Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexicali, Mexico
My name is Nedra D. from Moreno Valley, USA. Since I was a child, I had problems with my weight, but in high school, I managed to lose some pounds due to the physical activities I did. When I gave birth to my first son, that’s when I started to eat excessively, thus more weight gain ensued. With my petite 5’3” frame, I am heavy at 190 lbs.
To prevent high blood pressure and possible diabetes, at 55 years of age, I underwent my first gastric bypass RNY. However, my problem is that months after my first bypass, I have regained the weight I lost. I wanted to jumpstart the weight loss again that’s why I wanted a gastric bypass revision.
However, I was bothered by the cost of surgery and hospitalization. Although I was insured, my policy did not include surgical procedures. And because I didn’t keep the weight off on my first bypass, I had to redo everything plus the expenses. Out of desperation, we explored other options and asked from family and friends until a friend browsed a site – PlacidWay.com and suggested gastric bypass inMexico or Turkey.
Without hesitation, I browsed the site and researched on a list of packages and surgeons who would perform my bypass. Because I was impressed with his credentials and the number of procedures he has performed, I chose Dr. Jorge Maytorena from Mexicali, Mexico. Good thing the websitehas an electronic form and I was able to get a quote of my surgical expenses.
Dr. Maytorena’s Gastric Bypass Revision Package cost $9,500 and included my transportation from San Diego, CA airport to the hospital, then back to the airport. My hospital fees, pre-op tests, Gastric Bypass procedure, along with my surgeon and anesthesiologist's fees were included in the package. I am also happy that it also included a nutritional evaluation from a licensed nutritionist plus a hotel accommodation for me and my companion (with access to meals, bathroom, TV and wireless internet.)
It also helped that their website provided videos and testimonials from Dr. Maytorena’s former patients. I was thrilled to have a bird’s eye view of what to expect from Dr. Jorge! During my appointment, he was very obliging and encouraged us to tell our concerns. We discussed other treatment options untilI was very much ready to schedule a StomaphyX or TOGA or Endoluminol procedure.
My surgery went well and as advised, I ambulated after surgery to prevent complications. Slowly but surely, I got back to my feet. I made sure I followed the diet plan and exercise regime this time. Now, I have kept the weight off and I am thrilled to go swimming and biking! Thank you PlacidWay! Without the caring patient coordinators and other personnel, my gastric bypass wouldn’t have been possible. Also, my grateful thanks to my surgeon, Dr. Jorge Maytorenafor providing me the care I needed! Thank you all!