Everything was as directed and perfect! *

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  • Name: Frank Haney
  • Age: 56
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: February 15th, 2016
  • Testimonial date: February 21st, 2016
  • Surgeon: Dr. Mario Almanza
I flown in to San Diego on Sunday and was picked up no longer than thirty minutes after arriving, at the location that we were told to meet. The driver picked up all your luggage and we made the trek to TJ.
It had been since 1978 since I was last in Mexico and I was really impressed with the downtown TJ area and how it was much more organized and clean.
When we arrived at the hotel, we were given a room that was very ,nice, clean and the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. After the one night stay in the hotel we were taken to the hospital (two blocks away)were we found a EXTREMELY clean and organized facility.
We went to the top floor and had our blood tests, EKG, weight checked and then meet with the doctor. Doctor Almanza is a driven doctor haven the surgery himself, very upbeat and will explain the health advantages from having the surgery and how your life will change forever.
After the meeting with the doctor you head for your rooms and they prepare you for surgery, IV is added, gown and you are then ready for the surgery.
As you wait for your turn in line, the staff checks on you to make sure that you are comfortable and will answer any questions that you have.
Again I have to say the hospital is very, very clean and the staff is always mopping, cleaning all day long.
When my turn came we walked to the elevator and went to the operating area where they did the final prep and then walk into the operating room, lay on the table and the doctors will ask questions, such as "you ready?" and I gave them a thumbs up and then they pushed the hot stuff through my IV and the mask came down and I think I took three breaths, then the next thing was the recovery nurse saying "Wake up Frank".
After the surgery as soon as I could get up and start moving around I walked, walked and walked more, this helps relieve the gas in your abdomen after surgery.
I was the only guy there that day, but I meet some incredible friends and we walked together, shopped, drank broth and relaxed.
In my opinion everything that happened while I was there was exactly as scripted and I am now 6 days out, picking up more energy, drinking more, and have reduced my medications to one blood pressure pill, and a metformin pill twice a day so far and the great part I have not taken a drop of insulin since the surgery and my blood sugars are falling a little everyday since the surgery.
This is the single biggest decision that I have made and I am so very happy!!
Dr. Almanza you are the best!!
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