Our Bariatric Surgery Success Stories
February 18, 2013
My daughter Katie and I had VGS done on Valentine’s Day 2013 at Hospital Mi Doctor. We are writing our testimonial to encourage those thinking about getting the VGS but may feel nervous or scared to have a procedure done in Tijuana.
From the beginning we have been treated with respect and sincere kindness from the coordinators and drivers to the physicians, hospital staff and hotel staff. We always felt we were in good hands and never left alone.
Our coordinator was exceptional in making sure all of our needs were met and checked on us several times per day. The physicians, Valenzuela, Cabrera Garcia were very personable and truly took their time to address any and all of our questions and concerns. The medical staff and the nurses that cared for us during this process were warm and attentive; they made sure all comfort measures were taken and their sincerity transversed any language and cultural barriers.
As nurses ourselves, we strongly encourage anyone thinking about getting the VGS to follow thru and have it done. We have no regrets and are happy with the outcome. You will be in the loving, supportive hands of a bright and competent team that will help guide you thru a phenomenal, life-changing experience.
Katie, RN, BSN
Cindy, RN, BSN
Hi ladies I was just itching to touch base quickly with you . I am not quite home we stayed the night at the inlaws. First impressions were a little shaky as the driver was late and I couldn’t remember his name, that being said once we met Abraham he was amazing , humble and kind. I told him it was no biggie being held up at the airport because honestly Cherylee and I were able to have a cup of broth which perked us right up. Let me fast forward a bit, when we met edourdo as the tangible face for a lighter me, wow is all I can say. I know during our stay he had an incident with his van being broke into. I pray you keep him as that wasn’t his fault. He is everything that you could ask for in a rep. Not once did he make you feel uncomfortable for being there for bariatric surgery. He is funny as sin, caring and thoughtful. His English is immaculate and he genuinely cares for your patients. He made the whole experience wonderful. Wes wants to bring him home lol. And that is another huge part of those boys, husband care. Wes loved them! I could go on and on about those two , but there is just so much else to let you know. Dr. Lopez was amazing! I felt so safe and secure. Ronda you have to make sure that you keep pairing up your patients. I can’t express to you how much it meant having friends at your side and laughter oh my goodness it was like a vacation. Granted, we had a gasy vacation but it was grand! Well I prattled on a lot more than I expected. I will call you tomorrow Ronda and see how you are doing.
Take care, Teresa
This whole experience has been awesome. I’ve waited years and years and there’s no problem crossing the border. There’s no problem, everything is like you’d be in the states. Everyone at the hospitals has been great. The doctor came in to say hello to me, the nurses and anesthesiologist. Don’t hesitate, let your family scare you, don’t let your friends scare you. Don’t listen to them. Start a new life like I am. I can’t wait to show you the after pictures. And Ron Elli is great, Chrisy is awesome, don’t hesitate. Call Mexico Bariatric Center.
- Private Patient (Gastric Sleeve 2012)