Hip Replacement in Mexico

1 clinic(s) offering Hip Replacement treatment in Mexico
Oscar Mendoza Helguera MD Verified

Oscar Mendoza orthopedic clinic is one of most established physiotherapy treatment facilities in Guadalajara providing high standards of medical care and advanced technology which earned renowned acclaim in Mexico and North America.

I did a lot of research before coming to Mexico for such a major surgery. When I found Dr. Mendoza and read about his experience around the world with minimally invasive hip replacement, I felt fairly sure he was the surgeon I wanted for my procedure. I then made contact with his assistant, and from that point forward, I knew I had made the right decision. She and Dr. Mendoza are warm and friendly, as well as professional and quick to respond. After viewing my x-rays, Dr. Mendoza told me things about my hip, and why I had developed my problem, things my American doctors had never bothered to explain. My American doctors always treated me as if they didn't want to be bothered and were trying to get rid of me as soon as possible. My first visit with Dr. Mendoza lasted 45 minutes, and he treated me as if he had all day to spend, answering any questions I had. My hospital room was a beautiful suite, where my husband had a nice leather couch to sleep on. The nursing staff was very knowledgeable and prompt to respond if I needed anything. After leaving the hospital, I had a lot of pain on my first night, and Dr. Mendoza called my husband and prescribed a heavier medication. It says on his letterhead in Spanish "house calls"! I can't say enough good about my experience with Dr. Oscar Mendoza and his staff. Thank you, Dr. Mendoza!
September 2017
We were recommended to Dr. Mendoza by Dr. Torres in Mazatlan as a highly skilled and meticulous surgeon. I had waited in pain for close to 3years in Canada for treatment ; The surgery was completed 2 days after arriving in Guadalajara. The surgery was perfect and there were no significant pain levels. The follow up after surgery items ei. walker, ambulance trip back to our hotel, and daily visit by the physiotherapist were all organized by Dr. Mendoza's professional staff. This is medical care at its best and incredible value for the price. I see a golf course in my future.
December 2015
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Hip Replacement in Mexico

Hip replacement surgery in Mexico is a viable and safe option for those with severe hip damage and chronic pain, seeking to return to pain-free living without incurring the enormous cost of the operation in the US, UK or Western Europe. Orthopedic surgeons in Mexico often having training and experience in the US, perform hip replacements routinely and safely. It is often reported by patients that the care received in Mexico is not only of high quality, but also delivered in a more personal and attentive way, rather the “conveyor belt” health care often experienced north of the border.

Generally a 7-10 day stay is required for a hip replacement in Mexico. Treatment begins with a pre-op exam, and the surgery can then be performed as early as the next day. During the operation, an incision is made on the outer aspect of the hip, 4-6 inches down the length of the leg. The top end of the thigh bone is removed and a ball on a stem is placed into it. The hip socket is hollowed out to make a shallow cup and an artificial socket is placed into it. The prosthetic is usually made from cobalt chrome and titanium.

Physiotherapy is required after surgery for a smooth healing process. The stitches from the incision can be removed about 2 weeks after the operation. The tissues around the hip will take about 2-3 months to heal, during which time you should be careful not to exert too much stress on it, especially when getting up off the floor or out of low chair.

Although the required rest and relaxation after the procedure tend to prohibit tourist activities that require mobility, hip replacement patients can still enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine; listen to live music by Mariachis, and visit sights of beautiful cathedrals by car.

Sights to See in Mexico

Mexico is at the southern extremity of North America and is bordered to the north by the US. Mexico is a country overflowing with zest – with a vivacious energy and a landscape pulled together with historical gems and a powerful nightlife.

Visit the enthralling gigantic main square in the capital of Mexico City, channeled by the Cathedral Metropolitan - one of the biggest churches on the planet.

The ‘city where the Gods are born', Teotihuacan, claims the ruins of an imperial center that matched by the Pyramid of the Sun, the fourth largest in the world.

For an elegant escape look to Puebla burrowed in the foothills of the Sierra Madre. Church domes and colorful glazed tiles created by the cities famed artists.

Spectacle the sunrise of Mayan ruins of Tulum, or explore the peace and tranquility of the beautiful beaches. The reefs of Los Manchones, Cuevones, Chital or La Bandera are all valued diving spots vamped by extraordinary marine life and unusual cave structures.

Take on the nightlife of Cancun and find inspiration. Make use of the countless hot springs. Follow in the footsteps of the Aztecs with a soothing spa break after a long day of exploring.

Cost of Hip Replacement in Mexico

Mexico’s proximity to the US and Canada combined with high quality doctors and hospitals and the savings that can be obtained make Mexico an exceptional medical tourism destination.

The medical cost savings in Mexico are tremendous. Surgeons in Mexico are comprised of highly qualified team members and offer extremely high cost savings of 50-70%. Treatment in Mexico offers significant cost savings that are suitably in reach.