Blog - Category: Medical Care in Mexico
Posted by Vanessa, January 13, 2017
From my first appointment with Dr. Santiago Hernandez in May 2015, my experience has been positive, productive, and professional. Office visits always are on time, unhurried, and include back-and forth dialogue; Dr. Hernandez listens to my input. His support staff is equally helpful, attentive, and friendly.When I needed surgery, Dr. Hernandez not only accompanied me to Guadalajara for the consultation with the surgeon, an excellent choice suggested by Dr. Hernandez, but he actually was present for the entire five-hour operation and his was the first face I saw when I awoke. How many general practitioners north of the border would do that?
It should be obvious, then, that I am more than satisfied with Dr. Hernandez and would recommend him to others. In fact, I already have.
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., October 19, 2016
Every year, a large number of adults and children suffer from a variety of lung diseases and disorders which affect the overall quality of their life. Chronic lung diseases can seriously affect the life and wellbeing of an individual; difficulty in breathing and the resultant low oxygen content in the body can have adverse affects on the entire body.
Pulmonary disorders are caused by any lung disease which affects the function of the lungs. There are three broad categories of lung disease- airway diseases, lung circulation, and lung tissue diseases. An individual suffering from a pulmonary disorder caused by any of these conditions requires immediate attention from a specialized physician who can diagnose the condition and offer proper treatment before the condition worsens.
In many cases, the disease worsens to such an extent that the surgery is prescribed for the health of the patient. Since specialized treatment is very expensive and it is hard to get appointment from specialists from surgeons who are already burdened, many patients and their families opt for a more feasible and suitable option, that is, consultation and surgery in Mexico.
Physicians in Mexico are highly qualified and trained and have certified accreditations from some of the most renowned medical bodies in the world. These professionals offer quality healthcare treatment, on par with the best specialist treatments in developed countries of the world, all affordably priced.
With high quality healthcare treatment at a fraction of the cost charged in the United States and Canada, many people opt for medical travel and consult a physician from across the border.
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., August 17, 2016
Affordable and high quality treatment is everyone’s dream, but with the increasing cost of medical treatment in the US, most find it difficult to get the prescribed treatment at the right time.
Even patients with health insurance are sometimes faced with the difficult task of whether to opt for a needed surgery or to opt out because of the amount in unpaid medical bills. Insurance coverage typically comes with a high deductible, which is another factor that keeps patients from getting critical treatment for their medical condition.
Certain diseases and medical conditions necessitate immediate action, extensive medicinal treatment, and in severe cases, even surgery. In cases where the condition is bound to worsen with delay, many patients who cannot afford expensive treatment opt for physicians in Mexico. Not only is the healthcare quality and treatment on par with the best in the world, the healthcare facilities and staff are also highly qualified and skilled, being able to offer the very best healthcare service experience at a fraction of the price.
Behavioral health problems are one such condition where prompt diagnosis and early intervention through treatment is the only way to reduce the risk of the disease from reaching a chronic stage. Most behavioral conditions, if allowed to become chronic, can mean severe repercussions for both the patient and their relatives. If specialized treatment is not meted out at the right time, the suffering of the patient can increase manifold, and in the most severe cases, make them a threat to their own wellbeing and that of others.
That is why it is essential to seek the help of a medical professional or specialist at the earliest opportunity so that prompt diagnosis is performed and treatment issued to keep the most dangerous symptoms of the behavioral disorder at bay. Continue reading…
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., June 15, 2016
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently shared statistics about the number of cardiac surgery treatments performed in the country. Around 1 million cardiac catheterization procedures and 395,000 coronary artery bypass grafts are performed every year by specialists in the country.
Cardiac surgery is undeniably one of the most complex surgical procedures, with considerable risk associated with it, and room for error is therefore close to none. Different forms of cardiac treatments, surgeries and valve replacement processes are handled by the most qualified and experienced surgeons. While cardiac surgery is prescribed as the only viable mode of treatment for some patients with fast deteriorating state of cardiac health, the costs typically involved with the procedure are astronomical. Continue reading…
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., April 20, 2016
The endocrine system is a vital component of the human physiology, essentially a group of glands that help maintain the balance of hormones and their function within the body. The hormones themselves are responsible for the growth and proper development of an individual, and any disorders in the endocrine system can result in major health issues, with some or most of the body’s functions shutting down.
The glands secrete special hormones to control different chemical activities within the body, and any imbalance in the levels of secreted hormones may have severe health consequences. Over or under production of the endocrine hormones results in a range of different endocrine disorders, like diabetes mellitus, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, parathyroid diseases, hypo and hyperthyroidism, Addison’s disease, Cushing’s Syndrome, and ovarian dysfunction. Continue reading…
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., March 16, 2016
Obesity is a major problem in many countries, which increases the risk of obese people suffering from other dangerous medical conditions in their life. According to the statistics shared by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one third of the United States population is obese. This makes it around 34.9% or an estimated 78.6 million people in the country who are at a high risk of suffering from chronic heart conditions, diabetes and even a stroke.
As per the statistical evidence collected by the CDC, the annual medical cost of obesity in the country was calculated to be around $147 billion in 2008. The overall medical cost incurred by the obese people was estimated to be around $1,429 higher than the amount spent on the medical treatment of normal people. Continue reading…
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., February 17, 2016
Health is linked to your nutrition and physical fitness. Without proper nutritional support for your body, you cannot hope to live and enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. While we readily agree to the fact that your body needs all the proper nutritional components to grow and develop in an ideal way, very few of us are willing to exchange our daily diet routine for a healthy and nutritious diet plan. The reason is simply that we don’t fully understand and come to terms with what a nutritional deficiency can lead to, and what impact it can have on our overall health.
Nutritional Deficiencies Leading To the Need for Counseling
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, January 27, 2016
Female healthcare is a significant part of the plan designed by countries for improving the overall health and wellness condition of a population. According to statistical evidence collected and evaluated over the course of years, it has been found that women are more likely to suffer from different diseases in comparison to men.
This finding has brought to light the need for a sound and multi tiered healthcare plan for women, who are at a higher risk of suffering from different chronic diseases. It is a fact concerning women all over the world, and that is why it has become important now, more than ever before, to assign due importance to female healthcare. Continue reading…
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, January 13, 2016
Traveling for business or pleasure has become very easy, important and comfortable these days. And there is one other major factor which drives many to travel from their homeland to different countries, and that reason is for medical treatment.
Proper and affordable medical treatment is the need of many, and people look for healthcare services in different countries, to ensure that they get the best medical advice and advanced quality medical treatment in time and on budget. While traveling for medical treatments is fast becoming a norm, there have always been concerns about the protection of patient information during travels to other countries. The medical reports and notes containing confidential patient information and details need to be protected to safeguard the privacy of the concerned patient at all times.
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, December 16, 2015
The heart is one of the strongest muscles in the body, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to be taken care of. As our luxuries grow, so do our problems. For many developed countries, heart condition is one of the main causes of death with 17.3 million deaths reported by the Global Heart Federation every year. Many factors affect the heart such as too much stress, wrong diet, diabetes, smoking, high total cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, depression, obesity, social isolation and a lack of quality social support.