Mexico Medical Tourism: Canadian still suffering after surgery in Mexico

Posted on September 25, 2014 • Filed under: Latin America Health, Mexico reported Canada’s health care system isn’t perfect but here’s another warning for anyone considering faster, cheaper surgery abroad. A North Vancouver woman who traveled to Mexico for a gastric sleeve procedure is still suffering, more than a year after she returned home to B.C. Two days after she had the surgery in Mexico, she flew back to B.C. MacLeod says she wasn’t feeling well when she left Mexico, and after five weeks of being back at home, she checked herself into hospital after she couldn’t shake a severe fever. That’s when she got the shock of her life. “There was a hole in my stomach, so everything I had been consuming after surgery had been seeping out into the void,” she says. “It created an 11 cm abscess just off my stomach.” Read Article

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