Advance Health Medical Center
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Advance Health Medical Center, also known as South San Diego Medical Center, is a surgical center specializing in a range of surgical fields, including general, bariatric, plastic, gynaecology, urology, ophthalmology, orthopedic, oncology, and laparoscopic. The center uses state-of-the-art equipment and a skilled, experienced team to offer the best possible experience for patients.
The center prioritizes patient care, and they offer all inclusive packages, in an exclusive medical clinic with personalized attention. Included in their medical packages, along with the procedures itself, are transfers back and forth from San Diego, pre-op cardiologist evaluations, lab tests, any post-procedure medicines, medical and clinic fees, a 5 stars hotel if required, garments and pathology as necessary.
The center is located in Tijuana, 35 km from San Diego International Airport or approximately a 30-minute drive. The center is also very close to the US border, making it an easy option for patients who would rather drive to and from their appointments.
Advance Health Medical Center is in the Zona Rio area of Tijuana, known as one of the most fashionable and safest areas of the city. The center has a parking lot, security 24-hours a day, and a wide range of conveniences nearby, including delicious restaurants, shopping locations, and a hotel right across the street. For those patients who wish to explore more while they are in Mexico, the center offers packages that include tourist trips and visits alongside hospital services and hotel accommodation.
Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva
136 procedures across 17 specialties
>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery(13 procedures)
Breast Augmentation+ More
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to change the size and shape of the breasts. While many patients opt to have breast implants inserted to increase breast size, breast augmentation more commonly refers to the enlargement of the breasts using fat transfer.
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Breast Implants+ More
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.
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See 1 type of Breast Implants procedures:
Breast Implants with Breast Lift
|from $ 6,000|
Breast Lift+ More
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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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.
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>Colorectal Medicine(8 procedures)
Anal Fistula Surgery+ More
Colectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the colon (also called the large intestine). It is performed in order to treat or prevent certain diseases and conditions such as uncontrollable bleeding in the colon, a bowel obstruction, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and diverticulitis.
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See 1 type of Colectomy procedures:
Laparoscopic Colorectal Resection
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.
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>Bariatric Surgery(3 procedures)
Gastric Band Surgery+ More
Gastric band surgery is a weight-loss surgery which uses an inflatable silicone band to create a small gastric pouch in the stomach, slowing down food consumption and limiting food intake. 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.
The doctor should ensure that the patients condition is stable enough to travel.
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Gastric Plication+ More
Gastric Sleeve+ More
Package price with cardiologic pre operatory evaluation, basic lab test, electrocardiogram, clinic stay and transportation from airport included.
After gastric sleeve surgery, the patient will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.
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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)(9 procedures)
Myringoplasty, also referred to as tympanoplasty, is a surgical procedure to repair a perforated eardrum (the tympanic membrane) usually caused by infection or trauma.
The surgeon should ensure that eardrum has healed before the patient can fly, as changes in air pressure will affect the eardrum.
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>General Medicine(1 procedure)
Bone Marrow Transplant+ More
A bone marrow transplant is performed to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow. Bone marrow may stop functioning as a result of diseases such as aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia, or from being destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy used to treat cancer or other diseases.
4 - 8 weeks
The length of hospital stay required varies with each type of transplant performed and with each patient.
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>General Surgery(11 procedures)
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+ More
Breast Biopsy+ More
Cervical Biopsy+ More
Breast Cancer Treatment+ More
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.
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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Kidney Cancer Treatment+ More
Lung Cancer Treatment+ More
Achilles Tendon Rupture+ More
Ankle Arthroscopy+ More
Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Treatment+ More
>Spinal Surgery(11 procedures)
Artificial Disc Replacement+ More
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.
Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.
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>Vascular Medicine(6 procedures)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair+ More
Aortic Arch Surgery+ More
Brachial Plexus Injury Treatment+ More
>Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine(2 procedures)
>Diagnostic Imaging(1 procedure)
Virtual Colonoscopy+ More
A vitrectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the vitreous gel from an eye. The vitreous gel is a fluid contained in the eye which may experience a hemorrhage or cause problems with vision as a result of eye diseases or conditions. A vitrectomy is performed to either remove blood from the vitreous or to gain access to the back of the eye and repair the retina.
Around 6 weeks. Patients cannot fly until the air bubble has gone from the eye, which can take weeks or months. It is crucial to get the ophthalmologist's approval before flying, as if there is still an air bubble in the eye it may expand with cabin pressure, causing severe damage.
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More about available treatments at Advance Health Medical Center
The center performs a wide range of medical procedures, from easy outpatient surgeries to more complex operations, with a highly qualified team to see every patient calmly and comfortably through any treatments. Particularly popular amongst international patients are plastic surgery treatments such as the “Mommy Makeover”, breast augmentation, and liposuction, along with orthopedic surgery, and bariatric surgery. Advance Health Care Center offers mostly all inclusive packages, creating a simple and comfortable experience for all patients.
The center also offers complex procedures including cancer treatments, with the possibility of long-term treatment at the center. Patients who are unsure about their treatment options may take advantage of online doctor consultations, available before you travel to Mexico.
The center employs a large team of doctors, surgeons, nurses, and patient administrators from both Mexico and the US. They are both skilled medical professionals and skilled at patient care, and a specialist American patient coordinator is on hand to help international patients, from picking you up to the airport to accompanying you to your hotel. Other services include free airport and hotel transfers, assistance with flight booking and accommodation, medical record translation and transfers, car rental assistance, and more. Staff at the clinic speak English and Spanish.
Dr. Gabriela Ruiz
- Surgeon specializing in advanced laparoscopy
- Founding partner of the Mexican College of General Surgery
- Fellow at the University of Texas
Dr. Rafael Camberos
- Surgeon specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Current international candidate of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Member of the Mexican Association of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
- Performed over 1800 surgeries
Dr. Alfonso Garcia Chavez
- Orthopedic surgeon
- Specializes in minimally invasive surgeries
- Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Mexican Council of Orthopedics and Traumatology, and more
The clinic was visited by a member of the MEDIGO Team
The medical center is very modern, with very patient rooms and even a rooftop where you can enjoy views of the city. The staff are extremely warm and accommodating, they even have an American patient coordinator on the ground to drive patients to their hotel or pick them up at the border. They always make sure that the patients are comfortable and have everything they need. The center is very well run and managed.
External Reviews from Google
Jorge Parra, March 2019
Carlos Valenzuela, October 2018
Jacksé Fonseca Méndez, December 2017
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