Hi my name is MaryAnn and I am 23 years old. After a year of talking to Ishi with belitewight I finally made the choice to have wls.
On 7-12-10 my life became forever changed. I went to Dr. Rodriguez & his team in Juarez Mexico and got what is called Laparoscopic total gastric vertical plication (TGVP) aka Super Sleeve. In one month I am only a few pounds shy of what I lost in one year. I have so much more freedom now with my TGVP when it comes to food. I now eat what makes my body feel good and not just what even comes to mind at that moment. I eat to live, not live to eat.
The morning of my surgery I missed my flight to El Paso and you can guess how stressed I was. With in minutes of talking to Ishi and the driver all the details where worked out. It was so nice to have Ishi to take care of all the details instead of me doing it all alone. Dr. Rodriguez and his team are amazing! They came to see me almost as much as you would expect to see your nurse here in the states. And speaking of nurses the nurses were very kind and fast. I never had to wait very long after calling them. The hospital there was beautiful and honestly it was closer to a resort than a hospital.
If you are interested in getting wls there is no reason to pay over twice as much just to do it in the states. I felt more cared for than any US hospital I have ever been to! If I was to do it all over again I would go to Mexico no questions about it!
Procedure: Sleeve Plication
Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.