CategoriesCase Studies,  Cosmetic Surgery,  Destination,  Partners,  Travel

Kim Overcomes her Surgery Phobia in Cancun, Mexico

Kim was understandably nervous as she traveled from Canada to Mexico for cosmetic surgery. She was scheduled for a tummy tuck, and about to meet her surgeon for the first time! Not knowing what to expect she arrived in Cancun still a little unsure and cautious. It was only after meeting her My Medical Vacations consultant that she was able to relax! Kim quickly began to feel excited about her surgical journey and the beauty of Cancun peninsula.

My Medical Vacations interviews Kim post-surgery to hear feedback about her experience, the procedure, the surgeon, the hospital, the beaches…and most importantly the results!

Take the next step

My Medical Vacations offers a full concierge service for visitors to Cancun, where you can choose from multiple high-quality hospitals and surgeons. If you would like to know more about travelling to Cancun for cosmetic surgery contact Taqtik adviser Paula Vernon- paula.vernon@taqtik.com. With Taqtik you can request a Firmquote from My Medical Vacations or book a consultation for when you are on vacation.

 

hip replacement
CategoriesOrthopedics

Hip Joint Replacement Surgery in Cancun, Mexico

One of the most common problems faced by the world’s aging population, is the deterioration of joints. One of the most vulnerable joints in our body is the hip joint, and will often need surgical interventions like A total hip joint replacement that removes the impaired hip joint and replaces it with an artificial joint. My Orthopedic Vacations offers a full concierge service to patients wanting to travel to Cancun, Mexico for ORTHOPEDIC surgery. A holiday where you will return home rested, REVITALIZED and feeling truly brand new with your brand-new hip!
Why do hip joints need replacing?

In a healthy hip joint, smooth cartilage will cover and protect the end of the thigh bone and the socket in which the ball of the thigh bone sits. Healthy cartilage will cushion the ball and allow it to glide easily into it’s socket and move freely. One of the most common causes of hip joint deterioration is osteoarthritis. Cartilage becomes damaged and worn, and eventually the bones within the joint rub together becoming roughened, and sometimes even broken. Damaged hip joints can cause sever hip pain and stiffness, and everyday movements like walking, climbing stairs or getting out of a chair become almost increasingly difficult.

What’s involved in hip joint replacement surgery?

During the hip joint replacement surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will make a cut over the side of your hip and remove the affected bone. The bone is then replaced with an artificial joint (taking approximately two hours). Minimally invasive techniques can be applied by making several very small cuts instead of one long one and using specialized surgical instruments. These techniques will result in less blood loss, reduced pain and faster healing. During the surgery patients are given general anesthetic, or a local epidural pain killer which allows the patient to remain conscious and experience a faster recovery.

Recovering from hip replacement surgery

Recovering from a hip replacement generally takes about four to six months. It’s recommended that patients undergo physical therapy and strengthening exercises for the time it takes for their bodies to get used the new joint. Adjusting and restricting movements may be necessary like:

  • Avoid crossing legs and ankles
  • Avoid bending down low
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects
  • Avoid twisting hip movements
  • Avoid lying on side of hip replacement
  • Lie with a pillow between legs
  • Avoid standing for long periods of time
  • Sit in a firm chair that has arm rests
  • Be mindful of abrasions on the hip to avoid infection
Why travel with My Orthopedic Vacations?

A medical tourism facilitator like My Orthopedic Vacations provides a bridge between orthopedic patients in their home country, to orthopedic surgeons in Cancun, Mexico. The logistics are taken care of, so you can concentrate on your procedure and your recovery. Private airport, hotel and hospital transfers are included in every package as well as follow up care when you arrive home. My Orthopedic Vacations assists you through every step of your surgical journey.

abdominal sculpting
CategoriesCosmetic Surgery,  Partners

Removing Fat and Restoring Confidence with Abdominal Sculpting

Removing that hard to shift abdominal fat can take months or even years at the gym, but with abdominal sculpting liposuction at Playamed Hospital in Cancun, it’s gone in a matter of hours. Taqtik partner My Medical Vacations is a team of medical tourism consultants that help medical travelers realize their dreams with procedures like abdominal sculpting liposuction, and best of all they connect patients with hospitals and beach front accommodation in stunningly beautiful Cancun.
What is abdominal sculpting liposuction?
Abdominal sculpting abdominal liposuction at Playamed Hospital uses cutting edge third generation ultrasound assisted techniques to remove hard to shift, excess fat from the abdomen. Ultrasound assisted liposuction is unique because it involves minimal damage to tissues and blood tissues. The abdomen is sculpted to proved a contoured and athletic appearance in under three hours, making the underlying musculature more visible.
What to expect from the procedure
Depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed, as well as preexisting abdominal scar tissue, the procedure should take in between two to three hours. The patient is put under general anesthesia and should stay in Cancun to recover close to the hospital for approximately six to nine days. The overall results will become noticeably apparent in about six to nine months, but results do depend on patient diet and exercise regime post surgery. It is essential to the patient that they follow the surgeon’s post care instructions carefully. ultrasound liposuction
Why book through My Medical Vacations?
Using an agency like My Medical Vacations (MMV) means that you are guided through the process of traveling for surgery by experienced and qualified medical tourism consultants. The MMV team has only one priority- the safety and satisfaction of the client. They do this by offering the following:
  • Immediate response-from your initial inquiry, to your post care recovery the team at MMV provide the answers that you need straight away. No waiting!
  • Information-the MMV team has managed over 1,500 international cosmetic surgery patients. They can provide testimonials from past clients and provide you with the best information available.
  • Stress free travel-one of the most important roles of your medical consultant is to provide a stress free experience. All packages include private airport transfers, ground transfers (hospitals, hotels, appointments), translation services, tours around the city, the booking of your medical appointments and more.
  • Only the best surgeons-every surgeon and specialized physician working with MMV must meet a tough criteria. Medical professionals are only recommended if they have the right experience, training and credentials for your needs and have experience dealing with international patients.
  • Comprehensive post op care-each package includes a complete follow up program. This includes visits from specialized registered nurses and a certified patient concierge who will be with you every step of the way.
  • Long distance follow up-your MMV consultant continues to support you long after your airport farewell. With close communication and regular updates to your surgeon, any post op questions or concerns are addressed and care is provided until you are completely healed.
Removing that stubborn abdominal fat also works to reveal a more confident and assured you. Patients find themselves looking forward to sun bathing at the beach, taking off their shirts and finally feeling the sun on their bellies. If you want to know more about abdominal sculpting procedure contact the My Medical Vacations customer care team or search for packages on the Taqtik Marketplace.
Taqtik knee replacement, orthopedic
CategoriesOrthopedics,  Partners

Knee Replacement Surgery on Location

The inevitability of aging means that at some stage, most of us will experience a bit of wear and tear to our bones. And one of the first bones to start complaining, is the knee bone.
The cartilage in our knee degrades over time, reduces the cushioning between bones and can eventually result in the cripplingly painful osteoarthritis.

What to do when you need new knees

Knee’s that have suffered this much damage will need to an artificial knee joint. Knee replacement surgery is extremely common, it only takes a couple of hours and it’s available worldwide.
In the United States, many people looking for knee replacements are consulting with orthopaedic surgeons overseas, and often choose a favourite holiday destination. Destinations like Cancun, Mexico allow patients to stay on and fully recover, beachside with nothing to do but relax and unwind.

What is an artificial knee joint?

The artificial knee joint (prosthesis) gives a new smooth surface to the knee which helps to cushion the degraded bones. The prosthesis is made from metal and hard plastic components that fit together during surgery.

Taqtik knee replacement, orthopedic

The Surgery

Knee joint replacement surgery will be performed under general anaesthetic and takes approximately two hours.
An incision is made over the front of the knee joint, and the worn surfaces within the joint are removed and re-shaped.
The artificial knee joint is attached with specialised bone cement and fitted together. Muscles and ligaments are repositioned and adjusted for best possible knee function.

How Much Does it Cost?

Prices for knee replacement surgery vary depending on the desired destination, surgeon and accommodation options.

Medical travel concierge company My Orthopaedic Vacations in Cancun, Mexico there are a selection of packages available including a 12-night complete knee replacement package for USD $11,845.

Packages include a full concierge service that includes:

  • Pickup & Dropoff at the airport
  • transportation to and from all medical appointments
  • tours & daytrips for medical patients and their travelling companions
  • hotel, recovery centre and spa/wellness centre recommendations and accommodations
  • coordination and contact with doctors, dentists, specialists and hospital patient coordinators (including through teleconference with the patient)
  • car rentals if requested
  • a nurse or chaperone if requested or required.
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Taqtik dentures
CategoriesDental,  Partners

Cancun Mexico- Destination Affordable Dental Care!

Cancun Mexico is a great destination for affordable dental care. High dental care costs in the US and Canada are driving patients to Mexico for quality, low-cost dental services. Obtaining permanent dentures in Cancun offers a great opportunity to obtain natural looking and functioning teeth without blowing the budget.

What are Permanent Dentures?

Permanent dentures are permanent replacement teeth. The dentures bonded or implanted into the mouth in place of damaged or missing teeth. Permanent dentures are considered better than a traditional dentures, as they don’t need to be taken it out, and there is no slippage while eating or talking. There are two types of permanent dentures – partial and complete.

Permanent Denture Options

  • Partial Permanent Dentures: Ideal for patients with just a few teeth missing. An assessment will be made of abutment teeth (the neighboring teeth on both sides of the gap created by missing teeth) to determine if a partial permanent denture is a viable option.
  • Complete Permanent Dentures: Also referred to as implant permanent dentures and used to replace a few missing teeth or a full set of teeth. If your gums are in a healthy condition, the surgeon will screw titanium rods into the bone tissue of the gums. Implant dentures are cemented on to the titanium posts once the gums are healed.

How Affordable is Affordable Dental Care in Cancun?

Cost is perhaps the most important factor in decision-making when it comes to getting affordable dental bridges, or inexpensive dental implants abroad. Cancun Mexico is a great destination for affordable dental care

  • Affordable dentures in Cancun, Mexico are very much a reality as the dental prosthesis here are much lower than the prices quoted in the US and Canada.
  • Dental tourists can expect to save anywhere from 50% to 70% on what they would have paid in own country.
  • Low permanent denture costs in Mexico allow patients to get the dental care they need but can’t access in their own countries because of high costs.

Key Advantages of Affordable Permanent Dentures in Cancun

There are many major advantages of getting fixed dentures in Cancun.

  • The quality of dental services is on par with American standards. Cancun dental clinics provide the latest dental equipment and offer a variety of dental treatments.
  • Mexican dentists are highly trained and experienced in all kinds of dental procedures. Several dentists practicing in Mexico received their training in the United States.
  • Because of Mexico’s geographical proximity to the U.S., American citizens can save both money and time by opting for permanent dentures in one or two days in Cancun instead of traveling further abroad (to India, or Costa Rica for example).
  • No waiting times are an added bonus. Patients can get their dental procedure, as per their preference and convenience.

Take the next step with Taqtik!

Need more information on why Cancun Mexico is a great destination for affordable dental care? Or ready to take the next step? Contact us, or search through available dental packages on the Taqtik Marketplace!

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