Pros: Great Doctor, only saw him twice. Great facility, beautiful hospital. Good after care, but understaffed.
Over all good experience.
Cons: long trip, Hospital is much more than 15 mins from San Diego, more like an hour.
Transportation was nothing like I expected, they crammed 10 people in a ...read more.
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 iss...read more.
After having my kids I gained a lot of weight, I tried multiple diets along with exercise but the same way I would lose weight, I would gain it right back. I eventually started noticing that I would get extremely tired of walking up the stairs and my energy level was low so I decided to do something...read more.
I am three years out from having my procedure. I do not regret it a bit. I have never had any complications. I lost 110lbs my first year. I have gained a few pounds back, but I needed to, i was to thin. I feel amazing. Additionally, my joints don't hurt anymore, and I can breathe. Its one of the bes...read more.
The best thing I could have done I weighed 210 at 5'3 & was miserable with lots of heath problems. I was a diabetic had high cholesterol within a month of my surgery I was not a diabetic anymore I don't have high cholesterol and over all I have lost 60 pounds still losing and feel great .My knees a...read more.
I am now 6 months out and I'm very happy that I got surgery. The only thing I can say negative about having it with Dr. Almanza is that we never met him before or after surgery. All they told us was he was to busy. You shouldnt make yourself to busy to meet with ur patients. I have lost 65lbs so far...read more.
It has been 9 months since I've had surgery & I've lost 110 pounds! I was very pleased with the care that was given to me & have recommended the facility to friends! I have no regrets! ...read more.
Almost 6 months since the procedure. I had no complications after the procedure. I stalled with the weight loss at 85 pounds for about 3 weeks. I had started to introduce different types foods that were not the best choices and that scared me. After re-evaluating what I was doing I went back to e...read more.
I had a great experience. Dr Mario Almanza and his staff are wonderful and took great care of me. The facility is beautiful and the resort I stayed at was wonderful with great staff and nurses on site that took great care of me. They were there to administer my iv fluids and meds around the clock, ...read more.
I was really sceptical in the beginning if this was the right thing for me. Since I have been 25years old I have been struggleing with my weight. It's been a roller coaster. Up and down and believe me I have tried all diets that are out there from WeightWatchers, HCG shots, Metabolic Balance, Liposu...read more.