I had surgery with Dr. Aceves in Oct in 2003 I found Dr. Aceves through ObesityHelp.com and found a lot of info about him on here.
It listed his Medical and Clinical Exp and I found that so helpful. I am a disabled vet, so I decided to go to Dr. Aceves. His price is very reasonable, where as I found that all other surgeons in Mexico were above 20K.
Dr. Aceves was very detailed in my preop care. I am 69 yrs old and he did a thorough consultation with me. We scheduled surgery for the 13th of Oct.
The hospital was beautiful. Very clean and very private. They are very friendly and so caring there. I have to say that the surgeon and Hospital are A1. Very well kept and up to date, modern. It was like walking into one of the biggest hospital in the US, although it is a small hospital.
I keep in contact with Dr. Aceves every few days about my weight loss. Nina is a very nice person and I would highly recommend Dr. Aceves to anyone. I go for my follow up visit with Dr. Aceves in March.
I had lap band surgery on Jan 8th of 2004 with Dr. Alberto Aceves.
I went to Mexicali, BC for the surgery and I thought that Dr. Aceves was wonderful. He came to my hotel room the night before surgery and showed me around the hospital. I was admitted the next day to the hospital. I had a cardiologist and anestiologist come and talk to me. I then had a CT scan and several other tests performed. The hospital was very clean and everyone has their own private rooms.
The hospital staff was very friendly and accomodating during my hospital stay. I was a little scared, but I was fine. I had a small complication after surgery, since I had quit smoking, I was taking Welbutrin and after surgery I had spasms in my esphogaus. Once the Dr. took me off the medicine and I was fine.
I was so impressed with Dr. Aceves attentive nature. He came to the hospital at least 2-3 times a day to check on me. Nina was wonderful as well. She helped to translate things, when I was unable to understand something Dr. Aceves said. He speaks english very well, but Nina is there just in case.
I searched for a surgeon to perform my surgery, but found that the cost was so high and my insurance would not cover it. Dr. Aceves price includes everything except airfare. I would highly recommend Dr. Aceves to anyone who is interested in having the lap band surgery. His bedside manner and follow up care are excellent.
I have had all of my pre op questions and concerns answered very quickly by Dr.
Ungson. When emailing him he always responded back to me that day. Dr.Ungson really cares about his patients. I have complete confidence in his ability.My surgery went very well, no complications.
The hotel is very nice and the hospital is new and has all the latest medical equipment.
Dr Ungson has been doing surgery since 1990. He is wonderful. Very caring and attentive. He has completed many DS surgeries. He is new at taking people from the states but he hopes that will change. Dr Ungson is very professional and returns emails within 24 hours. He has never had a death and had 1 lead in a very super morbid patient. That leak was immediately corrected and the patient fine. He takes great care of you. Please let me know if you have any questions about him or the surgery.... There is only so much time to write and there is so much to say.Oct. 10, 2003
I am a Doctor, and had already looked into this surgery and knew about it. I had known Dr. Aceves, so I went for a consultation. He advised me to research the surgery as much as possible and to talk to post op patients before making any decisions. Which I did! I had various medical tests performed and overall about 3 consultations with Dr. Aceves. The office and hospital staff was very warm, and very hospitable towards me, and my surgery was complication free. One of the best things was that there was very little discomfort post op. I was up and walking within 24 hours and I drove home after 2 days. My recuperation was very quick. However, the hardest thing was getting used to, and sticking to my new diet.
Joann & Bob Edwards,
"A friend of ours was going to Mexico for plastic surgery, so my husband I accompanied her. Once there, we were speaking with her surgeon about weight loss surgery and he referred us to Dr. Alberto Aceves.
We met with Dr. Aceves and were very impressed with him. He was very thorough in his consultation and pre-op examination and testing. As a matter of fact, he provides you with a report of all your pre-op testing and thoroughly goes over them one by one and gives you the report to take with you for your own MD to have when you return to the states. <p>
We both had surgery and could not have asked for a more pleasant surgical experience. The hospital was impeccable; it was a private hospital and one that was very clean. We do not speak Spanish, but there were no communication barriers whatsoever. The hospital staff was friendly and so helpful throughout our hospital stay. You did not have to ring for anything, as there was always someone there to check on you or get you what you wanted. <p>
Dr. Aceves is a very caring and a wonderful Doctor. He would stop by two times a day to check on us, and his wife even stopped by to check on us. Our surgical experience in Mexicali, BC was wonderful. We could not have asked for a better surgical team, we highly recommend him."
I HAD THE LAP BAND SURGERY WITH DR. ALBERTO ACEVES DIAZ IN MEXICALI IN SEPTEMBER OF 2002.
I DID THIS KIND OF SURGERY BECAUSE MY SISTER MARIBEL DID IT, AND SHE LOST MORE OR LESS 90 POUNDS, AND SHE FELT VERY WELL AFTER THE SURGERY. SHE LOST 90 POUNDS IN A PERIOD OF 8 OR 9 MONTHS. THAT’S WHY ONE OF THE REASONS THAT I DECIDED TO DO THIS SURGERY.
DR. ACEVES, IS A VERY CARING AND A WONDERFUL DOCTOR, AND HE IS VERY THOROUGH IN HIS CONSULTATION AND PRE-OP EXAMINATION AND TESTING. ALL THIS TIME, MONTH BY MONTH, I HAVE BEEN IN HIS OFFICE, AND HE HAS ATTENDED VERY GOOD AND RESOLVE ALL MY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STEPS TO DO FOR MY DIET AND GET A GOAL TO LOSE WEIGHT LIKE MY SISTER MARIBEL.
MY EXPERIENCE AT THE HOSPITAL WAS WONDERFUL. THE HOSPITAL WAS IMPECCABLE, IT WAS A PRIVATE HOSPITAL AND ONE THAT WAS VERY CLEAN. THE HOSPITAL STAFF WAS VERY WARM AND CARING AS WELL.
MY RECUPERATION WAS VERY QUICK AND ACTUALLY I FEEL VERY WELL AND IF YOU DECIDED TO DO THE LAP BAND SURGERY, I RECOMMENDED
TO DR. ALBERTO ACEVEZ DIAZ, BECAUSE HE IS A GREAT SURGEON AND HE HAS A HIGH PRESTIGE IN THE MEDICAL SECTION LIKE A SURGEON.
MY PARTICULAR PHONE IS : AREA: (686)-567-01-81 IN MEXICALI, B. C. AND YOU CAN CALL ME AFTER 8:00 P.M. IF YOU WANT TO CALL ME AND I GIVE YOU THE EMAIL ADDRESS OF MY SISTER MARIBEL MACHADO, IF YOU WANT TO WRITE ME.
E-MAIL ADDRESS : [email protected]
OLIVIA MACHADO LEON
MEXICALI, B. C. MÉXICO
AND MY P.O. BOX OF CALEXICO CA. IS:
317 HEFFERNAN ST.
P.O. BOX 12870
ZIP CODE 92331
I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF KNOWING DR.ALBERTO ACEVES FOR 20 YEARS NOW, AS A RESPONSIBLE, HONEST,AND PROFESIONAL DOCTOR WITH LOTS OF EXPERIENCE IN HIS SPECIALTY. HE HAS OPERATED 8 MEMBERS OF MY NUMEROUS FAMILY.AT THIS MOMENT IM A LAPBAND PATIENT, I HAVE HAD IT SINCE NOVEMBER OF 2002, I USED TO WEIGH 317LBS; THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN VERY SATISFACTORY SINCE I STOPPED GAINING WEIGHT, AND NOW IM LOSING WEIGHT AND USING OF CLOTHES SMALLER SIZE (MY WEIGH NOW IS 264LBS), I DONT FEEL ANY ANXIETY FOR EATING AS I FELT BEFORE THE SURGERY, AND IM AWARE THAT I HAVE TO FOLLOW THE DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS.
ALMATER HOSPITAL IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST HOSPITALS OF THE STATE, WITH EXCELLENT ATTENTION, AND FIRST QUALITY INSTALLATIONS
IM AT YOUR SERVICE, AND YOU CAN CALL ME TO THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:
OFFICE 01152 (664) 647-7062, (664)647-7065
HOME 01152( 664) 681-1801 AND (664) 681-1773
IN TIJUANA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
I had the lap band surgery done by Dr. Alberto Aceves. He explained everything about the surgery beforehand, and was very thorough and concerned about me understanding everything, including the risks, regarding the surgery.
I live in Mexicali, and so I am able to go back for frequent post op visits. He is always very concerned about how I am doing, and if I am comfortable with the lap band.
The surgery was performed at Hospital Almater, and everything there was great. Dr. Aceves checked in on me several times after the surgery, and I was only there for one day.
I would recommend Dr. Aceves to anyone who is interested in the lap band surgery, as he is a great doctor, with great surgical competence and bedside manner.