Travel & Transportation
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Is it safe to travel to Mexico for surgery?
International travel always needs to be approached with common sense and safety. The hospital is located near the border and is not in a high risk part of town. The hospital has perimeter security as well as a full security staff.
Dr. Kuri goes to great lengths with his team to make sure your travels are safe and smooth. We pick you up at the airport and you are never alone throughout the entire process. After your stay, we will take you across the border and back to the airport or your car at the border parking station.
How do I travel to and from Hospital Angeles in Tijuana, Mexico?
Whether you fly into the San Diego Airport, or choose to drive to the Border, you will be met by a member of our team who will take you directly to Dr. Kuri’s office at the Hospital Angeles. Return transportation will be provided to make returning to the US, easy as 1-2-3.
When making your reservation, please arrange your San Diego arrival time somewhere between 9:30am and 12:00pm. On occasion there may be a short wait at the airport (or border), as our transportation team is responsible for picking up other patients as well.
Your San Diego departure time must be after 1:00pm. This will allow for the time required for discharge as well as for travel across the border, ensuring your timely arrival at the San Diego airport.
Can I travel back home comfortably the day after surgery?
Many patients that come to us from US and Canada often have a long car drive or long flight back home. If you are one of them, don’t worry – your transportation experience will be just fine. You may discover a light discomfort around your incision areas days following lap band surgery, but other then that you will be feeling just fine and are certainly up for the travel back home. Getting up and walking throughout the flight and stopping along the drive will ensure proper blood flow and get your system moving.