Salutaris Medical Center

Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico



Salutaris Medical Center has a variety of departments, which include dermatology, angiology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, gynecology, urology, and nephrology. The hospital also includes an endoscopy and colonoscopy facility, imaging and radiology, physical therapy, and rehabilitation clinics.

The surgical facility has 10 patient rooms and 3 operating rooms, along with a visitor's space, cafeteria, and provides free WiFi, transportation services, nanny services, in-home nursing, an image and beauty consultant, tour booking services, and online consultations.

Salutaris Medical Center has partnerships with a number of hotels in the area such as Quinta Magna Hotel and Suites, Meson Ejecutivo Hotel, and Ejecutivo Express Hotel.


Salutaris Medical Center is located 27km away from Miguel Hidalgo International Airport in the modern, urban city of Guadalajara, Mexico. The area features museums, restaurants, and commercial shopping centers. A wide range of eateries are available, both local delicacies and international fare, high-end and affordable.

There are a number of sightseeing opportunities in the area, such as the Teatro Degollado, which is located 7km away from the hospital. Built in the 1800's, Degollado is well known for its architecture, and some patrons purchase admission to a performance just to see the interior. Public transportation is available throughout the area.


Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva

Languages spoken

English, Spanish


Online doctor consultation
Medical travel insurance
Airport pickup
Car hire
Hotel booking
Flight booking
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Spa and wellness
Nursery / Nanny services
Beauty salon
Foreign currency exchange office
Dry cleaning
Religious facilities
Mobility accessible rooms


33 procedures across 9 specialties

>General Surgery

(4 procedures)

Hernia Repair

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  • Hernia repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a hernia, which occurs when tissues or organs protrude through the wall in which they are contained. There are different types of hernias that can occur and these include inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernia.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    After abdominal surgery, patients should get approval from their surgeon before flying. Traveling too soon after abdominal surgery could result in tearing the sutures. Patients may also find it uncomfortable to carry luggage or sit for long periods.

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See 1 type of Hernia Repair procedures:
Inguinal Hernia Surgery

Hiatal Hernia Surgery

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  • A mastectomy is performed to treat or prevent breast cancer, by surgically removing one or both breasts.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Patients will need at least one follow up appointment after surgery to have the surgical drains removed.

  • Learn more about Mastectomy


(6 procedures)

Bunion Surgery

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  • Bunion surgery is a surgical procedure performed to re-align a deformed joint which has formed in the foot. A bunion is a deformity of the big toe which causes the bone and tissue located around the joint to become misaligned and to stick out.

  • 2 weeks
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Hip Replacement

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  • A hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the surfaces of the hip joint with a prosthetic implant.

    Hip replacement surgery is a common surgery for patients who are suffering with osteoarthritis, a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints and reduces joint mobility.

  • 1 - 3 weeks

    After surgery on the lower limb, patients have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis. Any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.

  • Learn more about Hip Replacement

Knee Arthroscopy

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  • A knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure which involves inserting a camera into the knee to examine a damaged or decayed knee, and to diagnose a knee complaint. An arthroscopy can also be used to make minor repairs to the knee.

  • Learn more about Knee Arthroscopy

>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(13 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.

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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


(2 procedures)

Prostate Surgery

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Urinary Incontinence Treatment

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See 1 type of Urinary Incontinence Treatment procedures:
Surgery for Female Urinary Incontinence

>Bariatric Surgery

(2 procedures)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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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.

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(2 procedures)


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  • A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.

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Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery

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(2 procedures)


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  • A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the uterus (womb). It is performed to treat a variety of different conditions, heavy periods, pelvic pain, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, fibroids (benign tumors), endometriosis, and chronic pelvic pain. Hysterectomies are most commonly performed in women above the age of 40.

  • 1 - 3 weeks

    Patients will likely need several weeks before they are fit to travel following a hysterectomy.

  • Learn more about Hysterectomy


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  • Vaginoplasty is plastic surgery of the vagina, often performed to strengthen the vaginal muscles after childbirth, and is often referred to as vaginal rejuvenation. Vaginoplasty is also used to correct vaginal defects or to construct a vagina for sex reassignment surgery. Vaginoplasty procedures may involve removing tissue, or grafting tissue from other parts of the body.

  • 1 weeks
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>Colorectal Medicine

(1 procedure)


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  • A hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat hemorrhoids which are painful and do not respond to other non-surgical treatments.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some doctors may want to follow-up with the patient 2 - 3 weeks later, however patients should discuss if they need to fly sooner.

  • Learn more about Hemorrhoidectomy


(1 procedure)

Breast Cancer Treatment

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  • Breast cancer treatment varies depending on the stage of the cancer and whether or not the cancer has spread. Cancer occurs when there is an abnormality in cell growth, which causes the cells to divide and grow quickly when the cell should die to make room for new cells.

  • weeks

    The time spent abroad will depend on the treatment. If chemotherapy or radiotherapy are the methods of treatment, then multiple sessions are likely to be required which may mean a longer stay than with surgery.

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More about available treatments at Salutaris Medical Center

Salutaris Medical Center provides specialty treatments such as hemodialysis, post-surgical ultrasound, phototherapy, and radio frequency (RF) treatments which speed recovery and reduce scarring. The hospital also provide laser-assisted liposuction treatments which result in less bleeding, less bruising, and a shorter recovery time. Laser treatments are also available, and include laser glute lifting which corrects sagging skin in the buttocks.

For men, Salutaris Medical Center provides abdominal etching, which helps men achieve more sculpted abdominal muscles. The hospital also provides a number procedure packages such as a mommy makeover and all-in-one packages, which combine services at discounted rates.



Salutaris Medical Center has a team of specialists from a variety of departments such as angiology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, urology, and nephrology.

Languages spoken at the clinic include English and Spanish.

Dr. Edgar Guillermo Fernandez

  • Graduated from the University of Guadalajara
  • Specializes in general surgery and colorectal medicine
  • Has held the positions of Treasurer and Vice-president of the Mexican Society of Rectal and Colon Surgeons
  • Founder and President of the College of Coloproctology of the State of Jalisco
  • Founder of the College of General Surgery of the State of Jalisco
Colorectal Medicine General Surgery

Dr. Francisco Rafael Cardenas

  • Graduated from the University of Guadalajara
  • Specializes in orthopedics and traumatology
  • Extensive experience in arthroscopy and minimally invasive foot surgery
Orthopedics Traumatology

Dr. Fabian Garcia Buenrostro

  • Graduated from the University of Guadalajara
  • Specializes in urology
  • Specialized in the minimally invasive treatment of kidney stones (endourology) and robotic surgery in Mannheim, Germany

Dr. David Sanchez Sigel

  • Graduated from the University of Guadalajara
  • Specializes in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery
  • Completed internship at Baylor University in Houston, specializing in Advanced Laparoscopy at the Texas Endosurgery Institute in San Antonio, Texas
  • Member of the Mexican Association of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Certified by the Mexican Board of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Luis Fernando Zamora Morales

  • Graduated from the University of Guadalajara
  • Specializes in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery
  • Professor at the Instituto Jalisciense de Cirugía Reconstructiva Dr Jose Guerrero Santos
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Chavez Iniguez Jonathan Samuel

  • Graduated from the University of Guadalajara
  • Specializes in nephrology with particular expertise in hemodialysis, acute kidney damage and kidney transplantation

Dr. Victor Hugo Mendoza Martinez

  • Graduated from the University of Guadalajara
  • Studied Laparoscopic Microsurgery at the American Brithis Cowdray Hospital
  • Obtained his specialty in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Jalisco Institute of Reconstructive Surgery
  • Certified by the Mexican Board of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Dr. Hector Macias Reyes

  • Specializes in ENT (ear, nose, and throat)
  • Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Guadalajara
  • Coordinator of the cochlear implant program at the Hospital Civil de Guadalajara
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Dr. Victor Hugo Acosta Flores

  • Graduated from the University of Sinaloa
  • Specialized in ophthalmology at the University of Guadalajara
  • Member of the College of Ophthalmologists of Jalisco


  • Overall satisfaction


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  • They were very straightforward and professional. The whole process was very efficient!
    Hayden United States Metal Implant Removal

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine


    May 2019

    The 1st floor of the clinic was not what you'd typically expect for a hospital or Surgery center. But once you go up to the 2nd and 3rd floors where the beds and operations are, everything was much more modern and familiar.

    The staff was very straightforward about what they were doing and what the price was. I was easily able to pay with my credit card and get my surgery immediately afterwards. The surgery was just as good as any surgery I've had, and the anesthesiologist was better than anyone I've had! The whole operation went smoothly and recovery is happening very quickly. They provided me with a prescription for pain medicine and antibiotics which I was able to pick up at their pharmacy across the street for about $20.

    I brought my friend as my personal interpreter, but they did have people on staff who spoke very fluent English as well. it was easy to coordinate everything with my surgeon's patient coordinator through Whatsapp

    Hayden , United States Metal Implant Removal
  • My overall experience was GREAT!
    Jerry United States Liposuction

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    April 2019

    Dr. Victor Mendoza is a very skilled surgeon. I was more than pleased with the results of my surgery. It far exceeded my previous surgeries performed in the states. I found Dr. Mendoza to be a very warm and engaging, sensitive to my needs and very informative about all issues regarding my surgery. While recovering after surgery the staff was very attentive and caring making sure I was as comfortable as possible. Dr. Mendoza was very good about checking up with any concerns and needs after surgery. We had some issues with transportation in the beginning but they were resolved shortly. If you are considering cosmetic surgery I don't think you could find a better clinic or doctor on either side of the border!

    Jerry , United States Liposuction
  • mixed bag, though ultimately the surgery was successful and the anesthesia superb
    Cynthia United States Hysterectomy

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    April 2019

    I had a transvaginal hysterectomy performed, secondary to my endometrium developing tumors that penetrated my uterus. The tumors developed following exposure to the breast cancer drug tamoxifen. Here in the US, my doctor stated he was willing to perform a hysterectomy, but only if I allowed him to cut me open and use a laparoscope. The last time they did this, I herniated at the lap sites, which necessitated further surgery, and I was unwilling to have this done this way as it would almost certainly happen again.

    So I searched for a facility that would be willing to perform the surgery transvaginally, which is how the majority of hysterectomies are now performed. Vaginal hysterectomies have no herniation concerns, and almost no infection risk, super fast healing times, and remarkably few complications. Salutaris stated their capacity to perform this was dependent upon my anatomy, so I had to pay for copies of the CT and ultrasound, and then painfully assembled a composite image in all axes of the approximately thousand separate images those contained. All together, this was not only costly, it took about 30 hours of work on my end. Upon reviewing the data, Salutaris agreed to the procedure.

    But when I arrived, they insisted on redoing the ultrasound (at an extra cost, no less), then declared that my vagina was too small for the procedure and they'd have to cut me open, like a c-section. I was already in Guadalajara at this point, and had been cleared through FMLA at work, and wouldn't be allocated additional time if I refused the surgery. I argued with them pretty intensely, and one of the things I pointed out was that they'd already agreed to the transvaginal procedure on the basis of the scan images I sent. They then denied ever receiving the images of the scans.

    At the end of all of it, what we agreed to was that the surgeon would perform the vaginal hysterectomy if, after receiving anesthesia, he was able to dilate me sufficiently to perform it. Between the anesthetic and muscle relaxant, they were able to accomplish this.

    Here are some positives: the room I recovered in was massive and what I'd expect to find at a spa. The bathroom was beautiful, there was a full-sized leather couch, leather chair, and coffee table in the "living room" section of the room, and they provided a little "care kit" containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, and slippers for free. Additionally, they had wifi, and the windows were so large it was naturally illuminated and very cheery. Food was boring, but fine. I think they deliberately had me on a restricted diet for after care; what was given was tasty enough. There was a tv, but the shows were all in Spanish (of course) and not subtitled.

    The anesthesia and pain management was simply superb. This was a real concern for me as narcotics traditionally don't work on me, but they thankfully used a more intelligent, less risky approach with intrathecal nerve block, and alternating doses of IV acetaminophen (Tylenol) and IV diclofenac, so I had an epidural catheter in my spine until I was discharged in addition to an IV.

    Communication was occasionally iffy. The surgeon didn't speak English, but provided a translator at no cost for our initial visit, and came with the anesthesiologist every other time, who was perfectly fluent. The hospitalists (physicians rounding on patients during their stay) all were perfectly fluent. None of the nurses spoke any English, and this was an issue as my IV kept clotting off, and I kept calling for help, but they only occasionally came, and didn't understand what I was asking. When they'd understand, they'd force the clot, which eventually led to my vein blowing, but even that, though painful and still palpable to this day, was ok as I was only there for a day, and the solutions they were tranfusing weren't caustic. I used the wifi to translate simple phrases, and we were mostly ok with that.

    Ultimately, my highest concerns were that they perform the surgery correctly, and that my pain would be managed. They did such a good job with both that I was walking within three hours of the surgery ending, and my pain was 0/10 on the pain scale for almost the entire day I was in their care, only raising once to about a 4/10 when nursing had forgotten a dose of the nerve block. The hospital sent me out with a prescription for tylenol, which wasn't sufficient, but pain was still shockingly low, and ibuprofen I bought at the pharmacy was sufficient to cover all my pain. Within four days, I was walking ten miles a day (I didn't have transportation there). It likely helped on all fronts that I'm somewhat athletic to begin with, and have a very physical job that requires a lot of walking and lifting (I do hospital work).

    If you're going there for surgery, I'd recommend you bring ibuprofen with you, and a heating pad (with an outlet adaptor), even if it's only for after your discharge. These were both necessary for me. The outlet adaptor was needed even in the hospital.

    Cynthia , United States Hysterectomy
  • Excellent Rhinoplasty
    Juan United States Rhinoplasty

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    March 2019

    Salutaris was a great choice for getting my rhinoplasty done. Dr Sanchez Sigel was very informative along with staff that works there. The location is also accessible and easy to get to. My operation went smooth and had no complications. I do not regret choosing this place!

    Juan , United States Rhinoplasty
  • My experience at the Salutaris Medical Center was a 10!
    Nan Costa Rica Hip Replacement

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    March 2019

    The Medigo team had amazing quick follow through.

    The Salutaris Medical Center was amazing! The staff was kind. The private room was spacious n clean. My hip replacement surgery was so easy. And all the while Medigo helped me through the process step by step!

    I would recommend to anyone to use Medigo n the Salutaris Medical Center for any surgeries!!!

    I plan on using them again for my hernia surgery.

    Nan , Costa Rica Hip Replacement
  • Great experience
    Clayton United States Knee Ligament Surgery (ACL)

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    December 2018

    Wonderful people. No problems with surgery. Attentive healthcare after surgery while I stayed in hospital for recovery. Food was so so but I didn’t come for the food. A+

    Clayton , United States Knee Ligament Surgery (ACL)
  • I'm really great!
    Patient name hidden Canada Hiatal Hernia Surgery

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    November 2018

    It turned out that I didn’t need to have surgery. The doctor found out the problem that I had for 2.5 years. I’m on the road to healing with a medication plan.

    Patient name hidden Canada Hiatal Hernia Surgery
  • Direct inguinal hernia surgery
    Drew United States Hernia Repair

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    May 2018

    I had corrective surgery at Salutaris Medical Center for a direct inguinal hernia. Everything went very well.

    Drew , United States Hernia Repair
  • Excellent Surgeon, and clinic had excellent patient assistant
    Patti United States Breast Lift

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    April 2018

    We speak very little Spanish, so there were sometimes when the front desk or a nurse had to get someone who spoke English to clarify for us. Ofelia was our coordinator. She was a great help, spoke English quite well, was very competent, and always greeted us with a smile. My surgeon, Dr. Marco Marroquin Batres, was professional, reassuring, and explained everything completely. He encouraged questions and post surgery had us keep in touch with him for any questions using "What's App". I am very pleased with the surgery. My husband was so impressed with him that he plans to go back next year for eyelid surgery!

    Patti , United States Breast Lift

The clinic was visited by a Medigo team member

The clinic is located on a popular avenue so it's easy to get there. The interior is nice and the ambiance is warmer than any other clinics I ever have been to. The waiting room has direct light shining in and there are orange globes hanging from the celling, which makes the place stand out. The staff were really kind and supportive. They assisted with anything I requested with a smile on their faces.