How Will COVID-19 Pandemic Impact the Future of Medical Tourism?

The trend of traveling abroad for affordable healthcare came to a screeching halt with the recent outbreak of Coronavirus. This phenomenon is called medical tourism, where thousands of medical travelers from the United States, Canada and across the globe for less costly medical services. How will the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic change the medical tourism industry? […]

Genomics and Medical Tourism – Use In The Clinical Setting

What is Genomics? Genomics, a recent contribution to the medical field and how we view clinical care, is the study of the mapping, structure, function, and editing of genomes. Genomes are the complete set of genetic DNA and information that makes up an individual – a bunch of proteins that are uniquely individualized for each […]

State of Medical Tourism Industry Around The World

Medical tourism or Global Healthcare refers to people traveling to other countries to obtain medical treatment not available at home or take advantage of the packages which typically cost far less than the procedures at home. The medical tourism industry is growing at leap and bound. Medical Tourism Resource Guide (MTRG) reflects on the latest […]

Is Tijuana, Mexico Safe For Medical Tourists?

Tijuana is located on the Pacific coast of Baja California in Mexico, right next to the border with the U.S. It is undoubtedly the single most visited border city in the world. Tijuana is known for its industrial community, excellent geography, rich culture, convenience, and history, that makes it one of the most popular Spanish […]

Health Care in United States, Aging Population and Global Healthcare

Medical Health System is a huge part of the economy as U.S. National Health Expenditure (NHE) is 3.2 trillion annually (2015 data). Even though the United States is spending a higher proportion (17.8% – 2015 data) of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on healthcare than other developed countries, it is still unaffordable, or even inaccessible […]

NEWS: Bariatric Surgery May Help Reset Weight “Set Point”

For those that struggle with obesity, diet and exercise are often not enough. Studies have shown that there is as much as a 95% failure rate in those trying to lose weight through lifestyle changes alone. This high failure rate is due to numerous factors, including: Failing to address the root of the weight gain. […]

Gastric Banding Surgery No Longer For the Obese

The weight loss surgical procedure has been used for countless years to control diabetes in the severely diabetes. However a new study shows that overweight diabetics may benefit from the procedure too. The operation provides countless health benefits to both overweight and obese patients.

Lap-Band Surgery in Mexico

Gastric Banding Surgery is the largest type of bariatric surgeries performed today. With over 500,000 surgeries done worldwide, gastric banding is the most prevalent bariatric surgery being practiced. Gastric banding surgeryis a general term to describe when an implant is used to restrict the upper portion of the stomach. The implant themselves are often more […]

Urinary Incontinence Improved by Bariatric Surgery by 3 Years

At the American Urogynecologic Society and International Urogynecological Association 2014 Scientific Meeting it was discussed that there had been an improvement of urinary incontinence in obese women for as many as three years after bariatric surgery. Most of the women reporting urinary incontinence are obese and are reported to be at a 4-fold increased risk […]

Reoperative, Revisional Bariatric Surgery Risks are Low

When it comes to reoperative bariatric surgery, there has been a long-standing concern that the procedure is hazardous for patients. Studies now show that reoperative bariatric surgery does not increase the morbidity or the mortality rates for patients as was initially suspected. In fact, the differences between the first surgery and the reoperative bariatric surgery […]

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