Pioneer Dr. Rogelio Villarreal & Centro de Oftalmología Monterrey

Just 150 miles south of the Texas-Mexico border, lies the city of Monterrey, Mexico. At the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range, Mexico’s third largest city is not only home to some of the best medical facilities in the country but also pioneer Dr. Rogelio Villarreal of the Centro de Oftalmología Monterrey.

photo of Monterrey

The native of Monterrey is a world-renowned expert when it comes to laser eye surgery. Pioneer Dr. Villarreal is a graduate from the University of Monterrey, and specialized in Ophthalmology at the Technological Institute of Superior Studies of Monterrey with a minor in refractive surgery (laser eye surgery for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism). In the United States, he specialized in Cornea and Cataract Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.

Dr. Villarreal

Pioneer Dr. Villarreal is a recognized expert in his field. He has worked in multiple research studies with the FDA and received national and international research awards for his contributions in the development of new technologies applied to laser eye surgery. Dr. Villarreal has also been asked to review surgical cases and provided treatment recommendations for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, published in the U.S.

Monterrey is known for having healthcare standards above national average, as well having higher life expectancy. The healthcare costs in Mexico are typically 40 percent less expensive for basic surgical procedures as compared to in the U.S.

The city has also been a growing place for medical tourism because of its superior healthcare services. Within 24 hours of laser eye surgery you can head out to enjoy Monterrey’s oldest neighborhood, Barrio Antiguo, and taste some of the traditional Carne Asada with grilled onions, baked potatoes and sausages. Or indulge in any of the multiple cafes, art galleries or bars located there.

Since 1992, Centro de Oftalmología Monterrey has been a place of service and advancement. Pioneer Dr. Villarreal is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and became the first ophthalmologist in Mexico to perform laser vision correction. Pioneer Dr. Villarreal has since then developed technologies which have advanced the global field of ophthalmology, such as soft implants for correcting myopia (nearsightedness). Medical Tourism Connection is proud to have Pioneer Dr. Rogelio Villarreal and Monterrey as a destination for your medical needs.

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