5 days post op - My life has changed forever!!! *

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  • Name: Krysty Underwood
  • Age: 32
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: July 4th, 2016
  • Testimonial date: July 10th, 2016
  • Surgeon: Dr. Galileo Villarreal
So far I've lost 32 lbs! More importantly, I'm feeling healthier and happier and more energized than I've felt in years. It's still less than a week out from surgery (5 days total), but I've had no complications, and my surgical incisions are healing super fast. My stretch marks from my pregnancy 14 years ago look worse than the incisions! I'm already about to get down more water and am reaching a daily goal of 64 ounces, which I plan on upping by a few ounces a day until I reach 80 ounces a day, hopefully by the time I can do a strenuous workout again.

I cannot recommend Dr. Villarreal enough! He is an amazing doctor, very considerate and patient, and a super skilled surgeon. The hospital was wonderful, very clean, big rooms, and very comfortable. They even came with closets for your bags! The nurses were wonderful, caring, and very kind, and we used apps to work through any language barriers. Several spoke very good English, and Dr. Villarreal's English is better than most native speakers. My NUT Karla is amazing as well. She walked me through every step of my post-op diet, phases 1-4, and gave me all kinds of advice. She's even sending me recipes for each phase!

We're staying in touch via email and WhatsApp so that if I have any questions, they are both a quick text message away. Dr. Villarreal called me the weekend before my surgery just to check in with me, see if I had any questions, give me advice on how to prepare and pack. He spent several minutes on the phone with me just making sure I was comfortable and well-informed and had everything I needed for my trip and my surgery.

I can honestly say I have never received such amazing care in the US, nor do I think I ever will. This has convinced me that for any major elective surgery that medical tourism is by far the best choice for me. The level of care and compassion you receive in Mexico is beyond anything you receive in the US. Here, you're just an insurance payout, a way to make money. With Dr. Villarreal and the amazing staff at Hospital De Especialidades, you're a human being, and your life and health are given the highest priority. I love my new life, and I cannot be happier with my decision!

Thank you so much for providing a way to make this journey possible and affordable! And thank you to Dr. Villarreal, NUT Karla Garza, and the many nurses and staff at Hospital De Especialidades for changing my life and giving me a different narrative to my journey, one full of health and happiness.
* This is an actual testimonial, however, your results may vary. For more information, please read our Testimonial Disclaimer and Risks of Surgery.

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