Weight Loss Agents / Complications from surgery
I am a bariatric surgeon and professor of surgery at the University of California
PATIENTS BE FOREWARNED:
I have had 2 patients this year who had laparoscopic sleeve surgery with WeightLossAgents. Both developed a leak about a week after surgery, after they had returned to California. Both were quite sick. Both times I reached out to the surgeon who had performed the surgery, and did not even receive a courtesy callback.
In surgery, we call this "complete patient abandonment." It is unethical.
Travelling to Mexico for major abdominal surgery is unwise, and the the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons has released a position statement warning patients against doing so.
Please, find an accredited bariatric center of excellence close to you that can do you surgery safely, and more importantly, take care of you if a complication arises.