A Revolutionary Spinal Fusion Surgery Offers Hope to Degenerative Disc Disease Sufferers

Angeles Health International offers the latest procedure in spinal fusion surgery to Americans who want to receive high quality, less expensive back surgery in Mexico.

Online PR News – 18-November-2009 – – Angeles Health International (AHI), the U.S.-based medical travel division of Mexico’s largest private hospital network, is offering a revolutionary new spinal surgery, Lumbar Dynamic Stabilization (LDS). LDS is widely regarded by surgeons performing the procedure to be a particularly attractive and more effective alternative to the more invasive and expensive spinal fusion surgery. LDS surgery is a non-invasive procedure for people who suffer from degenerative disc disease and have exhausted all conservative treatments, and prefer to avoid the risks and complications of spinal fusion. The LDS spinal surgery procedure is available at AHI's Orthopedic and Spine Program at Hospital Angeles Tijuana.

Lumbar stabilization surgery, also referred to as soft stabilization, uses a less drastic approach than traditional metal implants. The surgery uses flexible materials to stabilize discs and reduce the load on the spine's joints and disc space, which in turn reduces pain. Because the surgery reduces operating time and hardware implantation, it is a less invasive procedure than traditional methods, resulting in less post-operative pain. The procedure takes about fifteen minutes, requires only local anesthesia and is performed on an outpatient basis. The medical device that is implanted in the back of the LDS patient, known as the PercuDyn system, is manufactured by American medical device manufacturer Interventional Spine Inc., and is available exclusively in Baja California at Hospital Angeles Tijuana.

Spinal and orthoscopic surgeries are performed at Hospital Angeles Tijuana by Dr. Juan Dipp and Dr. Dario Garin. Dr. Dipp wrote the surgical protocol for the LDS spinal surgery, performing more than half of the 400 procedures to date. Dr. Dipp is considered a top surgeon with this procedure, and is currently training new surgeons in Mexico and Europe.

Dr. Garin is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. After earning his medical education at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California and his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Centro Nacional de Rehabilitación-Instituto de Ortopedia, Dr. Garin spent two years as a Visiting Resident at University of California San Diego-Sharp Memorial Hospital. He has additional U.S. experience with a Foreign Joint Reconstruction Fellowship at Elkhart General and Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic of Northern Indiana.

With healthcare costs skyrocketing in the U.S., tens of thousands of Americans are opting for medical travel, Mexico, for the high quality, less expensive medical, surgical, and dental care options available in its technologically modern hospitals. AHI offers patients full English-fluent concierge services (as well as 20 other languages), handling everything from travel arrangements and medical records transfer to consultations and appointments in a comprehensive and affordable medical travel package.

"Medical travelers who choose AHI's Orthopedic and Spine Program at Hospital Angeles Tijuana for back surgery in Mexico, find it to be a world-class facility where patients can expect the highest level of experienced care. Since Hospital Angeles Tijuana borders the U.S., patients experience the convenience of a domestic flight to San Diego rather than flying around the world for this procedure," says Paulo Yberri, CEO of Angeles Health International.

About Angeles Health International:
U.S. based Angeles Health International is the medical travel division of the largest private hospital family in Mexico. Through its Mexico medical tourism program, Angeles Health International has treated more Americans traveling abroad for medical care than any other hospital network in the world. Angeles Health International was created specifically to serve the needs of American patients.

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