I have no complaints about my experience with the gastric sleeve surgery. Dr. Almanza and his staff were very nice and attentive. The new facility is beautiful, modern and extremely clean. Since my surgery date, I have been losing an average of one pound per day. Before surgery I had health issues such as diabetes and am happy to say that I am now taking half the dosage, and am sure I will soon be off that completely. After having gone through this, I can say without hesitation that I felt completely safe and confident in going to Dr. Almanza for this surgery. For some reason I experienced very little pain after the surgery, but the other patients had quite a bit of pain for one or two days after, which is normal. You have to get the air and gas out, but walking helps a lot. So you just have to walk the halls as much as possible because this also helps the healing process in many ways. I met many awesome people from all over the country and getting to know them was a fun experience. I have quite a few friends and relatives that have also gone to Dr. Almanza for the gastric sleeve and all have had great outcomes. If anyone is comtemplating the surgery in Mexico with Dr. Almanza, I would say just go and get it done and you will feel so much better and your health will improve day by day!!! I'm sure I really don't have to mention how affordable it is. My insurance company would not cover the surgery under any circumstances, so it would have been ten times as much in the USA! It has been 17 days since my surgery and I am down 17 pounds. My goal is 80 pounds, so 63 more to go -- I am very Happy!!!