Blog - Category: Medical Care in Mexico

What Medical Procedures do Foreigners Visit Mexico to Have?

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., March 26, 2015

mexico-operationsMexico is one of the most popular places for medical travel to receive various treatments. The country boasts 112 hospitals with seven accredited by the International Joint Commission and 105 accredited by the Federal Ministry of Health. Mexico receives visits from tourists all over the world, but majority of their travelers come from the United States.

It was reported in 2013, between 200,000 and 1.1 million medical travelers went to Mexico to receive medical treatments. Each year, it is estimated that 50,000 Americans cross the border for dental work, as its much cheaper there than in their own country. Dental work is only one of many medical treatments that Mexico specializes in. Medical travelers also visit Mexico for the following five treatments:

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Solving your Weight Problem Bariatric Surgery in Mexico

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, October 15, 2014

weightObesity 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.

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Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Therapy in Mexico

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, October 7, 2014

orthopedicsurgeryThe 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.

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indexAccording 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.

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Sports injuries while travelling, what a physician in Mexico can do

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, August 21, 2014

sportsSitting behind a desk for weeks on end and exerting ourselves in our favorite sport occasionally on the weekends or on our yearly vacation can take a serious toll in sports injuries.  Whether you are on vacation and suffer a sports injury or you are opting for medical travel, you can count on quality medical attention from experienced surgeons,  physiotherapists, and general physicians in Mexico. Most sports injuries have warning signs and symptoms that should prompt you to look for medical attention.

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Is Your Migraine the Sign of a Greater Underlying Problem?

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, July 29, 2014

MigraineAll of us our plagued with the occasional headache, but when one suffers from frequent and intense pain it is time to see a doctor. Migraine headaches are often characterized by a throbbing or pounding feeling which usually only affect one side of the head. These headaches are often accompanied with nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. The average migraine lasts about four hours, however some can last for days on end.

Migraines are most common among people between the ages of 25 to 55, but they can affect children and teenagers. Migraine sufferers are three times more likely to be women than men, with one in every five women and one in sixteen men having reported experiencing a migraine.

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Elective surgery in Mexico

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, July 15, 2014

239561-operating-theatreMexico is quickly becoming the favorite destination for medical travel from the United States and Canada. Due to medical insurance requirements and limited coverage for elective surgery many are seriously considering a more economical solution south of the border.

When referring to ‘elective surgery’ some imagine only plastic or bariatric surgery, and although many seek this type of surgery in Mexico, elective surgery includes much more. The word elective implies optional, something you may want but don’t need, but the term ‘elective surgery’ refers to any surgery or surgical procedure that can be planned in advance. It can refer to any surgery that is not done in an emergency situation, whether simpler procedures like tonsillectomies and tubal ligation to prevent pregnancy or musculoskeletal surgery like hip or knees replacements and cardiovascular surgery which includes angioplasty or putting in a pacemaker. These procedures may not immediately save the patient’s life but they can greatly improve the quality of life and prevent potential life threatening situations in the future, even if they are considered ‘elective surgeries.

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Erectile dysfunctions and general health

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, July 3, 2014

medicaltourisminmexicoThose who choose medical travel to Mexico will be pleased to find physicians who are fully qualified to help men who suffer from sexual impotency and erectile dysfunctions.

Intimate health problems are often hard to talk about and preconceived, erroneous thinking often hinders men from expressing the true nature of their condition. Men who investigate the possibility of medical travel are comforted by the knowledge that physicians in Mexico are known for their companionate bed side manner and the personal interest they take in their patients. Those who are concerned about their sexual performance seldom pay attention to the fact the erectile failure sometimes covers deeper medical problems.

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Expats in Mexico; What about health care?

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, June 30, 2014

webWith retirement right around the corner it is time to think about the cost of living. Many have come to realize that retiring abroad is far more economical than retiring at home, and like many before them, they are considering Mexico as their retirement paradise. Yes, some expats in Mexico have come to work for U.S., Mexican and foreign companies while others come temporarily as snow birds in the winter months to enjoy the warmer weather; but retirement is fast becoming one of the greatest reasons for crossing the border to Mexico.

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Rejuvenation treatments in Mexico

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, June 19, 2014

Skin-RejuvenationRejuvenation treatments are among the most sought after medical procedures available to those who are discovering the benefits of medical travel. Physicians in Mexico are known for providing safe, professional and inexpensive treatments to those who are unwilling to submit to the demands of time on our bodies.

As we grow older the lines on our faces deepen our eyes tend to hollow out and our cheeks sink exposing our age long before we are ready to admit it. Which treatment is best for you? There are several options available for those who desire to maintain the youthful appearance that reflects what they still feel inside.

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