Medical Tourism – Coming to Ajijic- Chapala- Guadalajara
Open House: In November 2009 we, along with many other Expats from Ajijic, attended an open house at the new Puerta de Hierro Sur
, 50 bed, state of the art, Hospital on Hwy. 54, just south of the Periferico (the southern ring road of Guadalajara).
It is the sister Hospital to the 100 bed approximately five year old one built in north west Guadalajara, across from the new, high end Andares Shopping Mall on Puerta de Hierro where several of us had laser surgery for cataracts and new lenses. (my vision changed from 20/400 to 20/20 in about 30 minutes.)
Attached are a few photos of the new Hospital.click on link below-then slide show (upper left) http://picasaweb.google.com/wrightteammexico/MedicalTourismAjijicCh...
Linda, having taught nursing in Canada, checks details and was extremely impressed. Also, as you can see from the package price sheet they gave us, having knee, hip and other procedures are reasonable. For those who have Insurance elsewhere, they have an office that does the co-ordination.
Perhaps “Medical Tourism” is more of a buzz word now than a few years ago, but many have been coming to the Lakeside, for Dental work and to Guadalajara for medical for years. Quality, cleanliness and expertise is well known though-out the medical world.
Guadalajara Reporter: September 11, 2009, Julie Shattock wrote in the an article containing the following excerpts.
“The Jalisco state government…recently announced it would be investing 4.35 million pesos to bring private hospitals up to the standards required for certification by the Joint Commission International (JCI), an institution that accredits hospitals in Canada and the United States”.
Many Mexican hospitals are already so accredited.
SURGERY HOST Healthcare Agency, a new business, has set up office next to our real estate office in Ajijic
From their flyer -
“Surgery Host is a coordination agency of a whole event of medical and health tourism. From the first contact that any foreign patient interested in a medical treatment in Mexico, with the integration of all the required services to receive medical attention like airline tickets, ambulances and/or taxis, hotels, hospitals, doctors and tourist services in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; everything with a customized professional attention.”
Although, not part of “Medical Tourism” the Mexican Government sends out the mobile unit shown, to various towns and locations for women to obtain mammograms and bone density measurements. For 400 pesos (about 30USD) Linda had a bone density scan- results on a graph, all in 5 to 10 minutes. Very convenient!
We invite you to consider the options that Mexico Medical Tourism has to offer.
Wright Team Mexico - Don & Linda Wright- Jan. 2010