I had VSG surgery with Dr. Aceves at Almater Hospital on March 20. The entire experience was top-notch. From the time I inquired about surgery with Nina, Dr. Aceves’ patient coordinator, I knew I was in good hands. She always responded to my questions within 24 hours and was very patient with me. I was having some doubts on the drive from San Diego to Mexicali, but meeting Dr. Aceves and talking with him completely took my doubts away. Dr. Aceves has a warm and compassionate manner and he thoroughly explained the surgery process, risks, and patient post-op responsibilities, and answered all of our questions with patience. Dr. Campos is great, too. He has a witty sense of humor and gave detailed instructions regarding post-op eating and nutrition.
Karla and Yolanda are fantastic, as are all of the nurses I met. Ernesto, the driver, was sweet and funny. I had the feeling I was being taken care of by a big, warm, competent family. Drs. Aceves and Campos checked in on me a couple of times each day and were always happy to answer any questions I had. The hospital itself is clean, quiet, and in a safe location. Any time I felt discomfort or pain, my needs were immediately taken care of. I had no problems communicating with any of the nurses and my Spanish is really bad. They provide a list of common phrases in English/Spanish that will come in handy if you speak no Spanish.
Before I even checked in to my hotel in San Diego after surgery, I received an email from Gaby, the after-care coordinator. Gaby is always prompt to answer my questions and I’ve never felt like I was alone in my recovery, even though I live so far away.
If I could give Dr. Aceves and his wonderful team a 10 star rating, I would. I simply can’t recommend him enough.
(My insurance would have covered this procedure but I chose to pay out of pocket to avoid jumping through the ridiculous hoops required. I’d read so many reviews of Dr. Aceves and was confident he was the most qualified and best option for me. I’m so glad I did. My incisions were unbelievably tiny and they healed up very quickly. I was back to work 10 days post-surgery with abundant energy. None of my colleagues know or even suspected I’d had surgery.)
April 26, 2014
Guys this surgery has change my life… I’ve not felt this happy in such a long time! Can’t wait to see myself 4 more month from now. Stay strong, focus… Drink your water and protein shakes you will see your results!!! All it takes is patience and don’t go to your old self trying those sweets and bad eating habits. Pre-plan your meals for the day 2oz-4oz a meal at a time , then put in your fluids an hour later. Lastly working out!! I’ve been since day 3from surgery !! You all have the key instruction from the doctor and if you do as they say, it works
Never ever not once ever regretted my decision to have surgery. It was the best decision I ever could have made for myself. You can do this you want to live you want to be happy and healthy and be there for your family.
I felt that that way too but , my weight was a big issue too so go for it you will c that it’s all worth it.
I haven’t read anyone on any message board that has regretted it, even the few with complications (not normal). Everyone always seems to say they just regret not doing it sooner
Best thing I ever did for me !
No regrets…look at it in a different manner…how many kids do you have? How many grand children do you have? How long have you been married? Do you value watching them grow up? You will be around so much longer to be there for all of them. My children and grand children will have me for many yrs because of the surgery. ..is your life worth $8000 mine was divide your surgery dollar between the members of your family…then by another 20 yrs and ill bet you’ll come up with a small miniscule number that your hubby and children and grandchildren will feel it is way worth it!!!
I never regretted a penny it gave me back my life I am a way better mother because I am not caring another person around with me every minute of every day!
If I had to max every credit card and take a second mortgage I would do it again
No regrets here either! I’m only 4 weeks out today, and we had to pay out of pocket for the entire thing! My husband was happy to do it, because he didn’t want to lose me, or have to raise our kids alone… That was a possibility eventually! I’m down 47 lbs today and already have more energy than I have in years. It’s worth it!
I think it is natural for us to feel some amount of guilt. After all, we spend our lives taking care of everyone else EXCEPT us Consider it an investment in your health and your future. I could have used the money for all sorts of other things that would have brought some temporary pleasure….but deciding to using for the sleeve was the best decision I could have made. There are no regrets and I love the way my clothes are hanging on me right now Make the decision and be at peace with it – you will be happy that you did.
I’m almost 3 years out and don’t miss a single, solitary thing from my ‘fat’ life. Hubby just returned from his VSG as well – that’s around $18,000 spent between the two of us that could have gone to so many more things – kids’ college, a used car, a really nice vacation abroad – but we were more than willing to instead invest in our health. No regrets here!
sleeved Nov 27, 2013. no regrets to this point. maybe could have done it 10 years sooner.
You are worth every penny and you absolutly will NOT regret it. Best desision Ive ever made
Think of how much it would cost you and your family if you had a heart attack or stroke… Sorry to be blunt… I play with my kids now and go dancing with my friends! I have my life back and LOVE every second of it! My only regret is not doing it ten years ago. Don’t feel guilty … do it FOR your family! They will love you much more alive!