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Has anyone had an angioplasty and stent in Guadalajara in the last year or two. Could you share the cost and name of physician and hospital used?

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1 hour ago, geeser said:

Has anyone had an angioplasty and stent in Guadalajara in the last year or two. Could you share the cost and name of physician and hospital used?

You need to see a Cardiologist. Any answer given to you on here will be totally irrelevant. It's not like shopping at Cosco.

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I suggest seeing Dr. Briseno at Quality Care in the Laguna Mall.  Highly recommended cardiologist.

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No one can give you a price .. there are so many factors involved,  I don’t think even a cardiologist can give a firm price. Until they do the angioplasty they don’t know how many stents you need.. 

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2 hours ago, gringal said:

I suggest seeing Dr. Briseno at Quality Care in the Laguna Mall.  Highly recommended cardiologist.

Not in the Laguna Mall.  He is located in Interlago Plaza. I would recommend him too.

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2 hours ago, geeser said:

Has anyone had an angioplasty and stent in Guadalajara in the last year or two. Could you share the cost and name of physician and hospital used?

I would think that it is possible to share whatever costs someone has experienced...True there are variables, but the basic procedure is not exactly a new science ...so come on folks cough up and share what and when and where you received this procedure.

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3 hours ago, happyjillin said:

You need to see a Cardiologist. Any answer given to you on here will be totally irrelevant. It's not like shopping at Cosco.

Believe it or not there are prices online made up of what folks have been charged. For example in the USA the cost is now running from $28-$32K.

These are published for many countries but not Mexico's gringo areas.

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For Mexico's gringo areas.....

Más grande es el sapo más grande es la pedrada.

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Well if this is any guideline, my mom had a total of 4 stents implanted in 2009 at the Los Angel De Carmen Hospital. It was 2 separate operations (2 stents and 2 stents).

15,000.00 US dollars each ($10,000.00 for the hospital and $5,000.00 for the Cardiologist) or a grand total of $ 30,000.00. Had no insurance cover so I had to take the hit.

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28 minutes ago, HoneyBee said:

Well if this is any guideline, my mom had a total of 4 stents implanted in 2009 at the Los Angel De Carmen Hospital. It was 2 separate operations (2 stents and 2 stents).

15,000.00 US dollars each ($10,000.00 for the hospital and $5,000.00 for the Cardiologist) or a grand total of $ 30,000.00. Had no insurance cover so I had to take the hit.

Any chance that cardiologist was head of cardiology at Los Angeles del Carmen,   Dr. Virgen?  

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No the cardiologist was Dr Flores. Back then he use to visit the Ajijic clinic maybe once a week. He just so happened to be there when I wheeled my mom in. 

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5 hours ago, HoneyBee said:

No the cardiologist was Dr Flores. Back then he use to visit the Ajijic clinic maybe once a week. He just so happened to be there when I wheeled my mom in. 

Yeah but Virgen did the procedures not Flores.

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54 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

Been there done that.

Reminds me of this tune.

 

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Careful with recommendations of stent. We had that recommendation, from a top/well known cardiologist here in Mexico.  We then reviewed with Cardiologist from States, and he ordered another test, then concluded not only was not required at all.  He went on to explain that having that put in place could have led to problems later.  This from a University of Penn Cardiologist.  

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5 minutes ago, MexLuis said:

Careful with recommendations of stent. We had that recommendation, from a top/well known cardiologist here in Mexico.  We then reviewed with Cardiologist from States, and he ordered another test, then concluded not only was not required at all.  He went on to explain that having that put in place could have led to problems later.  This from a University of Penn Cardiologist.  

And I have the discs from my 5 stent placements done here, and if  i would not have had them I would have been dead as is clearly shown before and after placement on the disc. Here your records belong to you which is a damn good thing.

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On 3/12/2020 at 9:31 AM, geeser said:

Has anyone had an angioplasty and stent in Guadalajara in the last year or two. Could you share the cost and name of physician and hospital used?

Messaged you.

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HoneyBee- you got taken, just like we did.  Flores charged us almost $50,000 US for ONE stent for my husband in 2011.  He is evil, evil, evil.  It was a horrible event and he is a horrible doctor.

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2 hours ago, Mrs. Rupert said:

HoneyBee- you got taken, just like we did.  Flores charged us almost $50,000 US for ONE stent for my husband in 2011.  He is evil, evil, evil.  It was a horrible event and he is a horrible doctor.

And has been for 40 years, so nothing new here.:angry:

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My husband (a physician) had an angiogram and three stents placed in January, 2018.

Dr. Briseño, in our opinion and experience, is excellent.  He is an Intervention Cardiologist so he can do both the assessment (like a regular cardiologist) and the recommended procedure (which requires his specialty.) He had his father, also a cardiologist, assist him.

I just looked up the costs back then:

Doctor: Hector Briseno, Interventional Cardiologist.  Performed procedure of angioplasty and 3 stent placements                                                                                                         50,000 MP

LAB and Stent costs: TEVO, Av Terranova 556 Prados de Providencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico 44670

Catheterization Lab/Materials Angioplasty with 3 stent placements                      200,894 MP

Hospital Terranova , Hospitalization  Overnight, nursing care, materials,                    4,190 MP

Pre-Op Assessment: Quality Care, Libramiento Chapala-Ajijic No. 132, Plaza Interlago, Local 6,

Ajijic, JA. C.P. 45920   Medical Consultation/Stress Echocardiogram                                                                                                                                                                                        4,700 MP

Total Cost:                                                                                                                   $259,784 MP

Around $15,000 USD equivalent at the time (I recall that each stent cost roughly $3500 for the stent alone.)

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On Jan 6th I visited the heart specialist at the new hospital. His name is Dr. Garcia Garcia. The cost of the surgery for the 3.5mm stent and ride to the hospital was $4,000 US. I wrote a check for that amount on my US B/A checking account. The cost of using the operation room and the room I stayed in that night at the hospital was in pesos and worked out to be slightly more than $6,000 US. So the total cost was slightly more than $10,000 US for a stent and staying overnight in the hospital.

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6 hours ago, johanson said:

On Jan 6th I visited the heart specialist at the new hospital. His name is Dr. Garcia Garcia. The cost of the surgery for the 3.5mm stent and ride to the hospital was $4,000 US. I wrote a check for that amount on my US B/A checking account. The cost of using the operation room and the room I stayed in that night at the hospital was in pesos and worked out to be slightly more than $6,000 US. So the total cost was slightly more than $10,000 US for a stent and staying overnight in the hospital.

His rate sure went up huge.

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