News from Around Banderas Bay | July 2005
|Biomedical Research Institute Opens in Puerto Vallarta|
Puerto Vallarta - Provideing medical services previously unavailable in Puerto Vallarta, the qualified medical staff at the new Investigaciones Biomédicas (Institute of Biomedical Research) is dedicated to basic biomedical research designed to promote the understanding, treatment and prevention of human diseases.
|The new Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas (Institute of Biomedical Research) next to Plaza Caracol provides medical services previously unavailable in Puerto Vallarta.|
Offering state-of-the-art medical equipment, the institute can produce digital encephalographs that allow the physicians and staff to better detect and monitor epileptic attacks, convulsions, migraines and conditions such as attention deficit, cerebral damage, encephalotomies, psychic trauma, alcoholism and drug addiction, and staff doctor José Jaime Dávila is able to travel with a portable monitor for patients in crisis.
In addition, a neuro-feedback system is available for children with slow-learning conditions, hyperactivity, distraction and impulsive behavior, and Dr. Armando Ibarra provides nephrology services including testing and dialysis.
Other doctors on staff include Dr. Graciela Gómez Arrellano, an emergency specialist; Dr. Julio Alberto Valenzuela Meza, a pediatric surgeon; and two chemical biologists, Sandra Santos and Benjamín Jiménez Mendoza, using high-tech equipment for analysis that will further advance the Center's research and clinical care capabilities.