Health Travel Guides is proud to offer medical travelers accessibility to health care treatment options that are not widely available in the U.S. Below are examples of a few of the best:
Stem Cell Therapy
Health Travel Guides is proud to work with partner offering stem cell therapy programs for those with heart and vascular, lung, vision, kidney, blood, immune, neurodegenerative, hearing and joint conditions, as well as autism, diabetes and cancer. Anti-aging treatments are also available.
Hospital Angeles Tijuana is proud to be home to the newest advancement in weight loss surgery-Gastric Sleeve Plication. The procedure is currently performed in limited clinical trial in the United States, and at Hospital Angeles Tijuana, where gastroenterologist surgeon Dr. Lopez Corvala proctors (trains) US surgeons in the plication suturing technique that many bariatric surgeons are calling the most exciting advancement in weight loss surgery since adjustable gastric banding. Dr. Lopez Corvala has performed more gastric plication surgeries than any other surgeon in the world.
Outcome data presented at a special session of the XV Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) held in September 2010 (Gastric Plication: A New Option in Obesity Surgery) demonstrate lower risk of complication and weight loss results faster and more intense than gastric banding, comparable to weight loss rates observed for gastric bypass, i.e. 70%+ excess weight loss 12 months post-procedure.
Integrative Cancer Treatment
Hospital Angeles Tijuana's integrative cancer program takes a current approach to cancer treatment by integrating the best of what is available in Oncological and Integrative Medicine. By including professionals in fields such as Internal Medicine, Chiropractic, Nutrition, Biological Dentistry, Bio-energetic, Functional Medicine, and Psychology, the approach is a well-rounded look at an individual's overall health.
A focus on cell biology and function in regards to cancer, as well as other environmental factors and immunotherapy, distinguishes treatment from traditional methods. Unlike conventional treatments, the approach targets cancer cells while shielding healthy cells to minimize any collateral damage.
Lumbar Dyanmic Stabilization
Dynamic stabilization uses flexible materials to stabilize the affected lumbar region while preserving the natural anatomy of the spine. Devices approved by the FDA for use with Lumbar Dynamic Stabilization in US hospitals have been thus far limited to those used as an adjunct to spinal fusion surgery. While clinical trials are ongoing for the use of certain LDS systems in the absence of fusion surgery, no dynamic stabilization systems have received approval for this indication in the US. Dr. Juan Dipp, a member of the spine surgery team at Hospital Angeles Tijuana, developed the worldwide protocol for Lumbar Dynamic Stabilization and is considered the world's top surgeon performing the procedure today.
CCSVI Intervention for Multiple Sclerosis
Anyone following news in the world of multiple sclerosis has become aware of the work of Italian physician Dr. Paolo Zamboni. In 2008 Dr. Zamboni achieved international renown when he identified the presence of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) syndrome to be a reliable indicator of the development of multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Zamboni's work suggests that treating patients for CCSVI has the potential of slowing or reversing the debilitating effects of Multiple Sclerosis. The treatment (coined the Liberation Method) is a simple procedure which unblocks restricted blood flow from the brain.
The CCSVI condition has been linked in clinical research to MS, and reported research appears to demonstrate that CCSVI strongly differentiates healthy individuals from MS sufferers. In the Liberation protocol, two diagnostic procedures - a Doppler ultrasound of the neck and brain to detect the presence of blood reflux, followed by a venography (dye injection) to assess blood flow and possible stenosis - evaluates the need for treatment of CCSVI.
In an open study of 65 patients, Dr. Zamboni reported a lasting positive effect of angioplasty on MS
patients with CSVI - with more than 70% of these patients not experiencing a recurrence of symptoms 2
years after receiving treatment.