Hi there - have seen your posts on the NL, NB and Mexico boards. I can give you a little bit of input that may help. There used to be a member on the NB board - bikermom73 - that was a member of the CF posted in Gagetown. She was on the list - I think - to be done in Moncton - this was a while back - so I could be wrong. She ended up being posted out west and as far as I know had her surgery in Winnepeg late last year. I have not heard from her since her surgery. Like a lot of people - me included - once they have their surgery and are no longer "new" post ops and are doing fine and getting on with their lives - they just don't go on the message boards as much - or at all.
As far as the Canadian Forces input/opinion of her surgery - I can't comment on that.
I personally know of 5 people - three from NL and two from AB - who have gone to mexico and self payed and had their surgery done by Dr. Joya. 3 of them were RNY - the other 2 were sleeves I think. No bad experiences and no problems.
I wanted to reply to your post because the CF are close to my heart. I was an "army brat" - my Dad was career military - started in the navy in Halifax and retired in 1988 after serving 37yrs. Ny son was in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Army Reserves in NL, for 4 yrs until his University Program required more free time than he had - so he is now on the supplementary reserve list. I am not sure of your occupation in the CF - but I do want to mention that if you are in the position that a remote or overseas posting is possible, and something you want - I heard of one CF member years ago who was denied his posting because of the possibility of post-op complications down the road. You probably have already considered this - but I felt I should mention it just in case.
I can only advise you to keep doing what you are doing and research, research, research as much as you can before you choose your surgeon and surgery. The summer time is always quieter on the message boards as people are away, busy and just spending less time overall on their computers. Good luck to you!