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on 11/12/17 10:33 pm
Topic: RE: Dr. Alejandro Lopez mixed reviews?

If I could give this place a "0" I would. The coordinator by the name of Ivette Perez is a complete scam. She will do everything and anything to get your money and once she gets it you will rarely ever hear from ever again. I tried canceling the surgery date because I didn't feel confident proceeding with the operation. Here is what she sends me after text messages and emails trying to cancel. The funny thing is about the whole situation is that I never in anything that was given to me in writing stated that that I would have to pay 15% of the deposit. I have paper works and emails if anyone would like to learn more of how ridiculous the coordinators are.

BTW there was no contract at all upon agreement, never signed anything.

Hi Pelenaise,

Since you are not understanding that we were trying to work with you, management has decided to enforce the cancelation policy on our contract agreement.

Please see below. Had you cancelled 10 days b4 your surgery date you would have had to pay 15% of $5,110.00 in other words $766.50.

Had you cancelled 5 days b4 surgery, which was was your case (24hours) you are to pay 30% of $5,110.00, that means you owe $1533.00.

Your cancellation for surgery was past the 24 hours, which did not give the Dr time to schedule someone else in your place.

The hotel charged us the $150.00 because the cancelation was the same day you cancelled , since you were supposed to all check in on 9/5.
I asked management to not enforce cancellation policy from contract and to please charge you $100.00 not $150.00 for the room.

I'm will never go with Dr Alejandro Lopez because they are super dishonest. I have proof of everything if anyone would like to see that I've tried contacting them to cancel way before 24 hours.

on 11/9/17 6:43 am
Topic: RE: BeliteWeight, Dr. Jose Rodriguez Villarreal, Star Medica Juarez Mexico Questions

Hi sammy!

Was wanting to know if you got this surgery done? I am looking to do the same however it concerns me as well

on 11/8/17 10:39 am
Topic: OCC Ortiz

Looking for good and bad reviews on OCC in Tijuana. Thanks!

on 11/7/17 9:33 am
on 11/3/17 4:03 pm
Topic: RE: Dr. Gabriel Rosales

Also, I forgot to tell you that is the same Dr. Gabriel Rosales I was talking about so you did great girl!

on 11/3/17 4:01 pm
Topic: RE: Dr. Gabriel Rosales

Thank you so much! I am so happy to see someone else knows something about him. I will have to go look with Dr. Guillermo Alvarez I have heard good things about him. I look forward to hearing about your journey! and Congratz on picking a doctor!

on 11/3/17 3:12 pm
Topic: RE: Dr. Gabriel Rosales

Hi AK girl,

I hope this answers your question. I am having my surgery done by Dr. Guillermo Alvarez. When I received all my information in a gift box there was a break down off all the people on Dr. Alvarez's team. Dr. Gabriel Rosales name and information was in there. He is the surgical assistant that works along side Dr. Alvarez. If you want to see more about him check out Now you might have to forgive me if there is another Dr. Gabriel Rosales out there. But the name jumped out at me because I just read his bio yesterday.

on 11/3/17 9:50 am
Topic: Dr. Gabriel Rosales


I am new here sorry if this question has been asked before. I have been doing a lot of research trying to pick a Doctor for the Vertical Sleeve Gastric. I'm excited and nervous at the same time.

I have found Dr. Gabriel Rosales and have watched a few blogs of past patients that had, had surgery with him. I have tried to research him but really do not find much on him.

Who did you have do your surgery? How was your stay? How was your surgery? How many days Post OP are you? I know each doctor will have their pros and cons just like anyone. Who do you suggest? Do you have any links to share good or bad about Doctors.

As this is the 1st time for me are there any questions I need to ask?

Please help this is all so new to me and i'm scared I will not ask an important question or fail to do enough research and miss something important.

Thank you

AK girl

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on 10/31/17 7:42 am
Topic: RE: GSV Revision to Gastric Bypass Dr. Recommendations

Hi Kim,

Dr. Enrique Arias is one of the world's finest and most experienced bariatric surgeons. He founded Obesity El Salvador and has done thousands of gastric bypass procedures. Although we have many excellent surgeons in our network, including in Tijuana, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Mexicali, we're currently running a special for Dr. Arias on bariatric procedures. You can find out about him and the sale here.

He's located in El Salvador, where prices are typically higher than Mexico, but with the sale, the price is comparable. If you only want to go to Mexico, we have doctors located in Mexico in our network, and all have been thoroughly credentialed and have reviews on our site. But you won't find a more qualified surgeon than Dr. Arias. Plus, we'll help you through the whole process at no charge as part of these sale packages.

on 10/30/17 3:03 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
Topic: RE: GSV Revision to Gastric Bypass Dr. Recommendations
On October 30, 2017 at 8:02 PM Pacific Time, KARussell79 wrote:

Hi All -

I had Gastric Sleeve (US Doctor) in March 2013 and lost 85lbs at that time (60% of excess weight). Almost immediately I started regaining weight when I hit my lowest. Today, I find myself very unhappy and am researching Revision surgery to Gastric Bypass in Mexico because I am paying cash.

I spoke with Dr. Pompa in Tijuanna on Friday and was impressed with her over the phone but have not been successful in finding any recent reviews on her and specifically those targeted towards Gastric Bypass so I'm reaching out to this group for recommendations.

Who did you have Gastric Bypass surgery with, in Mexico? Would you trust them to do another surgery?

Thanks so much!


the only group I would recommend after having 3 surgeries on MX is Mexicali Bariatrics.

i would not use dr pomp's at all as ppl in the past have reported that the sleeves she does are hour glass shaped , diagnosed by X-rays and scopes. I would've afraid she would not do a bypass correctly either.




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