Doctor Holding Piggy Bank - International Accreditation Works as an Investment Is the Cost of Accreditation Worth It for Latin American Providers?

While it is common to assume that most US, Canadian and European healthcare facilities are accredited, in fact very few healthcare facilities in Latin America are accredited. This is due to a long history of hospitals and clinics only serving local Read More...

Image of three Business People Negotiating at Meeting, Accreditation Why Accredited Hospitals will be the Standard in Latin America

Large hospitals and health complexes in Latin America, especially those that attract medical tourists, understand the value of international accreditation. In fact, accreditation is a distinction that can make a huge difference in a medical Read More...

Medical still life with stethoscope and passport Should Tourists Worry about Ebola?

We have all heard the news. There have been documented cases of Ebola in the US and Africa. The surrounding controversy is natural. Due to the fear that Ebola generates, some people are afraid to travel. Should you worry about Ebola? And should Ebola Read More...

Plastic Surgeon and Nurse with Patient in Hospital - Cosmetic Procedures The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic Procedures Some of the most popular cosmetic procedures are lipoplasty (liposuction), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), breast implants, Rhinoplasty (nose jobs), facelifts, and Botox injections. Commonly called liposuction or body sculpting, Read More...

Healthcare and Medical Concept - Doctor and Nurse with Patient in Hospital - Surgery of the Fallopian Tubes - Uterus or Ovaries Surgery of the Fallopian Tubes, Uterus or Ovaries

Surgery is done to repair any defects or blocked fallopian tubes, remove endometriosis, ovarian cysts or fibroids.   These procedures are typically done laparoscopically. Possible Side Effects: – Soreness in the abdominal area and some Read More...

Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT) Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT)

With the gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) procedure, eggs are mixed with sperm in a lab, and then the mixture is injected into the fallopian tubes allowing for fertilization to occur naturally inside the body. Possible Side Effects: – Read More...

Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT) Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT)

Like the GIFT procedure, the eggs and sperm are mixed in a lab, but with the zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), confirmation that the eggs are fertilized is done before surgically placing them in the fallopian tubes. Possible Side Effects: Read More...

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

The Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) procedure, injects a single sperm into a single egg and then the resulting embryo is placed in the uterus. Possible Side Effects: – Sperm may need to be harvested from the donor’s testicle with a Read More...

Surrogate Mother Concept Pregnant - Woman and Couple Surrogate Mothers (Gestational Carriers)

Surrogate Mothers (Gestational Carriers) are women that carry an embryo (or donor embryo) to term and then legally relinquish any and all parental rights. Possible Side Effects: – Emotions related to not having control over the surrogate Read More...

Close Up Of Woman Inject Drugs To Prepare For Treatment - Fertility Drugs Fertility Drugs

Fertility drugs regulate reproductive hormones leading the release of one or more of your eggs per ovulation cycle. Typically they are used for three to six months before conceiving or moving on to try a different method.  Two common fertility drugs Read More...

Embryo Silhouette in Woman Hand - Donor Eggs & Embryos Donor Eggs & Embryos

Using the IVF procedure, a donated egg (or embryo) is mixed with your donor’s sperm and then implanted in the uterus. Possible Side Effects: – The time it takes to choose an egg (or embryo) donor. – Emotions related to the fact that the Read More...

Artificial Insemination in Los Algodones, Mexico Artificial Insemination

This procedure involves using a catheter to inject a concentrated dose of donated sperm into the uterus of the woman. Possible Side Effects: – Cramping for a day or two. – Sometimes done with the concurrent use of fertility drugs which Read More...

Beauty Treatment - Injection - Beauty Procedure Beauty Procedures

Beauty Procedures / Cosmetic Procedures Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons offer a wide range of beauty enhancement procedures.  Below are some of the most common procedures performed today. Breast Augmentation Surgery Breast augmentation surgery is one Read More...

In Vitro Fertilization - Los Algodones, Mexico In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In Vitro Fertilization IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is the process when an egg is fertilized with sperm outside the body (in a laboratory dish) and then is followed by an embryo transfer.  The embryo transfer procedure is when the fertilized egg Read More...

Bariatric Surgery in Los Algodones - Weight Loss Surgery Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Surgery

Bariatric Surgery For some people, rigorous exercise and a healthy diet are not enough to lose the necessary weight required to be considered healthy and at an acceptable BMI (Body Mass Index). People with a BMI of greater than 40 (extremely obese) Read More...

Total Knee Replacement in Los Algodones, Mexico Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement The largest joints in the human body are the knees and having them healthy and functional is vital to performing many everyday activities.  Difficultly doing simple activities like walking or climbing stairs and feeling pain Read More...

Total Hip Replacement Surgery in Los Algodones Total Hip Replacement

If common activities such as walking, sitting and standing become painful and difficult it may be because your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or some other conditions. This may also cause your hip to be stiff making it difficult to Read More...

Doctor Roberto Flores - Dermatology Doctor, Los Algodones Dermatologist Dr. Roberto Flores

Dr Roberto Flores – Los Algodones Dermatology Doctor, Los Algodones Dermatologist Dr. Roberto Flores studied medicine at the General Medicine University of Baja California. He then went on to specialize in Dermatology at the University of Read More...

Doctor Curt Maxwell – Chiropractic, Los Algodones Chiropractor Dr. Curt Maxwell

Dr Curt Maxwell – Chiropractic, Los Algodones Chiropractor, Naturopathic Medicine Dr. Maxwell started his studies in chiropractic medicine in 1966 in Iowa. After completing them, he decided to broaden his knowledge by expanding his studies with Read More...

Eye Exams and Eye Glasses in Los Algodones Eye Exams and Eye Glasses

Why pay more for new glasses? One of the advantages of getting your glasses in Los Algodones is that medical tourists can get a full eye exam and the new glasses or contacts they need at affordable prices. Not only are the prices significantly less Read More...

Saratoga Pharmacy in Los Algodones, Mexico Saratoga Pharmacy

As you enter Los Algodones from the US border crossing from Yuma, you’ll see a tiny downtown area crowded with shoppers looking for the lowest prices on dental care and pharmaceuticals. What they don’t know is that the one of the best value Read More...

Carlos Francisco Guillen Armenta Carlos Francisco Guillen Armenta

Dr. Carlos Francisco Guillen Armenta, Mexicali Medical Tourism in Baja California Mr. Guillen is a promising young politician in charge of the Mexicali Department at the State Secretariat of Tourism in Baja California, Mexico, a position he has held Read More...

Getting New Glasses What You Need to Know About Getting New Glasses

Getting New Glasses? At some point or another in our lives, most of us will need to wear glasses. Some prefer contacts, but many prefer frame glasses because they’re more convenient. If you’re looking for eye glasses, Los Algodones, Mexico has an Read More...

Types of Fertility Treatment Different Types of Fertility Treatment

What Are Your Choices? According to some studies, around 12% of the US population is infertile. This is a significant percentage and for some couples, infertility can have a detrimental emotional effect. Fortunately, for many couples, infertility can Read More...

Optical Services Optical Services

Optical Services from Los Algodones Medical Guide Most people believe that sight is their most important sense. We are very visual beings. When asked if we’d rather lose our sight or our hearing, almost everyone replies that they’d rather lose Read More...

MMG_Hip_Replace_391x269 Hip Replacement Surgery in Mexico

Total hip replacement surgery, also known as hip arthroplasty, was first performed in the early 1960’s. Since then the procedure has been giving victims of hip joint failure a new lease on life, rather than being confined to a wheelchair for the Read More...

Almater Hospital - Pharmacy Almater Hospital – On-Site Pharmacy

Prescriptions available 24 hours a day   The Almater Pharmacy located on the 1st floor, offers services to the public and is available to fill any prescriptions. The fully stocked pharmacy is open 24 hours a day for your convenience.   Read More...

@NearPharmacy_391x269 You’re Always Near a Pharmacy in Mexico

If there is one thing that Mexican streets don’t lack, it is pharmacies (farmacias). In any given city, you’ll find one nearby. Sometimes there’ll be several on a block. You’ll even find them in small towns in the countryside. Read More...

Ortho_Hip_391x269 5 Tips for a Successful Hip Replacement Surgery

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, there are more than 285,000 hip replacement surgeries performed in the United States each year, up more than 25 percent in just five years. Total hip replacements are on the rise. Though it Read More...

Ortho_Knee_391x269 RETURNING TO WORK AFTER A KNEE REPLACEMENT

A major concern for people considering a knee replacement is if they will be able to return to work after surgery. A study recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons shows that most people are able to Read More...

Ortho_Recovery_391x269 Recovering from hip, knee surgery

Though knee and hip replacement surgeries can still result in some pain, the surgical procedures have improved significantly in the last 20 years making it a more bearable solution. Additionally, these new techniques coupled with improved anesthesia Read More...

Ortho_Joint_391x269 I HAVE JOINT PAIN. WHAT DO I DO?

As we age, it is typical to start having pain in your joints, most commonly in the knees, hips and hands. But how do you know when this joint pain is more than normal and something that a doctor should evaluate? If your pain begins to limit what you Read More...

DiabetesType2_391x269 Can bariatric surgery help control Type 2 diabetes?

The link between type 2 diabetes and obesity is strong and bariatric surgery can result in substantial weight loss. Hence, it would not be surprising that bariatric surgery would reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. Nonetheless, a recent study out of Read More...

UpdatedGuidlines_391x269 Updated Guidelines: Sleeve Gastrectomy No Longer Investigational

According to new guidelines cosponsored by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and The Obesity Society, the Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure, an effective form of bariatric Read More...

Risks_Obesity_391x269 The Health Risks of Obesity

Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic issue; it’s a very serious health issue as well. It is possible that you are here today reading this because you are, or have been, concerned about your physical appearance. Yet, losing weight isn’t just Read More...

WeightLossCancer_391x269 WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY CUTS CANCER RISK IN WOMEN

While previous studies have shown that bariatric surgery reduces body weight, reverses type 2 diabetes, lowers risk factors related to excess weight and improves heart structure and function, new research suggests that it can also cut cancer risks in Read More...

LouisBrown_featured_391x269# Happy Birthday Louise Brown

35 years ago, on July 25, Louise Brown was born in the United Kingdom. Why is her birthday significant? Her successful birth made it possible for Mexico Fertility Center to exist today. Louise Brown was the first human born through the process of Read More...

IVF_391x269-B New Beginnings for Families

It’s a shame to think that the exorbitant cost of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) procedures in the United States and Canada might eliminate many couples who very much want children from the opportunity to achieve parenthood. Couples who need IVF are Read More...

InfertilityCost_391x269-A Affording the Cost of Infertility Treatments

Ways to Pay For Infertility Treatment Costs Infertility costs add up quickly. Especially if you need IVF treatments, the costs can really get ridiculously high fast. One IVF cycle costs anywhere from $8,000 up to $15,000, depending on how technical Read More...

FertilityTreatments_391x269-A Fertility Treatments at a Glance

There are many fertility treatments available in the world today. Below are the most popular ones at a glance. FERTILITY DRUGS Fertility drugs regulate reproductive hormones leading the release of one or more of your eggs per ovulation cycle. Read More...

Fertility treatments, IVF, In vitro fertilisation Demand for IVF triples in five years

The number of women seeking fertility treatment at a Tauranga clinic has tripled in five years. The demand from those pursuing their dream of parenthood at the Fertility Associates clinic, at Central Med in Devonport Road, has been such that the Read More...

IVFTest_391x269-B IVF Success Predicted in New Individualized Test

A simple online test may give women considering in vitro fertilization (IVF) a much more accurate idea of their chances of a live birth on the first try, compared with a model based on age alone, the authors of a new study say. The test, called Read More...

StemHeart_391x269 Duke doctor: Stem cell therapy might help heart disease patients

Today, people with heart disease have available to them more treatment options than ever before, yet sometimes nothing can alleviate the angina, the chest pain associated with cardiac disease. Researchers are evaluating a special stem cell therapy to Read More...

StemInjections_391x269- Stem cell injections to relieve arthritis pain

A new cutting edge stem cell treatment for Osteoarthritis (OA) is now being offered at a small number of clinics in the US, reports the Emory Orthopedics and Spine Center. This new procedure begins with the collecting of stem cell blood from the bone Read More...

StemAmputations_391x269 Adult Stem Cells Could Help Thwart Amputations

A recent study published in the journal Diabetes (the official journal of the American Diabetes Association) has shown promising results in the treatment of diabetic wounds such as food ulcers, one of the primary causes of amputation, through the use Read More...

StemJoints_391x269 Stem Cell Therapy: New hope for old joints

Today, there is an alternative to joint replacement surgery that offers people suffering from joint pain the chance to use cell from their own bodies to repair and replace damaged joint tissues. Stem cell therapy is a minimally-invasive procedure Read More...

EyeSurgery_391x269- Contemplating eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery is more properly known as blepharoplasty with upper or lower referring to the area of the eye that will be treated. An upper blepharoplasty can improve the appearance of your eyes by making them “open up” giving them a bigger and Read More...

TummyTucks_391x269- Better, Safer Tummy Tucks and Liposuction

Tummy Tucks and Liposuction Today, both procedures can be done together saving both recovery time and money. Tummy tucks (medically known as abdominoplasty) and liposuctions are two procedures that are well known to people with weight issues. Modern Read More...

ArmSurgery_391x269- Call to Bare Arms: Upper Arm Surgery Soars

Arm Lift The plastic surgery procedure that saw the biggest uptick between the years 2000 and 2012 was the upper arm lift, according to a new report. In 2012, more than 15,000 upper arm lifts were performed in the United States, up from 300 in 2000, Read More...

Almater Hospital the Cure for the Common Hospital Featured Hospital: Almater Hospital

Discover the Cure for the common hospital Located just two hours from San Diego, California, in the vibrant border city of Mexicali, Mexico, is Almater Hospital, the leading healthcare facility in northern Mexico.  Almater has been providing Read More...

Featured_DrGarza_391x269-b Featured Doctor: Dr. Leonardo Garza

Dr. Garza has offered infertility diagnostic and treatment options for over twenty years. Services include IVF, IUI, donor egg, infertility testing, and all ART associated procedures. He is a highly experienced board certified infertility specialist. Read More...

Orthopedic Surgeries

If you’ve been injured in an accident, suffer from a sports injury, arthritis or other degenerative joint disease, or just have too much mileage on those aging bones, Los Algodones offers a variety of solutions in orthopedics.  Orthopedists and Read More...