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Neurotraumatology in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Neurotraumatology.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc


Neurotraumatology is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).


Neurotraumatology is available at Galenia Hospital

Listed neurosurgeon:

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.


Neurotraumatology is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.


Neurotraumatology is available at San Fernando Hospital

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.


Neurotraumatology is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.


Neurotraumatology is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.


Neurotraumatology is available at Hospital Country 2000

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Francisco Gerardo López-Espinoza

Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon

Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

A modern, technologically advanced medical center, designed to handle complex procedures in a variety of medical specialties, with over 100 physicians. The staff can speak English and Spanish, and can asist with transporation and accommodations.


Neurotraumatology is available at Centros Especializados

Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.


Neurotraumatology is available at Hospital Velmar

San Javier Hospital

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.


Neurotraumatology is available at San Javier Hospital

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About Neurotraumatology

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 Neuro-traumatology?

This is a field of medicine that is concerned with the treatment and the study of traumatic injury to the central nervous system. It is still a developing field that tries to explain the extent to which trauma to the spine and brain affect the normal function of a person. For instance, this field of medicine has a particular interest in contact sports such as boxing and football. By understanding the effects of trauma, doctors hope to come up with ways to reduce the adverse effects.


There are a number of techniques applied in treating neuro-trauma. Not all of them will involve surgery. However, a good of them will require a patient undergoes some kind of surgery. The treatment usually entails draining blood away from the brain to prevent the formation of huge clots in the brain or the spinal column. Additionally, it will involve preventing pressure build up in the cranium. Too much pressure can cause the brain to shut down. The physician will try to drain some of the fluid from the brain to keep it from getting inflamed. Treatment will also involve ensuring the brain gets proper nutrition. This is done by checking to make sure all the arteries are supplying blood required by the brain. Other types of treatment involve therapy in a warm water pool. It helps to stimulate blood flow in the brain, thus promoting healing of the injured parts.


When someone suffers a blow on the head, there are either mild or severe symptoms. Mild symptoms will entail a brief loss of conscious followed by some pain. The severe one will entail prolonged loss of consciousness.

In both cases, there might be long-term effects such as regular loss of concentration. In addition, it may lead to severe migraine attacks on a regular basis. Lapses in memory are also another long-term effect.The patient may also feel fatigued most of the time and notice a loss in reasoning capabilities. Most people who are afflicted by trauma will also find that they are unable to concentrate on a single train of thought. People also tend to become emotionally unstable.

Diagnosis will entail the physician taking a short medical history of the patient. He/she will also want to know if the patient has been involved in any recent injuries at work or at home. The next step would be to recommend an imaging of the entire central nervous system. This will involve an MRI scan. It helps to reveal any abnormalities such as clots.

Recovery : In order to make a full recovery, the patient must avoid the activity that caused the problem in the first place. For instance, the doctor may recommend that one quit a contact sport they are currently playing. One can also avoid further trauma. This is done by ensuring that helmet is fit perfectly. For instance, the helmet should not slide up and down when one tries to pull it upwards. In addition, a person should avoid dangerous activities that cause brain traumas. For instance, boxing is a dangerous sport that will almost lead to brain trauma.

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