CCSVI at Star Médica in Merida, Mexico
High quality CCSVI treatment at Star Médica in Merida, Mexico is now accessible and affordable thanks to WorldMed Assist Medical Travel programs.
Our CCSVI program in the captivating city of Merida, Mexico’s safest and most beautiful vacation destination is excellent. In Merida, you will be cared for by the most experienced CCSVI surgical team in Mexico, with over 250 successful CCSVI treatments as of January 2011 and is currently treating approximately 50 patients per month. All the while, you will have a team of WorldMed Assist assisting you in Merida. Other highlights:
- One of the most experienced teams in the procedure in the world, with more than 250 CCSVI treatments (and around 50 more each month), led by US trained vascular surgeons Drs. Silva and Solis.
- Extensive extended medical team consisting of an interventional radiologist, cardiovascular surgeon and vascular neurologist.
- Treatment in the safest area in Mexico: vacation destination Merida, home to many Canadian and US retirees.
- Airport pickup/drop off and constant guidance from appointment to appointment by our own WorldMed Assist staff
- Star Médica Merida was the hospital of choice when President Bush visited the city in 2007 and is the only hospital in the SouthEast of Mexico that has the Mexican Health Authority accreditation
- Long recovery including PT
Your surgical team
Unlike most other CCSVI programs, our procedures are conducted by an entire team of specialists rather than just one surgeon.
Our CCSVI Merida Surgical Team is composed of two vascular surgeons, both trained at Cleveland Clinic in the United States, as well as an interventional radiologist, a cardiac surgeon and a neurologist with a subspecialty in vascular neurology(!).
The entire team has extensive international training, and has the most experience in CCSVI of any team in Mexico if not the world. A team-based approach allows for a treatment focused on you as a person, not just treatment of your symptoms.
The Surgical Team consists of:
Prior to treatment you will receive extensive pre-op testing consisting of a Doppler of the jugular and vertebral veins (the azygos vein will be examined during the procedure), blood test and neurological assessment. The actual CCSVI procedure will be done under Conscious Sedation, which means you will be able to respond to verbal commands but have an altered level of consciousness and will not feel any pain.
In a few cases, patients may require general anesthesia if deemed medically necessary. Unlike at most other hospitals, veins treated will be the azygos, both internal jugular veins and the vertebral veins. This procedure usually takes between 2-4 hours, much longer than at some other hospitals since the medical team likes to take their time in order to provide you with the best results possible. After your procedure, you overnight at the hospital. Prior to hospital discharge, a Doppler Ultrasound will be performed to confirm that the veins stayed open.
At this time, you will also receive physical therapy treatment as well as a post-treatment neurologic evaluation. After hospital discharge, you should restrain from strenuous activities and lifting for 2-3 days, during which time you can recover at a relaxing hotel just 50 yards from the hospital. See here for more details about the CCSVI procedure at Star Médica in Merida.
Your treatment is performed at the Star Médica Merida Hospital, where we have our own permanent office inside the hospital.
Merida is known for its world-class medical facilities and a center of excellence for the three surrounding Mexican states. Star Médica Merida is one of the city’s premiere private health care facilities and was even the hospital of choice for President Bush in 2007 during his visit to the city. It is a new facility and is staffed by some of the most prestigious professionals in the country.
In addition, Star Médica Merida is the only hospital in the SouthEast of Mexico that has the Mexican Health Authority accreditation.
WorldMed Assist local team
Your comfort and peace of mind are our top priorities.Once you arrive at Merida, our own WorldMed Assist team will be at your side to assist you every step of the way.
We currently have four (!) WorldMed Assist people in Merida at your service. We offer a shuttle from Merida airport or bus station to Hotel Meson de Luna located conveniently across the street from Star Médica Hospital.
Staff also take patients back and forth to the hospital for all appointments. In order to minimize your concerns, our team will also handle administrative matters including scheduling appointments and obtaining medical equipment such as wheelchairs.
Our services are one-of-a kind and reflect the hospitable atmosphere that Merida is known for.
A word about the City of Merida
Merida is nicknamed “The White City”, most likely on account of its pristine appearance, as its residents keep the city notably clean.
It is the state and regional capital and one of the safest, most vibrant cultural centers of the Americas.
A favorite destination of US and Canadian retirees, the city boasts a mix of old-style colonial at its center and more modern attractions outside the center.
Picturesque buildings and cobblestone streets create an atmosphere of charm and character, while local shopping attractions and restaurants provide local entertainment.
The city of Merida is also a veritable reservoir of traditional Mayan culture, as evidenced by an abundance of festivals and cultural events.
Day trips include strolls along the beach or a visit to the nearby Mayan temples.