Guide to Surgery in Latin America

the Hidden Gem series

Dr. Francisco Cabal, Orthopedics

Met with Dr. Francisco Cabal, orthopedic surgeon and international medical advisor (for Colombia) again, and he bids me to extend a warm welcome on his behalf to all North American patients coming to Colombia.  He also states that he is here to help ANY patient, interested in going to ANY city in Colombia for surgery including Medellin, Cali, Cartagena, Bogota and all parts in between.  I’ll be following him to the OR soon – more later.. 

Lest you think surgeons aren’t sympathetic to your discomfort – Dr. Cabal recently had ankle surgery, so he is definately walking a mile in your shoes..

Also met with Dr. Tito Tulio Roa, plastic surgeon, who has the distinction of having taught most of the plastic surgeons here in Colombia.

Filled up my date book with more interviews, and surgeries for the next few weeks..

Meeting with Mauricio Pelaez, Thoracic Surgeon later this afternoon, so I’ll post and let you know how that goes..

Rescheduled with the famous Dr. Hoyos – more on that next week.

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2 comments on “Dr. Francisco Cabal, Orthopedics

  1. Charles Lindsey
    April 12, 2011

    I can be in Bogota the 19th of April, next week. I would very much like to find someone who can tell me what needs to be done to take of my shoulder. I have been told it is a bone spur, an impingement. Very common. I would like it fixed, either next week, or diagnosed and taken care of when I can return to Colombia, in December or January. I would really like to try the overseas option for healthcare. My problem is I don’t speak spanish or know who is competant. If you can help me, I would be very gratefull.
    Thank You

    Charles Lindsey
    (907) 727-3434 USA

    • cartagenasurgery
      April 12, 2011

      Mr. Lindsey –

      There are some really great orthopedic surgeons here, and most of them speak excellent English.

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