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I recently had my sleeve performed at Oasis of Hope in Tijuana by Dr. Gonzales. I could NOT be happier with my decision! I think most people skitz out a little when they think of going to Mexico for any type of medical procedure, but it’s so much more common than people realize, and not as dangerous as they think! The hospital was beautiful, and VERY clean. Some parts were older, like x-ray and the blood lab, but they are currently remodeling and updating the hospital. The doctors and staff are AMAZING! Though there was a communication issue at times, I NEVER felt like I wasn’t cared for or looked after. I’m my 3 days there, I was visited by 4 doctors, 8 nurses, the nutritionist and my coordinator. I was made to feel incredibly special, at home and cared for. The entire cost for my procedure, all tests, medicines, etc was $4400, which is probably a tenth of what I would have paid in the states. Absolutely worth it in my opinion!

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Glad you had an excellent experience, and indeed there are some wonderful hospitals in Mexico. Make sure you have support lined up at home. You will still need follow up, metabolic tests for nutrient deficiencies, etc. Most of this stuff can be handled by a primary care physician, but you'll have to be proactive in making sure it gets done. Best wishes and congrats!

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Also, this can happen anywhere...I'm not blaming Mexico....but it's a good warning for folks to remember that they really need to line up post surgical support at home. If you feel like something might be wrong, don't wait. Get treatment promptly.

https://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/bariatric-surgery-in-mexico-turns-deadly-for-phoenix-woman

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The doctor sent me home with lists of tests needed every 3 months. I’ve set up appointments accordingly.

And yes, it CAN happen anywhere. The doctors at Oasis are prompt in answering any and all concerns I have. I trust them completely, and will definitely seek out treatment if the need arises.

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there are some excellent surgeons in Mexico. You just have to research them carefully, and as creekimp said, make sure that your doctor is willing to do the follow-up once you get back home.

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On 06/21/2021 at 11:06, Alex Brecher said:
I did. She had Dr. Camelo and I had Dr. Gonzales. She is a part of our patient support Facebook group for Oasis and has told her story. It is a bit different than what is portrayed here. She had a complicated surgery with some revisions. I am NOT saying what happened isn’t awful. It was absolutely tragic and should NOT have happened. Even so, she recommends the hospital itself and encourages everyone that their experience will not be like hers.

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3 hours ago, Alex Brecher said:

yikes! Yea - I remember there was a surgeon down in Tijuana a few years ago who did some really botchy surgeries. I remember at least one patient died. He no longer practices, thankfully - so no worries about getting him (and I don't remember which clinic he worked for). but it pays to do your research before committing.

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