Hospital Real San Jose

Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico



The Hospital Real San Jose is a hospital known for maintaining high standards of quality and safety in patient care, offering both modern premises and the latest technology. It is a member of the Cluster of Medical Tourism in Jalisco, Mexico, an association of private hospitals in the region.

Major international medical insurances are accepted at the hospital including USA Medical Services, Allianz Worldwide Care, BMI Insurance Company, SunMed International, Nordic Health Care, Olympus Managed Health Care, and the ASA Assistance Service of the America. The hospital also treat patients who are paying out-of-pocket for checkups or surgery packages.

Other services on offer include free WiFi, a pharmacy, laundry, hotel booking, and airport pickup. All rooms come equipped with a phone and TV, and disability access rooms are available. Dietary requests are also accepted.


The hospital is located 24 km from the Guadalajara International Airport and is accessible via public transport or taxi.

Located in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, Guadalajara is a city which offers a wide variety of dining, entertainment, and cultural opportunities. The Guadalajara Cathedral was built in 1558 and is famous for its neo-gothic towers and it is located 7 km away. There are many chapels inside containing art from famous artists such as Cristóbal de Villalpando, Miguel Cabrera, and Murillo.

Patients can also choose to visit the Museo Regional de Guadalajara, a museum which details the entire history of the city until the Revolution. It contains a tree-filled courtyard perfect for relaxation and is just 8 km away,


Consejo de Salubridad General

Languages spoken

English, Spanish


Online doctor consultation
Health insurance coordination
Medical records transfer
Translation services
Airport pickup
Hotel booking
Local tourism options
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Parking available
Mobility accessible rooms


109 procedures across 14 specialties

>Bariatric Surgery

(3 procedures)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

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  • Gastric bypass surgery is performed to help patients to lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.

  • 2 weeks

    Flying after surgery can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and patients will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.

  • Learn more about Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Sleeve

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  • Gastric sleeve surgery, which may also be referred to as sleeve gastrectomy, is a type of weight-loss surgery in which a large part of the stomach is removed. As a result, the remaining stomach is only around 25% of the size, meaning patients must eat smaller portions, and must modify their diet.

  • 2 weeks

    After gastric sleeve surgery, the patient will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.

  • Learn more about Gastric Sleeve


(7 procedures)

Cardiology Consultation

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Coronary Angiogram

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Coronary Angioplasty

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>Diagnostic Imaging

(9 procedures)

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

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Chest X-Ray

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CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

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  • A computerized tomography (CT) scan, which may also be referred to as a CAT scan, is scan which uses a series of X-rays to create detailed images of the body. The scan is performed to create images of the inside of the body, including bones, internal organs, and blood vessels.

  • 3 - 7 weeks

    Patients will need to attend a follow up consultation once the results are processed.

  • Learn more about CT Scan (Computed Tomography)


(4 procedures)


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  • A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

  • Learn more about Colonoscopy

Gastroenterology Consultation

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  • A gastroscopy is a diagnostic procedure in which a specialist uses a small camera to view the digestive tract (the gullet, stomach and duodenum). The camera (gastroscope) is a narrow flexible fibre-optic tube which is inserted through the mouth or nose.

  • 1 - 2 days

>General Surgery

(17 procedures)


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  • Adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney and are part of the endocrine system, responsible for releasing hormones into the body, in order to regulate the immune system, metabolism, and blood sugar levels.

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  • An appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix. The appendix is located where the small and large intestine meet and its function is not known. The appendix is usually removed as an emergency procedure when the patient has appendicitis, which is the inflammation of the appendix.

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Breast Lumpectomy

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(33 procedures)

Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Ankle Arthroscopy

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Ankle Fracture Treatment

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(5 procedures)

Bone and Joint Screening

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

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Orthopedic Rehabilitation

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(6 procedures)

Breast Implants

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  • In breast implant surgery, an implant is inserted in order to change the size and shape of the breast. The surgery is commonly performed for women who wish to have larger, more shapely breasts, women with underdeveloped breasts, or women who have had breast tissue removed (a mastectomy). Breast implants can also be used to correct breast asymmetry, or as part of male-to-female gender reassignment.

  • Learn more about Breast Implants

Breast Lift

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  • A breast lift procedure, also referred to as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure used to lift and tighten sagging breasts (also called breast ptosis). The surgery is generally sought after by women have gone through pregnancy, have had breast implants removed, or have lost a lot of weight, which has resulted in the sagging of the breasts.

  • 1 weeks

    The surgeon will usually recommend waiting at least 7 days before travelling.

  • Learn more about Breast Lift

Breast Reconstruction

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  • Breast reconstruction is a procedure to rebuild a breast which has been completely or partly removed. The most common reason for undergoing breast reconstruction surgery is for patients who have had breast cancer surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy). In the US, breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women.

    The surgery is often performed at the same time as a mastectomy, however some patients may choose to wait a while before undergoing a breast reconstruction. Patients who are undergoing radiation therapy are advised to undergo breast reconstruction in stages, as they cannot undergo reconstruction whilst receiving radiation therapy, as this could damage the new breast.

    There breast can be reconstructed either with breast implants or with flaps. Implants are made of silicon or saline and are an inserted under the chest muscle. Flaps are made up of tissue which is taken from another area of the body such as the buttocks or thighs, and are connected to the blood vessels on the chest. With a flap procedure, the shape and size of the breast will change in the first few months and once it has formed it's shape, nipple reconstruction may then be performed. Nipple reconstruction involves taking part of the nipple from the other breast and filling in the color by tattooing it to the nipple.

    As there are a number of different surgical options for patients undergoing breast reconstruction, the time needed for the treatments vary considerably. As a guideline:

    • Mastectomy with placement of a tissue expander - 1 to 2 weeks
    • Mastectomy with latissimus dorsi flap - 2 to 3 weeks
    • Mastectomy with pedicle TRAM flap - 6 to 8 weeks
    • Mastectomy with abdominal free flap (free TRAM, DIEP or SIEA flap) - 4 to 6 weeks
    • Mastectomy with GAP flap - 6 to 8 weeks
    • Exchange tissue expander to implant - 1 week or less
    • Exchange unilateral tissue expander and augment/reduce/lift opposite breast - 1 to 2 weeks
    • Nipple areola reconstruction - 1 week or less
  • 1 weeks
  • Learn more about Breast Reconstruction


(16 procedures)


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  • Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin which covers the glans penis (the tip of the penis). The procedure can be done by cutting around the foreskin with a scalpel, under either a local or general anesthetic. In young patients, there is also the option to use a compression ring, which is applied and causes the foreskin to fall off after several weeks.

  • 4 days

    Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.

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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

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>General Medicine

(2 procedures)

Medical Examination

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  • A medical examination, also called medical checkup or health checkup, is a general examination of a patient's health. Having a medical checkup can help to identify problems early on, even before symptoms show. A checkup can also give patients peace of mind if they are worried about their health.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Medical checkups can be combined with sightseeing or shopping trips.

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Neonatology Consultation

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(2 procedures)

Kidney Dialysis

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  • Kidney dialysis is a treatment which usually involves using a machine to take over kidney function to filter toxins, waste, and excess fluid from the body. The treatment is required by patients whose kidneys are not functioning properly.

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(2 procedures)

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery

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Epilepsy Surgery

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Four Dimensional (4D) Ultrasound

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More about available treatments at Hospital Real San Jose

The Hospital Real San Jose boasts many medical specialties including neurosurgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, traumatology, and urology. It is well-known for its specialized units, which include an obesity clinic and departments for DNA VITA Cell Therapy, rehabilitation medicine, hand and peripheral nerve surgery, and neurophysiology.

Furthermore, the hospital utilizes state of the art technology in its medical procedures, including digital radiology, MRI scans, and multislice spiral tomography. Echocardiography, digitized mammography, and 3D and 4D doppler ultrasound are also available at the hospital.



The Hospital Real San Jose boasts a large team of doctors who have gained many years of national and international experience within their respective medical specialties. This includes Dr. Jorge Gilcerio who is considered a leading expert in endoscopic surgery and paranasal sinuses. The team also includes many experts in rehabilitation medicine, all of whom are well-trained in diminishing or eliminating post-operative after-effects, ensuring a quicker recovery for all patients.

They are supported by a strong team of nurses, who work together to ensure that all patients have the required, personalized treatment.

Dr. Victor Manuel Santana

  • Head of the Medical SPA and Plastic Surgery
  • Performs over 150 surgeries per year
  • Treasurer Secretary of the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Graduated from the University of Guadalajara


External Reviews from Google

  • itube ., November 2019


    Muy buen servicio. Trato amable, buena atención, instalaciones agradables, servicio de primera, se puede visitar sin ninguna restricción. muy bien ubicados, estacionamiento, y acceso rápido, súper recomendable

  • Itzel Felix, October 2019


    En cuanto a seguridad deja mucho qué desear. Cualquier persona puede pasar sin necesidad de registrarse. Las escaleras de emergencia están cerradas y sólo puede usarse el elevador, el cual tarda demasiado tiempo en atender las llamadas de cada piso. Pésimo si se llegara a necesitar una salida de emergencia (escaleras).

  • Androw Banda, May 2019


    I asked for a minor consultation here for a fall I suffered not too long ago, thinking that I was going to break the bank for the service I was going to get. Not so, it seems. The doctors and staff here were friendly and helpful. So I definitely recommend coming here, even if it’s for something minor. Better safe than sorry.

  • Lydia Ramirez, December 2017


    Hospital was nice and clean. Doctors were amazing helped me feel safe and comfortable, nurses & staff took really good care of me and my surgery was a success. I'll definitely go back again.

  • Vikash Verma, March 2016


    Really nice