The border city is a benchmark in medical tourism as it has Mexican-American, American and Canadian patients
Being a city that borders the United States, Tijuana has had to adapt, improve and demonstrate its value nationally and internationally, today its medical services being one of the main reasons that put it on the map of foreigners.
This municipality of Baja California is not only known as “the capital of medical tourism”, but it is also a reference for having mostly Mexican-American, American, and Canadian patients.
“A large percentage of the surgery in general that is done in our city is plastic surgery, bariatric surgery, and dental care; they are the three specialties supported in the medical field, ”said Juan Pablo Cervantes Díaz, president of the College of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Baja California (CCPERBC).
And although official statistics put Mexico City as the place where the most plastic surgeries are performed in the country, followed by Guadalajara and later Tijuana, the latter has earned the preference of many, thanks to its proximity to the American country, the certification of specialists, due to its infrastructure, but above all due to the low costs of consultations, procedures, drugs and surgeries compared to the US ( between 30% and 70% less ).
In addition, today more than ever, Tijuana’s plastic surgery specialists have demonstrated their commitment to the safety of their patients, in the face of the current Covid-19 pandemic.
This Tijuana clinic has chosen to take the temperature, place sanitized mats, antibacterial gel, apply 1.5 meters away, have patients with a space of one hour, and allow only three people maximum at the reception; all this in order to provide a safe space in your medical practice.
Baja Plastic Surgery & MedSpa Center
In the case of the specialists that make up this clinic, they are ready to receive you, but not without first implementing a good service, a good attitude, and excellent trained personnel.
Dr. Fernando Robles – Renueva Clinic
For his part, Dr. Fernando Robles explained that the Renueva clinic, where he works, has chosen to implement the following measures:
- Sanitizing shoe mat when entering the clinic
- Only four people maximum inside reception to keep a distance
- Antibacterial gel and wet wipes in two stations (in and out of the bathroom)
- Individual water bottles
- Mandatory use of a mask
- Taking temperature
- It is requested that they be punctual in their appointment time and that they are accompanied by one person at most
- A virtual query filter is made to reduce traffic
- After each patient, the office and reception are sanitized
- Before surgery, a Thorax CTScan and a Covid test are requested, among many other things
Tijuana Surgery Center
According to the members of this clinic, to maintain the safety of both its patients and its collaborators, each patient and doctor must be tested for Covid-19 (without exception). Another way to control the spread of this disease is that hygiene and personal protection measures have been implemented.
The plastic surgery specialist shared with San Diego Red that among the hygiene protocols carried out in its facilities to provide a safe environment from Covid-19 are Constant disinfection of common arenas, scheduled appointments to avoid multiple patients in the waiting room, use of masks and face masks, disinfection of examination areas at the entrance and exit of each patient, and continuous hand disinfection.