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Care after a stroke

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Care after a stroke

I had a mild stroke recently and plan to travel to Oaxaca at the end of February. Before I am medically cleared to go, I will need to identify a stroke center and neurologist in Oaxaca in case I need further care. Is this possible in Oaxaca and which hospital/neurologist can anyone recommend? Thank you so much!

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1. Re: Care after a stroke

My wife and I have both been pleased with Dr. Sergio Martín Isidro de la Vega, and the facility Neurociencias del Sureste in Col. Reforma, and the hospital in the same colonia Hospital del Valle.

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2. Re: Care after a stroke

Thank you so much for this information, Alvin. I sent. you a private message to ask a few more questions. I hope you don't mind.

I welcome any other suggestions from others in Oaxaca. I hope to make an appointment in advance so that when I arrive, I'll be able to see a specialist in strokes and have a relationship in the event that I need care while I'm there.

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with neurologists there. I really appreciate it!

Regards,

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I though I might add my experience during our visit to the last "Day of the Dead festival" in Oaxaca...I have a heart condition, Atrial Fibrillation or AFIB, which you might be familiar with. I have had Cardioversion procedures in the past which have corrected my abnormal heart rhythms but on the trip to Oaxaca I went into AFIB again. With me AFIB causes a slight loss of lucidity and imbalance and I wound up in a hospital. The hospital mis-diagnosed my condition. Fortunately, we met a private physician who was fluent in English and we had trip insurance as well as medical air travel insurance. He helped in the hospital and helped arrange a flight home by private plane (via our insurance), hospital to hospital, and received care through my cardiac physician. Another Cardioversion to re-jump my heart, and yesterday another procedure which will hopefully eliminate me going into AFIB in the future.

You are welcome to PM me for more details which above are purposely scant. It was surprising to us since we travel a lot and have lived extensively out of the States, that we could find so few people who spoke English both in our hotel or hospital in such a pinch. I am sure that there are hotels, support and other sources of language help if you have the time to find them but in an emergency time may be short.

Throughout the city the people are very kind and medical care was quite modern, clean and caring, just off on the diagnosis. So, couple of recommendations beside the advanced appointment you mentioned and keeping the name that Alvin provided. If you can, get trip insurance that covers medical coverage and return transportation. Also, there are wonderful small hotels throughout the city like the one we stayed in but in my case it might have been better to have stayed in an international chain hotel like a Holiday Inn Express. Just try to find one in the historical center.

As for recommendations, ask here, and you will find a wealth of info and they are much smarter here than me. The site www.quepasaoaxaca.com provides good info too about what is happening in the city. You can travel to Oaxaca on your own which I would recommend, without a tour, but arrange tours and or guides outside to the various towns, events, and sites, probably even through your hotel. In the city you can completely wander on your own - there are so many cultural events, museums, great restaurants, shops, performances and more. I felt far safer in the city center there than most cities here in the States or Europe. There are flights from Houston, Texas, to Oaxaca, and for us that is the quickest and best way to get there. And yes, I want to go back.

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4. Re: Care after a stroke

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I will take you up on your offer and send you a PM to get more details. I hope you are doing well now!

All the best,

Longeat

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