Crossing over the border was one of my biggest hurdles! *

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  • Name: Joanna Mateuchev
  • Age: 46
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: March 21st, 2013
  • Testimonial date: July 15th, 2013
  • Surgeon: Dr. Almanza
I have been an on again, off again dieter for most of my life. Eventually, I became frustrated with the lack of success in keeping my weight off so I decided to do something more promising.

I spent considerable time researching alternatives within Canada, the US and Mexico. The prices for the gastric sleeve surgery within Canada and the US were outrageous! Not only that, but the waiting time to perform this type of surgery was 1-2 years. I found out that this same procedure could be done in Mexico for a fraction of the cost and could be completed within only a few weeks of my decision.

At first, I was reluctant to cross the border and somewhat nieve about regulatory protocols.

I spoke to the Jerusalem Hospital staff at length. I found them to be very professional, and they gave me the confidence I needed to overcome some very sizable concerns.

I was given several names of local patients from Canada who already had their surgery within the past 12 months. This was a very valuable tool to help me make my decision.

I contacted them, and they readily shared their experiences. They confirmed their feelings of confidence. They commented that they felt this was a clean and professional facility.

I have now completed the procedure through Jerusalem Hospital, and to date I have no regrets! I appreciate the care and kindness that I received.

I am moving on with my life now, without the yo-yo dieting, and I believe I will be able to maintain a more healthy lifestyle.

For those who are hesitant about the surgery and likely have the same concerns, this is to tell you that it was the best decision I could have ever made. This was my very own,personal.
* 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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