Cancer patients will have the benefit of working with one of the most experienced functional medicine teams, at one of the most state-of-the-art hospitals in the world.
Chula Vista, CA (PRWEB) July 9, 2010
Hospital Angeles Tijuana, a popular “medical tourism” destination for Americans and Canadians, offers cancer patients around the world an integrative approach to disease management with its Functional Oncology treatment program. Hospital Angeles Tijuana Director Paulo Yberri describes the Angeles Functional Oncology treatment plan as “a more current approach to cancer treatment by integrating the best of what is available in Oncological and Integrative Medicine.”
According to Mr. Yberri, the Angeles Functional Oncology treatment program is characterized by the concept of a more inclusive approach to the patient’s overall health and includes professionals in fields such as internal medicine, nutrition, chiropractic, biological dentistry, Functional Medicine, and Psychology.
“The Angeles Functional Oncology treatment program is one of the most innovative, advanced integrative cancer treatment approaches available anywhere in the world, “ says Yberri. “Cancer patients treated at Hospital Angeles Tijuana will have the benefit of working with one of the most experienced functional medicine teams, at one of the most state-of-the-art hospital in all of North America.”
The Functional Oncology treatment program at Hospital Angeles Tijuana is spearheaded by Dr. Ariel Perez. Dr. Perez has developed functional oncology programs for several Mexico-based hospital systems; he has received certified in Functional Medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine.
In addition, Dr. Perez holds certification in Bioenergetics by the Vega academy Germany, Hyperthermia by the Heckel Academy Germany, and Medical Ozone Therapy by the Medical Society for Ozone.
“Our mission is to improve patient outcomes through prevention, early assessment and comprehensive management of complex, chronic disease, this by identifying and healing the underlying clinical imbalances of chronic disease, creating momentum towards health, “said Dr. Perez.
In the U.S., traditional cancer treatment generally includes surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and biological therapy; methods that are known to damage healthy cells and tissues with persistent, debilitating side effects.
As distinguished from traditional cancer treatments, the Angeles Functional Oncology treatment program focuses on cell biology and cell function, as well as environmental factor and immunotherapy. Throughout the three week treatment program, patients will experience treatments specifically designed to target cancer cells while shielding healthy cells from collateral damage.
“The functional oncology program goes beyond conventional therapy by integrating functional tools for fighting cancer,” says Dr. Perez. “All patients begin the program with an Integrative multidisciplinary assessment. This is first and foremost a science-based medical treatment program, and many of our treatments - for example Ozonized Hyperthermia - require a hospital-controlled environment.”
The Functional Oncology treatment program plans average three weeks long; a five-day “day program’ is also available.
About Hospital Angeles Tijuana is a state-of-the-art medical complex that is part of the largest private hospital network in Mexico. Located just minutes from downtown San Diego, Hospital Angeles Tijuana is a technologically innovative hospital with a patient-centric approach to care that has made it a premier destination for medical travelers, serving more than 7,000 patients from the US, Canada and Europe in just the past few years. In 2009 Hospital Angeles launched Angeles Health International, an internal international patient program providing medical travel concierge services to US patients.
The Angeles Functional Oncology treatment program provides all medical travelers with a personal Case Management team to provide patients with information about requested procedures, surgeons and specialists, medical records transfer, consults, procedure scheduling, financing and payment options. Also included is a Travel Concierge to handle all patient and patient companion traveling plans.