Mexicali Tour, From Tummy Tuck to Root Canal

The New York Times, 06/27/2012

Tourists often come to border towns looking for some kind of illicit adventure, trotting among the bars, strip joints and seedy motels that dot the streets. Here, though, the visitors are searching for something more basic: a root canal they can afford or surgery they have been putting off for months.

Hospitals offer operations for gastric bypass, liposuction and chronic back pain.

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