CategoriesPartners,  Weight Loss

Choosing a Bariatric Surgeon in Mexico

Patrizia Barrueco from Taqtik explains more about choosing a bariatric surgeon in Mexico, a favorite destination for international tourists seeking weight loss surgery.

Mexico has become one of the favorite destinations for international tourists seeking for weight-loss surgery. Bariatric procedures help you lose weight and lower the risk of medical problems associated with obesity. Bariatric surgery contributes to weight loss in two main ways:

  • Surgery is used to physically limit the amount of food the stomach can hold, which limits the number of calories you can eat.
  • Surgery is used to shorten or bypass part of the small intestine, which reduces the number of calories and nutrients the body absorbs.
Bariatric Surgeons in Mexico

There are many bariatric surgeons in Mexico, but not all are board certified by the CMCG (Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía General, Bariatrica y de Transplante), the CMCOEM (Colegio Mexicano de Cirigua para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabólicas), and the AMCE (Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Endoscopica).

Being board certified by the CMCG, CMCOEM and AMCE is a must in Mexico, and there are also surgeons that go beyond and become double board certified in Mexico and in Europe, by IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders).

Dr Sergio del Hoyo

Dr. Sergio del Hoyo is double board certified in Mexico and Europe. He received his BSC in Medicine in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he started an amazing career in the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders. Years later he completed an advanced course on Obesity and Metabolic Diseases in Strasbourg, France and regularly attends the World Congresses on Obesity.

He is an expert in laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric sleeve, duodenal switch. He also treats constipation, gallbladder, haemorrhoids, appendicitis, gastritis, colitis, colon and hernia and is well known for the top-quality healthcare. His team of experts includes a nutriologist, endoscopist and anaesthesiologist, and they perform all of their interventions in world-class level hospitals in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is one of the most cherished destinations in Mexico.  The sunsets at Los Mertos Pier, the cobblestone streets, Malecon, Zona Romantica for LGBT escapes, the Botanical Gardens, Whale Watching, and the famous church of our Lady of Guadaloupe are world-wide known by visitors from all around the world.

Take the next step

If you have any comments or questions about Bariatric surgeons in Mexico, please comment below. You can also contact me directly at patrizia.barrueco@taqtik.com. Search for packages on the Taqtik Marketplace, request a firm quote or schedule a consult when you’re on holiday!

CategoriesPartners,  Weight Loss

Are You a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Patrizia Barrueco is a Partner Success Manager at TaqTik and works with leading healthcare providers around the world to ensure TaqTik members receive top services, quality and pricing. Patrizia shares with us her knowledge of bariatric treatments in the Mexican Pacific.
Overweight or Obese?

Overweight and obese are classifications that can be defined as an abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that can be detrimental to health. The body mass index (BMI) is a simple indicator of the relationship between weight and height that is frequently used to identify overweight obesity in adults. It is calculated when you divide weight by height. The BMI definition from the World Health Organization (WHO) is as follows: a BMI equal to or greater than 25 is deemed overweight, BMI equal to or greater than 30 signifies obesity.

What causes excess weight and obesity?

The fundamental cause of excess weight and obesity is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and spent. In recent history, there has been an increase in the intake of hyper-caloric foods that are rich in fat, salt and sugar but poor in vitamins, minerals and other micro nutrients. There has also been a worldwide decline in physical activity as a result of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle.

Changes in eating habits and physical activity are often the result of environmental and social changes. The lack of support policies and development in sectors such as health, farming, transport, urban planning, environment, processing, food distribution and marketing and education are all contributors to this global issue.

What are the consequences of excess weight and obesity?

In 2012 cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke) were the main causes of death globally. Diseases like diabetes, disorders of the loco motor system (especially osteoarthritis) and some cancers (of the endometrium, breast and colon) are common risks associated with a high BMI.

Childhood obesity is associated with a higher probability of obesity, premature death and disability in adulthood. But in addition to these greater future risks, obese children suffer from respiratory distress, increased risk of fractures and hypertension and present early markers of cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and psychological effects.

What weight loss surgery is available?

There are three kinds of procedures that can help in weight loss- the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and mini gastric bypass. If you are considering one of these procedures, there are excellent bariatric surgeons in the Mexican Pacific. Both Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos are great destinations with top level hospitals offering bariatric procedures. Clients often combine their surgery with a week long vacation! Explore the Malecon boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta Malecon, or the world-famous ‘Land’s End’ attraction in Los Cabos.

 

If you have any comments or questions about bariatric procedures in the Mexican Pacific please comment below or contact me directly at patrizia.barrueco@taqtik.com. You can also request a firmquote or book an appointment to see a specialist when you are on vacation!
alicante spain
CategoriesOrthopedics

Knee Surgery in Alicante, Spain

QuironSalud Medical Care in Spain gives patients access to specialized services in Orthopedics Surgery and Traumatology and advanced techniques for minimally invasive surgery. The knee unit at  Hospital QuoronSalud Torrevieja is a leader in sports pathology treatment with comprehensive diagnostic and treatment techniques available.
Hospital Quoronsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Quoronsalud Torrevieja in Alicante Mexico has developed a reputation as a multidisciplinary center of the highest standard. The center is recognized throughout the health industry for it’s sophisticated diagnostic equipment and advanced treatments.

Almost half of the patients at the Torrevieja hospital are international, and qualified interpreters are available free of charge. The translator service covers 15 different languages including English, French, German, Dutch, Norwegian Russian, Italian and Arabic.

Orthopedic surgery techniques

The Hospital QuoronSalud Torrevieja specializes in both arthroscopic and open surgery.

Arthroscopic surgery includes:

  • Meniscectomy- arthroscopy and radiofrequency treatments (Arthrocare, Vulcan, Serfas) used for meniscal lesions.
  • Meniscal sutures.
  • Meniscal transplants.
  • Ligamentous plasty in fractures of anterior or posterior cruciate ligament associated or not to meniscal lesions
  • Treatment of cartilage pathology with radiofrequency (Arthrocare, Vulcan, Serfas)
  • Treatment of Rotulian Pathologies by arthroscopy
  • Treatments with PRP (Plasma Rich in Platelets). PRP is an autologous preparation, non-toxic, non-allergenic, obtained by the centrifugation of the patients blood. This treatment is aimed to accelerate bone repair by strengthening the quality of the bone formed (osteogenesis). PRP can also induce premature healing of the wounds, increasing the revascularization (angiogenesis) and stimulating the synthesis and differentiation of the precursor cells.

Open surgery includes:

  • Total knee arthroplasty in patients with severe osteoarthritis with the implantation of a fixed-plate prosthesis as a mobile plate.
  • Revision arthroplasties in patients with failure of a primary prosthesis.
  • Partial partial or bi-compartment arthroplasties.
  • Femoropatellar arthroplasties.
  • Realignments of extensor patella apparatus both proximally and distally.
  • Varieting and / or valgizing osteotomies.
  • Fracture Treatment.

knee surgery

Torn meniscus treatment

A torn meniscus is a common sports injury because it is caused by the forceful twisting of knee joint. When the knee cartilage (meniscus) is torn and the body provides an inflammatory response. Swelling and fluid accumulation makes day to day movements more difficult. It may be painful to fully extend or straighten the knee. As an essential cushion to your thighbone and shin bone, it is important that it is repaired to reduce the possibility of pain and discomfort. The treatment for a torn meniscuc is dependent on the severing of the tear.

  • Partial meniscectomy- trims away the torn area and smooths the injury site
  • Total meniscectomy- removes the whole meniscus

To find out more information about Orthopedics with Hospital QuoronSalud Torrevieja and for the best quality and pricing please contact me directly at patrizia.barrueco@taqtik.com


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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.
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