Seeking Self-Improvement in Mexico

Each year, thousands of dollars are spent on cosmetic and bariatric surgeries around the United States and countless individuals wish they could go through with treatments, but simply don’t have the funds to do so. That’s where medical tourism comes into place – and there are many benefits of traveling to countries outside the United States to have a range of procedures done – including cosmetic treatments like breast augmentation and urologic therapies, such as kidney and urinary treatments or laser surgery of the prostate.

Discovering Global Medical Tourism 

In Mexicali, Mexico, Global Medical Tourism is one such destination that offers an inviting, professional location in which patients have many options for treatment. Opened in 1985, the center began as the Surgical Center of the Valley, and since 1998 has become the premiere destination for surgery and general medicine. For those new to idea of medical tourism, the appeal is the substantial savings patients have by doing treatments and procedures outside the United States. In most cases, centers and medical destinations have physicians and staff with years of experience and reputable degrees from renowned locations around the world.

Quality services, state-of-the-art technology and compassion from the staff create positive experiences for patients traveling to Mexico for treatments. Pramod Goel, CEO and Founder of PlacidWay, a medical tourism portal based in Denver, Colorado, understands that patients want up-to-date, reliable and accessible information regarding medical tourism, techniques, treatments and procedures offered in a variety of medical destinations around the globe.

"PlacidWay realizes that thousands of men and women are seeking something new, something different... a change, both inside and outside. We want to show them their options to access the best in accredited medical personnel, staff and facilities in destinations around the world."

Another benefit to medical tourism is the ability to undergo treatments or procedures when the patient desires, rather than be placed on a waiting list.

At the Global Medical Tourism, patients have personalized care that will make undergoing a procedure easier. Technology at the hospital is competitive with outside hospitals and surgery centers that charge more for the same services – and travel arrangements, consultations and procedure options are decided for a patient even steps foot on the airplane.

Types of procedures offered by the Global Medical Tourism include:

Bariatric Therapies:

  • Gastric Balloon
  • Gastroplasty
  • Gastric Band
  • Gastric sleeve
  • Lap Band
  • Laparoscopic procedures

Cosmetic Therapies

  • Liposculpture
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Face Lift
  • Tummy Tuck

Urologic Therapies

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Laser surgery of prostate
  • Urinary incontinence



The hospital features advanced accommodations and technology to ensure patients are comfortable and confident in the potential procedures. The state-of-the-art facilities include a laboratory and clinical analysis, operating rooms, radiology, women’s care and intensive therapy.

Former patient Rebekah J. shares, “I was nervous undergoing a face lift, but the doctors at Global Medical Tourism made sure all of my questions were answered and made me feel comfortable with my decision. I am glad I chose the hospital in Mexicali and would recommend the destination to anyone who wanted quality treatments for a fraction of the cost you’ll find in the United States.”

Whether a patient needs to undergo a procedure for weight loss or simply to enhance an outward appearance, the Global Medical Tourism has plenty to offer for an affordable cost.