This post is long overdue since I interviewed Dr. Jose Juan Durazo Madrid, MD, FACS almost two weeks ago – but as readers know, things have gotten pretty busy lately. I’ve seen Dr. Jose Juan Durazo a couple times since the initial interview – but alas! I still haven’t talked my way into his operating room.
Dr. Durazo, who is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons is a primarily Spanish-Speaking general surgeon specializing in gastroenterology (endoscopy, and capsule endoscopy) and general surgery procedures such as cholecystectomies, appendectomies, hemorrhoid surgery and Nissen fundaplication for GERD. H also performs surgery for cancers of the GI tract. He performs bariatric surgery but reports that this is only a small portion of his practice.
Dr. Durazo has been a surgeon for 22 years. After attending UABC (Universidad Autonoma Baja California) here in Mexicali, he completed his general surgery residency in Hermosillo, Sonora.
He now serves as a professor of surgery for his alma mater, in addition to his private practice. He primarily operates at Hispano – Americano, Hospital Almater, Hospital Quirugico de la Valle, and IMSS (government facility.)
Hopefully, I’ll be reporting back from the operating room one of these days.
The service is quiet so I am spending the day writing and working on the Mexicali book. For new readers, I would like to explain that the Mexicali book is a little different from my previous offerings. This is not an exhaustive compilation of surgeons and facilities in Mexicali, as frankly, I do not have the time or resources to accomplish such a task at this point in time.
Like all my books, it is a labor of love, but differs in that it highlights some of the best, and worst of Mexicali and medical tourism in this city. So instead of interviewing and observing hundreds of surgeons, it highlights the limited number of physicians who agreed to participate in this project.
As such, no plans are being made to market this book commercially. Instead, I plan to offer it as a free pdf download for interested readers. I will also be offering a full color soft-bound edition (at cost) for people interested in the many full color photographs of surgeons and surgery in Mexicali. I will be placing the soft-bound edition on Amazon.com for interested persons. Unfortunately, the cost of producing such a book (color photos) in limited runs is fairly expensive, so I apologize in advance to readers – but as I said – it’s a labor of love, and I won’t make a dime off of it. I can only hope that if readers enjoy this book, they will consider purchasing one of my longer, more detailed books on medical tourism (such as the Bogotá book.)
More information will be forthcoming as I get further and further towards completion of this project.