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exists because of us! We offer the best PRICES, Best Doctors
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Single Entry Gastric Sleeve surgery in Puerto Vallarta,
Gastric Bypass Surgery in Puerto Vallarta, Bariatric Revision
surgery in Puerto Vallarta, Lapband surgery in Mexico, or a
Duodenal Switch surgery in
Mexico, there is no where else to go!
Here are actual patients who booked their
surgeries through DRJOYA.com!
When I called DrJoya.com, I never imagined what the next several
months would mean for me and my family. I was nervous about having
surgery in Mexico. Being from the United States, my family and
friends were advising me not to go. Needless to say I’m glad I did.
After reading so many horror stories from people who have done this
in the US, I’m thankful for all of the experience and caring hands
of the doctor and his staff in PV. The hospital facility is second to
none. It’s like stepping back in time to when people cared about the
personal touch. If you would have told me that in 4 months after
surgery I’d be down 111 pounds and almost to goal, I would have paid
you any amount of money! What DrJoya.com gave me is a gift that I can
never thank them enough for. I can’t wait to vacation in PV and go
back and shake their hand!
Jason Upton - Olympic Torchbearer
Jason Upton had Gastric Sleeve surgery Feb. 17th of 2009 and booked
his surgery in Puerto Vallarta with DRJOYA.com.
From an article in the local paper Arab Tribune
from Arab Alabama.
"Jason Upton says he was treated as a hot
rock star in the freezing snow of Montreal after carrying the
Olympic torch 300 meters of its 27,900-mile journey across Canada en
route to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
But amid the
thrill of his lifetime last Thursday, the former Arab man says he
realized it was not him and his very brief run the throngs of
jubilant onlookers were celebrating, it was something much more.
"People gathered around me for two hours taking pictures and
shaking my hand," he says in an e-mail he wrote of the experience.
Downtown traffic was backed up for what must have been miles, he
says. Horns were blowing and people waving, keeping him warm in the
pure amazement of the moment.
"They weren't interested in me
so much, but more of the symbolism that was this experience," Upton
says. "It was the sharing in the moment which they were so excited
The former head of the Marshall County Republican
Party, Upton is the son of Doris and the late Joe Upton of Arab.
Owner of six Domino's franchises in Marshall and Etowah counties, he
was selected as one of only two franchisees in the United States to
participate in the multi-national event.
Accompanied by his
mother, son, Joseph Kalon, his finance/, Judy O'Dell, and sister,
Jody, he arrived in Montreal last Wednesday and began his run day
the next morning in the lobby of the hotel Queen Elizabeth, meeting
with representatives of representatives Coca-Cola International, a
sponsor of the Olympics.
All of the runners through the city
carried the torch - actually, their own torch, given to them by
Coke, along with special torchbearer running suits - for 300 meters.
Upton's part of the relay was set for around 4 p.m.
p.m., he joined other torchbearers in a staging area in downtown
There he met Hong Kong pop star Eason Chan and was
inspired by his humble spirit.
He met a young local resident who
had been selected to carry the torch because of his lobbying efforts
to establish a system of collecting food waste for organic purposes.
In the bus, Upton rode with Liu Yan, a premier dancer in Beijing
who was paralyzed during rehearsals in conjunction with the 2008
Olympics and became a symbol of inspiration globally.
nothing short of deeply humbling to sit next to her in her
wheelchair as she waited to carry the torch," he says. "They had
built a special stand to connect to her chair in order to make it
"I was able to feel the closeness of the world
like only the Olympic Games can bring," he adds.
The ground was covered with several feet of
freshly packed snow. Wind chills felt like zero or lower. Yet the
crowds lined up 20 deep alongside the relay route, Upton says.
He was with a caravan of 60 vehicles strong, including buses,
police and Olympic Committee personnel. He describes the
organization behind the event running like a well-oiled machine,
with months of planning behind every detail.
At his start
site, he got out and waited. Then he saw his moment approaching, a
flame in the cold evening air, carried aloft by a young woman who
was a volunteer for the Olympic Committee.
She lit his torch,
passing on the flame that had been carried from Greece.
high-fived and congratulated one another as she passed the flame on
to me," he says. "I was immediately off to the races."
Actually, he says, it really more of a slow jog. Even so, his 300
meters came and went in a flash.
'Like a rock star'
"As quickly as it began, I was high-fiving the next guy and passing
the torch on to him for his 300-meter jog. At the moment his torch
lit up they surrounded me and extinguished mine, and I was whisked
on to the bus.
"I rode along in the caravan until we had
picked up everyone in our group," he continues. "The cheers from the
thousands of people along the road were amazing.
is it isn't until after your run that things begin to sink in as to
what just happened," he says. "It is over so fast that you really
don't have time to digest it."
The day was topped off with a
big party downtown Montreal, which is where his bus headed as soon
Upton's leg was completed.
"I arrived still in my uniform and
carrying my torch - something I will cherish for as long as I live.
"Upon our arrival I was immediately covered with people asking
for a picture with me and the torch. I stood for two hours taking
pictures and letting people hold the torch," he says. "Honestly, the
only way to describe it is to say that I was treated like a rock
The journey down
In addition to the Olympic
hoopla, Upton's short run was the culmination of a long emotional
journey down and back up again, which he says started with the death
of father in 2006.
The emotions of that part of the journey
came to him earlier that day as he dressed in the official Olympic
He wished his dad was there but knew he was in
spirit, Upton says. He was thankful his mother was at his side, a
rock he says the family relies upon for support.
and Kalon and his sister there completed the scope of his emotions
that he says ranged from sadness to happiness, from nervousness to
He thought of the depression he fell into,
of letting himself go and gaining 100 pounds.
about how much Kalon had really missed because of my state of mind
and the state of my physical well-being," Upton says. "That, in
turn, made realize that I had been very selfish... in depriving
Kalon of building his own memories with his dad like I had enjoyed
He says he realizes some depression is a natural
part of losing a parent, but he allowed his depression began to
negatively impact not only his life, but the lives of those around
"That is when the selfishness came in to play," Upton
says. "I had come to a point that my weight and my mindset had gone
from a symptom of events in my life to a cause of negative effects
A changed world-view
So in February he had
decided it was up to him to change and think of someone other than
himself. He began working out and not only taking better care of
himself, but living for others, specifically, he says his family.
"It has allowed me to once again be the person my dad would want
me to be and that my son and family deserve. I think about how just
a few months ago I couldn't even tie my shoes without being out of
breath. Now," he thought as prepared for his run, "Kalon will see me
jog with the Olympic flame, a symbol of world peace and unity."
All in all, he say, it was an emotional journey that will
forever be a part of his life.
"I will forever watch the
games in 2010 and beyond with a different perspective. It won't be
the remarkable athleticism the athletes demonstrate as much as it
will remind me of this moment in time when the Olympic flame brought
so many unlikely people together to build friendships for a
"To see my family there and to be welcomed by so
many people from all over Canada - and really from around the world
- was just over-powering at times. It has," Upton says, "changed my
view of life and the world forever."
I am so happy to finally be able to write this!
Goal!!!! I hit my goal weight today! I was not a fast loser, but I
knew I wouldn't be. Too many years were spent yo-yo dieting and I
really messed up my metabolism. I knew the only way I was going to
get healthy, and feel good was with Weight Loss Surgery! I was
terrified to have my insides re-routed, which at the time, was my
only option here in Canada, unless I wanted the band...I didn't.
So, I did my research and found DrJoya.com. My experience was nothing less than perfect.
right from the first contact were wonderfully helpful, and guided
me..and answered my billion questions. My family was really afraid
for me to go out of the country, so my Mother came with me
to Mexico. The team, and doctor were not only wonderful to me, but
they were very accomodating to her as well! She still to this day
raves about the care I received. One nurse for 2 patients...and the
cleanliness of the hospital was amazing...I mean truely amazing!!!
I have never seen a hospital here even close to the way that
hospital was kept. My Mother and I were looked after completely
once we landed in Mexico. And the hotel...Oh, the hotel..was so
beautiful. We opted to have a beach side room after my hospital
stay, and it was a wonderful way to recover. We watched a wedding
one night, and cruise ships pass everynight...and the sunsets were
Anyhow. I had my VSG on April 17, 2008. Today I
reached my goal August 4, 2009. I should again state that most
people do lose much quicker than I did, and I wondered if I would
ever really get here...but I have arrived and there is NO turning
back now! This surgery was simple...and the post op diet is easy.
I think having the ghrelin removed from the body does wonders...and
I honestly don't understand why so many are opting for other
surgeries, but of course that is my personal opinion. I never feel
starved like I use to. I do still feel hunger...but it is more of
a..Hey, maybe you should eat something...Not an...I'm gonna die if I
don't eat soon. I can eat about 3/4 of a cup of food at a
sitting now...some days more, some days less. And you are thinking,
"how could that ever satisfy me?" I know, I used to think that
too...but trust me...it is very satisfying. I love that I am not
limited on what I can eat...although I did limit my carbs to healthy
choices for the first 6 months or so. I have never been one to
stick to a diet...I just love food too much...so, yes, I still
indulge, but I indulge in a bite or two...not a plate or two.
health is now excellent. I went from being a type 2, insulin
dependant diabetic, to a person that shows no signs of ever having
diabetes...and that alone was worth every penny I spent. I also
used to take a lot of antidepressant medications...at present I take
none. I am not saying you will get off of them, because some of us
never can..but I did. I don't suffer anxiety like I used to. I
don't isolate myself like I used to. My life is all about go, go,
go now...my engine is reved and there is not telling what wonderful
prospects my future holds.
Thank you DrJoya.com ...really, Thank
you...you saved my life, and you gave me the tool to make it worth
Anita M Duff.
"I went down to PV a nervous wreck, I met with Carol the evening
before my surgery to <interrogate> her... I was so bad off I went
back to my room and
left my purse at her place. I called my
husband later that evening
crying and telling him I must be crazy
for even thinking about doing
The next morning I went to
the hospital and when I got there I was
just as calm as could be,
as I began to meet the people who were
going to be taking care of
me the next couple of weeks, I realized I
was in good hands. the
doctor was wonderful, the smile alone will put
you at ease. I can't
say enough about the great care I received in
the hospital, the
personal attention and assistance from all the
nurses. When you
get out of the hospital the staff will be visiting
you at the
hotel every day, they are very sweet. I just wanted you to know that you will be in good hands and
well taken care of by DrJoya.com. Most people ask me,"
would you do it again"?? Yes, yes, yes.
I am now 5 months post-op
and I am feeling great. I
am down 93 pounds...wow!!!" -Tess
"I am doing really good I have lost 55 lbs and feel great, this year
went to the San Diego County Fair and I got on some rides, see
year they said I was to big and could not go on some of
this year they never said one word it felt so good. You
imagine how happy I was to go on those
I still drink my Lemon and water a few
days a week to help me stay
cleaned out. And its funny I don't
crave sweets any more, but I still
have the urge for salty things
like chips and crackers." - Julie
am 8 weeks post op today and I am down 64lbs. I have been lifting a
lot of weights lately and I think that slowed my losing down. since
I am trying to build muscle and muscle is actually heavier than fat
(well that's what I keep
telling myself anyway). I have lost
about 5 pant sizes and 2 shirt
sizes. I seem to be losing weight
from the top and bottom of my body
first and it is slowly moving
its way towards the center of my body,
go figure, I hold most of
my bulk in the gut. I have been drinking my
water, and eating
2-3 meals a day with lots of little snacks along
the way. I eat
nothing but healthy food, no carbs, fat, grease, that
stuff. I drink 1 protein drink a day and all the food I eat HAS
to have at least 5g of protein. Thanks DrJoya.com!" - Frank
had Lapband surgery with DrJoya.com on august 14th 2003. I have lost
over 100 lbs and am still dropping. It has slowed down but ill take
it lol. I have done great since surgery and would do it again in a
heartbeat. I have so much energy now and can do so much more than I
could before my Lapband surgery. I started out at 314 pounds and i
am down to 210. Looking forward to seeing under 200 pounds have not
seen that in 12 yrs. I am getting ready for some plastic surgery to
get rid of my tummy hangover. cant wait to see the results of that.
I will be able to exercise so much easier afterward but am doing
great now. Everyone in PV was so nice and the hospital staff was
great too. I was very happy with the results of my surgery so far
and would be willing to talk to anyone who has any questions or
fears of this surgery. I am diabetic and am off all my medicine for
it so that alone was worth it for me. I can keep it under control
with diet and exercise now. My doctor here in the states was really
worried about me having it done but now ever time I go in for a
check up he is excited to see how much I have lost and asks me all
kind of questions and even has referred a patient to me to tell him
about my surgery. I feel like I have a second chance at life and
thanks to my hard work and Dr.Joya.com I plan to live it up lol. Again
thanks so much and I hope this will help someone else on their quest
for a new life." Lisa Myers
Just an update about myself since have lap
bypass on 2/21/05. I had researched have the surgery in the states,
but my insurance were dragging their feet, putting me off & when our
new policy ..by the way, it is Aetna HMO came out in January they
had written verbiage that stated no obesity surgery of any kind
would be covered so I began researching other options & that is how
I found DrJoya.com and weight loss surgery in Puerta Vallarta. In August my husband and I will
celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary so after much prayer we
decided that I would have this surgery and hopefully become much
healthier..I was on blood pressure medicine which was not working &
was going to have to be upped again, as well as pre diabetic stage &
no energy..feeling awful..you all know the routine. We went to
Puerta Vallarta a few days early and stayed at the Krystal which is
the hotel that DrJoya.com puts you in for your recovery.
great & had a fun time before the surgery on Monday. I was nervous,
but everyone makes you feel good. They are great folks and I would
do it all over again..not that I would ever want to, but I feel so
much better. I have lost 72 lbs..from 233 lbs to 161 lbs. My weight
loss is slowing down now & I need to start exercising now to get the
last bits off and to firm up. If you are looking at DrJoya.com go for
it. You will not regret it and they take good care of you. I met
Karen Greenwood while I was in the hospital and she had a lap band
placed the same day and she has lost 40 lbs. We have kept in touch &
her husband and her came to Fort Worth this week for a Premiere
Jewelry convention and we met & had dinner Wed. night..See her
pictures too. My husband & I took a 25th wedding anniversay trip in
early June so the pictures from Maui are 4 mos post op and the
pictures with Karen are almost 5 mos post op & you can tell the
difference. I have had no health issues & have not had any high
blood pressure since the surgery and no food issues either. I eat
small quantities, but can eat pretty much anything except soft
breads & I stay away from sweets except sugar free hard candy and
sugar free fudgecicles or popsicles. Any questions, email me. Do not
wait..this will change your life!
"A little over 12 years ago, I went down to Puerto Vallarta Mexico
to have my surgery done.
I weighed 235 kilos,
or actually 540 pounds. I am 6 feet tall and basically was
As of today I weigh 340 pounds. I am down 200
pounds I created DRJOYA.com, a Nevada Corporation dedicated to
medical tourism marketing and services, to help others achieve
the results and healthy lifestyle that I have attained.
I now help others achieve the same success I have by assiting them
with their medical tourism vacation in
Puerto Vallarta. No matter which doctor they choose, they will
be in good hands with DrJoya.com
I am 2 months post op and I am down 38 pounds. I am down just about
3 pant sizes and 1 shirt size. I am losing it slowly. I did start
working out but then I had to stop because I had to have my
gallbladder removed. But now I am feeling great and heading back to
the gym on Monday." - Richelle
Everyone, I had my surgery six months ago today and have lost 60
pounds and almost 30 inches. If surgery can ever be a positive
experience, this was the top. Between being met at the airport and
being guided through all the hospital checking in processes, an EKG and respiratory tests and bloodwork,
meeting the doctor and nurse and before I knew it
being wheeled into surgery. I remember the anesthesiologist talking
to me and then saying sweet dreams. The next thing I knew I was
waking up and my husband and the doctor was there. I know I asked for
more pain medication and the nurses were right there to help me. The
next day, I was checked out and brought to the Krystal where we had
a lovely room and slept quite well. I have had virtually no
discomfort since I've been home other than a little gas that makes
the band feel tight but I live at a very high altitude and Gerald
said that's what the cause probably was. There is no down side to
that as if the band feels tight, then I won't need as many fills. We
shall see. At any rate, I would recommend this to anyone with the
kind of weight problem I had. The doctor and his staff are like
angels at the end of a dark tunnel. Thank you so much for being
there for me and to Susan Vincent, the patient who posted just
before me, thank you for sharing your experience at the airport when
you were going home from your surgery. It was your encouragement
that allowed for me to have this experience and perhaps a new life.
Thank you Susan. Pine Mountain Club, CA - - Bobbi Harner
underwent RNY gastric bypass with DrJoya.com on April 20th, 2007 and
have lost 103lbs down from my highest weight of 250lbs! I owe much
gratitude to my Mom for traveling with me to PV and being my support
system, my husband and children for loving me enough to let me go,
The doctor for being the amazingly kind and talented surgeon that he
is along with his top-notch staff. This has been a long and scary
roller coaster of a ride, but I wouldn't get off for anything in the
world!!! - Brooke Patten
down 62 pounds and I'm 2 days away from 6 months past surgery. I
feel great. - Sara Russell
It’s been 8 months since my husband and I came to Puerto Vallarta,
Mexico and had gastric bypass surgery together. We were really tipping the scales and decided that having the
bypass surgery would be the only way we would make it to see our
sons graduate in 2020 and 2024.
started out at 328lbs and was wearing a 30-32 size shirt and 30 size
pants in the plus size women’s department. I am now down 113lbs to
229lbs and can wear an 18 in pants and an XL in shirts in the ladies
department. I haven’t seen that since 1997. I still have about 65lbs
to go and hope to reach my goal by the 1yr anniversary. Jeff started
out at 404lbs and was wearing 5X-6X shirts and 4X pants. Jeff lost
100lbs in the first 2 months and has since lost another 60lbs and is
now at 244lbs. He and I loved food and still do but in very small
amounts and with lots of chewing.
life changing surgery teaches you that over-indulging is a huge
no-no. You have to learn to eat all over again. It’s like being a
baby and gradually making it to the adult stage and being able to
eat almost everything in moderation. We both feel so much better
about ourselves and are enjoying life more now than ever. Our sons
love the fact that we can go outside and play with them and not get
tired after five minutes. If you are thinking twice about going to
Mexico and having such a major surgery done rest assure and know
that DrJoya.com and amazing staff take the upmost care of their
patients and answer any questions you may have prior to and after
even had a very close friend go to Puerto Vallarta for the same surgery
and she too absolutely loved everything about DrJoya.com and PV.
Again, we absolutely love DrJoya.com, the doctor and his staff and our new outlook on
Brandie and Jeff Farmer
a 47-year-old woman (that's me in the foreground of the picture) who
had gastric bypass with DrJoya.com on January 9, 2009. I couldn't be
happier with the results and I've kept the weight off, with rave
reviews that I look (and certainly feel!) years younger!!
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