Linda, The All Round Medical Traveler

After enjoying a fortunate life of good health and plenty of physical activity, Linda was thinking that after turning 60, it’s wise to get some thorough medical check-ups, like tune-up and repairs, from head to toe. Considering the outrageous medical expense in the United States, and the “low price for high quality” value in Guatemala,…

Cancer Drugs are Effective World-Wide. Not Yet FDA-Approved

“Of course Mr. M., we would be happy to help you to receive the finest global-quality medical attention in Guatemala as soon as you arrive.”  Lori Shea: OK, now let’s review please, to be sure that I get this right…. The cancer patient has had first class work-ups at the NIH/ National Cancer Institute, Johns…

From Beachside Paradise To Emergency Brain Surgery

“Sorry, I can’t attend the New Year’s Eve party – I’m having emergency brain surgery, you know.” Now there’s an excuse you don’t get to use too often. Last December, Walter was a lanky, bright-eyed 70-something retiree enjoying his breezy bungalow, tropical garden and small-town neighbors only a few blocks from the Guatemalan Pacific coast.…

Rescued Finger Avoids Amputation

Transcript by Akaisha

After a celebratory birthday lunch in the city of Antigua, we headed back to our village. Upon leaving the bus, my family heirloom wedding rings caught on something as I took the last step down, and my right-handed ring finger was “de-gloved.” Billy and I discussed our alternatives and decided to phone Lori Shea from Guatemala Medical…

Post Party Emergency

If you want to celebrate your 70th birthday in style, with all of your sailing and traveling buddies, Rio Dulce Guatemala is the place to do it. Our friend Emy survived dancing on the bar, and having a grand time with the old pirate crew, but on the short jungle pathway home, a stray tree…

The Future of Medical Travel

How you can find the best Doctors and Dentists in Guatemala and Central America

In our emerging collaborative economy, buyers can source from hundreds of countries, not just in their hometown. The greatest value of user-friendly websites like Amazon.com and Airbnb.com is their ability to build trust between strangers to initiate brisk commerce, new friendships and enriching experiences, around the world and in real time. Imagine learning everything about…

Affordable Dental Care with a Florida-to-Guatemala Commute

Guatemala Medical Travel newsletter, August 2016

Working for the airline has it’s perks – like free flights to local and foreign destinations. Jim and Laura can take advantage of a short 2-hour-20-minute trip from Miami to GUA, plus they can schedule appointments for superior high-tech dental procedures only 10 minutes away from the airport. In the elegant and spacious Dental Design…

Medical Travel Services Help Local Guatemalans

Guatemala Medical Travel newsletter, August 2016

Most Guatemala Medical Travel clients arrive from other countries, but sometimes we have a request from loved ones or guardians to care for local residents who may not have the contacts or resources to navigate the top-notch private hospital system by themselves. After Sr. Perez, a resident of San Marcos Guatemala, suffered an industrial accident…

Back-packing from Australia, to surgery in Guatemala

Guatemala Medical Travel newsletter, August 2016

Kieran had been back-packing through South and Central America, immersing himself in the various cultures and volunteering in villages of the highlands of Guatemala. He is young and active, so when a medical condition needed fast attention, he called Guatemala Medical Travel to handle the preparation and then schedule a routine procedure in Guatemala City…

Insurance settlement buys a lot more medical care in Guatemala

Guatemala Medical Travel newsletter, August 2016

Mia is a free-spirit and world traveler, well-known for several years around her pied-a-terre, Antigua Guatemala. During a care-free bicycle ride in Galway Ireland, she was struck by a car and suffered steadily degenerating back and neck injuries. The driver was at fault and an insurance settlement is in the process. Determined as ever, Mia…