Puerto Vallarta Travel Agenda

Day

Arrival Day


Once you arrive at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport expect the following;

  • Arrival & Transportation to Hotel

    • *UPON AIRPORT ARRIVAL – you will first pass through immigration, then customs and finally through glass doors. Continue pass the timeshare representatives until you pass to a third set of doors where several chauffers await their passengers. Please approach a TRAFFIC representative holding a sign with your name. They will transport you to your hotel.
      (IMPORTANT: Remember to be fasting for 12 hours. Stop drinking at 8.30 p.m. the night before. (complete fasting) to be ready for all lab work the next morning.

Day

Surgery Day


Morning of surgery expect the following;

  • Hotel and Hospital

    • If you stayed at the Holiday Inn Express, walk toward Amerimed Hospital which is right next to the Hotel. If you stayed at another hotel, take a taxi at the lobby ( will cost around 8 dlls ) and ask to take you to Hospital Amerimed.
    • Checkin at Amerimed Hospital at 8.30 am

  • Once at Amerimed Hospital

    • Once you arrive and checkin at Amerimed Hospital at 8.30 am, stay on the main floor at the lobby and please go directly to admission and let them know that you are there to meet Nathalie for a surgery with Dr.Armando Joya, they will give you some papers you need to fill for the hospital, don’t forget to bring your passport as an ID.
    • You will be admitted and start to fill out all your consent forms, make final payment and get prepped for surgery.
    • You will have your labwork, EKG and chest x. ray performed.
    • You will have a full consultation with your surgical team and all last minute questions will be answered.

  • Surgery

    • Your procedure is performed using a laparoscopic approach and surgery time will vary for each individual patient.
    • Patients will spend one to two nights at the Hospital after their surgery is performed.
    • After the surgery, patients will be up and walking only a few hours from waking up.
    • The recovery rooms in the hospital are private and a family member or companion is welcome to spend the night during patient stay.
    • Patient have access to the hospitals and Hotel WIFI to be able to call and email family members back home.

Day

Rest & Recovery


Once you enter the second day, you could expect the following;

  • Relaxation & Recovery

    • In the next day after surgery, patient dedicate it for rest, relaxation, and recovery. Patients are showered and are expected to get up and walk every hour or two for 15 minutes.
    • Patients that had the Lap Band and Gastric Plication are released this day after spending 24 hours with us. They will meet with the surgery team; have a discussion about nutrition, and how to best achieve the desired results with their new Weight Loss Surgery. These patients are able to go back to the Hotel where they will spend an additional night before able to go back to the airport the next folowing day for the journey back home.

Day

Recovery & Return to Home / Other Patients


  • Discharge

    • This day Lap Band and Gastric Plication patients will be able to take a taxi from the hotel to the airport to return home.
    • This day Gastric Sleeve, Mini Gastric Bypass and Full Gastric Bypass patients are discharged after having their post-operative testing performed and after meeting with the surgery team once again to discuss their weight loss goals. Patients will be able to take a taxi or walk to the hotel where they will spend an additional night before returning home.
    • We require that all patients commit to a follow up with their general practitioner back home six to eight weeks post procedure.
    • NOTE: Taxi fairs are at the patients own expense.

Day

Return Home / Other Patients


  • Back to Airport

    • This day all remaning patients will need to catch a taxi from the hotel lobby to the airport to return home.
    • We require that all patients commit to a follow up with their general practitioner back home six to eight weeks post procedure.

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