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I had a very successful sleeve surgery five years ago. I was so happy with the results. As I approached 40 I had a surprise pregnancy! As you can imagine this changed my body quite a bit. My child was born right at the cusp of the declaration of the pandemic and I have put on a lot of weight. No matter how I eat, no matter how little I’m eating, my body and hormones seem to want to hold onto the weight. At any rate, being a middle-age woman with a one year old means I need to take Care of my health, and I am seeking to get a revision from the sleeve to a mini gastric bypass. I’ll be paying cash and intending to have my surgery in Tijuana, although if you know someone great in Cancun which is much closer let me know!

I’m really overwhelmed attempting to research doctors and hospitals in Tijuana. A surprising majority have a very high rating on Google maps and reviews. I don’t really know where else to look. So I am asking for recommendations that might narrow down my search. I am especially interested in hearing from people who have had this revision from sleeve to mini gastric.

My goal is to have the surgery within the next 6 to 8 weeks so it’s really important I find somebody good. Please help!

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I would look into Dr. Jalil Illan Fraijo in Tijuana. Dr. Illan for short. He was trained and is currently working with Dr. Robert Rutledge, the creator of the mini gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Illan is the best with his surgical team, and the hospital staff can't be beat.

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Thank you. I actually just submitted the application online last night and haven’t heard anything back. Feels like a little link from the universe that you happen to mention this doctor. I really appreciate it.

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I am going to Dr. verboonen in TJ and my surgery is on the 26th. :) My coordinator Sheri is so beyond helpful and communicative! He has an office in TJ and in Cancun!

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1 hour ago, dwaite said:

I am going to Dr. verboonen in TJ and my surgery is on the 26th. :) My coordinator Sheri is so beyond helpful and communicative! He has an office in TJ and in Cancun!

If you would be so kind as to keep me posted about this doctor; I actually live in Mexico but on the other side. This particular doctor has a once a month visit to my area to perform bariatric surgeries but I couldn’t really find any solid info on him. I would love to hear about your experience with Dr. VIf you would be so kind as to keep me posted about this doctor; I actually live in Mexico but on the other side. This particular doctor has a once a month visit to my area to perform bariatric surgeries but I couldn’t really find any solid info on him. I would love to hear about your experience with Dr. V

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8 hours ago, FlamazingBypassLife said:

I used Elias Ortiz and had a treat experience back in Many. There were also 2 nurse practitioners who were getting surgery in my same group so I thought that spoke volumes.

Great! Thank you. I know it hasn’t been long but how do you feel and is your surgery serving your goals? Do you recall the name of the center? I’d like to do some research.

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