Blog - Category: Medical Travel

Malpractice in Medical Tourism and the Importance of Research

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, July 15, 2015

Medical Malpractice ChapalaMedIt has been over a decade and counting since the popularity of medical tourism soared in parts of the Western world. The frequency of medical travelers going abroad for various treatments has been on the rise. However, this does not stop people from raising questions about the reliability of foreign doctors, hospitals, and treatments, and malpractice became a trending topic.

With no medical tourism regulations in place by governments of medical travelers, medical experts advised people to take caution when traveling abroad for treatment. You would think that, by 2015, governments would have enacted a global treaty covering medical travelers who might experience malpractice abroad, but so far, the only entities that have stepped up to provide medical travelers with relief are insurance companies.

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How to Prepare Yourself for Medical Travel

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, May 30, 2015

ID-100148437Do not pack your bags just yet to travel to another country for medical treatment. Before you get on that plane, visit a doctor to find out if you are in the clear to make your trip abroad. Even though being vaccinated for diseases depends largely on the area of the country you are travelling to, caution is advised. Continue reading…

Medical Travel: Guidelines for Seeking Plastic Surgery

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, May 29, 2015

ID-10030737Reconstructive surgery to enhance, modify, or reconstruct a part of the body comes with a high price. People in the need to undergo the knife for a specific or dire reason have to resort to alternate methods to get what they want. They begin to shop around, looking for discounts on plastic surgery procedures.

Their search does not go to waste, as they uncover major discounts in the medical treatments offered in other countries than their own. Who ignores major discounts such as this, right? However, when there are discounts as grand as this, there is always a catch. You can spot a catch by acting vigilant and asking the right questions. Continue reading…

Why Medical Travel has become Popular in Mexico

Posted by David, April 21, 2015

medical-travel_3Patients beyond Borders describes Mexico as a country that has come a long way in healthcare. The country has established itself as a global medical care hub for people from all walks of life. Mexico’s popularity as the destination for medical care rose when foreigners began to visit to receive dental treatments and cosmetic surgery.

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5 Medical Travel Myths Shattered

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., March 25, 2015

medical-tourismEach passing year, the market for medical tourism increases, but along with it, myths and rumors about medical travel also take center stage. When the myths about the reality of medical tourism begin to circulate, people become wary of selecting the option to travel to another country for a specific treatment.

Therefore, the myth that needs to be debunked straight away is that foreign doctors are under qualified. Foreign doctors working in reputable medical facilities abroad are anything, but under qualified. They have received their training and education from well-known medical institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, amongst other countries.

Still, there are even more serious myths that need to be addressed than this. Here are five medical tourism myths that deserve to be shattered:

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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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inglowwwDid you know that the skin is the body’s largest organ? It retains fluids preventing dehydration, inhibits microbes from penetrating the body therefore preventing infection, helps maintain an even body temperature, and assists in Vitamin D intake. Anything that irritates or inflames the skin can produce symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Although changes in skin color and texture may go away naturally, there are certain symptoms that are indicators of greater underlying problems.

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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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Thinking medical travel? Consider Chapala

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, May 7, 2014

dr.Medical travel is on the lips of Americans and others looking for affordable health care in nearby countries.

Considering the excellent reports from patients who are thrilled with the results of their surgery and other medical treatments in Mexico many are seriously investigating the possibility of finding a physician in Mexico.

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Physicians who really care

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, April 28, 2014

chapala How important to you is the personal interest shown by your physician? Do you find that your money seems to be the most important factor to him?  How far would you go to find a doctor who really cares about you? More importantly how far does your physician go to show he really cares? Continue reading…