The main advantages you have when you decide having your problem solved with us are:
It really is a fortunate one , we are now present in Piedras Negras , Coahuila , Mexico , which can be a trouble-free travel destination for healthcare tourism for anyone , largely for U .S . as well as Canada residents as it is a border town with Eagle Pass , Texas ; Piedras Negras , is medium size , peaceful and secure to visit town . Our facilities are simply just a mile off from the border , as a result you’ll come to feel “at home” if crossing from the States . And we are geographically established specifically at the midsection of the U .S . border with Mexico therefore tends to make us a lot easier as well as more affordable to get you to our location , arriving to San Antonio , Texas and then us driving you up to our facilities .
The hospital where our surgical team performs the procedures is located on the Eagle Pass Texas/Piedras Negras Mexico border, less than 1 mile from the border. This hospital is considered the best in the region. The equipment in the operating room is brand new and state-of-art technology is a common practice for our team. Our experience and equipment far surpasses the standards used in Mexico. The operating room is equipped with an emergency power plant in case of an emergency that guarantees continuous electrical supply, in case of an uncommon blackout. The hospital has a wide variety of diagnostic equipment that is found in large hospitals in the states, such as a MRI, Helicoidal CT Scan, Doppler Sonogram, etc. This hospital would qualify as a level II trauma center.
This hospital has the top intensive care unit in this region with a staff of doctors and nurses that specialize in any trauma or emergency to support our patients in any case needed. You can feel safe in knowing that the staff of this facility is more than capable in handling your needs as a patient. The hospital includes 35 private rooms for patients and a guest. Each room has telephone, TV, cable (with English speaking channels) and place for your guest to sleep. There are 4 suites available that also have a sofa and recliner. The nursing staff is very professional and well trained for your care. There are 3 shifts (as opposed to the states - 2 shifts). We feel that it is important that our entire team is fresh and alert to keep a 24-hour monitoring protocol.
This hospital is a wonderful place for our patients to ensure a safe and calm atmosphere and an excellent outcome during your recovery period. If this is a surgery that you are considering for yourself or family member feel free to contact us any time. This is an option that will ensure you the best care from an excellent team of surgeons, nurses and top-notch OR technology. We will be happy to have one of our coordinators assist you with more information and pricing.
The expected hospital stay depends directly on the procedure to be performed, the majority of procedures will require just one night hospital stay. If you have questions about our packages and costs, please contact us and we will gladly clear any doubt.
The costs are not subject to change; they directly depend on the procedure to be performed and the materials used for it. Remember, no hidden fees.
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Gallstones (Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery)
The gallbladder is an important organ, but it is not essential for life. Therefore, the standard treatment for symptomatic patients who suffer from gallstones or acute/chronic cholecystitis is to surgically remove the gallbladder and the gallstones.
For over 100 years the cholecystectomy technique evolved little and required a generous abdominal incision but with the advent of laparoscopy, the laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the "gold standard" in the treatment of gallbladder disease and more than 90% are done using this minimally invasive approach with very low risks.
Even at present times the technique continues evolving and improving, looking for better recovery times with less pain and better aesthetical results, an example of this continuous evolution is the Single Port Access Surgery.
Inguinal/Groin Hernia (Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair)
All groin hernia types (inguinal and femoral) are repaired using the same principles. In the past, sutured tissue repairs approximating them to close the defect were popular, but now, it is more of historical interest, this technique is being widely abandoned in the present, because of the high recurrence rates and intense postoperative pain.
The best option out there is the "tension-free "repair (open or laparoscopic), using prosthetic material (a mesh) to widely overlap all of the potential sites of herniation, without trying to close the defect with the weakened patient’s own tissues, thus, leading to less recurrence and much less pain; adding this concept to the laparoscopic approach, has made the groin hernia repair to evolve enormously in the last 15 years.
Incisional/Ventral Hernias (Laparoscopic Incisional/Ventral Hernia Repair)
Incisional hernias occur as a result of excessive tension and/or inadequate healing of a previous incision, which is often associated with surgical site infection.
Signs and Symptoms
Hiatal Hernia (Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair)
A hiatal hernia is a condition in which the upper portion of the stomach protrudes into the chest cavity through an opening of the diaphragm called the esophageal hiatus. This opening usually is large enough to accommodate the esophagus alone. With progressive weakening and enlargement, this opening can allow upward passage or even entrapment of the upper stomach above the diaphragm.
The presence of a hiatal hernia increases the risk of having GERD, and when GERD is treated surgically, patients who have accompanying hiatal hernias, need surgical repair for this also; That is the reason why some patients and doctors use the term hiatal hernia to mean GERD indistinctly, even though they are two separate problems. BUT there are many patients with GERD who do not have hiatal hernia, and many patients with hiatal hernia that do not have GERD at all.
A hiatal hernia is a common condition; by age 60, up to 60% of people have it at some degree.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease/GERD (Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery)
The role of operative treatment for Hiatal Hernias and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) changed dramatically during the 1990s. Today, laparoscopic antireflux surgery has assumed a major role in the treatment of both of these diseases.
The principles for laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (which is the most common and effective type of antireflux surgery) are exactly the same as in open surgery, but the benefits of being performed by minimally invasive means do not have point of comparison. Laparoscopic fundoplication is considered nowadays the "gold standard" for the surgical treatment of GERD.
Single port access surgery (SPA)
is one of the latest “modifications” in the constantly evolving laparoscopic surgery; its goal is to make minimally invasive surgery even less invasive and therefore leading to an even faster recovery with the best esthetical compared to standard laparoscopy.
Single port access surgery is just one of the many different names this technique has received since it was first done in May 2007 by Dr. Paul Curcillo. Other names or synonyms are:
• Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
• Reduced Port Surgery
• Bell Button Surgery
• Laparo-endoscopic Single Site (LESS)
• “NO-SCAR” Surgery
All of the previous mean exactly the same, the names explain by themselves, it is a laparoscopic surgery done through only one incision in the abdomen, instead of the usual 3, 5 or more small incisions done in standard laparoscopic surgery. This half-inch single incision is made in the umbilicus or belly button in order to hide the scar.
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