Mexico Bariatric Surgeon
Rodrigo Andalon St. #112 , Suite B, Colonia Burocratas
Piedras Negras, Coahuila ME
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5 out of 5 stars Gastric Bypass

Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Alvarez is the Best Choice I Have Ever Made!

I had my surgery June 5th, 2017. To date I have lost 62 pounds, yahoo!!! I recently returned from a 5 country dream vacation where I hiked mountains, walked cities with no pain or stress and I mean 20 kilometers in one day and this all thanks to the new and improved healthy me. Dr. Alvarez and Susan are the kindest most attentive people, they encourage and support you in every part of your...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Worry free experience

Fantastic such a caring , knowledgeable , and conscience Dr. And staff. He and his staff met with us several times before the procedure for any concerns we might have. And follow up often even now two months later.

Not waiting on insurance....

I am a 40 yo female, 5'9", 265lbs. BMI 39.4. I tarred the process of going through insurance last November 2016. I have United Healthcare though my employer and my employer does have obesity coverage. I stated down the weight loss surgery path (gastric sleeve) after a recommendation from my endocrinologist. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease in 2014. We tried Contrave, which worked great...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Great experience

The experience to Mexico was awesome great staff hotel hospital and the day spa is amazing He's a great doctor am very happy DR.A did my surgery. nurses and doc are always a phone/email away any time I have a question they reply to me immediately

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Dr. Alvarez Bariatric Surgeon of Excellence

I can't say enough of how great and amazing my whole experience with Dr. Alvarez and his whole staff has been. He sleeved me on 07/27/17 and 9 days later here I am 15 lbs thinner, feeling great! He is the most down to earth, professional and caring doctor I have ever met. He makes your anxiety melt away when you meet him and gaines your trust right away. He and his whole team made the whole...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

What a team!

Dr. Alvarez and his staff are amazing! I came alone and never felt nervous or apprehensive. They took great care of me and I have not had a single complication. The facility staff was more attentive than here in U.S.!

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

I had an impressive experience

I wish to send the greatest of gratitude towards all the staff and helpers who kindly assisted me before, during, and after my surgery. Each and every member of the team exhibited professionalism beyond imaginable, not to mention all their friendliness that surpassed any expectation I ever had! It was honestly the most pleasurable hospital experience I've ever been through and I can't thank...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

I had a awesome time!

Dr. A was great! Everyone was friendly and the staff was excellent. Hospital was clean and very nice. I had a great experience with endobariatric! Looking forward to seeing my new family at the next reunion!! I would recommend this surgery to anyone who is looking to live a healthier life!

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Best Decision

Vertical Sleeve gastrectomy has changed my life. I am 55years old and have been overweight nearly my whole life. I've tried every diet know to man with varying degrees of success, but nothing was permanent. I'm 5'1" tall and was 190 pounds when I had my surgery in January. I now weigh 140. My goal is about 20 more pounds to be about in the middle of the weight range for my height. Still...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Hands down the best Dr and team!

Dr Alvarez is an amazing surgeon! He is extremely nice and caring and has a great bedside manner. After meeting Dr Alvarez and his team, I was not nervous about surgery at all. I knew I was in good hands and could trust them. The surgery was a lot faster than I expected. The hospital staff and motel staff are wonderful. Dr Alvarez staff are so helpful, kind and considerate. I had 80lbs...

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Personal Statement

I'm a leading Mexico weight loss specialist who takes great pride in helping patients recover from morbid obesity and attain a size and weight that allows them to lead healthier lives.
More than 9 years of experience.

Memberships

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Consultation Fee

Free

Awards & Recognition

Awards:
Surgeon of Excellence, Surgical Review Corporation
Professional Recognition:
Featured as a Nationwide Leader in Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery, Newsweek Magazine
RealSelf Top Doctor

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon 2002, Monterrey, México
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    General Surgery, Christus Muguerza High Specialty Hospital. Monterrey, Mexico, 2006
    Advanced Laparoscopy, Christus Muguerza Monterrey Hospital, Monterrey, Mexico

Treatments offered at Guillermo Alvarez, MD

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Does a gastrectomy affect life expectanacy?

Yes it does affect your life expectancy! It will make you live longer and with better quality of life. With your current BMI (height and weigh) you... READ MORE

Little weight loss after sleeve, why have I plateaued?

Yes, weight plateaus or stalls are needed for your body and are normal. You also need to work with this and not leave everything to the sleeve.... READ MORE

I'm 5 ft 10 with 45.2 BMI. Could I be a candidate for sleeve surgery? (Photo)

Definitely look into the sleeve. I would make an appointment with a bariatric doctor to talk about the process. I hope this helps. Warm regards, Dr.... READ MORE

Can I still have vsg surgery even though I have diffusely echogenic, mild fatty liver mildly enlarged?

Yes, look into the surgery. Weight loss will help you on this issue. By losing weight, your liver will benefit greatly. Watch this video with more... READ MORE

Am I a candidate for VSG?

The answer is YES! You should look into a sleeve to treat your weight and underlying conditions like your cholesterol, etc. The sleeve will help you... READ MORE

28 - Female w/ PCOS - Am I a good candidate for VSG? (Photo)

Yes, with your BMI and medical condition(s) you are a good candidate for the sleeve. It will not only help you lose the weight but will help with... READ MORE

I have a BMI of 47.6 without any comorbidities. Is the sleeve gastrectomy a good option for me?

You are a great candidate and patients like you who are young do really well. You should look into this indeed. warm regards, Dr. Alvarez READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for the gastric sleeve? BMI is 33 (Photo)

In your case you are a great candidate for WLS and patients like you do amazing. Dr. Alvarez READ MORE

Gastric band versus sleeve?

Many practices around the world have been abandoning the band due to bad quality of life and poor results. Here is a video that will help you more.... READ MORE

Would I be a good candidate for bariatric surgery, taking into consideration I'm 53 years old?

The answer is yes you are! You would benefit greatly from losing a lot of weight and your health condition would improve as well. Look at it as... READ MORE

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Personal Statement

I'm a leading Mexico weight loss specialist who takes great pride in helping patients recover from morbid obesity and attain a size and weight that allows them to lead healthier lives.
More than 9 years of experience.

Memberships
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Consultation Fee

Free

Awards & Recognition
Awards:
Surgeon of Excellence, Surgical Review Corporation
Professional Recognition:
Featured as a Nationwide Leader in Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery, Newsweek Magazine
RealSelf Top Doctor
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon 2002, Monterrey, México
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    General Surgery, Christus Muguerza High Specialty Hospital. Monterrey, Mexico, 2006
    Advanced Laparoscopy, Christus Muguerza Monterrey Hospital, Monterrey, Mexico

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5 out of 5 stars Gastric Bypass

Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Alvarez is the Best Choice I Have Ever Made!

I had my surgery June 5th, 2017. To date I have lost 62 pounds, yahoo!!! I recently returned from a 5 country dream vacation where I hiked mountains, walked cities with no pain or stress and I mean 20 kilometers in one day and this all thanks to the new and improved healthy me. Dr. Alvarez and Susan are the kindest most attentive people, they encourage and support you in every part of your...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Worry free experience

Fantastic such a caring , knowledgeable , and conscience Dr. And staff. He and his staff met with us several times before the procedure for any concerns we might have. And follow up often even now two months later.

Not waiting on insurance....

I am a 40 yo female, 5'9", 265lbs. BMI 39.4. I tarred the process of going through insurance last November 2016. I have United Healthcare though my employer and my employer does have obesity coverage. I stated down the weight loss surgery path (gastric sleeve) after a recommendation from my endocrinologist. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease in 2014. We tried Contrave, which worked great...


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Does a gastrectomy affect life expectanacy?

Yes it does affect your life expectancy! It will make you live longer and with better quality of life. With your current BMI (height and weigh) you... READ MORE

Little weight loss after sleeve, why have I plateaued?

Yes, weight plateaus or stalls are needed for your body and are normal. You also need to work with this and not leave everything to the sleeve.... READ MORE

I'm 5 ft 10 with 45.2 BMI. Could I be a candidate for sleeve surgery? (Photo)

Definitely look into the sleeve. I would make an appointment with a bariatric doctor to talk about the process. I hope this helps. Warm regards, Dr.... READ MORE

Can I still have vsg surgery even though I have diffusely echogenic, mild fatty liver mildly enlarged?

Yes, look into the surgery. Weight loss will help you on this issue. By losing weight, your liver will benefit greatly. Watch this video with more... READ MORE

Am I a candidate for VSG?

The answer is YES! You should look into a sleeve to treat your weight and underlying conditions like your cholesterol, etc. The sleeve will help you... READ MORE

28 - Female w/ PCOS - Am I a good candidate for VSG? (Photo)

Yes, with your BMI and medical condition(s) you are a good candidate for the sleeve. It will not only help you lose the weight but will help with... READ MORE

I have a BMI of 47.6 without any comorbidities. Is the sleeve gastrectomy a good option for me?

You are a great candidate and patients like you who are young do really well. You should look into this indeed. warm regards, Dr. Alvarez READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for the gastric sleeve? BMI is 33 (Photo)

In your case you are a great candidate for WLS and patients like you do amazing. Dr. Alvarez READ MORE

Gastric band versus sleeve?

Many practices around the world have been abandoning the band due to bad quality of life and poor results. Here is a video that will help you more.... READ MORE

Would I be a good candidate for bariatric surgery, taking into consideration I'm 53 years old?

The answer is yes you are! You would benefit greatly from losing a lot of weight and your health condition would improve as well. Look at it as... READ MORE

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