Blog - Archive: October 2014
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, October 15, 2014
Obesity is a growing concern for many in developed countries. Diabetes and cardiovascular risks associated with weight problems are prompting many to look for permanent solutions after dieting and exercise have failed to give results. Bariatric surgery is becoming a very popular solution and many are seeking this procedure in Mexico. Why? The average cost for Bariatric surgery in the United States is twenty-two thousand dollars and the wait time in Canada ranges from three to ten years. Mexico offers immediate attention for less than ten thousand dollars.
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, October 7, 2014
The first knee replacement surgery was performed in the United States in 1968. Since then modern improvements in techniques and surgical instruments have made knee replacement one of the most successful procedures in medicine. Due to the high cost of orthopedic surgery and the physical therapy needed for recuperation afterwards, many Americans have looked south of the border to Mexico where orthopedic surgery and physical therapy mirror the high quality treatment of their northern neighbours at a fraction of the cost.
When Feeling Down is More Than Just a Case of the Blues: Treating Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mental Illnesses while Abroad
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, October 2, 2014
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 26.2 percent of Americans above the age of 18 (meaning 1 in 4 adults) suffer from a mental disorder any given year. Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the United States and Canada. Some of the most common types of mental illness are mood disorders, which can be categorized as Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. About 20.9 million American adults have a mood disorder.