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  • Name: Talitha Barcenas
  • Age: 36
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: December 17th, 2013
  • Testimonial date: June 16th, 2014
  • Surgeon: Dr. Almanza
Hello, I'm Talitha. I am a mom to 3 great kids and have the most loving husband a woman could want. I started my journey on December 17, 2013. I was smiling on the outside but miserable on the inside. I weighed well over 400lbs. I had been looking into weightloss surgery for many years but my insurance excluded it, so I started researching medical tourism and found a lot of material on Dr. Almanza. One day I decided to go on the website and give my info. They responded very quickly and answered all my questions. I scheduled my surgery and made all the necessary preparations. I flew into San Diego on Monday Dec. 16th and had my surgery the following day. All went well and I was back home on Friday. My incisions healed very quickly and I had no pain at all. I followed the diet plan that I was given. I'm now almost 6 months post op and down a total of 125 lbs. I still have more to loose but am confident that I will reach my goal weight. You can bet that when I do, I will be heading back to Tijuana to get my plastic surgery done. This is the best decision I have made. Thank you and Dr. Almanza!
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