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Biography

Dr. Rafael Maciel

Dr. Rafael Maciel embodies the perfect balance between an academic and a practicing surgeon. He continuously conducts research, performs groundbreaking procedures, and innovates by combining his surgical skills with regenerative science. Dr. Maciel has studied and trained at top medical institutions around the world, learning from world renowned neurosurgeons and mastering the best techniques and practices from various schools of thought. He specializes on spinal and neurological injuries and diseases and is currently the Chief Investigator for the Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy clinical studies at Hospital Galenia. His vast knowledge and experience have earned Dr. Rafael Maciel the respect and admiration of the medical community if the southeast region of Mexico. Most importantly, because of his track record of success and empathy and warmth toward others, he has earned the love and respect of his patients.

In his 12 years of practice, Dr. Maciel has performed over 3,000 surgeries, published his research work in international medical journals, and taught neurosurgery courses in prestigious medical institutions throughout Mexico. Dr. Rafael Maciel has had much success complementing Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy with minimally invasive spine surgeries for degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, sciatica pain, and other degenerative conditions of the spine. Additionally, he is at the forefront of Stem Cell research for the treatment of other neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s and Dementia.













Medical Education

  • Anahuac University, Mexico City, Mexico: Medical Degree, 1993 – 1997
  • National University Autonomous of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico: General Surgery, 2001 - 2002
  • National University Autonomous of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico: Neurosurgery, 2002 - 2007
  • University of Sevilla, Spain: Masters in Neurosciences and Behavioral Biology, 2007 – 2008
  • JHO Institute of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Pittsburg, PA: Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Surgery, 2008
  • University Hospital of Vienna, Austria: Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, 2008

Medical Association memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • The International Neuroendoscopy Association
  • Mexican Society of Neurological Surgery
  • Mexican Association of Spinal Surgeons

Awards & Achievements

  • Summa Cum Laude: University of Guadalajara, Medical Degree
  • Chief Investigator: Hospital Galenia

Hospital

Grupo Vertebral

Location : Cancun, Mexico
Years of Experience : 12 years
Languages : English, Spanish

Specialized Treatments

Discectomy

discectomy

Spinal surgery has come a long way with recent technological advancements. Conventional open spine surgery meant large incisions, long recovery periods, painful rehabilitation, and high complications rate while not as high success rate. Technology has made endoscopic surgery of the spine a reality and the Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy is now a better alternative to a spinal fusion....

Price: $10500 USD

Spinal Disc Regeneration

Stem Cell Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease

Stem Cell Therapy is an elective regenerative procedure that helps revert disc degeneration diseases and spinal stenosis. Spinal Decompression with Stem Cells and Ozone Disc Therapy is a new and effective treatment for backaches, where the Ozone decompresses the spinal canal by dehydrating the injured disc to relieve pressure on the nerves and the...

Price: $9990 USD

Artificial Disc Replacement

Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery Abroad

Choosing to undergo Artificial Disc Replacement surgery with our medical tourism orthopedic providers has several advantages:

Artificial Disc Replacement surgeries can cost as much as $100,000 USD in the U.S. without proper health insurance and wait times in Canada can be up to 3 years long. Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery with our medical...

Price: $19000 USD

Joint Cartilage Regeneration

Stem Cell Therapy for Joint Arthritis

Stem Cell Therapy for joint pain is a minimal invasive procedure, in which adult stem cells are injected into the patient’s joints to stimulate the healing of damaged tissue. These mesenchymal stem cells target the cause of pain by locating the inflammation in the joints and stimulating the cells to regenerate the damaged tissue affecting the joints. Depending...

Price: $5000 USD

Spinal Fusion

SPINAL FUSION SURGERY

Spinal surgery has come a long way with recent technological advancements. Conventional open spine surgery meant large incisions, long recovery periods, painful rehabilitation, and high complications rate while not as high success rate.

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to correct problems with the small bones in the spine (vertebrae). It is essentially a “welding”...

Price: $17500 USD

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