Cataract Surgery in Zihuatanejo

by Tere @, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 12:26 (21 days ago)

Just reporting back. After asking for and receiving personal references and referrals, I had cataract surgery here in Zihuatanejo one month ago. I went to Dra. Alejandra Martinez Espino, who has an office in Colonia El Hujal and does the surgery in the Clinica Maciel. The doctor’s address and phone numbers are listed in ZihuaRob’s medical services page. The doctora is very professional and nice. The operating room is very clean, efficient and the staff is professional. Everything went perfectly and I’m very happy with the results. This is not a plug for medical tourism – I live here year round. Between lab tests and other required doctor appointments, it took me over a month to get from the point of my initial eye appointment to the surgery date itself. Not unusual or questionable, just saying it’s not a quick in-and-out experience. And then you’ve got follow-up appointments, etc. Also, staying “out of the street” so you don’t get “dirt” in your eye for a month after surgery is challenging, especially if you’re here on vacation or for a short time. See you around!

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Cataract Surgery in Zihuatanejo

by hromero ⌂ @, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 12:39 (21 days ago) @ Tere

Great information. Thanks for sharing.

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

Cataract Surgery in Zihuatanejo

by Tere @, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 22:07 (20 days ago) @ hromero

Thought I'd share, as I found no personal experiences online, but thanks to this message board, people messaged me. I just thought I'd make it easier to find next time!

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Cataract Surgery in Zihuatanejo

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 17:21 (21 days ago) @ Tere

Thanks, Tere. Very good to know. Glad to hear all went well for you and that you're satisfied and mending. Saludos.

Cataract Surgery in Zihuatanejo

by Tere @, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 22:06 (20 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Gracias - I'm kicking myself for not doing this years ago - it's great to see clearly now.

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Cataract Surgery in Zihuatanejo

by mexicoman @, Mérida, Yucatán, Monday, July 02, 2018, 09:30 (15 days ago) @ Tere

Would you be kind enough to discuss the price? I had the surgery 6 years ago in the States and Medicare covered it. However I had trifocal lens implanted so there is no need for glasses reading, midrange or distance. $2,400 per eye.

My wife is next and we are not going back to the States. We are also looking for a condo in Zihua and could kill two birds with one stone - buy a home and fix the eyes!

Cataract Surgery in Zihuatanejo

by Tere @, Monday, July 02, 2018, 10:20 (15 days ago) @ mexicoman

Total approx. $26,000 Pesos. This includes several visits to the Doctora before and after, the lab work, EKG and internist's seal of approval on my forehead that I'm O.K. for surgery, the surgery itself (which was $20,000 Pesos - and included the doctora, operating room/staff and anesthesiologist) and the three kinds of eye drops needed for the month after surgery. I have a regular lens now with distance corrected, so I do not have to wear glasses or contacts in that eye. Still need the cheaters to read, but I need them for my other eye anyway, so that works out fine.

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Cataract Surgery in Zihuatanejo

by mexicoman @, Mérida, Yucatán, Monday, July 02, 2018, 10:25 (15 days ago) @ Tere

The price is right. Medicare paid $3,000 US each eye for my surgery. Thanks for the info.

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Cataract Surgery in Zihuatanejo

by Talley Ho @, Monday, July 02, 2018, 11:09 (15 days ago) @ Tere

Thanks for sharing that information,too.