WHY IS MEXICO YOUR BEST OPTION FOR SURGERY / MEDICAL CARE?
Mexico is a true cultural experience yet very American friendly. Resort destinations and major cities offer all the services you could need and also have state of the art health facilities. The major Medical Centers are Board Certified and have American and European trained specialists.
WHAT DO THE FACILITIES LOOK LIKE? CAN I SEE THE HOSPITAL?
The equipment we work with and the facilities are both state of the art. You can see the hospital facilities and read testimonials from the doctors in our About Us Section.
IS ENGLISH SPOKEN? ARE FORMS IN ENGLISH?
YES, English, French and some German. If the specialist isn’t fluent we have staff that will be there to help with communication. All admission and procedure forms are available in English.
ARE DOCTORS AND/OR SURGEONS BOARD CERTIFIED? DO THEY HAVE SPECIAL ACCREDITATIONS?
Transformation & Wellness’ Doctors and Surgeons are highly specialized in their field, have top qualifications, and have USA and/or European training. They are also Board Certified and have National and International accreditations. (Remember these are private practitioners)
I HAVE HEALTH PROBLEMS (HEART / HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE /DIABETES)
Medium and higher risk patients have to be carefully reviewed and stabilized in any condition, however surgeries can still be performed. The key is that you know that the Medical Facility is top level and Trauma- Intensive care rated. Internists and Cardiologists, and other Indicated Doctors must monitor and help determine suitability. Many procedures are done with minimal invasive – local anesthesia, and with little or no blood loss. Please get good information and make the proper decision.
DO YOU TAKE USA / CANADIAN INSURANCE?
YES. All Transformation & Wellness doctors & medical facilities have an International Insurance desk. With major procedures that require authorization subject to your policy or coverage terms there is a pre-approval process. We can work with you and your insurance to guarantee there are never any problems before your surgery.
CAN I GET A FULL MEDICAL/ PHYSICAL REPORT DONE IN ENGLISH?
YES. A full health physical and a complete executive checkup can be arranged. Several specialists are involved, and the entire accompanying Lab work done on site or nearby. Comprehensive report generated in English.
CAN I GET A RECEIPT FOR TAX PURPOSES?
YES. A medical report and receipt for services is generated. Will be provided in English, and if necessary with proper medical codes and description of procedures. Please however, pre discuss this with your tax advisor.
IS THE HOSPITAL EQUIPED FOR INTENSIVE CARE / BLOOD BANK / EXTREME EMERGENCIES?
Absolutely. Medical Facilities are fully equipped for Surgical, Trauma, and Intensive Care. All the modern equipment and trained personnel are on site. Importantly most Medical Tourism hospitals have strict operations protocol, and have to keep up with local, national and even international certification standards.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING? MEDICAL REPORTS / IMAGES?
YES, Medical Reports, X-rays and Images are helpful in original format, disc, or memory device. If necessary full medical evaluation and tests can be done in short time here. Likewise your information on medical conditions and medicines
WHAT KIND OF PROSTHESIS / ARTIFICIAL DEVICES ARE USED?
We work with the same as in USA and Canadian surgeries. All the big name Manufacturers supply to Mexican hospitals.
ARE THERE TESTIMONIALS FROM FORMER PATIENTS?
Yes, you can find reviews from former patient and read their opinions on patient handling, modern facilities, communication with the Doctor, follow up treatment, traveling for a procedure, safety, weather, beach setting, etc.
SHOULD I HAVE MY LAB WORKUP MRI’S DONE THERE? BETTER COSTS?
Some knowledge of your medical profile is useful prior to arranging surgery, but all the tests can be executed here and in short notice. The costs are usually quite a bit better than Stateside. All blood work, clotting times, Imaging, X-rays are available locally, often right in the same hospital.
IS THERE POST SURGICAL CARE / PHYSICAL THERAPY REHABILITATION?
Post-surgical care is excellent, always with a follow-up. And Physical Therapy can be or is included in your package. It is important to make this a good experience, and that you heal and get back home with a smile.
HOW MUCH CAN I SAVE?
Medical Treatment and cost of Surgeries can be much lower than USA or Canada. As much as a third or in some cases a fifth or better.
ARE THERE DIRECT FLIGHTS? HOW ABOUT ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS / CONDOS WITH COOKING, KITCHEN FACILITIES?
YES to all of these. We recommend you to direct book your own flight or use competitive travel agents. There are dozens of direct and easy connect flights a day from many Canadian and USA cities.
There are over 50 major resorts offering hotel packages, and a multitude of Condo rentals for extended stays. For budget oriented travelers there are charming 2 – 3 stars hotels right in town. The Vallarta Bay is huge, many beaches and sights to see. In Mexico City and Chihuahua hotels are also excellent.
IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO?
Concerning Medical Tourism Travel: absolutely safe. However for any traveler this is a good question and deserves a careful answer and some clear facts. In general Mexican people are very friendly, accepting and receptive to visitors, even going out of their way to help you. In resort areas like Puerto Vallarta, Chihuahua and Mexico City, authorities are hugely concerned with public safety. Resorts and medical facilities have good private security, you are safe in your resort or condo, and going out walking around and visiting public places. The negative news press about violent problems in Mexico is really just about world drug problems and gang interactions, mostly in other distant areas. This said: do use common safety sense like you would in your own city / town.
NONMEDICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AREA. WHAT TO BRING / WHAT TO WEAR?
Know where you are traveling to, climate, temperatures, possibility of rain, etc. In general bring comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Puerto Vallarta’s weather is fresh in spring, summerlike in the fall winter months, and tropical warm humid in the summer. Chihuahua is cold in the winter and Mexico City is spring fresh always. Forgot something… don’t worry in any event most items can be purchased locally. General info on the area can be found in internet, but for specific questions just ask.