With the popularity and power of the Internet at an all-time high, up to 50% of the patients on which we perform surgery have gotten their information - and booked their travel - online. There are some things to consider when traveling for plastic surgery. Mexico, fortunately, is a convenient destination from the United States.
Our traveling patients from out of the country fly in to the airport in San Diego, California. From there, it is only a 25-minute drive to our office for which we provide complimentary transportation. Our personal driver will pick you up at the airport and bring you right to our office.
Before arranging travel, do make sure that you have all the documents that you need and that you understand the regulations for international travel. Visit here for more information: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Is it safe to travel to Mexico? yes, Mexico welcomes visitors from all over the world each year. Our Tijuana clinic is located within walking distance San Diego border whilst our other location in Cancun is one of the leading tourist destinations not only in Mexico but around the world. Like any Country you always take precautions everywhere you go.
The most common airlines used to travel to San Diego are: Southwest, Continental, American Airlines, U.S. Airways, Delta, and Alaska Airlines. See San Diego Airport website for more information: http://www.san.org/
We recommend several local hotels in San Diego and Tijuana for your accommodations. http://www.hotelpuebloamigo.com/ . Contact us for more information and suggestions for traveling for plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Have Your Traveling Documents
You are traveling out of the country and there are some rules associated with this travel including having the appropriate documents with you and information regarding what you are allowed to take (and not allowed to take) across the border. You can browse for helpful information on this subject in the following link.
Medical care in Mexico is on par with the standard of care offered in the United States but at a much lower price. Our location, within walking distance of the busiest border in the world, allows us to open our doors to patients from all walks of life. Delivering medical care with advanced techniques and medical expertise which Mexico, and our practice specifically, has come to be known for.
Mexico itself has long been a popular vacation destination and for good reason. Our sun-kissed beaches, variety of attractions, and friendly people have made our country one of the most traveled to destinations in the world. Plus, our close proximity to California means that visitors can easily take advantage of sightseeing in San Diego and Los Angeles, as well as in the nearby towns of Tijuana, Rosarito, and Ensenada. Within a short drive from our offices, patients can enjoy everything from wine tasting in Temecula, a trip to Walt Disney Land in Anaheim, or visits to the San Diego Zoo and Sea World.
Because of our location and our ability to treat so many patients from the United States and beyond, our practice is well suited to international care. We are able to accommodate patients with a variety of needs, and language never presents a barrier as all of our staff speaks English.
Our location has also given us many advantages in terms of experience. As the second largest city in Mexico, Mexico City - with its highly concentrated number of patients in public hospitals - continues to be ideal for residency training in general surgery and plastic surgery. We have taken our training and built a practice with many years of experience behind us. We look forward to treating our patients to a superior medical experience, as well as the warm, friendly, and generous spirit of the Mexican culture that is embodied by our staff.
Dr. Manuel Gutierrez Romero came from a family of doctors. His father was a professor at the UABC medical school for 26 years in the area of infectious disease. His mother is a M.D. in the area of family practice. The passion for medicine and patient care runs in the family and because of this, Dr. Gutierrez enrolled himself in medical school at the age of 18. At this time, he told himself “Someday I will be a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.”