Mastectomy in Mexico

Hospitals and medical centers in Mexico performing Mastectomy.
Salutaris Medical Center Contact Salutaris Medical Center
Private Hospital, Guadalajara, Mexico
A short-stay surgical clinic and outpatient facility specializing in cosmetic, general and orthopedic surgery. The clinic is accustomed to treating patients from the United States, Latin America and Europe.
Mastectomyupon request
San Javier Marina Hospital Contact San Javier Marina Hospital
Private Hospital, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.
Mastectomyupon request
San Angel Hospital Contact San Angel Hospital
Private Hospital, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation
A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.
Mastectomyupon request
Listed general surgeons:
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Dr. Fernando Juárez Cárdenas
Urology & General Surgery
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Dr. Jesús González Cepeda
Laparoscopic Surgery
Hospital CIMA Monterrey Contact Hospital CIMA Monterrey
Private Hospital, Monterrey, Mexico
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.
Mastectomyupon request
6 listed general surgeons:view all >
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Dr. Canavati Ayub Fernando
General Surgery
Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey Contact Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey
Private Hospital, Monterrey, Mexico
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.
Mastectomyupon request
San Javier Hospital Contact San Javier Hospital
Private Hospital, Guadalajara, Mexico
CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation
A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.
Mastectomyupon request
International Bio Care Hospital Contact International Bio Care Hospital
Private Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico
A unique hospital that uses integrative medical approach for treating cancer patients, Autoimmune Degenerative Diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other so called "Chronic diseases". Treatment methods are individually tailored for each patient.
Mastectomyupon request
Hospital Angeles Contact Hospital Angeles
Private Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico
A complete medical facility specializing in many disciplines that was built especially to cater medical tourists.
Mastectomyupon request
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About Mastectomy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is mastectomy?
Mastectomy is the surgical removal of a breast. Mastectomy is used as a treatment for breast cancer. There are different types of mastectomy; The size and type of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the amount of lymph nodes to be removed are the factors that determine which type of mastectomy is appropriate for a patient. It also depends on the age and health of a patient.

What are the different types of mastectomy?
The different types of mastectomy are as follows:
  • Simple/Total Mastectomy
    In Simple/Total Mastectomy, the whole breast is removed, but the lymph nodes and the tissue surrounding it is not removed.
  • Modified Radical Mastectomy
    In Modified Radical Mastectomy, the whole breast, along with the lymph nodes in the armpits and the tissues lining the chest muscles are removed. The muscles remain in place. This is the most widely used method of mastectomy.
  • Radical Mastectomy
    In Radical Mastectomy, the breast, lymph nodes, muscles beneath the breast and the surrounding tissue of fat are removed. This is a rarely performed method and is only used for extensive tumors and if the cancer has spread to the chest wall.
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
    In Skin-Sparing Mastectomy, a small incision is made around the areola. The tumor is removed through the incision. The skin is preserved and scarring is insignificant in this procedure. During this procedure, reconstruction is also performed by a plastic surgeon.
  • Subcutaneous Mastectomy
    In Subcutaneous Mastectomy, the tumor along with the breast tissue is removed. However, the nipple and skin are not removed. This procedure ensures an easy reconstruction surgery, however several cancer cells may not be removed.
  • Partial Mastectomy
    In Partial Mastectomy, the amount of breast tissue and the skin that is removed are large. Lymph nodes and the tissues lining the chest muscles beneath the tumor are also removed. This procedure is appropriate for tumors that are in stage 1 and 2.
  • Lumpectomy
    In Lumpectomy, the tumor and the tissue surrounding it is removed. Some lymph nodes are also removed.

How to prepare for a mastectomy?
  • Before a mastectomy, the doctor examines the patient and performs some tests. These include:
    • Physical examination
    • X-ray
    • Blood test
    • Urinalysis
    • Electrocardiogram
  • The patient should inform the doctor about
    • Health and medical conditions such as pregnancy or heart disease
    • Any medication the patient may be taking
  • The doctor will inform the patient about the surgical procedure and what to expect from it.
  • The doctor will decide which type of anesthesia should be given to the patient after determining the extensiveness of the surgery.
  • The doctor will discuss details about breast reconstruction.

Duration of procedure/surgery:
1 to 3 hours

Days admitted:
1 to 7 days

General anesthesia

- The patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored after the surgery. After the blood pressure, pulse and breathing become stable, the patient is shifted outside the recovery room. - Pain medication may be given to reduce severe pain. - The patient needs to stay in the hospital for some days depending on the method of mastectomy and reconstruction. - The result after the mastectomy is given in about one week.

The potential risks of mastectomy are: - Bleeding - Infection - Chronic pain known as post-mastectomy pain syndrome - Arm swelling - Hard scar tissue - Shoulder pain - Stiffness - Numbness in the armpit - Hematoma - Psychological effects of losing a breast

After care:
Most patients recover well after a mastectomy. Their recovery is both physical as well as emotional. If required, the doctor will schedule follow-up visits for further treatment. The patient may be referred to the following doctors: - Radiation oncologist for radiation treatments - Medical oncologist for other treatments like hormone therapy - Plastic surgeon for breast reconstruction - Counselor or support group for dealing with breast cancer The doctor should be informed if the following symptoms occur: - Fever - Increasing pain - Infection, redness, swelling, and bleeding at the incision area - Stitches on the wound need repair

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