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I chose to have weight loss surgery in Mexico after losing the battle with my insurance co. And knowing I would have to self pay, the price was more affordable. The more I read about Dr. Alvarez the more impressed I became. I decided he was the surgeon I wanted. That was the best decision I could have made. Dr. Alvarez has a wonderful bedside manner, a great sense of humor (you know what they say about laughter!!) and is a true gentleman. He even carried my Mom's luggage from his clinic to the hospital!! AND AN AWESOME SURGEON!! It couldn't be more obvious that he knows and loves what he's doing! My stay at the hospital was great. The nurses were very compassionate and like clockwork with meds. I rarely had to ask for anything! The entire experience was very pleasant!!
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My story is somewhat typical I guess. I was a chubby child, an obese adolescent, and got skinny in my late teens. ( BOYS!!!) But in my early twenties I had ovarian cancer (sort of) and a hysterectomy. After that the weight piled on. I drowned my anger and resentment and sorrow in food. After dozens of attempted and failed diets and diet products I found myself with a tremendous amount of weight to lose and the inability to do so on my own. I have been interested in wls for several years. For the last few years I tried to get ins. to cover the lap band, with no success. I'm so glad that didn't happen because I'm certain that vsg is the surgery for me. I gave up the battle with my insurance. They win - in not having to cover me any way but I got tired of waiting and decided to self pay in Mexico. So on the 24th of Sept. I will board a train bound for San Antonio TX. It's a 30 hour trip (I've never flown and with the stress of surgery I don't think now is a good time to try :) !) I will be riding in a private car with 2 chairs and 2 beds and a big window to see the sights. My surgery is Sept. 26th with Dr. Alvarez. I am terrified, nervous, and excited. I've always been one of those people that saw the glass as half empty ( with a slow leak) but I keep telling my self it will be worth it. I'm working on the part where I make myself believe that I'M worth it - but that's another chapter!! HAH