Edgar Campos Bariatric Physician Clinical Bariatric Doctor and Nutritionist
I got the Spatz3 balloon with Dr. Campos. I cannot say enough about Dr. Campos, his team and the hospital. The support staff is just awesome-very concerned about every little concern-and there to help you through it all. Dr. Campos is one of the best doctors I’ve ever met. My husband went with me and has not stopped telling people about the wonderful service, the pristine hospital and the continued aftercare I’m receiving. He even sent a nurse to my hotel room. I would not go anywhere else!!
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Dr. Campos is wonderful. He checked on me throughout my stay in the hospital and explained the surgery procedures before and after. Very nice and professional.
I had a Spatz Gastric balloon procedure done in Jan 2017 at Mexical Bariatric in Mexicali, Mexico.
Pros: Dr.Edgar is really a cool doctor. He doesn't have that annoying bossy attitude what you might get from doctors in the US. I have come across US doctors who won't even listen you fully. They just shut you up in middle and pre-assume a lot of things. Luckily, Dr.Campos is not that type. He would listen to you. He is very knowledgeable and explains you in detail. He is best at what he does.
I live in Los Angeles. It's really convenient to travel to Mexicali, park at the border and a shuttle van from Doctor's office would come to pick you up. It took me 4 hrs to drive to border in Calexico. They picked me up and the procedure was done within few hours. I returned back to Hotel Lucerna the same day. Slept overnight, they dropped me accross the border in morning and I was good to drive back home. I also had another ballon filing done in March because I wanted the balloon to be bigger. I followed the same route and this time I didn't even have to stay at Hotel. I got procedure done in morning and the hospital van dropped me back across the US border where I parked my car. My experience was good and I liked it. The most helpful thing is how fast the procedure gets done by making all medical professionals readily available. The shuttle service from Dr's office has a medical pass and it's a boon when you have to cross the border. The Hotel stay is not very expensive either.
Cons: At Mexicali Bariatric, I wish there would be a dietician counsellor who follows up with patients like asking the progress report. This is something that's missing at Mexicali Bariatric.
As far as a dietitian follow up, there is nobody. I don't expect the doctor to call each & every patient because that's too much but it's something that requires an additional person.
** The doctor does reply urgent mattters in email.
Anyways, my experience was good and I highly recommend it. Thanks Doc!
Dr. Campos is an integral member of the Mexicali Bariatric Center team. His medical oversight of my post-op surgical care was paramount and he is still advising me and my local physician two weeks after my surgery. Dr. Campos visited me several times every day during my stay at the hospital, and saw to all my physical, pharmaceutical, and dietary needs. I'm very happy to have his continuing support during my recovery, and I thank him, and all my new friends at Mexicali Bariatric Center.
I had a Spatz-3 Balloon placed by Dr. Campos almost 10 days ago. The whole team, including coordinator Yolanda Equia worked flawlessly to allow everything to happen smoothly. I was surprised that the procedure was done in an actual hospital...I was expecting to be in a small dingy clinic somewhere. dr. Campos explained everything in advance, what to expect, lifestyle changes, and medications.
The procedure went smoothly! I woke up feeling alright (still drugged and with IV nausea medicine in my system), and was escorted to the pharmacy to purchase all my medications. I will just warn you some people had no adverse effects. My first 2 days after the procedure I was cramping and vomiting everything up and was not ale to hold down the medications or water, but by the second evening I began being able to keep the medications down and felt sooooo much better. I last vomited that 2nd day. 10 days in and I still get slight cramping when I drink something cold, but I am able to eat regular foods (just very small portions or I get nauseous). I was feeling well enough to work after 6 days. I now eat about as much as my 4-year old, or possibly less. I have lost 4 pounds so far and am feeling up to start working out on my next day off from work.
THANK YOU DR. CAMPOS!!!!!!!!
Drs. Ungston, Campos and Beltran performed my re-sleeve and they all were so pleasant, genuine and caring. I truly felt I couldn't of had any better care. Seeing Drs. 3 times a day, I felt like I was a queen. They made sure absolutely every need or concern was handled. I think they are amazing and wouldn't recommend them to absolutely everyone!
I also seen Dr. Campos in 2011 and felt the same, he performed my barium swallows and was so wonderful.
I had my Obalon procedure done February 14, 2015 and it was amazing. Dr Campos is very professional and very knowledgeable I felt confident that I was in good hands. I have lost a total of 14 lbs. I am eating only when hungry and following the instructions on what to eat and what not to eat. I have had no side effects and I feel great. The procedure itself was so easy and painless and took less than 5 minutes. I would recommend Dr Campos and the Obalon Baloon to anyone looking for a safe solution to weight loss.
The Obalon Balloon experience was amazing. As you might expect, I was nervous going to a foreign company for a medical procedure when I can't speak a word of Spanish. I was met by an English speaking driver at the airport. During every minute of my stay (with the exception of when I was in my hotel room) I was escorted by an English speaking person. Dr. Campos was great. He spent time going over the procedure and answered all of my questions. He met with me afterwards to talk and about my diet and possible side effects (cramps and nausea which I did not experience). He prescribed some medications for the potential side effects. We were waiting for someone to escort me to the pharmacy and he decided to escort me. Now I ask, when was the last time an American Doctor escorted you anywhere? The hospital was clean and modern. The procedure literally took 5 minutes. Basically all I did was sallow a large pill. Now for the best part. I had the procedure done seven weeks ago. I have lost 22 lbs. (almost 10% of my body weight). I am never hungry. All you need to do is to follow a better diet and avoid eating when you are not hungry. The balloon is amazing! I have no side effects and it keeps me from feeling hungry all of the time. After the procedure was over the driver took me to hotel. The next morning he picked me up and took me to airport. I was extremely impressed with the entire experience. I wish American medicine was more like the experience in Mexico. High levels of service, attentive, timely and welcoming are adjectives that come to mind. I would recommend Dr. Campos, the Obablon Balloon and Mexicali Bariatric Center to anyone overweight seeking a simple solution.
My experience with Dr. Campos was amazing! I felt like he genuinely cared about my health and was able to answer any questions that I had about getting the Lap-Band. He was so encouraging and supportive throughout my entire stay at the bariatric center, as were all of the staff that worked there. I could tell Dr. Campos is intelligent and very skilled at what he does. I would recommend him to anyone looking for weight-loss surgery!
I had the OBALON Balloon placed with Dr. Campos 3 weeks ago. It was a very easy process from the time I got there and left a few hours later. The doctor explained everything in great detail and made sure I understood what was gong to happen and what I had to do to in order to be successful. I followed the doctor’s indications and I did not experience any pain or reflux afterwards. The OBALON gives me a “prolong satiety” after each meal which helps me make healthy ( portion control ) choices in my daily diet. I lost 5 lbs the first week, 2 lbs the second week and 2 lbs the third . I would recommend the Intragastric Balloon and Dr. Campos ( wonderful, experienced doctor) to anyone who has an overweight problem and has previously failed weight loss attempts by dieting!! My goal is to lose 30 lbs. in the 3-4 months with the balloon, I will update later.