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On 4/4/2022 at 4:21 PM, Jessica1024 said:

Laurie A. I’m very ready too ! Sounds like you are gonna do great

Thanks... You too... Keeping positive!.. ☺😊😀

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On 4/6/2022 at 8:48 AM, Jessica1024 said:

I didn’t realize until researching the surgery that people travel to Mexico to have it done. Can I ask why that was your choice ? I am just curious. Sorry if that seems blunt but I am interested in why people to travel to have the surgery done. And where do you live if you don’t mind me asking.

I chose Mexico because it's cheaper and I don't have to jump through as many hoops as I would in the US. I live in Washington state the US.

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39 minutes ago, Mickeymay said:

I chose Mexico because it's cheaper and I don't have to jump through as many hoops as I would in the US. I live in Washington state the US.

The surgery is completely free in Canada.. for Canadians.. Can I ask how much it costs in Mexico and the USA?

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Hi everyone,

Have my date fixed for June 6th in Turkey. I live in Germany. I feel ok about the surgery but mentally quite insecure about the changes that need to come after that, as if I lack the confidence needed to execute all required life style changes. Anyone feels this way? :) how are you coping?

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2 hours ago, Laurie A said:

The surgery is completely free in Canada.. for Canadians.. Can I ask how much it costs in Mexico and the USA?

Where I am going in Mexico it cost $4100 in the USA it cost 10,000 if not more.

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On 4/8/2022 at 4:23 AM, Laurie A said:

Maybe they live in Mexico..☺

Lol I never even thought of that !

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On 4/8/2022 at 8:02 AM, Mickeymay said:

Where I am going in Mexico it cost $4100 in the USA it cost 10,000 if not more.

Wow. That is a difference. As long as my approval goes through…I have only paid about $300 worth of copay’s

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I'm scheduled in Mexico on June 22. My mom and I are having the procedure done on the same day. I'll return to work on Monday the 27th barring any complications.

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17 hours ago, acopas said:

I'm scheduled in Mexico on June 22. My mom and I are having the procedure done on the same day. I'll return to work on Monday the 27th barring any complications.

Where in Mexico? I am going on the 17th.

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24 minutes ago, Mickeymay said:

Where in Mexico? I am going on the 17th.

We are using Dr. Alvarez with Endobariatric in Piedras Negras, MX.

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10 minutes ago, acopas said:

We are using Dr. Alvarez with Endobariatric in Piedras Negras, MX.

What made you choose Endobariatrics?

I chose Tijuana Bariatrics.

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Just now, Mickeymay said:

What made you choose Endobariatrics?

I chose Tijuana Bariatrics.

Dr. Alvarez has performed numerous procedures on people from my hometown and surrounding area. I've watched their successes and challenges from afar as I no longer live in the area. My mom who does was really only comfortable using him as well. We briefly discussed other surgeons, but she was of the mindset that you get what you pay for.

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I am probably going to be a June surgery…obviously 🙄 my preferred date of 4/11 wasn’t to be. The last day of school is June 10-ish and I’m ready to go that day. My paper work won’t be sent to Cigna for about another week. I’m leaning towards gastric bypass and I’m meeting with my surgeon next week to discuss what he thinks. I’m looking forward to reading about everyone’s experience.

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