Angels Abroad

Angels Abroad

Guatemala City, Guatemala

1a. calle “D” 7-33 zona 17 colonia Lourdes

Focus Area: Angels Abroad | Cosmetic Surgery | Heart Bypass Surgery | Heart Valve Replacement Surgery | Knee Replacement Surgery | Breast Augmentation | Face Lift | Dental Implants | Dental Veneers | Lasik Surgery | Gastric Bypass Surgery | Lap Band Surgery | Guatemala City, Guatemala Best Orthopedic Clinic, Affordable Cosmetic Surgery Hospitals, Heart Angioplasty Center, Cheap Lap Band Center, Best Gastric Bypass Clinic, Affordable Bariatric Doctors, Best Liposuction Surgeons, Top Dental Hospitals, Best Dental Implants Packages, Top Dental Veneers Clinic, Quality Dental Surgeons, Cheap Liposuction Packages, Guatemala City, Guatemala

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About Us
Angels Abroad is aware of fears and doubts people feel when making such kind of trip; and that is why we intend to offer you the necessary information to make you feel more secure.

We are active members of the Medical Tourism Association.

What we will do for you
We will help you to plan the whole medical trip, giving you information about doctors, medical treatments, clinic facilities, hotels, Guatemala, and so forth. When you arrive to the country, we will provide you a concierge, transport, a cell phone to contact doctor, your concierge and family and friends. We will take you to each appointment and we will be alert to your needs.

If you decide to take a tour we will contact trustful tour operators.

Medical Procedures we offer:

  • Plastic Surgery: Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Eyelid surgery, Butt lift, Butt Implants, Face lift, Botox, Calf Implants, Ear surgery, Hair Micrografts, Nose surgery, Thigh lift, Tummy Tuck
  • Obesity Surgery: Gastric bypass, Lap band, Gastric sleeve
  • Orthopedics: Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Hip Replacement, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Knee Athroscopy, ACL Reconstruction
  • Spine Surgery: Vertebral Column Surgery
  • Ophthalmology: LASIK, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplant
  • Dentistry: Dental Crowns, Veneers, Root Canal Treatment, Dental Care For Children, Dental Implants, Dental Prothesis, Gum Surgery
  • Heart Procedures: Heart Bypass, Heart Valve Replacement, Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterism
  • Gynecology: Hysterectomy
  • Fertility Procedures: IVF (in vitro fertilization)
  • Stem Cell Treatment

Angels Abroad's Physicians Network
There are personnel at Angels Abroad responsible for creating specialist physicians networks. The personnel investigate said physicians by searching information at Internet, to verify if there is any pending lawsuit against them, or any experience report.  Angels Abroad searches for widely experienced physicians, who have continuously been studying in different countries, and those who have a pleasant and appropriately located clinic. After the doctor is contacted, he/she is interviewed and an assessment is carried out regarding clinic conditions, ways physician express themselves, and technology.  It is mainly required that physician speaks fluent English.

Just 4 steps to improve your health!

  1. Sign up.  Send us your contact information and we will contact you soon. Fill out a medical intake formand send us your medical exams.
  2. Meet the doctor.  You can choose the doctor of your preference on our website. We will send the doctor all your information and arrange a phone call so you can ask him about doubts and concerns.
  3. Get a quote.  If you feel comfortable with the doctor, then we will send to you a list of our hotels and tourism packages. When you make a decision, we will be ready to send you the more approximate price.
  4. Come to Guatemala!!

Medical trip to Guatemala
Guatemala is a beautiful country located in a convenient geographical area for people living in Canada and the United States, as it is from 6 to 2 hours of flight distance.

Guatemala has many tourist attractions, as archeological places, Mayan and colonial cities, virgin rainforests; regions where you get involved with indigene culture, 5 stars-hotels at low prices and much more.

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While you are in Guatemala

Will someone pick me up at the airport?
Yes. You will receive a picture of the medical trip guide assigned to you, so you can find them easily.  The guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel.

Where can I change dollars to the currency of Guatemala?
Medical trip guide will take you to a safe bank or to an ATM in case you want to use your card.
 
How do I get contact with Angels Abroad, physician and medical trip guide?
Medical trip guide will take to Angels Abroad office on the first working day, where you will be welcomed.  You will be provided with a mobile phone with credit to make calls.  Phone numbers of your physician, medical trip guide, offices of Angels Abroad, and relatives or friends of your country of origin are saved on this phone.

Who will take me to physician appointments?
Medical trip guide will be responsible for it.  This person will arrange a schedule with you for each appointment.




Terms of payment

When do I have to pay?
When your medical trip guide takes you to the offices of Angels Abroad, you will be able to pay a percentage of the total amount quoted by Angels Abroad.

What are the terms of payment accepted by Angels Abroad?
Angels Abroad accepts all international credit cards and cash.

Are Checks and Money orders accepted?
Checks and money orders are not accepted.




About Physicians

How Angels Abroad created its physicians network?
There are personnel at Angels Abroad responsible for creating specialist physicians networks. The personnel investigate said physicians by searching information at Internet, to verify if there is any pending lawsuit against them, or any experience report.  Angels Abroad searches for widely experienced physicians, who have continuously been studying in different countries, and those who have a pleasant and appropriately located clinic. After the doctor is contacted, he/she is interviewed and an assessment is carried out regarding clinic conditions, ways physician express themselves, and technology.  It is mainly required that physician speaks fluent English.

How do I know if physician is licensed to exercise in Guatemala?
Angels Abroad provides some evidence.  There are some college links stated on the information of each physician, listing phone numbers, e-mails and websites of the University they graduated from.  Using this data, you will be able to ask for information about the physician of your election.

Other evidence is that Angel Abroad provides a picture section for each physician, showing photographs of their university diploma.

How do I know if physician speaks English or its English level is appropriate?
There are two ways to prove it.  The first and easiest one is using web site of Angels Abroad, where there is a video section, showing one or more videos of the physician and you will be able to hear them speaking English. You can prove physician’s good English level, when Angels Abroad arranges an appointment by telephone between you and the physician.

How do I know if clinic or hospital has clean and modern facilities?
You can see some pictures of clinic or hospital where physicians work at Angels Abroad web site.  Angels Abroad requires that physician’s clinic meets cleaning standards demanded by Ministry of Health of Guatemala.

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Treatments

Medical Procedures we offer:
Dental Treatment

  • Dental Implants
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Dental Veneers
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Prothesis
  • Dental Care for Children
  • Gum Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

  • Face Lift
  • Hair Micrografts
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Calf Implants
  • Ear Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Botox
  • Liposuction
  • Nose Surgery
  • Breast Reduction
  • Butt Lift
  • Butt Implants
  • Thigh Lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy

Heart Surgery

  • Heart Bypass
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheter
  • Coronory Angioplasty

Orthopedic/Knee Surgery

  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Knee Athroscopy
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Athroscopy
  • Vertebral Column Surgery

Stem Cell Treatment

  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Treatment
  • Umbilical Cord Stem CellS Treatment

Eye/Lasik Surgery

  • Cataract Foldable Phaco
  • Lasik Laser Surgery
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Retina Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery

Infertilit Treatment/Gynecology

  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Artificial Insemination
  • In vitro fecundation
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Assisted Hysterectomy

Obesity/Bariatric Surgery

  • Gastric BYpass
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Nissen Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Ventral Umbilical Groin Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Esophagus Surgery

Others

  • Testicle Biopsy
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Shocked Piece Removal
  • Facial Trauma Surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Nasal Endoscopic Surgery
  • Direct Microlaryngoscopy
  • Total Laryngectomy
  • Endovascular Saphenection
  • Chemical Exclerotherapy
  • Laser Esclerotherapy
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Nocturnal Seizures
  • Narcolepsy
  • Parasomnias
  • Sleep Cycle Disorder
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disease
  • Childhood Sleep Problems
  • Strabism Surgery
  • Surgical Treatment of Anus
  • Rectal Prolapse Treatment
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Hemithyroidectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Lumber Fixation
  • Cervial Fixation
  • Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Craniotomy




Our Services
1) Submission of documents to the physician of your preference (tests, medical history)
2) Direct communication, by phone with physician selected
3) Hotel booking
4) Tourist package booking (if applies)
5) Land transport (airport-hotel and hotel-airport)
6) Medical trip guide (one person will assist you during your stay in Guatemala)
7) Use of mobile phone with credit (approx. $100)
8) Transport to all appointments with physician.
9) Ambulance service: airport-hospital & hospital-aiport

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Qualifications

Bariatric Surgery (gastric bypass surgery for weight loss)

Dr. Roberto Baldizón Mendez

Speaks English

Experience:
- Surgery Resident at General Hospital of San Juan De Dios.
- From 1989 to 1993 worked as Resident Head, General Hospital of San Juan de Dios.
- In 1994, Director of General Hospital of San Juan de Dios.
- From 1995 to 1996, Fellow of Colon-Rectum Surgery at Mercy Hospital, Miami Florida, United States.
- In 1997, Director Practice, Private Hospital, Peten.
- From 1998 up to this date: Turnover at Hospital Esperanza, in the Department of Surgery. July 06, to April 2008.

University Degree:
- Grastric Bypass Surgeon

Special Studies:
- General Surgery Residence, 4 years, from 1989 to 1993, at General Hospital of San Juan de Dios.
- Head of Residents of Department of Surgery of General Hospital San Juan de Dios.
- International Medical Exchange program, in the area of Colon-Rectum Surgery, at mercy Hospital Miami, Florida USA.
- Training at Foundation of Bariatric Surgery in Florida, United States, on December 2005.
- Participation on Multidisciplinary Bariatric Surgery, in Brazil, March 2006.
- Acknowledgment Diploma in General Laparoscopy Surgery, from University Louis Pasteur, France, February 2007.
- Training on Obesity Surgery, Bariatric Clinic, from Hospital Dos Fornecedores de Cana da Piracicaba, Brazil, March 2007.

Memberships:
- Member of American Association of COLON AND RECTUM.
- School of Doctor and Surgery of Guatemala.
- Medical Association of Peten, Guatemala.




Cardiovascular & Toraxic Surgery (heart bypass and heart valve replacement)

Dr. Rodolfo Bonilla

Speaks English

Experience
- 21 years of experience in heart and thoracic surgery.
- Centro Medico and Surgery Cardiovascular Unit (UNICAR)

University Degree
- Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon

Special Studies

- Resident of cardiovascular surgery, at Ignacio Chavez institute, Mexico DF
- Fellowship of heart surgery, at Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX.

Doctor's medical procedures:
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart valve replacement




Dentistry – Dental Implants

Dr. James Hazbun

Speaks English

Experience
- 26 years in Aesthetic Dentistry and Implants.
- Private Practice

University Degree
- Dentist Surgeon.
- Graduate ICOI

Special Studies
- Oral Implantology

Memberships:
- Stomatologic school.
- Dental Association of Guatemala.
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and AIIP (Iberoamerican Association of Implantology and Periodoncy)




Dentistry – Endodontics (root canal treatment)



Dr. Ennio Marsicovetere
Speaks English

Experience
- Odontologist in charge of and instructor of community dental clinic named “kinal” 1990-91.
- Endodontics clinical practice in residential postgraduate degree.
- Department of Endodontics, University of Texas, San Antonio, USA (1992-1995).
- Associated Professor, chief of clinic area and clinic instructor of endodontics department of School of Odontology UFM (Francisco Marroquin University) (1995-2005).
- Department director, clinical instructor and professor of dental radiology department.  School of odontology, UFM.
- Private endodontics practice in specialized center of endodontics “EndoPro S.A.” (1995-2008).
- Professor of post graduate programme in Endodontics.  Catholic University of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (2007).

University Degree

-     B.S. (Baccalaureus Scientiae) School of Medicine of Francisco Marroquín University (1987).
-     D.D.S. Dentist Surgeon, Odontologist School U.F.M. (1991).

Memberships
- Active member of American Association of Endodontics.
- Founder active member of Guatemalan Association of Endodontics.
- Active Member of Dental Society of Guatemala.
- Active member of Stomatology School of Guatemala.
- Active member of Odontologic Federation of Central America and Panama.
- Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Endodontics.

University links:
- Dr. Kenneth Hargreaves, Director of Post Graduate Programme of University of Texas, San Antonio. 
- Dr. Ramiro Alfaro, Director of Odontology School Programme, of U.F.M., Guatemala, Guatemala.
- Dra. Claudia Raudales de Napky, Director of Post Graduate Programme, of Catholic University of Honduras, Tegucigalpa.




Dentistry – Prosthodontics (Veneers, Crowns, Dentures, Mouth cancer treatment)

Dr. Mario Ganddini
Speaks English

Experience
- Dental Laboratory, University of Rochester  Eastman Dental Center supervised practice.
- University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center supervised practice.

University Degree
- Dentist Surgeon Universidad Francisco Marroquín University Guatemala 2000

Special Studies
- Specialty in oral prosthesis.
- Implants and aesthetic dentistry.  University of Rochester Eastman, Dental Center 2001-2004.
- Specialty in Maxillofacial Prosthesis and Oncological Dentistry. University of Texas; Houston MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Memberships
- Member of American Prosthesists Association.
- Member of American Maxillofacial Prosthesis Academy.
- Member of Dental Partnership of Guatemala.
- Active Member of Stomatologic School of Guatemala.

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Testimonials

Mrs. Margaret Mckenzie, a nurse from Grass Valley, California, made a trip to Guatemala. She contacted a company named, Angels Abroad, and through them, contacted Dr. Rodrigo Gonzalez Toledo, a bariatric surgeon trained in the US. She had an open gastric bypass on September 6th 2008, at Las Americas Hospital in Guatemala city.

What is interesting about this story is that, Mrs. Mckenzie has a health insurance, and they can cover a gastric bypass. The problem is that she didn't had enough money to pay a co-payment and deductible. Co-payment was US $24,000.

It was cheaper to pay an air ticket to go to Guatemala, plus, ground transportation, cell phone, concierge service, meals, hotel, all medical expenses including 4 nights at a 5-star hospital, nurse service, a tour to a tourist attraction and she paid for her companion expenses. All these was less expensive than using her own health insurance. She saved US $10,000.

Due to her weight loss, Mrs. Mckenzie is going to be able to have a better life.

With tears in her eyes, she told that if she had surgery in the US, she probably had to mortgage, for second time, her house. This is a reality americans are considering, to travel abroad to have invasive surgeries, not just cosmetic. Though it is a hard decision to travel to a called "third world country", and find physicians trained in the US, using state of the art technology, it is becoming necessary, for americans to survive and not loose all of their money in the process.

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Awards

-         March 26 2,008. Angels Abroad will provide ambulance service to pick up international patients at the airport on April 2,008.

-         December 2,007. Angels Abroad, becomes member of the Medical Tourism Association (www.medicaltravelauthority.com)

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Destination

About Guatemala

Where is Guatemala?
Guatemala is a country in Central America, bordered by Mexico to the north, El Salvador to the Southeast, and, Honduras and Belize to the East.

How is the weather in Guatemala?
Guatemala has a warm, tropical and subtropical weather.

What is the official language of Guatemala?
Official language of Guatemala is Spanish.  There are 23 regional languages (21 are Mayan languages as Kaqchiquel, Quiche, Mam, Q´eqchi, Garifuna and Xinca).

What kind of food is there in Guatemala?
Food varies in Guatemala, you will find from traditional food from different regions of Guatemala, to usual franchises from the United States (McDonald´s, Burger King, Dominos Pizza, Friday´s and so forth).




About charges of medical trip to Guatemala

How much is charged by Angels Abroad for their services?
Angels Abroad charges US$425.00 for the following services:

1) Submission of documents to the physician of your preference (tests, medical history)
2) Direct communication, by phone with physician selected
3) Hotel booking
4) Tourist package booking (if applies)
5) Land transport (airport-hotel and hotel-airport)
6) Medical trip guide (one person will assist you during your stay in Guatemala)
7) Use of mobile phone with credit (approx. $100)
8) Transport to all appointments with physician.



Hotels for tourism:


Camino Real Tikal
Camino Real Tikal opening fifteen years ago is a tropical five star retreat, set in the heart of the Petén jungle with all the comfort and facilities to assure an unforgettable experience.

Camino Real Tikal will be the perfect starting point of the Mayan Adventure. At only a 45 minute drive you will be able to explore and experience the history, culture and tradition of the ancient Maya civilization, at Tikal National Park.

The Hotel is located at a 30 minute flight from Guatemala City and inside the Cerro Cahuí Natural Reserve and on the banks of Lake Petén Itzá;  close to El Remate, a farmers village offering hardwood souvenirs and the Island of Flores with its cobblestone streets.




Hotel Del Patio
Located in Santa Elena Petén, Hotel del Patio, with its colonial architecture offers the best location  for an unforgettable stay in the Petén area and Tikal National Park.




Green Bay Hotel
Green Bay Hotel is an All Inclusive Resort surrounded by exuberant  vegetation and exotic animals. The hotel has an impressive history about pirates and sunken ships which will fill your trip with adventure, ecoturism and the Garifuna Culture.

The Hotel is located in the Amatique Bay, in front of the "Devil Keys" better known as "Cayos del Diablo". It is 8 kilometers on the Highway to Livingston, in Santo Tomás de Castilla, one of the most important ports of Guatemala.




Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza
Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza is a full service Caribbean style hotel situated in the quiet and serene residential area of Bella Vista on the northern outskirts of Belize City. This Belize hotel is perfect for meetings and conferences, and is easily accessible on the Mundo Maya route, between Mexico and Guatemala on the Northern Highway. It is 3 miles from downtown Belize City and 7 miles from the Phillip Goldson International Airport.

For the vacation traveler, The Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel is ideally located for day trips to the nearby Maya ruins and sanctuaries where endangered creatures roam freely in the wild. Belize World Heritage sites, such as the Blue Hole and the Barrier Reef, are easily accessible.




Sun Breeze
As the crystalline blue waters of the majestic Caribbean Sea caresses the shores of Ambergris Caye, SunBreeze Hotel is the perfect vacation hideaway with all the comforts of home from which to enjoy the many charms of San Pedro Town.

Belizean waters are home to 3 living atolls; Turneffe, Lighthouse (home of the Blue Hole) and Glovers Reef. These sites are excellent for the novice diver, yet interesting to the more experienced diver. Shark Ray Alley, Hol-Chan Marine Reserve, Mexico Rocks and many other snorkeling areas are only a short boat ride away from the SunBreeze Hotel pier.

Ambergris Caye, the largest of Belize's more than 200 offshore Cayes is approximately 35 miles from the Belize mainland and the main destination for travelers to this friendly and unspoilt Caribbean nation. Ambergris Caye is Belize's paradise and features many attractions for the entire family, especially those interested in diving and snorkeling, which makes the island the premier dive and water sports capital of Belize and Central America. Enjoy the wonders of the worlds second longest Barrier Reef (186 miles), one-half mile east of the shoreline and runs the entire 25 mile length of the island.

Traveling to Ambergris Caye from the Belize mainland is made easy by a short boat ride or plane ride. Maya Island Air and Tropic Air have regular flights every hour, on the hour during the daylight hours.



Hotels near the clinics:

Westin Camino Real
Classic and filled with tradition, like Guatemala itself, Westin Camino Real is an exquisite mixture of elegance and comfort, where we make you feel at home and offer you the finest first class service.

Westin Camino Real was conceived 45 years ago to be the first five star Hotel in Guatemala City, honor that still distinguishes us as the leading luxury Hotel in our wondeful City.

The Hotel has recently been redecorated with marvelous pieces of art and wonderful classic european architectural details, which along with our personalized  service make the difference in the experience our guests have when they stay with us.




Suites Reforma
Apart-Hotel Suites Reforma is the only option in Guatemala City offering you several options in the same place. Wall to wall carpeting and fully equipped suites for families and executives groups and Standard Hotel Rooms for short stays.

The Commitment: To Provide Personalized Service: We work hard every day to make you enjoy a pleasant stay, providing personal attention, concern, and interest within our services and assisting in your other activities, whether for business or fun.

The Location: Just ten minutes from the International Airport "La Aurora" and a block away from Banks, Corporate offices, Gourmet and Convenience Restaurants, Malls, Museums.




Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn is located in the heart of the "Zona Viva", center  of the commercial and financial area of the city,  and at walking distance to Embassies, Shopping Malls, Restaurants and Bars; and at only ten minutes from La Aurora International Airport.

Holiday Inn relies on a professional team of experts, who   is committed to anticipating your needs and   exceeding you expectations  to make your stay a uniquely different one.




Biltmore Express
Enjoy your business trip to Guatemala staying at the Biltmore Express, a new Hotel concept for executive travelers who enjoy feeling at home.

Located in the "Zona Viva", which is the center of the business and commercial part of the city, and very close  to museums, restaurants, bars and shopping malls.




Radisson Guatemala
With a prime location in Guatemala City's financial and business district, close to major offices and shopping centers, the newly remodeled offers the kind of warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere and top-notch services sure to please business and leisure travelers alike.

The spacious suites at the Radisson Guatemala Hotel feature such welcome amenities as High-Speed Internet Access, work areas, kitchenettes, mini bars, coffeemakers, hairdryers and irons/ironing boards.

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