Spent a charming afternoon with Dr. Francisco Holguin Rueda and his wife, Ximena Reyes (RN) on a sunny afternoon here in Bogota. Now that I had a chance to sit down with Dr. Holguin, we talked about Medical City, what it was, and what he expected it to bring to the Cartagena area. We are planning another sit down later next week – to talk more in-depth, so I can bring it to all of your here.
Medical City is Dr. Holguin’s latest creation - to bring large-scale, centralized medical care to Cartagena that is designed to attract, and serve the needs of medical tourists from around the globe. Cartagena’s convenient and strategic location makes it an ideal destination for medical tourists from North , Central and South America, and well as the entire Caribbean.. By creating a medical center, just outside Cartagena (10 km) from the airport, in an upscale neighborhood, that is already home to many Americans and other ex-pats - patients can receive a wide range of medical and surgical services all in one place, without having to navigate Cartagena city traffic, or transverse the city from one specialist to another.
All the major surgical specialties will be represented with specialized centers; cardiac surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, and of course, Dr. Holguin’s specialty, Bariatric surgery. I am looking forward to our next meeting, so I can bring you more information. Check back next week.