Medical Tourism industry keeps growing in Baja California

Medical Tourism industry keeps growing in Baja California

Feb 16, 2018

The recent Mexico’s assertion as North America’s medical tourism powerhouse has been possible due to several centers of excellence that offer patients ease of access to main medical tourism destinations and provide special attention from highly trained staff at lower costs. In this respect PRNewswire recently posted an article about ALO Bariatrics , one of the most important medical tourism centers in Mexico based in Tijuana.   Medical tourism industry has continued to experience a steady growth, especially in Mexico. This influx of travelers seeking medical care has to do with world class medical attention, highly trained surgeons, specialized practitioners and top tier certified hospitals keen to treat foreigners. Millions of post bariatric surgery patients around the world have successfully improved their overall health, turned their life around and kept the weight off. As far as bariatric procedures continue to prove successful overtime, their adoption and popularity will also rise. Nevertheless, for many bariatric candidates in the United States, Canada and many countries in Europe, surgery comes at such a high price tag that traveling to Mexico for bariatric surgery has become a high quality, price conscious, accessible alternative. Mexico offers patients abroad an unrivaled global strategic location, reachable by plenty of direct flights from the United States, Canada and some European countries. Dr. Alejandro Lopez, chief bariatric surgeon at ALO Bariatrics started operations in 2008 in three convenient locations: Tijuana, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta; his approach to the industry is creative yet simple: Provide bariatric candidates, comprehensive and seamless access to world class health care in certified hospitals; at a fraction of the price than in the United States and Canada. For ALO Bariatrics, choosing its locations was only a matter of providing their patients the ease and comfort they’re accustomed to: Tijuana can be easily reached by land from the neighboring southern states of California, Arizona and Nevada; Guadalajara services countless direct flights from up and down the East Coast of the United States; and Puerto Vallarta offers numerous connections to most of Canada’s major cities. ALO Bariatrics’ highly-skilled, internationally-trained and board certified surgeons are handpicked and rigorously screened for their outstanding technical prowess; reason why, they hold an impressive record of more than 6,000 successful bariatric surgeries performed, and the praise of patients for the unrivaled level of care, warmth and professionalism experienced. Call ALO Bariatrics 1 (844) 461 2831 to learn more about bariatric surgery.      ...

State Government promotes capabilities of the medical industry in Baja California

State Government promotes capabilities of the medical industry in Baja California

Feb 8, 2018

As part of the strategic activities to boost the local industry, the Baja California State Administration headed by Governor Francisco “Kiko” Vega of Lamadrid, through the Ministry of Economic Development (SEDECO) participates in the design and manufacturing event of the medical industry “MD & M West“, which takes place in Anaheim, California, from February 6 to 8. The head of SEDECO, Carlo Bonfante Olache, informed that this fair is cataloged as one of the most important of the medical sector of design and manufacturing in the world, and links suppliers and buyers with the original equipment manufacturers. MD&M West connects thousands of advanced design and manufacturing professionals for three days of industry immersion. Source from the world’s largest collection of medtech suppliers. With the attendance of more than 20,000 engineers and executives who are ready to forge business partnerships and want to learn more about the industry, as well as luminaries presenting their insights, this is the perfect place to find answers to your current medtech challenges — from prototyping to full-scale manufacturing — while keeping up with the latest innovations reshaping the industry. “MD & M West” is the nation’s largest medtech conference, that offers four in-depth, expertly curated tracks of unmatched industry education. Conference pass also unlocks access to the 3D Printing and Smart Manufacturing innovation summits – all with unlimited track hopping. Click here to know mor about “MD & M West” Source: “MD & M...

Dental Tourism in Mexico: affordable high quality service

Dental Tourism in Mexico: affordable high quality service

Jan 22, 2018

Mexico is quickly expanding its dental tourism industry, with multiple advantages including affordable dental treatments, proximity to US, and high quality of services. Americans seeking low-cost dental treatments are flocking to this Latin American country to gain from the growth of dental tourism in Mexico. Many US citizens do not have dental insurance, spiralling dental costs upwards. Hence, the low costs are a major draw to dental care in Mexico, with costs falling as low as 50 to 70 percent of US costs, though that is not the only reason. Most of the dentists here have been trained in US & UK. Availability of highly skilled and experienced dental surgeons is also one of the reasons for growth of dental tourism in Mexico. Why Mexico is a popular dental tourism destination? Low cost of dentist procedures: Cost of dental implants in Mexico is around 50 to 70 percent of what the costs in US. Other dental procedures are also significantly low-priced. The prohibitive costs of dental procedures, coupled with the fact that many Americans do not have dental insurance, has resulted in a surge of American dental tourists in this Latin American country. International tourists are finding the extremely low costs for dental procedures extremely attractive. Quality of care: Most of the dental clinics in Mexico use state of the art technology and follow OSHA regulation for hygiene standards. Mexico Dental Association, the professional dental body of the country, is a regular member of the World Dental Federation, ensuring there is a standard system of quality control and assessment. Many dentists in Mexico are trained in US, UK and are highly experienced in dentistry. Thus you need not to worry about quality of dental work as it matches the US standards. Proximity: Most border towns of Mexico are extremely popular with dental tourists, because of their proximity to US and Canada. Also, since dental patients save so much by getting their dental procedure done in Mexico, even air travel costs will not put a heavy dent on your pocket. Air connectivity: According to data from the Mexican airport system, there are a total of 85 airports in the country, 59 categorized as international, while the remaining 26 provide domestic service. The...

Health Tourism leaves an economic impact of 5 billion USD in Mexico during 2017

Health Tourism leaves an economic impact of 5 billion USD in Mexico during 2017

Jan 15, 2018

Every year, millions of tourists travel abroad to find health services that adjust to their particular needs, which has turned Health Tourism into one of the industries with the most economic profitability across the world. According to a study by Dinámica del Turismo de Salud Internacional (International Health Tourism Dynamics), this sector reported a total of $84 billion dollars income last year, and it is estimated that around 14 million people travel abroad every year looking for health services, with an average expenditure that fluctuates between $3,800 and $6,000 US dollars per trip, including transport and accommodation services. The international health tourism sector has its origin in the economic crisis of countries which developed between the ‘60s and ‘80s, mainly in the United States, which motivated retirees and veterans to look for medical treatment in countries like Mexico and Cuba. The leading cause for people going to other places to get healthcare services is the low cost. For example, savings in Mexico, compared to the USA, go from 36% to 89% for similar medical procedures and treatments. As the World Health Organization (WHO) states, dental health services, cosmetic surgeries, elective surgeries and fertility treatments are the most sought medical services by tourists. The WHO also says that there is not one common definition for “health tourism”, leading every country to apply their development model according to their own definition. The Mexican Department of Economy divides health tourism in: Medical tourism (surgical procedures and treatments with medication; outpatient processes, dental, ophthalmological and some cosmetic changes).   Wellness tourism (activities related to relaxation, lifestyle, beauty treatments, spas, spiritual retreats, retirement homes for senior citizens.) The health tourism industry in Mexico increased from $2.9 billion US dollars in 2008, to $4.7 billion US dollars in 2016, and in 2017 the figure reached more than 5 billion US dollars. Last year, as a strategy for the development of health tourism in Mexico, the first stage of the tourist complex Koral Center was built in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. Its infrastructure includes 95 hotel rooms, full hospital services, delivery rooms, doctor’s offices, three operating rooms and an emergency area. Thanks to the implementation of complementary health service strategies with a wide offer of...

Baja California State Government performed 60 heart surgeries for children during 2017

Baja California State Government performed 60 heart surgeries for children during 2017

Jan 5, 2018

MEXICALI, BC- Tuesday, January 2, 2018.- In order to strengthen the health strategies promoted in the State Administration headed by Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, authorities of the General Hospital of Mexicali announced more than 60 heart surgeries for congenital cardiopathies performed on Baja California children during 2017.   The head of the Secretariat, Guillermo Trejo Dozal, mentioned that these surgeries were carried out through monthly sessions, by a specialized team of cardiovascular surgeons of the National Institute of Cardiology Ignacio Chavez, as well as cardiovascular anesthesiologists and local cardiology hemodynamics specialists, in coordination with the “Doctors with Heart Foundation” and the General Hospital of Mexicali Board of Trustees.   The Director of the General Hospital of Mexicali, Caleb Cienfuegos Rascón, commented that the cases that have been treated through these surgeries correspond to patients who require urgent intervention and who, thanks to the timely medical attention, have managed to correct their illness to change their lives.   In addition, the official stressed that every month these days of heart surgery are totally free, which in the private sector could reach a cost between 240 to 450 thousand pesos if there are no complications. Otherwise the amount could’ve reach one million of pesos.   “48 interventions were programmed in 2017 and we have already exceeded 60 interventions during the year, due to the demand for services at regional and national levels,” said Cienfuegos Rascón.   Finally, he acknowledged the work of the staff that has participated in this strategy and congratulated the medical, paramedical and team members of the Doctors with Heart Foundation for joining efforts for the health of the people of Baja California, since the local program has obtained very similar results to programs carried out at other high specialty national centers. Comunicado de prensa emitido por el Gobierno del Estado de Baja...

President of DIF introduces new virtual equipment at CRI Mexicali

President of DIF introduces new virtual equipment at CRI Mexicali

Nov 26, 2017

MEXICALI, BC- Wednesday November 22, 2017.- In order to support those suffering from behavioral disorders, attention or learning deficit, which is a priority for the State Administration led by Governor Francisco “Kiko” Vega de Lamadrid, the President of DIF Baja California, Mrs. Brenda Ruacho de Vega, acquired a virtual reality equipment with an investment of 709 thousand 961 pesos, whose objective is to improve the quality of life of 480 patients. The President of DIF Baja California, said that this equipment was installed at the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center (CRI) of Mexicali, and it is a work tool that will help to improve the quality of care for handicapped children and adults. She stressed that through this virtual reality equipment, images will be projected on the wall or floor, to create a scenario where the patient will be able to interact. “I am very happy with the acquisition of this equipment, because it is capable to identify the patient’s needs without having to implement any extra accessories, as well as to create new therapeutic procedures according to the specific needs of each user; I must say that at the Tijuana’s CRI we already have one of these pieces of equipment, ” she said. Meanwhile, the Director General of DIF Baja California, Jorge Alberto Vargas, stressed that this state administration has made significant progress in favor of people with disabilities, because during 2017, 261,145 services have been offered in the 3 CRIs located in Mexicali, Tijuana and Ensenada, respectively, as well as in the 4 Basic Rehabilitation Units, located in Playas de Rosarito, Tecate, San Felipe and San Quintín, as well as the 2 Centers for Attention to People with Autism Spectrum Disorders of Mexicali and Tijuana. Source: Gobierno del Estado de Baja...