Are they doing surgery in Mexico with Covid going on?

ELLA_C
on 10/2/20 4:07 pm

I'm researching on everything about surgery, but am curious if they are doing surgeries in Mexico now..does anyone know, and do you have to quarantine before or after you cross the border? I will call some of the centers there, but the people on this website are so full of information, I thought I'd ask you first!

hollykim
on 10/3/20 7:38 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On October 2, 2020 at 11:07 PM Pacific Time, ELLA_C wrote:

I'm researching on everything about surgery, but am curious if they are doing surgeries in Mexico now..does anyone know, and do you have to quarantine before or after you cross the border? I will call some of the centers there, but the people on this website are so full of information, I thought I'd ask you first!

I was in Mx from March-September. The quarantine across the border was lifted late August. Now they are not even checking temperatures/ asking about exposure at customs in America though they did st the MX airport.

I emailed my MX plastic surgeon in April with a question about a surgery I had in February 2020 and asked him if he was shut down and he was. I don't k ow about now.

best info would be from the clinics you are interested there.

good luck!

 


          

 

ELLA_C
on 10/6/20 1:33 pm

hollykim, I didn't realize they have stopped taking temps at the border, but I'll be calling the centers I'm interested in anyway, thanks.

jellybean312
on 10/13/20 7:27 am
RNY on 10/13/20

I'm in Tijuana now & my surgery is today. I flew into San Diego and was picked up at the airport by the hospital's shuttle driver. Crossing the boarder was easy- boarder patrol on the MX side checked the van, but nothing else. (No temperature checks, masks are worn by everyone.) As for the hospital, I was checked into my room last night after completing registration. I had to have a COVID-19 PCR test in the US and provided my results during registration. They seem to be very cautious about COVID-19 here, so that in itself is a huge relief. The line to get back into the US seems to be at least 1/2 mile long and we've been told could take up to two hours to get through. We'll see on Saturday! ð??...

Tammy S.
on 10/14/20 8:52 am, edited 10/14/20 1:53 am - Hattiesburg, MS
VSG on 11/12/20 with

@jellybean312, thank you for the update. My surgery is November 12 at Mexico Bariatric Center. DeeDee said that they are using regular COVID precautions at the hospital, etc. And that entrance into and out of Mexico has not been affected by COVID-19. The border is still open. :-)

Tammy

linnymc85
on 11/12/20 5:47 am
VSG on 01/15/13

I am thinking of having my surgery at the Mexico bariatric center, can you update on how you are doing and your experience?

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