Mahalo Plenty to Dr Almonza and staff! Best thing I have ever done for myself! *

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  • Name: Happy Trails from Hawaii
  • Age: 60
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: 09/2013
  • Testimonial date: September 17th, 2013
  • Surgeon: Dr. Almanza
I'd like to start by thanking Dr Almonza and staff for making the surgery possible for me. The sleeve is the best thing I have ever done for myself. I was 60 lbs overweight with high blood pressure that was very difficult to control due to the fact that the many medications the doctor tried made me feel terrible, borderline high cholesterol, stress incontinence, chronic insomnia and was tired all the time. my feet hurt, my back hurt ... well, the list goes on.

I went to insurance and was told that I was not fat enough for them to pay for the surgery. I could never pay for the surgery out of pocket. I felt depressed and hopeless, how could they not see that my quality of life was suffering as much as if I had been 150 lbs overweight.

I discovered the option of surgery in Mexico. After much research I chose Dr. Almonza at Jerusalem Hospital to do my surgery. Yes, I was apprehensive about all the things that you can imagine you have questions about. I found that being prepared and knowledgeable about the facility, the doctor and the procedure itself before arrival was key to my comfort and success! I could not have asked for better care.

I was treated extremely well, even taken to Ensenada for a shopping excursion on the 2nd day after my surgery! The stay at Jerusulem hospital was just as I had expected from my research so I was not surprised by anything and very impressed with the cleanliness and attentive staff. I loved my stay at the Hotel Ticuan, it was an absolute dream!

Traveling such a great distance from Hawaii to Mexico I was concerned about my comfort on the flight home and spoke with my nurse who was happy to discuss options with me. My flight was uneventful and pain free. I had no issues at all.

Now 1 year out I am happy to say that all of my health issues have vanished. I am no longer taking any prescription medication and have lost 50 lbs. I am active again, kayaking, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking etc... I would never be where I am today without the opportunity offered by Jerusalem Hospital. Mahalo Plenty!
    * 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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