November 2003 Update!
I had my reversal done on 7-14-03 and I am now 8 weeks pregnant. My
due date is 7-7-04.
God Bless Heather
I must admit, I personally was a bit un-easy about the trip,
although my wife was not, since I suppose she spent more time on the
internet reading testimonies while I was at work, to ease her
anxiety. We set our appt. for July 14th 2003, correspondence with
Dr. Levy was very easy, as he spoke English and always took my
calls. We arrived in McAllen, TX , but it didn't start well...the
airline had left our luggage along with 40 other people's in Dallas
and told us it would be here later that afternoon...well that
afternoon flight broke down, so our luggage didn't bother to make it
until 9:00 that night, on the next flight. We obviously didn't
wait around for it, because my wife's surgery was scheduled for 7:00
pm that evening. I had all my clothes packed in a carry on, so we
went with that.
We took a taxi into Mexico, I was surprised at how easy it was to
cross the border. The taxi driver was very informative and spoke
both English and Spanish, which without him, we wouldn't have been
able to communicate with anyone until Dr. Levy showed up.
We arrived at the hospital, and just like everyone says...it was
extremely clean and smelled like a doctors office! We were admitted
within 15 minutes and put in what I'd call a luxury suite. Our room
had a 5x5 shower, 4x4 toilet area, a 7x7 seating area with tapestry
chairs and coffee table, and my wife's room attached with a cot made
out for me...very comfortable! Our room had a television but no vcr.
I had packed 6 movies to watch, so I thought I was out of luck, but
Dr. Levy managed to get us one by switching our set with another.
Honestly, we were treated like royalty.
We went to surgery as planned, The operating room was so very clean,
all surgical tools were sterilized, scrubs were worn, and both
doctors scrubbed up for at least 10 minutes prior to surgery. It was
here where my anxiety was at the most, but it was all laid to rest
within the first 5 minutes. We finally met Dr. Perez, there were
five total in the room including myself, and I was allowed to take
as many pictures as I liked and ask as many questions as well.
However, all aspects of the surgery were explained as they were
being done anyway. After 2 hours, the surgery was done, with no
complications (I'll let my wife inform you of the great results and
For all the men:
I must admit, I was planning on being the protective one, seeing as
I had a serious misconception of Mexico. But it was nothing like I
had been told. The area around the hospital was moderate, but with
beautiful houses...some of which I know I could never afford in the
US , maybe there? The distance of stores, shopping was minimal about
3 blocks to a 7-11 and several like it, a dollar store and churches
chicken. I felt safe enough to walk at midnight to them, so while
your wife's in the hospital, you can get some snacks! We were
released from the hospital ahead of schedule because of my wife's
excellent progress, so we were able to catch the next flight back to
Florida the very next day. It's ironic, to be able to leave from
Florida, fly to Texas, drive to Mexico, go into surgery that evening
at 7, and be released the next day by 3 pm and head back home...you
talk about a busy trip....but if I had it to do all over again..."I
I personally would recommend anyone for surgery there and any
procedure...not just reversals! With all that said, if you are
questioning, the idea of having the surgery performed by Dr. Perez,
follow through with it. It's really worth it.....I felt more at home
there than I ever have in a US hospital.
God bless, here's my wife.........
Hi everyone! I am doing great just a bit sore. I am glad I went to
Mexico for the surgery, it was just like everyone had said ~ very
clean and everyone was so nice! I would do it all over again. It
turned out better then I had really thought it would.
I had talked to some doctors here and they said that I didn't have
enough tubes left to fix. But, I knew from the testimonies here that
if anyone could do a great job, it was Dr. Perez. He said my tubes
were in good condition, AND ~ I have 5 cm on the left and 6 cm on
the right with a 99.9 % chance of having more children! I now feel
like a whole person again it is the best feeling in the world. I
hope that all of you get this chance it is worth it all.
I will be back to update everyone as to how things go from here.
Heather & Brad Henn