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I thought I had seen a discussion about MRIs done in Guadalajara but can no longer find it, sooo

am looking for recommendations for a imaging place there for a lower back MRI and cost if recently done.

TIA

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Tolsa lab in Guadalajara has a MRI   You can park at the Tio Sam Parking garage on Ninos Heroes and walk across th street and the side of Soriana and the lab is next.  8,500 pesos.  You need to have it scheduled by your doctor.  

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10 minutes ago, bmh said:

8500 is a lot.. Chopo in Guadaljara  is as low as around 4500 pesos.

Is the same Chopo that has a big blue sign on that new building just down from Pancho's?

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24 minutes ago, English Rose said:

Is the same Chopo that has a big blue sign on that new building just down from Pancho's?

Yes. They have labs of all sorts all over the country. They can even do a PET scan in Guadalajara. I have a discount card with them.

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1 hour ago, bmh said:

8500 is a lot.. Chopo in Guadaljara  is as low as around 4500 pesos.

That´s about what we paid 6 mos. ago at Chopo on Justo Sierra,  4,000 +.

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If you decide to go to Guad take the Chapala Plus and a cab from the Old Bus Station to the lab. Cheap, stress free, and with the $$ you save over hiring a driver you can have a nice meal after your test with pesos left over. 

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I would recommend Chopa over Tolsa  as Chopa is clean, modern, staff is friendly and have english speakers and was several thousand pesos cheaper for an MRI on my shoulder in spring last year.     

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doesn't the new hospital on the Carretera have an MRI that will soon be in operation? I thought I read that here on the forum. Please forgive me if I am wrong.

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I guess the cost or charge is related to what part of the body needs a scan and the doctors request..or not..also I think with IMPAN card you receive a discount..and discount on the bus ride..a win win situation

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Johanson....they have been telling me for over a month..maybe in 2 wks....now they actually say they don't know when.

I give up...going to GDL soon.

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It pays to shop around for MRIs. I believe the new Hospital San Antonio can do MRIs now, please correct me if I'm wrong. I have had several in Guadalajara and at the time I had Mx medical insurance. So I called several on the list to get the price. Prices varried greatly. And if you have a DIF or INAPAM card you get a 20% discount. Last one was at a imaging clinic near Hospital Del Carmen. When I called they told me they were having a sale on MRIs. Yes a sale! Their price was the best and I had been sent there previously by a doctor. So shop around. I have found that Tolsa and Rios are the most expensive for MRIs. Why does your doctor send you there? Many doctors get a "cut" of the fee for your exam.

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One thing to consider is that any scan, etc. that needs reading is only as valuable as the proficiency of the person who reads it.

I had a ultrasound in the place right by Walmart. Got the interpretation and it was right on with what I thought and had read. I sent it to my surgeon in California and he agreed, but said I needed to get one done in his office. He didn't say why, but I should have known that it's due to liability exposure. It wasn't for the $$, I know that. But this is secondary to my main point of making as sure as you can that the person doing the reading is highly qualified.

One of the things I have learned down here, which is basically the same I found NOB, and that is there is often a "conspiracy of silence" when it comes to health care professionals. That is that one will not speak ill of another (same as the "Blue Wall of Lance" with the police.

 

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2 hours ago, Eric Blair said:

One thing to consider is that any scan, etc. that needs reading is only as valuable as the proficiency of the person who reads it.

I had a ultrasound in the place right by Walmart.

 

Walmart in SAT??  It is a stand alone store, not in a mall. so which Walmart or what location is this facility?

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I don''t know the name of the "mall," but it's where Benno computer store is and Pet Place.  Behind the Pemex.

 

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9 hours ago, Eric Blair said:

I don''t know the name of the "mall," but it's where Benno computer store is and Pet Place.  Behind the Pemex.

 

Plaza Interlago …….San Antonio T.

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Went to Tolsa today...2 MRIs...spine and right hip....$7200 MX for both.  Dropped the films and CD off to Dr. this afternoon and he will receive the written report via email later today.

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12 minutes ago, conejorapido said:

Does anyone know if there is an open MRI in Guad. A friend cant stand to be in closed space....claustrophobic.

They can give your friend a mild anesthetic. I was in too much pain in my spine once so I couldn't lie still on my back so they had to knock me out. CAT scans are more open than MRI's.

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I had an MRI of my lower spine last month at Puerto Hierro  Norte with their superior machine that takes smaller "cuts".  The price was 5000 pesos and my orthopedist nor neurosurgeon cared about the radiologists interpretation. 

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