Sheri Burke is the Founder of International Patient Facilitators Inc. Their company started in 2008 and they were the first company to bring medical tourism patients into Cancun. She was appointed CEO in 2009 and has since helped many patients receive medical care in Mexico.
IPF helps patients who are seeking Weight-loss surgery and In Vitro Fertilization procedures which are mainly done in Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico. Because of their work in these cities with the leading hospitals and surgery centers, they have located the most experienced bariatric medical team led by Dr. Sergio Verboonen who has dedicated 17 years of his career as bariatric surgeon.
Find out more how Sheri and her team assist their patients in arriving at the most educated decision in terms of quality of care and results in weight loss surgery and other procedures.
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In This Episode, You’ll Learn
- How International Patient Facilitators Inc. started in 2008.
- About a patient they had who needed to lose weight because she required hip replacement surgery
- About the same patient who lost 60 lbs. in three months and was able to walk again and was able to receive hip replacement surgery
- How they address the safety issues or concerns to patients inquiring or undergoing the weight-loss surgery
- About their chief surgeon led by Dr. Sergio Verboonen and his in-depth experience on the field of bariatric surgery
- About their organized and step-oriented process for the patients to look into when considering surgery in Mexico
- About the several bariatric procedures they offer in both Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico
- About the price comparison and differences of each procedures in Cancun and Tijuana
- About the tips she would likely suggest someone who is considering to travel overseas to receive a certain procedure
- International Patient Facilitators Inc. website
- Facebook Page
- Youtube site
- Twitter Profile
- Dr. Sergio Verboonen Profile – chief bariatric surgeon
The Onwards Medical Breakthrough
Major dopamine system helps restore consciousness after general anesthesia, study finds
“Researchers may be one step closer to better understanding how anesthesia works. A study in the August issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), found stimulating a major dopamine-producing region in the brain, the ventral tegmental area (VTA), caused rats to wake from general anesthesia, suggesting that this region plays a key role in restoring consciousness after general anesthesia. Activating this region at the end of surgery could provide a novel approach to proactively induce consciousness from anesthesia in surgical patients, researchers say.”
“While generally safe, it is well known that patients should not be under general anesthesia longer than necessary,” said Ken Solt, M.D., lead author, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and assistant professor of anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Boston. “Currently, there are no treatments to reverse the effects of general anesthesia. We must wait for the anesthetics to wear off. Having the ability to control the process of arousal from general anesthesia would be advantageous as it might speed recovery to normal cognition after surgery and enhance operating room (O.R.) efficiencies.”
You can learn more about this discovery at this link.
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