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  • Name: George Zac Wheat
  • Age: 36
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: December 15th, 2022
  • Testimonial date: January 19th, 2023
  • Surgeon: Dr. Galileo Villarreal
First of all through the whole experience start to finish I've not vomited once. This is proof of the excellent surgeon in Dr. Galileo.
Through the whole trip the only complication were in the air travel. With delays taxi's had to be rescheduled. The assistants were on top of the logistics. Staying in communication is critical. I always knew when the transportation would arrive and the drives name and vehicle type.
The facilities were what you would expect in a regional hospital in the states. Cracks in the sheet rock and needing a little paint remind you that you are in Mexico. Wifi is in and out and the TV is all Spanish as would be expected. Some of the hospital staff are bilingual but not all. You can request a bilingual nurse for help. Make it a point to learn enough Spanish to ask for small things like ice. The water is purified at the hospital. So it is safe to drink.
Upon arrival you'll fill out paperwork and get a covid test. Vitals and blood draws to start and a sit down. I lost 20lbs just on the preop diet. I recommend buying dissolvable bareatric vitamins before the trip.
They hotel is a holiday in with all the amenities that you would expect in the states.
Surgery day arrival, I should have shaved before the trip. Surgery was the easy part. In and out, rest and recover. Ice chips, jello and tea. Get down as much and you can. GET UP AND WALK AROUND EVERY TIME YOU WAKE UP. Get the air out of your chest from the surgery. It should be gone in a couple of days.
Bring small pills and chewables for the recovery meds. Bandaid's as backup for dressings. The only uncomfortable part of the hospital stay is removing the drainage tube. The PA does a fine job, it's just a strange sensation.
Ask for supplies for the trip home. Jello, water & juice will get you to the next stop. FOLLOW THE DIET TO THE LETTER. During the trip home brouse for items in the diet available at the airport, they will be hard to find and after the shops close you'll be without. Stay moving as much as possible, there is little to no pain or discomfort.
After arriving home, antimicrobial soap is part of daily showers. Stick to the diet and have small cups and bowls less than 10 oz. This will give you a limited volume per meal. have 2-3 different protein shakes on hand because that the biggest part of your diet for months. I was down 30 lbs in 30 days and stalled. Daily resistance training and maintenance.
The gastric steeve with the gall bladder removal has yielded great results for me. With no dry heaving bile like other people that kept the gallbladder. After going back to the normal diet and cutting out everything from normal meals except protein has been a good approach. Sticking to fish and shrimp that fall apart easily has made it easy. Standing while eating and walking halfway through meal has made it possible to go out to eat.
I refer Dr. Galileo to anyone that asks.
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