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Hi Guys!

I have searched for probably months now. I had my mind made up on going to Tijuana, and getting the gastric sleeve. I have almost talked myself out of it.

I am a small town girl and terrified of going out of state to get the surgery. My husband and support system (family) - they are absolutely amazing.

This is something that I have wanted to do for years, and am now more serious in planning and getting things rolling.

Anyway, if you are from Alabama or surrounding states/and cash pay - Who did you use and what was the total for the surgery? Any feedback is welcome.

I have thought of using Dr Ortiz or Dr Carlos Altamirano in Tijuana but I am still conflicted of the travel.

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I am in San Antonio, Tx so I might be a bit far for you.

I went to Dr Cárcamo at South Texas Surgeons and spent $9,900 for my sleeve. Self pay made everything super easy, I was able to schedule my surgery for 2 weeks after my initial appointment. The package includes the surgery, anesthesia, about 24 hours of a hospital care, 2 meetings with a nutritionist and a total of 3 or 4 appointments with the doctor afterwards. They are super nice and always available if I have questions.

I got the sleeve four weeks ago and after the initial post surgery discomfort (not pain) I am feeling fine and about 40 pounds down from when I first walked into the place. I'd recommend them to anyone.

https://www.stxsurgeons.com/

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I’m in Houston and went to Nuevo Laredo just on the other side of the border. Self pay $4400 total out the door which included hotel, transport, and hernia repair in addition to the sleeve surgery. Dr Galileo Villarreal. Outstanding results.

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13 minutes ago, SarahMan80 said:

I am in San Antonio, Tx so I might be a bit far for you.

I went to Dr Cárcamo at South Texas Surgeons and spent $9,900 for my sleeve. Self pay made everything super easy, I was able to schedule my surgery for 2 weeks after my initial appointment. The package includes the surgery, anesthesia, about 24 hours of a hospital care, 2 meetings with a nutritionist and a total of 3 or 4 appointments with the doctor afterwards. They are super nice and always available if I have questions.

I got the sleeve four weeks ago and after the initial post surgery discomfort (not pain) I am feeling fine and about 40 pounds down from when I first walked into the place. I'd recommend them to anyone.

https://www.stxsurgeons.com/

Thank you!! I will definitely check into it. It looks like it is about the same pricing as around here, in Alabama. Great job on the pounds lost!

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3 minutes ago, Officially Not Fatty Matty said:

I’m in Houston and went to Nuevo Laredo just on the other side of the border. Self pay $4400 total out the door which included hotel, transport, and hernia repair in addition to the sleeve surgery. Dr Galileo Villarreal. Outstanding results.

I have not researched that doctor yet. I will definitely research now! Thank you!

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