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Do I Have A Right to Bariatric Surgery Medical Records in Mexico?

Medical Records in Mexico


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Medical records are a crucial set of medical history documents that contain the patient’s history of illnesses, their diagnosis, and treatment.

This record helps the current and future doctors understand the patient’s medical history.

Generally, medical records are kept anywhere from five to ten years after a patient’s latest treatment, discharge or death.

For those who are getting their weight loss surgery in Mexico, know that you are entitled to receive a full copy of your medical records.

Are Patients Entitled to Their Bariatric Surgery Medical Records in Mexico?

Yes. The patient has the right to request a full copy of their medical file. This is a human right under both Mexican (Mexican constitution) and international laws (Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights).

Will My Medical Records after Bariatric Surgery in Mexico be in Spanish or English?

You will have to specify the language (English or Spanish) in which you would want your medical records to be.

This Post Addresses

  • Bariatric surgery Mexico medical records
  • Getting a medical file after weight loss surgery in Mexico
  • A medical database in Mexico
  • Mexican medical history in English
  • Can we get our Gastric sleeve surgery medical records in English in Mexico?
Updated on July 23, 2019

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