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  • Name: Maxine Kaye Barnett
  • Age: 61
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: May 23rd, 2014
  • Testimonial date: July 8th, 2014
  • Surgeon: Dr. Almanza
I had the surgery on May 23rd and it was a great decision! I had been looking into the surgery for years, but couldn't afford it and insurance wouldn't pay, even though I was pre-diabetic and my knees were going out. I knew a few people who had surgery with Dr. Almanza and they were all glad they did and happy with the results. When I found it was something I could afford, I quickly decided to do it and scheduled the surgery. I am completely recovered now and feeling much better. I have lost 41 pounds so far since starting the pre surgery diet.
I went to Mexico by myself and it was a little hard, but I quickly met several people with the same struggles I had had and never felt alone. The nurses were great and took care of us well. Don't expect it to be the same as surgery in the states. They don't have monitors on you constantly and that is kind of nice. They do check on you frequently and monitor you well.
I was worried about sending so much money to Mexico before surgery, but they did everything they promised they would. The drivers were great and got us where we needed to be and they picked us up in San Diego at the airport right on time. When I got to the airport they asked if I wanted to go ahead and have surgery that day, so everything went fast, but that was nice, because I had less time to stress.
I would do it again with no reservations and would recommend this surgery to anyone who is struggling with weight. I am no longer on meds for diabetes and can sleep without my c-pap machine without snoring. I am more active and life is getting easier as I exercise and loose weight. I only with that I had gotten phone numbers from more people while I was there to stay in contact with my room mate and the others I met.
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    Response: That's a very inspiring recollection you inked, Maxine. We are so glad for you. There seems to be three people who had surgery the same day as you on this site: Go ahead and reconnect!

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