Guide to Surgery in Latin America

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Gastric bypass to ‘cure’ diabetes goes mainstream


We scooped them again! The mainstream media finally catches up to Cartagena Surgery on bariatric surgery for the treatment of diabetes – with a review of our archives for new readers.

March 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Six month TAVI/TAVR data released


The latest european study showing six month data on the Medtronic Core Valve for aortic stenosis, showing a mortality rate of 1 in 8 during that period, with a review of the information surrounding aortic stenosis and aortic valve replacement.

March 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

Mexicali Project update


Cartagena Surgery returns to Mexicali, and immerses herself in the life as a student.

March 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

in Mexicali..


Cartagena Surgery prepares for her next adventure – south of the border.

March 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

High-fructose corn syrup is dangerous by any other name


The American Sugar Growers face off against the Corn Refiners Association in a Los Angeles courtroom – but this fight is about more than money.. Also the Corn Refiners association have filed to change the name of the now infamous ‘high-fructose corn syrup.’

March 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cartagena as an eco-tourism destination


Cartagena, Colombia as a featured eco-tourism destination in MNN, and the rise of Colombia in the financial and energy markets.

March 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Adventure Tours to Colombia


a closer look at tours to Colombia, no surgery required.

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dr. Giovanni Castano, opthalmologist


another example of tireless service and dedication to patient care as reported in a South Jersey newspaper.

March 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Kim Kardashian’s Mexicali secret.. (ads, that is)


Kim Kardashian takes on Mexicali and Dr. Victor Ramirez, or does she? Is this just another example of celebrity schemes and over-exposure?

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dr. Fix-a-flat strikes again!


Dr. Fix-a-flat strikes again, Nevada’s campaign against fake docs, Teva settles in Propofol / Hepatitis C infections, and what about unmonitored anesthesia for outpatient procedures?

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

New medical tourism report


a new report on Medical Tourism that reports to have the ‘real truth’ behind the industry. At 800 pounds (more than a thousand dollars) a copy, it better.

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

HIPEC, HIPEC, HIPEC: all about HIPEC


More on the new HIPEC program at Case Western with a discussion on our first encounters with HIPEC and Dr. Fernando Arias

March 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Looks like they forgot something.


Taking a moment to recognize the efforts of one of the amazing people I interviewed last year.

March 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Patient testimonials and on-line physician reviews


On-line physician and healthcare provider evaluations… what’s the real value and how much faith should you put in anonymous postings?

March 10, 2012 · 4 Comments

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