March 18, 2007
April 28, 2007
Hello, I am 36 years old. I have five children, two boys from a
previous marriage, ages 17 and 16 and three girls with my husband,
ages 7, 6, and 1 year. I had a tubal ligation done a day after the
birth of my third daughter. My regret was immediate. The day I came
home from the hospital, in a private moment, I looked at my baby and
saw Godís divine work. I knew that for reasons beyond having more
children, I needed to have the procedure reversed.
In the days that followed I spent my free time researching tubal
reversals and trying to find a doctor that was affordable and close
to our home. I soon realized that my location and financial state
left me with very little options. Most facilities were located out
of town, out of state, and all charged in the several thousands for
the procedure. Rio Bravo Reversals kept coming up in my research but
I purposely overlooked it because I had a negative view of Mexico.
After several days of reviewing unlikely options I was ready to give
up. I decided to look at the Rio Bravo Reversals website and
surprisingly I found the hope I needed. Dr. Perez has more
than 30 years experience and was only a half hour drive from my
home. The cost for the procedure was affordable in comparison to
everyone else and the scheduling was easy and convenient. I also
read the endless testimonies on the website and searched the message
boards for comments on Rio Bravo Reversals and Dr. Perez. Everything
I read was positive and reassuring. A week later I decided to call
Dr. Levi and scheduled my surgery for that same month. He seemed
quite comfortable answering my questions and responding to my
The morning of my Saturday surgery my husband and I arrived late at
Las Americas Hospital. We signed two sheets and I was registered.
They took us to a room and I changed into a hospital robe. The nurse
later came in to connect the IV and take blood. We waited about 40
minutes (which wasnít so bad considering we were late) and Dr. Levi
came in to do a family history and answer any questions we had. He
is a patient and friendly doctor. He sat down ďIndian styleĒ on the
sofa (very funny and cool) and answered all our questions carefully,
making sure we understood everything. He asked at least twice
if we had any more questions before getting up to prepare for the
surgery. We didnít feel rushed or feel like we were wasting his time
by asking silly questions. Doctors sometimes make you feel that way.
I was given something similar to ďlaughing gasĒ to make me sleepy
and it worked just fine because the surgery was a blur to me. I have
no memory of the epidural either, which means I felt absolutely no
pain when that dreaded needle went in. I only remember hearing my
husbandís voice next to me as he conversed with the doctors while
they operated. My husband never left my side. He spoke to Dr. Levi
after the surgery (while I slept) and he says the doctor was very
helpful with post surgery questions. When I woke up I was back in my
room and numb from the waist down. Once the numbness wore off I did
feel pain but it wasnít as bad as I expected. I was given some
excellent medications and the nurses were very attentive to my
needs. I slept on and off and watched some good movies on the
television. It was a little frustrating to be in bed so long.
The next morning around 4:00 am a nurse came in to administer the
last dose of pain meds and then removed the catheter, the epidural
and the IV. Painless. Only the catheter felt uncomfortable. I hardly
slept after that because I was so relieved, so thankful and excited.
I finally got up around 7:30 am and showered. The incision was
barely visible. After I showered the nurses secured a tight wrap
around my abdomen. I had brought along my own support garment so I
wore it over the wrap. I changed into my clothes, packed up and then
enjoyed my first solid meal since the night before the surgery. Dr.
Levi came in to talk to us and gave me some recovery instructions.
He said we would be expecting a baby sooner than we thought and to
send them a picture. I was released from the hospital around mid
morning with a surgery report, my lab results, (a receipt), and
medications to take at home. Dr. Levi himself walked us to the door
and wished us well.
All in all my stay at this quiet and quaint hospital went very well.
The staff were very accommodating and courteous. I was very pleased
with the service and I do not regret my decision at all. Dr. Perez
and Dr. Levi are reversal geniuses! I absolutely recommend them
especially to those couples that have serious doubts about having
surgery done in Mexico. I live minutes away from Mexico and I had
serious doubts. When I realized that women were willing to travel
long distance from all over the world and the U.S. to Rio Bravo
Reversals I felt better about my decision. All the testimonies I
read are real. These doctors are a great team. They are skilled and
very professional. I didnít meet Dr. Perez but Iím sure heís a very
My recovery time at home was about two weeks. Every day after that
is better and better if you follow the doctorís instructions. Very
important: if you get a headache the day after the surgery tell Dr.
Levi before you leave the hospital (or email after you get home). It
may be a spinal headache from the epidural. I didnít mention it and
I had dull headaches every day for a week when I got home. They were
unlike any headache Iíve had before and more distracting to me than
the recovery itself.
I didnít know if I wanted to submit my story since my ordeal has
passed so long ago and I am doing fine. But then I remembered
the anguish I felt and the comfort that came from reading each
testimony posted down to the very last word.
I hope this information helps and I wish everyone the very best.
God Bless You!