I have a date.
April 27th. That's my new birthday.
I will be "sleeved" in the Jerusalem Hospital in Tijuana Mexico with Dr Almanza Reyes
I've spent a great deal of time researching not only the procedure itself but also the hospital and the doctor. I'm confident in this choice.
Why did I choose Mexico? Cost and time.
It would be at LEAST a year or more before I *might*be able to get the surgery here.... and if I did it self pay at home, it would be $20,000. That's money we just don't have.
The surgery is nearly a 1/3 of the price in Mexico and I can do it in mere months from making the decision. I of course still have to qualify but with a BMI over 30, I'm in a good category.
Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss tool in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples, glue and possibly cauterization) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is performed laparoscopically and is not reversible.
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