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  • Name: Crystial M. Tanner
  • Age: 57
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: September 4th, 2014
  • Testimonial date: November 14th, 2014
  • Surgeon: Dr. Almanza
I have struggled with my weight all of my life, losing and gaining back so much weight. I got so frustrated that I wanted to just quit trying and I let my weight get up to 233 lbs. Now I am only 5'2" so that was really big for me. Had outgrown my size 18 clothes. One evening at a party, I started talking to a friend of mine who had a gastric sleeve and she encouraged me to look in to it. She had lost so much weight and was so happy with her results. She had her surgery done by Dr Almanza and highly recommended him. So I got online and looked him up and contacted his office. Now, folks, this is some of the BEST customer service I have ever been a party to! I did my assessment and received my approval. Dr Almanza's office called frequently to check on me and sent me tons of information. My surgery was on September 4th of 2014. Flew into San Diego and was picked up there by the van and taken to Tijuana. There were about 9 of us and everyone was excited and talkative. We went to the lab and had our bloodwork done and then were taken to the OH-SO-NICE Ticuan Hotel. Beautiful place! The next day, we were up bright and early and transported to the hospital. After that, it was a waiting game, waiting for my turn. It was a long day but my surgery was done and I spent that 1st night in the hospital. It is a small hospital but clean and modern. Early the next morning, we were taken back to the hotel. They have medical staff at the hotel at all times, they came in and hooked up my IV, gave me my meds and did my wound care. The hotel furnishes free chicken broth for the gastric sleeve patients and it is so yummy! Stayed there until Sunday when we were transported back to the airport.
I am 10 weeks out and have lost 41 lbs! Still have some issues with eating but feel great and am so enjoying the weight falling off! If you are a yo-yo dieter or if you just are tired of the fight, I highly recommend the gastric sleeve surgery and I really recommend using Dr Almanza and his wonderful staff!
    * 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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