Complications from my sisters surgery - Dr Almanza Reyes: Tijuana Mexico
on 6/1/10 8:55 pm
on 6/2/10 6:48 pm
thanks for the prayers! God Bless You!
When are you going to have your revision done?
The thing that kills me is, many people have posted in regards to this doctor many times before and people got mad about the truth being told, and now look. So very sad.
I am sure she will come out of this in time but the road is obviously going to a long one. Please hang in there and know you are in my thoughts.
We go into this looking for that miracle, and most often it is given to us. We start a new life and get healthier by the day, the weight drops, we feel better and better... our dreams are slowly realized... I cannot even begin to imagine how she must feel and what this has done to her life over these few months... not fair... so sad...
Big hugs to you honey, hang in there, she and your family need you, and you sound like you have a good head on your shoulders. Thanks for sharing this story, you quite probably have saved some lives.
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on 6/1/10 11:25 pm
on 6/2/10 6:51 pm
thanks for the prayers, we appreciate every one of them. God Bless You!
on 6/2/10 11:14 pm
on 6/2/10 6:22 am
If a significant complication occurs, you are 100% on your own. The doctors in Mexico will not help you, they can't come to the States to do anything, and there is absolutely NO legal recourse.
The vast majority of surgeries done in Mexico are done properly and there is no problem with them. BUT, when one does occur, none of the physicians in Mexico will be able to do a darn thing for you once you have left the country.
This is something that anyone going to Mexico should think about. Each and every one of the surgeons down there have had at least one such case in the last couple of years (discussed on these forums). Many have had more than one discussed here.
It does not make sense to me to save a few thousand up front, and take a chance on jeopardizing your health and your financial stability if something goes wrong. Many US medical insurance companies will NOT pay for the care and treatment you need to take care of these problems, which could end up costing you everything you have.
Just something that those contemplating going to a foreign country should consider.
FYI: Just because you have surgery in the US with a surgeon here doesnt mean your insurance company will cover you for complications if you are self pay. Makes no difference if you are in Mexico or the US. If you are self pay you take the risk that complications will not be covered. BCBS here in GA told me that if I were bleeding and spewing blood in the emergency room, they would not pay for my band removal or revision. So you dont know what you are talking about and you are a very insensitve person. Seriously. I went to NYC and had my surgery where the best revision surgeon was even though I live in GA. If I had a complication, I would most likely have had to go back to my original surgeon anyway in NY. Luckily, I switched to United Healthcare and they covered everything anyway.
ONce again, you dont know what you are talking about.