Mexicali Bariatric Center Bariatric Center
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.
My surgeon was Dr. Alberto Aceves from Mexicali. I had a intragastric balloon placed and changed three times before I converted to the lap band. I started out at 566pounds. In April of 2003, I had the lap band surgery. I weighed 452pounds. And now, one month later, I weigh 416pounds.
Dr. Aceves was a great surgeon. He was very thorough and very caring. I live in Calexico, CA and that is not too far, so I travel back to Mexicali for my follow up visits. I am so happy I had surgery. <p> My experience at the Hospital was wonderful as well. I was up and walking 2 hours after surgery and had very little pain. I was released from the hospital after 24 hour stay and have not had any complications or problems at all.