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I'm having a tough time trying to pick a doc. I thought I'd be okay with going to Mexico but now I'm nervous.

Who was your in-state doc and how much did you pay? And if you went to Mexico, same question? I'm in south Florida! Thanks a bunch 🥰

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I am also in FLorida. I did mine at the baptist bariatric center in Jacksonville, FL. I got the sleeve. It was roughly $18,000. My insurance would not cover it. I thought about mexico. Wanted to get it done at the ENDO hospital and their cost is under 10K. but me i just wanted to be near my house when i got surgery and did not want to travel.

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I'm using Dr. Alvarez with Endobariatric. I paid $7799 for my procedure. That price is all inclusive and includes:

  • Transportation from and to San Antonio, TX to Piedras Negras, MX.
  • 2 nights in their hotel (night before procedure and second night after procedure)
  • Procedure and overnight hospital stay
  • Hotel stay in San Antonio on day of return

They have other services that you can choose to pay for like Spa Treatments.

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I am look at Dr Alvarez. I have a friend that used him. She say all great thing about staff and Dr Alvarez. How long was their process?

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1 hour ago, Angie65 said:

I am look at Dr Alvarez. I have a friend that used him. She say all great thing about staff and Dr Alvarez. How long was their process?

I submitted my interest form online www.endobariatric.com/ and got a response within 24 hours. I then filled out my health form. After review, Dr. Alvarez approved me for surgery without further testing the following day. I received an email from Brandi with the dates that were available. I would have had my procedure last month, but I told my mom that I was doing it and she decided she wanted to as well. Due to her medical history, she needed some further testing that took sometime to get done with her PCP and a cardiologist.

I know they are currently booking in July. So not a terrible wait.

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Thank you for the information. Are you going to drive? I was just looking at flights. They are running $740 around trip. Traveling from Cincinnati Ohio. Any tips?

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I used Dr. Suggs with Alabama Bariatrics in Huntsville, AL. My cost was $8995 in total. Outside of that I had to cover my hotel stay and transportation there.

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39 minutes ago, Angie65 said:

Thank you for the information. Are you going to drive? I was just looking at flights. They are running $740 around trip. Traveling from Cincinnati Ohio. Any tips?

I'm flying from Florida to Texas, but I did think about driving it, but knew I wouldn't feel like driving myself home after. You are allowed to bring someone with you that will just need to cover their meals while they are there. My husband is staying back with our kids so that wasn't an option for me.

I would check SW as they fly from CVG to SAT. I'm flying in an extra day early and even that my ticket price was more that $100 difference in one day.

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I will look at SW. When is your surgery date?

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June 22

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Good luck I hope I will be in July

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On 5/5/2022 at 11:26 AM, lorlybeth84 said:

I used Dr. Suggs with Alabama Bariatrics in Huntsville, AL. My cost was $8995 in total. Outside of that I had to cover my hotel stay and transportation there.

would you mind telling about your experience with this doctor and facilities . i am also a little nervous about traveling to Mexico

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I used Dr John Weaver in Denver, Co. My insurance covered everything, and the sleeve cost a total of $20k. If I had paid cash, I was told it would be around $14k.

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7 hours ago, Dolly cakes said:

would you mind telling about your experience with this doctor and facilities . i am also a little nervous about traveling to Mexico

Hi Dolly - I'd love to share my experience. I did the travel program through Alabama Bariatrics. My surgery was scheduled on a Tuesday. I had to be in Alabama for an in person consult and final labs on Monday, surgery on Tuesday then I stayed overnight at the hospital until Weds. I was discharged to a hotel and had to stay local that night then I was able to drive home on Thursday. All of the pre-surgery labs were done through my primary care physician. My initial contact with Alabama Bariatrics was at the end of November 2021 and my surgery ended up being March 2022. It could have been much sooner but I didn't have a primary care physician so I had to wait almost 2 months for a new patient appointment which delayed things. Also, I could have gotten surgery in mid-February but I chose to wait until March so I could have it done the week my kids were on spring break so my parents (babysitters) didn't have to worry about taking them back and forth to school. Here's their website: https://alabariatrics.com/ feel free to ask me anything! I would highly recommend them, the entire process was super easy.

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So I ended up going to Renew Bariatrics in Tijuana Mexico. Dr Perez. 6/4. Omg BEST EXPERIENCE EVERRRRRR!!! No pain waking up. Seriously felt like they didn't even do anything lol $4,600 in total. Doc only did 2 incisions bc he said my liver was so small. I'm down 21.5 lbs in 16 days. Seriously the best decision ever. Email if yall want any info *see below. Look em up on Google. Fabulousssss reviews. Pics n all. They pick you up from airport. Take you across boarder. 2 nights in hospital then to a hotel (which I opted out of) then back to the San Diego airport. Super smooth process!🥳👏👏👏

Cjones61985 @yahoo.com

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