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Infections in Matamoros: Choosing a Safe Medical Tourism Company

A Case Study on Medical Tourism Infections in Matamoros: What You Need to Know

A recent case of infections coming from Matamoros, Mexico (south of Houston, Texas) revealed that epidural anesthesia caused serious infections in several patients due to contaminated medicine. The patients were undergoing cosmetic procedures, and while two clinics have been found to be involved, and are under investigation, there have been no cases reported in Tijuana, Baja California. 

According to medical studies, epidural anesthesia carries a slightly higher risk of infection due to potential contamination during inject

map of Mexicoion insertionor catheter use. Bariatric surgery and weight loss procedures do not involve or require epidural anesthesia.

Anesthesia plays a critical role in modern medicine, ensuring patient comfort and safety during surgeries and medical procedures. Different types of anesthesia are utilized based on the nature of the procedure and the patient’s needs.

Depending on the surgery a patient will be administered one of the following:

●     General Anesthesia: Bariatric surgeries, open-heart surgery, or brain surgery

●     Regional Anesthesia (epidural): Labor and delivery, cesarean sections, hip or knee replacements, etc.

●     Local Anesthesia: Dental procedures, skin biopsies or excision, wound repairs, some liposuction procedures, etc.

While the CDC is investigating the outbreak, it is important to keep in mind key factors that can contribute to ensuring your safety when choosing a doctor to perform a surgery, whether that is in the United States or Mexico.


Research your doctor: When choosing a bariatric surgeon, ask them about their qualifications and experience. It’s essential to ensure that the doctor you choose specializes in the specific field of surgery you require.

Look up their patient reviews, and consider their communication style. These factors are crucial for a successful and safe surgical experience.

Research the hospital/clinic: When choosing a safe clinic or hospital for a surgical procedure, consider accreditation, reputation, expertise of the medical staff, advanced technology, infection control protocols, and proximity to emergency services. Making an informed choice is vital for a safe and successful surgical experience. Before your surgery is the time to ask questions to make the best informed decision for you

Look for an American medical tourism company:

Look for a reputable American company that focuses on safety first, has highly vetted doctors, and works with board-certified surgeons. When choosing a safe medical tourism company or agency for bariatric surgery such as TreVita, consider:

  •  Reputation and track record
  • Reviews and testimonials from previous clients
  • Collaboration with accredited and reputable hospitals or clinics
  • Qualifications and experience of medical professionals
  • Clear communication and transparency (financial costs, accommodations, private room, companion, and transportation, etc.)
  • Comprehensive support services, including travel arrangements and post-operative care.

While these factors are important, following post-operative instructions is equally essential to preventing infections and complications after surgery.

For more information about bariatric procedures and weight loss surgeries in Mexico, contact TreVita at (866) 858-5593 or email us

Please note that this article provides a general overview and should not replace professional medical advice. Consultation with healthcare professionals and reference to authoritative sources are crucial for comprehensive and up-to-date information.