Peridural infusion pump

It is refilled every 4 to 8 months depending on the pump’s capacity and the dose is adjusted to patient’s needs since it is programmable, depending on the activities and schedules. Thanks to this, pup users have a significant relief, with fewer side effects than with oral medications and it can be remover or replaced with a permanent implant when the patient wishes it. 

Planning the Procedure

  • Telemedicine or in-person medical evaluation.
  • Clinical history form.
  • Pre-operative analysis.  
  • Choose a date that fits in with your work schedule, family commitments, vacations.
  • Choose a destination: Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.  
  • We help you plan your trip: Preferential rates for transportation, hotels and tours; we have pre-arranged packages.



  • The doctor will make an incision and create a surgical pocket to lace the pump (in the abdomen) and a second incision in the back, both attached with a catheter. 
  • It will be placed near the surface of the skin for easy filling with a syringe.
  • Done in 2 hours in the operating room.
  • During the 2-day hospitalization you will be under doctor’s observation.
  • General anesthesia.
  • Come to the hospital with comfortable shoes and clothes; no makeup and no accessories. 
  • Bring a comfortable change of clothes and personal hygiene items for the patient and accompanying person. 

Recovery takes 2 to 3 weeks. The recommendation is to return to your normal activities in 6 weeks’ time.

Post-surgical care

  • Take care of your scars and take all medicines as directed by your physician. 
  • We recommend no sun exposure for three months.
  • You can shower the following day, taking care of the incisions; wash and dry gently.
  • Do not apply any lotion, oil or cream that has not been prescribed by your doctor.
  • For one week, do not lift, push or pull anything that weighs more than 10 pounds or 4.5 kilos.
  • Do not drive until you have stopped taking the medication or until the doctor instructs it.
  • Put the seat belt without compressing the area where the pump was placed.
  • Avoid swimming, soaking in a hot tub or jacuzzi until your doctor says you can do so. 
  • Try to wear comfortable clothes
  • Do not smoke (ask your doctor about the required post-surgical time)

Our Doctors

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Dr. Eduardo Rubio Ruiz

Anesthesiology, Pain Clinic Director

  • General Practice License: 3736850
  • Specialization License: 7440295
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Dra. Sandra Marlith González Moreno


  • General Practice License: 7514456
  • Specialization License: 10624974

Where to Do It?

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