Our first decade was spent with great success specializing in cosmetic surgery, and now realising how unaffordable spinal surgery is for the under-insured or for a patient with no insurance… we are pleased to announce we are adding a famous neurosurgeon to our team of certified surgeons, Dr. Mario Salmon M.D. F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S. is a famous Neurosurgeon, member of the American College of Surgeons.

We spent a total of two years vetting Dr. Salmon who is board certified in the U.S. and Mexico and is an expert in performing spinal surgery using the new artificial disc for cervical disc replacement FOR SOME PATIENTS WHO ARE CANDIDATES. He is also an expert in performing lumbar procedures and using the STABILIZATION PROCEDURE (usage of transpedicular screws to allow movement) NOT FUSION WHENEVER IT IS POSSIBLE.

FaceLiftMexico.com is fast approaching it’s 21st year in medical tourism specializing in researching and vetting the best surgeons, for the best prices, (USUALLY 1/3 OF U.S. PRICES) performing surgery at world class hospitals in Mexico.

Our Spa Club Casa Marino in San Miguel de Allende is where our patients spend their POST-OP recovery… being pampered and monitored by our experienced staff. We have thousands of happy patients from around the globe.

Flying time – 90 minutes… non stop from Houston, Texas to Leon (BJX) airport where our private driver meets your flight.

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Please contact Spinal Surgery Mexico from U.S. and Canada on their FREE direct phone line 1-772-419-8061.

Gregory Pope will contact you as soon as possible to arrange a consult with Dr. Salmon.

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Our Neurosurgeon is a member of the American College of Surgeons

Patient Testimonial – Regina Milber

Patient Testimonial – Cheri Junker

The artificial disc (AD) is truly a miracle -since the cervical graft/fusion… the only option previous to the artificial disc prevented the patient from bending the neck, moving from side to side or looking up. Also, the deterioration of the bone due to the immobility caused by the fusion further deteriorates the adjoining discs. The artificial disc “Rotatio”® Dr. Salmon uses is made by a German company with decades of research and history. Our Spinal Surgery package is l/3 the cost of prices in the U.S. and Canada. We are told this cost is $90,000 US dollars.


Nodding, shaking one’s head, looking up at the sky – a cervical disc prosthesis should allow one to enjoy the full range of life’s activities. This is one reason why the use of disc replacements that preserve movement has become increasingly established in recent years as an alternative to fusion (ACDF).

But merely preserving movement in the decompressed segment is not enough: Postoperative neck pain and disproportionate stresses on the facet joints have been described repeatedly following cervical disc arthroplasty. To achieve a high quality of movement, disc prostheses must therefore replicate the natural pattern of movement of a disc as precisely as possible. Thus, ROTAIO offers not only rotation, flexion/extension and lateral flexion, but also the possibility of uncoupled translation. In this way, ROTAIO optimally reproduces the natural centre of rotation and thereby provides physiological, facet-guided, segmental movement.

ROTAIO is implanted «in one piece» with no additional preparative steps. The posteriorly-oriented prosthesis design enables it to be securely positioned anterior to the posterior wall of the vertebral body and makes the implantation of ROTAIO comparable with that of a cage.


Dr. Mario Salmon

Mario Alejandro Salmon Franz, MD FACS, FAANS

In private practice since 1993 and working as a Neurosurgeon at Hospital General de Celaya since 2000, which is a 170 bed government reference hospital for more than 1.5 million people. Interested in Cranial and Spinal trauma, instructor in ATLS courses since 1997, and Course Director since 2005. Fellowship in spinal instrumentation with Professor Archibald Von Strumpel in Austria in 2006, well motivated in the concept of spinal stabilization rather than immobilization; cranial and spinal tumors. Working in short hospitalization surgery of the spine and head since 1998, with an average of 48 hours of postoperative period. Also treating patients with subdural hematoma with local anesthesia in more than 200 cases with excellent outcome.


  • Medical School: Anahuac University, 1987
  • Degree: MD
  • Specialty
    • Neurological Surgery
  • Residency
    • National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery
    • Av. Insurgentes Sur 3877 La Fama Tlalpan. Mexico City
    • From 02/01/1988 to 03/01/1993
  • Hospital Appointments
    • Hospital General Celaya, San José de Celaya, Guadalupano Celaya, Active
    • Hospital Medica TEC 100, Active
    • Hospital Angeles de Queretaro, Active
  • Full CV in English: Click here.
  • Academic Appointment:
    • Neurology Professor Universidad de Celaya



  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer/Tumors
  • Neuro Other
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neuro Carotid Disorders/Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Spine
  • Trauma Intracranial
  • Trauma Spine

Fusion versus stabilization

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Please contact Spinal Surgery Mexico from U.S. and Canada
on their FREE direct phone line 1-772-419-8061.

Gregory Pope will contact you as soon as possible to arrange a consult with Dr. Salmon.

Or email your personal consultant to assist you:

Florida office address:
210 SW 73 Street Rd.
Ocala, Florida 34476 USA