1234,

There are 2 Dr. Ortiz's that do Bariatric surgery. I had mine done by Dr. Ariel Ortiz at OCC, he did a fantastic job. I have had no negative side effects from the surgery and highly recommend him to anyone considering the VSG.

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22 hours ago, Ninabnina77 said:

Hi Bethy1234,

There are 2 Dr. Ortiz's that do Bariatric surgery. I had mine done by Dr. Ariel Ortiz at OCC, he did a fantastic job. I have had no negative side effects from the surgery and highly recommend him to anyone considering the VSG.

Thank you for responding!
Yes, I was looking into dr Ariel Ortiz at OCC. happy you had a positive experience. he has great reviews.

a friend had it done with dr cueva at renewal bariatrics. Had a very good experience. When I called them the person I spoke to was much clearer than the person I spoke to at occ. also dr cueva is $2500 less. I would pay if necessary more money, but if I don’t need to why should I :)

the only reviews I found about him were all positive but they were on renewal bariatrics Facebook page.

I’m having a hard time making a decision.

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On 2/16/2020 at 6:55 AM, Bethy1234 said:

Thank you for responding!
Yes, I was looking into dr Ariel Ortiz at OCC. happy you had a positive experience. he has great reviews.

a friend had it done with dr cueva at renewal bariatrics. Had a very good experience. When I called them the person I spoke to was much clearer than the person I spoke to at OCC. also dr cueva is $2500 less. I would pay if necessary more money, but if I don’t need to why should I :)

the only reviews I found about him were all positive but they were on renewal bariatrics Facebook page.

I’m having a hard time making a decision.

Your welcome. My patient coordinator’s name at OCC was Efren, he was fantastic. He helped me with any questions and concerns I had pre op and post op. hepHe also was very friendly, professional and promp to get back to me as needed. My suggestion is to call OCC and ask to talk to Efren. For me paying a little more knowing I would be in great hands was worth every penny, after all I went all the way to Mexico to have surgery, and if things went wrong I had no way to hold them accountable for what happened legally. Wishing you the best on finding the best Dr. for you and lots of luck on your upcoming surgery.

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Oh, I forgot to mention, Efren has also gotten the VSG, so he was a huge help with providing insight on what I need to expect pre op and post op. I really appreciated all his help.

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On 2/17/2020 at 10:21 AM, Ninabnina77 said:

Oh, I forgot to mention, Efren has also gotten the VSG, so he was a huge help with providing insight on what I need to expect pre op and post op. I really appreciated all his help.


thank you for all of your help!

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