Synovial cyst, diagnosis and treatment in Guatemala

What is a synovial ganglion or cyst?

There are a variety of cysts that affect the health of the human body, many can be classified as benign and malignant. One of the most common cysts is the ganglion, also known as synovial cyst, which is a lump that grows on the wrists or hands. That is why in this article we will…

Suffering from Cancer in Guatemala during the COVID-19

(To treat or not to treat is the dilemma... a personal criterion)

Cancer is a term that groups together a large and extremely heterogeneous number of diseases, which share the common characteristic of having uncontrolled growth, not respecting normal cells and invading locally to neighboring tissues or in the worst case spreading remotely through the lymphatic and/or bloodstream (metastasis). This is a complex disease, so in times…

Sinusitis: Causas, Síntomas, Prevención y Tratamiento

tratamiento de la sinusitis en guatemala

La sinusitis es una patología tan frecuente que la mayoría de las personas la ha sufrido alguna vez a lo largo de su vida. Una simple gripe o un catarro mal curado, son principalmente los motivos que desencadenan por lo general un cuadro de sinusitis. No darle importancia suficiente a los síntomas que presenta, puede…

Practicing Medicine in The Time of The Internet

By Dr. Luis Miguel Zetina Toache, Cáncer Consultants Guatemala

As a clinical oncologist, I started my work day early, expecting a morning full of appointments, some of which are going to be complicated due to the nature of my practice – diagnosing and treating cancer. My patients depend on me for comfort and guidance so they can feel more optimistic in the face of…

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,…

Buying Insurance is No Guarantee

Mrs. B normally enjoys good coverage from her medical insurance in California, but when she experienced astounding life-enhancing results with naturopathic medical specialists, her insurance company refused to pay. During the course of various medical procedures and consultations in Guatemala, Mrs. B. was moved to tears by the brilliance and compassion of her medical team.…

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 workups at the NIH/ National Cancer Institute, Johns…

Lyme Disease Patients are Not Being Diagnosed and Treated in the U.S.

Ms. I. tells us of her history, suffering from Lyme disease in the United States. Could Guatemala be the premier Lyme Disease Treatment destination of the future?   We’re working on it. From her letter to GMT…. … I have been sick and unable to work for 11 years…  I have been through Hell, and…

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…

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…