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  • Name: Robert A.
  • Age: 43
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: November 30th, 2016
  • Testimonial date: March 30th, 2017
  • Surgeon: Dr. Galileo Villarreal
Dr.Galileo Villarreal, the hospital in Nuevo Laredo, and Weightlossagents.com where all great.

My surgery went well and the recovery was quick. I was back at work 5 days after the surgery. (I have an office job) I have lost a total of 70 pounds so far which was my goal and have had no negative side effects I can think of from the gastric sleeve procedure.

The MD was very personable and informative. He even called me the day I was driving down to make sure I didn't have any questions! I expected him to be bilingual with English speaking patients going to him, but his mastery of English is superior to the point that it is difficult to tell what his first language actually is. I work in healthcare so I can state with certainty that not all physicians are created equally, but Dr. Villarreal is outstanding both in his extensive knowledge of the nuances involved with barbaric procedures and bedside manner.

The hospital was clean, well maintained, and nice. (for a hospital). The staff were very friendly, courteous, and competent. The only advice I would give someone who knows practically no Spanish like myself is to bring a simple picture board with Spanish translations in case you have trouble communicating your needs to the nurses. Even if you just look up a couple dozen words and have them on paper so you can point to them would work. Words like Warm, Cold, bathroom, blanket, etc. Many of the nurses are bilingual to varying degrees, but sometimes I struggled to communicate some small things.

To anyone readying this I would remind them that it is surgery and is not all that great of an experience the first day so expect a little nausea/vomiting and soreness. That is common sense, but just to make sure everyone has realistic expectations I think it is worth mentioning.

If I had this to do over again, I would definitely make the same decision with the same team of healthcare providers. I am very pleased with their world class customer service and care.
Thank you
Rob
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