Medical Tourism Resource Guide provides hospitals and full-service surgery centers that are modern and fully equipped. Guadalajara, Mexico is a newer destination to undergo weight loss surgery, especially for United States and Canadian patients. Even though most medical tourists choose to go to Tijuana, or Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara Mexico is great for several reasons.
For residents of Mexico, Guadalajara is an established weight loss surgery destination. Guadalajara is home to well-reviewed bariatric surgeons: Dr. Aleajandro Lopez and Dr. Jacqueline Osuna. Dr. Lopez and Dr. Osuna started our in Guadalajara and has expanded to more attractive destinations including Puerto Vallarta and Tijuana.
Another major reason why Guadalajara is becoming a destination for Mexico Weight Loss Surgery is our full-service hospital facilities. Other medical tourism companies provide surgeries, even the most complicated surgeries, in “surgery center.” Below are our full-service hospital facilities, if you have any more question please contact our helpful staff.
Facts about Guadalajara, Mexico:
- This city is Jalisco’s capital and Mexico’s second largest city and is also one among North America’s biggest urban centers.
- Originated from “Wad-al hidjara” an Arab word means “river that runs between rocks” and it derives its name from the native city of the Spanish conqueror Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán.
- This city has been officially founded on the 14th of February in 1542 by Doña Beatriz Hernández under the Royal order of Charles V, in the exact location where the Degollado Theater stands today.
- It was the capital of the once existing kingdom, New Galicia which once extended all the way up to the present day San Francisco.
- It was proclaimed as the capital of the State of Jalisco on the 27th of May, 1824.
- It is situated to the west of the Mexican republic spread around in an area of 80,137 sq.m which accounts for 4.09% of Mexico’s total area.
- It is considered to be the second most important and urban area following Mexico city.
- The mean temperature is 19.2 degrees C, 67 degrees F. The climate attracts both tennis players and golfers alike as it is very mild.
- The city provides home to about 7 million people, 4 million of who live in the metropolitan area.
- Entertainment, real estate, temporary lodging, baking, food, and beverages are the most prevalent activities in the service sector.
- The transportation network is very efficient with 25,303.98 km of highways. It also has a great aerial transportation network at the airport, “Miguel Hidalgo”.
- The city has up-to-date education infrastructure too with 8 internationally known universities.
- Textiles, footwear, food, beverages, rubber, plastics, furniture and pharmaceutical products constitute the major industrial produce.
- GE, Intel, IBM, HP, Dell, Gateway are some of the few multinational companies situated in this country.
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Guadalajara International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara), GDL, is Mexico’s third busiest airport. The following airlines fly to Guadalajara: United, Alaska Airlines, Volaris, Delta, US Airways, American Airlines, Aeromexico, Copa and Interjet.
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Guadalajara Hotel Ejecutivo Express
The Ejecutivo Express Hotel is a 4-star hotel that features a bar/lounge area, conference center, and a gym. Each guest room includes complimentary high-speed internet (wire-access), LDC televisions with premium cable, air-conditioning, and iPod docking stations.
Ejecutivo Express is located on one of the most important streets of Avenida Mexico, making it conveniently close to shopping centers, hospitals, and historic downtown. It is just 15 minutes from downtown and 35 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport. The hotel offers many amenities, including complimentary breakfasts and a concierge desk.
Ejecutivo Express is located on one of the most important streets of the city in Avenida Mexico. It is conveniently close to shopping centers, hospitals, downtown, and just 35 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport. The hotel offers many amenities, including the High-Speed Internet. Read more.
Guadalajara Hotel Malibu
Hotel Malibu is a 4-star hotel with a beautiful garden area, heated pool, exclusive gym and spa. The spa offers massage and Hammam services and includes a sauna/steam room. There is also a bar in the dining section. Each guest room includes a flat-screen TV and the choice of two twin-size beds or one queen-size.
Hotel Malibu is located next to La Gran Plaza Shopping Mall, a brand new shopping center with access to banks. The hotel is just minutes away from historic downtown and Guadalajara International airport. Hotel Malibu is divided into two sections: The Tower Section, a seven-story building with 112 standard rooms, and The Oasis Section, a two-story building with 30 suites.
The staff members at Hotel Malibu are exceptional and highly experienced with MBC’s medical patients. It is a secure and closely-monitored hotel, which will provide you with a safe and comfortable stay in Guadalajara. You can rest assured that you will receive attentive care and accommodations before and after your surgery.
Jardines Hospital – Guadalajara Bariatric Surgery
Jardines Hospital is a full-service hospital which specializes in bariatrics and a host of other specialties including endoscopy, neurology, rehabilitation, anesthesiology, and others.
Jardines includes full-service ICU (intensive care unit), complete in-house laboratory/radiology, private rooms, suite rooms, and comfortable waiting areas.
Hospital Country 2000 – Bariatric Surgery Guadalajara, Mexico
Hospital Country 2000 is a full-service hospital in Guadalajara which has performed hundreds of bariatric surgeries since its inception. Hospital Country 2000 is a hospital where many leading bariatric surgeons have been practicing at.
Clinica del Pilar – Bariatric Surgery, Guadalajara, Mexico
Guadalajara’s Clinica del Pilar is clinic that performs bariatric surgeries with numerous bariatric surgeons.
Guadalajara History: Hospicio Cabañas (Cabanas Hospital)
The Hospicio Cabañas in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, is the home of Instituto Cultural Cabanas (ICC). The Hospicio Cabañas (Cabañas Orphanage) is one of the oldest and largest hospital complexes in Mexico. It was first named the House of Charity and Mercy and is one of the most iconic buildings of the architectural heritage of the state of Jalisco.
The bishop of Guadalajara founded the complex in 1791 to combine the functions of a workhouse, hospital, orphanage, and almshouse. It was named Juan Ruiz de Cabañas, who was appointed to the bishop of Guadalajara in 1796 and engaged Manuel Tolsá, a renowned architect from Mexico City, to design the structure.
Tolsá used a model that was based on classic examples such as Les Invalides in Paris and El Escorial near Madrid. The buildings form a rectangle and are single-story structures that are 7.5 m in height. The chapel is twice as high and has a dome rising to 32.5 m.
The complex is built on one level, “so as to facilitate the movement of the sick, the aged, and children.”
Following the death of Cabañas in 1823, construction continued until 1829. Although it served for a time as barracks in the mid-19th century, the hospital lasted well into the 20th century and continued to function until 1980, when the Cabañas Cultural Institute, with affiliated schools for arts and crafts, moved in.
The highlight of the interior decoration is a series of monumental frescoes by José Clemente Orozco, including one of his most famed creations, the allegory of The Man of Fire (1936–39).
The museum was declared a World Heritage site in 1997 by UNESCO and is dedicated to the promotion and diffusion of the arts. It has also hosted the work of Mexican and international artists such as Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera David Alfaro Siqueiros, and many more.