What to Pack

You want to pack light. Pack like you are going away for a 3-day weekend, because you will be in the hospital for two days.

The following is a list of suggested items to bring with you to Tijuana:
  •  CPAP machine – If you use a CPAP, then bring it with you. If you forget to bring yours, you can rent one, but it will be an extra expense. The hospital and the hotel have the same 110 outlets as in the United States.
  • ALL Medications – It is very important to bring your medications with you and discuss a plan with the doctors as to when to restart your medications post-op. No vitamins are needed while in Tijuana.
  • A loose night gown, pajamas, or t-shirt
  • Slippers or socks with rubber treads on them
  • 2 changes of comfortable clothing and extra under clothes
  • Comfortable walking shoes for shopping
  • Heating pad or portable small hot water bottle
  • Laptop and/or tablet and an extension cord
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Make up, lotions, make up remover, etc.
  • Books and/or magazines
  • Playing cards
  • Sugar-free hard candies
  • Bouillon cubes
  • Personal toiletries – hairbrush or comb, shampoo, conditioner, antibacterial soap, disposable razor, toothpaste and toothbrush, mouthwash, etc.
  • Medical Supplies –You can bring a tube of Dermabond or Vet Bond. It is not mandatory, but it is convenient because you do not have to place any bandages on the incision sites that have the surgical glue.

The nurses will show you how to change your bandages and give you some extra supplies, but to make sure you have enough medical supplies while traveling and at airports, bring a few extra sterile gauze squares and medical tape for sensitive skin. Bring some Gas X (chewable is fine) and antibacterial soap like Dial or Hibiclens.

A good exercise plan will include aerobic or cardio exercise, which gets the heart rate up gradually, resistance or strength training, and flexibility or stretching. Before you start any exercise regimen, make sure to get approval from your doctor at home.

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Dr. Almino Ramos is a world famous bariatric surgeon and former president of the IFSO who we are excited to welcome to our team!

CREDENTIALS

Dr. Elías Ortiz, Bariatrics

Professional License Number: 8684409

Federal Taxpayers Registry: OIGJ810323D28

CURP: OIGJ810323HBCRMS08

Qualifications

Undergraduate Degree in Medicine (1999–2004), Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Baja California
– Overall average: 8.85 / 10

Undergraduate Internship (2004–2005), Regional General Hospital No. 1, IMSS, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
– Overall average: 9.49 / 10

Social Service (2005–2006), Mobile Unit No. 19, SSA, Tijuana, Baja California Mexico.

Graduate Professional XXXI National Aspiring medical residencies
– Place finish in specialty group (Surgery): 32 of 3602.

General Surgery Specialty (2008-2012), Medical Unit of High Specialty, West National Medical Center, Mexican Social Security Institute
– Total Rating: 96.40 / 100.

Certifications

Certificate of Accreditation of Foreign Language Skills: English. April 22, 2006, at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

Resident Coordinator of General Surgery, generation 2008–2009, Regional General Hospital No. 45, Mexican Social Security Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Chief Resident in General Surgery, 2011–2012 in Medical Unit of High Specialty, West National Medical Center, Mexican Social Security Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Professional Experience

2nd Regional and International Congress on Obesity conducted by the Association for the Study of Obesity and its complications AC.
– May 2004, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
– General session speaker
– Regional General Hospital No. 45, May 15, 2008, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
– General session speaker
– Zapopan General Hospital, November 5, 2008, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
– General session speaker
– Regional General Hospital No. 45, February 12, 2009, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

1stCourse News and Controversies in Surgical GERD
– April 2009, Regional General Hospital No. 45, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Laparoscopic Surgery Program in the Regional General Hospital No. 1
– Social Security Institute, April–May 2010, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Laparoscopic Surgery Program in the Regional General Hospital No. 1
– Social Security Institute, June–August 2011, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Gastric Plication Surgery Mini Fellowship
– Hospital Angeles Tijuana, November 2011

Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery Mini Fellowship
– Hospital Angeles Tijuana, December 2011

Bariatric Surgery Program at Hospital Angeles Tijuana
– November–December 2011, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Theoretical and Practical Course XIV of Endoscopic Surgery, AMCE, AC
– Medical Unit of High Specialty, West National Medical Center Gdl, Jal. January–February 2012

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