Hello. I had my RNY with Dr. Joya 12/17/2010 and I did not pay for the comp. fund. I just made sure I had a credit card with me just in case. Dr. Joya is a great doctor and you should be fine.
The comp. fund is for if you have a leak or something, they can go in and fix it with no additional fee. They do charge to go back in, but the doctors in the US also charge. Start drinking protein drinks everyday now. Protein in your stomach will help with the healing after the surgery.
For two days after the VSG, you can't have any water, ice or nothing. The healing will start and most likely, there won't be a lead. RNY was 3 days. Its a little tuff, but you'll make it.
One thing you need to take to Mexico is a wash cloth. For some reason, mexicans don't use was cloths. I didn't know this and had to take a shower with my sock. LOL
I am down 70 lbs. This was the best thing I ever did! I feel great!