International Patient Facilitators Complaint - Thieves - Beware! - Bariatric Surgery
5810 SANTA MARIA AVENUE #205 SUITE 8-182, TEXAS -- I travelled to Mexico in June 2011 for a bariatric procedure to be performed by Dr. Verboonen. The trip was arranged by sheri of International Patient Facilitators. After arriving in Mexico I was taken to a surgery center where the surgery was to be performed. I was not given any information or a consent to sign. I was asked to pay in advance, which I did. I woke up shortly there after and was told that the Dr. Verboonen had chosen to to do my surgery as I had scar tissue. I was fine with him not doing the surgery if he was not skilled enough to do it, but I was then told that I would receive no refund. I also found the consents which I was supposed to sign in my room. They had my signature forged on them by Sheri the Patient Facillitator.
These people are unethical, dishonest, and just plain thieves. [She] had the nerve to post a picture of me in a hospital gown on her web site. I never gave her permission to do this. In the United States this is a violation of patient privacy and a doctor or hospital can lose their license for this.