There are daily flights, to Leon, Mexico (BJX) from Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) available on American Airlines. There are also daily flights from Houston (IAH) on Continental Airlines.
Upon arriving in Leon, Mexico, a chauffeur will greet you at the airport and take you directly to San Miguel de Allende. This is a beautiful and scenic drive through the Sierra Madre Mountains which takes approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
The population of San Miguel is 100,000. There is a thriving large expatriate population of about 10,000. Recently San Miguel received the very prestigious United Nations designation as a “World Heritage Sight”.
The following day, you will driven by the Doctor’s private chauffeur to Celaya, which is located 45 minutes from San Miguel.
Some patients may opt to go directly to Celaya, from the Leon Airport, for their pre-op testing and check-in at the hospital. In that event, you must arrive in Leon prior to 2:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled surgery. This will allow sufficient time to complete the required testing during the afternoon of your arrival date.
The Doctor’s private chauffeur will greet you, at the Leon Airport, and take you directly to Celaya to meet with Dr. Barrera and have your pre-op lab work, EKG and photographs taken.
Dr. Barrera will address any and all questions or concerns that you might have during your office visit with him. You will then be checked into the Hospital and taken to your room. The following morning, Dr. Barrera will come by to visit with you prior to surgery. Soon thereafter, you will be prepared for your surgery which is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. The surgery will last approximately 4 hours. In the hospital you will be monitored for two full days and then return to San Miguel, again by private chauffeur on the morning of the 3rd day for further recuperation and rest. Dr Barrera will come to your recuperation location to remove your stitches one week after the date of your surgery.
Variations of arrival and departure dates can be accommodated upon request.
You MUST travel with a valid U.S. Passport to enter Mexico.
The bottom portion of the “Tourist Card” that the airline issues you, is to be retained. You MUST present this to the airline officials at the Leon Airport, at the time of your departure. It is a legal requirement that you have a U.S. Passport to re-enter the United States.