Medical tourism generates more than one billion dollars a year
A heartbroken California woman wants answers after her daughter died on the operating table while undergoing cosmetic surgery in Mexico.
Keuana weaverA 38-year-old mother of two from Long Beach reportedly told her family she was leaving for Florida to “do some work”. It was too late when his mother learned that Weaver had indeed left for Mexico. Weaver died after undergoing surgery in Tijuana in January that reportedly included a $ 6,700 liposuction procedure, and two more women were hospitalized the same day after undergoing the same surgery by the same doctor. PEOPLE reports.
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All three procedures took place on January 29, Dr. Jesus Manuel Baes Lopez Art Siluette in Aesthetic Surgery by: San Diego Union TribuneWeaver made a trip to Tijuana with his friend Kanisha Davis, because they both planned liposuction և abdominal knees. Davis, who happens to be a nurse, told the publication that he knew something was wrong when Weaver was not in contact with any observer during the operation and was released immediately.
“As a nurse, I knew something was wrong,” said D’Jes, noting that she became seriously ill after returning to California after surgery with Baez. She began to bleed from the inside and vomit blood. DG was eventually hospitalized for two weeks after learning he was bleeding from the inside.
“If I had not been hospitalized then, I would have died,” he said. “Did we know we were taking a risk in Mexico?” Yes. But have we ever thought that death would be a risk? No. “
Weaver’s mother ReneThe 58-year-old said he was “saddened” by his daughter’s sudden death.
“I want to know what happened,” he said San Diego clan-union“Keuana was a very independent woman. “A good, loving, smart, very smart woman,” he added. “I’m mostly sad that it happened to my daughter because she was already so beautiful to me, inside and out, she just could not see.”
Renee said Weaver’s death was due to “secondary hypoxic encephalopathy” due to lack of oxygen.
By: Daily Mail:, Baez is not a member of the Association of Plastic Surgeons called Asociacion Mexicana de Cirugia Plastica, Estetica y Reconstructiva. Mexican state law only allows certified plastic surgeons to perform certain cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction on the abdomen. The Baez clinic was reportedly shut down in 2015 for “failing to meet the minimum legal requirements.”
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“We are working very hard to make sure that doctors who practice without the appropriate credentials are immediately shut down and investigated by the Prosecutor General.” Atsimba Vilegaannounces the state director of medical tourism. “For the whole industry, patients need to feel safe, well cared for, and get the results they want.”
At the same time, Esmeralda Iniges He talks about his near-death ordeal when Weaver and DG were treated at the clinic the same day.
“He tightened my abdominal muscles too much, bringing all my bodies together, cutting off the blood supply to my kidneys, causing abdominal syndrome,” said Iniges of Bayezid.
“When I reached the ER in Chula Vista on February 3, I was so septic, I was literally far from dead. “My kidneys were closing,” he said San Diego clan-unionIniges continues to suffer from kidney failure and was hospitalized again this month.
Before COVID, millions of Californians traveled to Mexico for cosmetic surgery, which is usually cheaper than in the United States. Medical tourism reportedly generates more than $ 1.7 billion in annual revenue.
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