"Review Part 2:
It's been about 6 months since my initial review. I am still losing weight thanks to VSG with Dr. Alvarez and the Endobariatric team! I BMI prior to surgery was 37.5. Today it is 27.0, getting close to the "normal" range.
My activity level has skyrocketed. I used to do very little for myself. Now I am able to help with housework and be more interactive. Feels like more of the former me is coming back into focus.
I'm very glad to have had the surgery. No regrets!"
" It is extremely rare to find health care providers that go so far above and beyond the general level of what is barely needed or barely covered by an insurance company. I was unhappy with the local bariatric surgeon and the insurance process so i looked elsewhere, beyond the border. I heard and saw internet advertisements for WLS in Mexico and unfortunately i was 1 of those skeptics that said i prefer to keep all of my organs. After seriously researching foreign medical places and doctors i came across Endobariatric and Dr. Alvarez. I started by reading the info on the website and then watching most of the "AskDrA" series on youtube. i got a lot of great information for free and decided to give Dr. Alvarez and his team a try.
I would say the worst part of the whole experience was traveling. It had been over a decade since i flew on an airplane and airport crowds freak me out a bit. Once I met with Rosy until the time she dropped me back at the hotel i felt completely taken care of. i worried a little before the trip about safety and i felt safer there in Mexico than places i lived in the U.S. Everything was spelled out quite well in the pre-op instructions, what to expect and when. There were no big surprises. The staff was completely welcoming and nice, didn't have any communication problems at all. The actual surgery must have gone well. I had some initial pain once i woke up but they fixed that immediately. The main pain after that just felt like paper cuts where the incisions were.
It's been about 2 months since my surgery and i have lost about 40 pounds so far. Its still a little strange at times not being able to eat much and sometimes i feel like i want to eat more but that is why i needed the surgery. I highly recommend Endobariatric to anyone seeking weight-loss surgery. It's quick, relatively painless, and quite safe - with top notch doctors and nurses. Everyone steps up to their role in the hospital, like a very well oiled machine. If i had to do over, I wouldn't change a thing!"