Guide to Surgery in Latin America

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More about Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS)


More information on one of the popular topics here at Bogota Surgery: Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery with a selection of links to case reports.

September 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

American Presidental candidates in favor of medical tourism as part of health care solution


Medical tourism takes front and center stage in the recent political frackus between Governor Rick Perry and Senator Rick Santorium in the race to the White House – as the Obama plan goes down in flames.

September 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

LA woman disfigured by unlicensed surgeon


Another story of the perils of unlicensed surgeons and the patients they prey on. In this case – an LA woman is disfigured during a ‘breast enhancement’ procedure and receives a bonus procedure too..

September 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Medical tourism library


a selection of articles from a variety of sources about issues surrounding medical tourism.

September 24, 2011 · 2 Comments

Safety and injectables


Today, we’re talking about plastic surgery safety and injectables such as Botox, Restylane and Juvaderm.

September 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Colombia listed as ‘vacation bargain’


Colombia, Argentina and other gems of Latin America are highlighted in this article.

September 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

More criminal malpractice, and patient deaths: in my own backyard…


the local story of Peter Northmann, an unlicensed physician convicted in the wrongful deaths of three patients highlights the reasons for critical evaluation and examination behind the operating room doors.

September 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Diabetes – Global epidemic, part II


Diabetes is the real ‘Contagion” – as this runaway train wrecks and takes the lives of 4.6 million people a year. Cartagena Surgery makes a plea to her readers…

September 14, 2011 · 1 Comment

Goodreads Giveaway ends Sept 18th!


enter for your chance to win a free autographed copy!

September 14, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sugary drink follow up (as promised!)


Are the health benefits of coffee mitigated with cream and sugar? Not entirely, but it all depends on what you are drinking. Today we bring the calorie counts for some of our readers favorite Starbucks drinks, for an eye-opening experience (and it’s not the caffeine.) Also a discussion of the costs of obesity – it’s not just a threat to our health but to the American economy.

September 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bariatric surgery and cardiovascular risk reduction: Meta-analysis


What is a meta-analysis and how is it helpful? Discussing the results of the latest meta-analysis on Bariatric surgery and cardiovascular risk reduction as reported in the journal of cardiology, and other sources.

September 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Medical Tourism backlash


an example of the latest weapon of in the battle for American patients and their pocketbooks – the medical tourism backlash and scare stories.

September 6, 2011 · 2 Comments

All apologies


to my dear readers and loyal supporters.¬† On reviewing the most recent batch of books, I noticed several¬†heinous spelling errors!¬† I find this horribly disturbing – as I mentioned previously … Continue reading

September 2, 2011 · 1 Comment

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