• Dr. Villalobos

Is a Local Orthopedic Surgeon the Best Choice for my Knee Care?

Throughout the United States, there are lot of physicians covering every specialty you can imagine. American medical care is first rate, and we have more physicians per capita than most of the countries in the world. So, it’s not hard to find an orthopedic surgeon near you who specializes in knee care. And most of them are skilled and experienced. But is a local doctor the best solution for your needs?

The quality of your care is, of course, the most important factor to consider when seeking any kind of medical care. Your health and your life are not things to be taken lightly. But for real people, health care quality certainly isn’t the only factor. What about availability? Are local doctors accepting new patients? How long are their wait times? Very often, the best local specialists are fully booked for extended periods of time. This means you’ll wait a month or more, just for a first consultation. And if you’re in serious pain, that kind of wait isn’t an option.

Unless you’re independently wealthy, cost is another important factor to consider. Medical care isn’t cheap. If you don’t have good insurance, orthopedic care – especially surgeries – can cost you dearly. A total knee replacement surgery, for example, runs upwards of about $50,000. Even if you have good insurance, your copays are something to consider when looking for a doctor.

But what if there was a solution that could give you the best of everything? What if you could get great quality medical care that is available quickly, for a reasonable price? Fortunately, there is such a solution.

The capital city of your southern neighbor, Mexico, might be a surprising answer to your knee-care needs. But it’s not as crazy as it sounds. There is a great team of orthopedic doctors in Mexico City with more than 30 years of collective experience doing knee replacement surgeries. Ortomedica can work wonders on your knees for a fraction of the cost you would pay in the United States. And they don’t cut corners. Joint Replacement Center is their state-of-the art facility with all of the modern equipment and safety standards you’d come to expect in a U.S. hospital. They’re even bringing a new MAKO robot online within the year 2020 that will put them way ahead of many American clinics in terms of precision surgery.

Now, Ortomedica is offering services specifically designed for foreign patients. And they even have a medical concierge service that can help you get through all of your care, from beginning to end, with no language barrier and nothing lost in translation.

What may be the best part is that they will could save you thousands of dollars. Even with the cost of transportation, your overall expenses for medical care, from preoperative consultations, to a surgical procedure, and even your postoperative physical therapy, will be dramatically lower than at any hospital in the United States.

In addition to top-quality medical care at a fraction of the cost, there are other benefits, too. Travelling to – and staying in – Mexico City is certainly not a sacrifice! Mexico City is a beautiful and modern city that is fun and vibrant. There are so many things to see and do there. Delicious food and entertainment are everywhere. You could have a vacation while getting your knees fixed, and go home on your own two feet!

So, while you can probably find a very good, local physician to help you with your knees, it’s time to consider a more creative option that can meet your medical needs while save you money. And Ortomedica is just such an option. Contact us today for more information.

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