I met a lady who had a sleeve in Mexico and I was so amazed at her transition. I tried every diet with no results. So my husband and I together decided this was my only hope to lose weight. On 2.25.19, at 299.6 lbs, in Tijuana, Mexico at Grand View Hospital, I had a gastric sleeve done. No pain, just gas discomfort after surgery. Stayed three days and flew back home to Texas. Well today, 7.8.19, I am down 100.4 lbs! This surgery was life changing for me! Dr. Almanza and his team were awesome and care and cleanliness was better than the US! I have no regrets. If you decide this is for you, stick to what the nutritionist tells you to eat and then go to a clean eating plan and drop carbonated drinks and processed food. It works if you follow this!