This week in Mexicali Surgery


No – I haven’t changed the name of the blog, just reflecting the nature of my current assignment.  Spending some time in Interventional Cardiology this week as part of a story I am writing about chest pain emergencies for Mexico on my mind.com.  Today, I checked out the cath lab at Hispano Americano Hospital.  It’s a bit crowded, but all the equipment is brand-spanking new, and practically sparkling.  (Don’t worry – I have photos to prove it!)

Nurses in the cath lab at Hospital Hispano Americano

Dr. Fernando Monge was kind of enough to give me a guided tour.  While we were there he (assisted by Dr. Raul Aguilera) placed a stent in a patient with recurrent angina.  A doctor from the ER also stopped by to have him review a couple EKGs..  I’ll post a link when the full story is done.

Also stopped in to talk to Dr. Jose Antonio Olivares Felix, MD, a general surgeon who reports to me that he is doing single port laparoscopy – so of course, that got me interested.  Hoping to set a date to go to the operating room.

I’ll be spending all of tomorrow in the company of Dr. Marnes Molina, MD to learn more about some of the other stuff he’s doing in urology (and hopefully grab a picture of that green laser!)

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