Cranioplasty information and locations in Mexico

A cranioplasty is a surgery performed in the skull to repair and restore its shape after an injury, congenital disorder, or previous surgery.
General anesthesia is used for a cranioplasty. The neurosurgeon shaves and makes an incision on the scalp. Then, the affected area is cleaned and prepared to place the implant or bone graft. Once the implant is in place, the surgeon puts back the scalp and closes the incision with nylon sutures.
Schedule a cranioplasty with any of the certified neurosurgeons in Mexico!
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Reduces headaches
Restores the shape of the skull
Increases protection for the brain
Can improves neurological function
Procedure: 2 hrs.
Hospital stay: 2 - 4 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 7 - 10 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups can be scheduled with the neurosurgeon face-to-face or virtually. Patients are clear for flying after 7 - 10 days from cranioplasty surgery.
Note: Follow-ups can be arranged as face-to-face or virtually. If needed, you can go to your primary care physician to remove sutures or get medication adjustments.
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Cranioplasty frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the procedure.
Am I a candidate for cranioplasty?
Neurosurgeons recommend a cranioplasty to patients who have experienced a severe injury to their skull and have determined that they need further protection to keep the brain function intact. Some patients may choose this procedure for cosmetic purposes, we recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
How do I prepare for a cranioplasty?
Before surgery, your doctor will request a blood test and might ask you to refrain from some medications, in addition, you should stop smoking to avoid complications and to improve your recovery.
What happens after the surgery?
You will be taken to an examination room where your doctor and his team will monitor your recovery. Sometimes a CT scan is done to keep track of your progress.
How will recovery be like?
Most patients experience considerable fatigue after the procedure and need to take regular naps as part of their healing process. If you had surgery to help treat traumatic injuries, you could need physical therapy to help you achieve full recovery, your doctor will speak with you if this is necessary.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.