MEDICAL TOURISM IN LATIN AMERICA
Latin America has many countries that are highly sought-after medical tourism destinations. Americans, Canadians and others flock Latin American countries for high quality and quick access to health care that costs 50% or less compared to United States and Europe.
Many health care providers in Latin America are internationally accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) or the likes. The doctors are bilingual (Spanish and English) with many of them US Board certified or trained or educated in the US/UK. To further demonstrate their commitment towards quality, some health care providers in Latin America catering to foreign patients also have affiliations with world-class institutions like Johns Hopkins Institute.
Medical tourists visit Latin American countries as part of a holiday or vacation and also avail of the huge discounts on surgical procedures at the same time. Surgical tourism as the process is termed is quite prevalent in countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil and Argentina, among others.
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MEDICAL TOURISM IN COSTA RICA
Costa Rica has always been the destination of choice for Americans seeking cheap yet top quality cosmetic surgeries - facelift, tummy tuck, brow lift, etc., and dental services like bridges, veneers, teeth whitening, root canals, etc.
Recently, Costa Rica is flourishing to be the hot medical tourism destination for serious medical procedures as well. Being only a few hours by flight from the US and Canada, it offers services in various departments of medicine including orthopedics, bariatrics, ophthalmology, dermatology, etc. apart from cosmetic / plastic surgery and dentistry.
The cost advantage is the major factor driving uninsured Americans to Costa Rica. Savings can be as much as 70% or more compared to the US. Not only that, the service offered meets international standards with doctors trained in the US or UK. All this, topped with the opportunity to travel in the beautiful country, makes Costa Rica an attractive medical tourism destination .
Following are some providers in Costa Rica offering world-class care at a discount rate:
- Hospital Clinica Biblica
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MEDICAL TOURISM IN PANAMA
In Central America, Panama is the most industrialized country. Its medical tourism sector is rapidly growing. The top factors contributing to the growth of medical tourism in Panama are its high quality of healthcare that comes at 50% or more savings compared to the United States and Europe, its tourist appeal, its position as an international business center and also a transit country, its proximity to America and Canada and its use of the American dollar as the official currency.
Many Panamanian doctors are bilingual, board certified, and accustomed to working with the same medical equipment and technology used in the United States and Europe. View detailed bios of Panamanian doctors - academic qualifications, professional experience, certifications, etc.
Healthbase works with providers like Hospital Punta Pacifica in Panama to provide affordable yet top quality medical tourism to Panama. Hospital Punta Pacifica is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International.
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MEDICAL TOURISM IN MEXICO
Dental tourism in Mexico and medical tourism in Mexico are thriving largely because of the scores of people flooding across the border from the US each weekend for quick and cheap dental fix-ups and plastic surgeries which are not covered by insurance companies.
However, dental and cosmetic procedures aren't the only healthcare services sought after in Mexico. Laser eye surgery (LASIK), dermatology, and cardiology are some of the other specialty treatments available to medical tourists south of the border with cost discounts ranging between 30% and 70% or more.
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MEDICAL TOURISM IN BRAZIL
Brazil is a highly sought-after plastic surgery destination. Brazil is also entering the global market for non-cosmetic major procedures. Many of its medical facilities are JCI-accredited demonstrating the high quality and standards of health care services in the country.
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MEDICAL TOURISM IN ARGENTINA
Argentina is another South American country that leads on plastic surgery medical skills relying on its experienced plastic surgeons.
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MEDICAL TOURISM IN EL SALVADOR, MEDICAL TOURISM IN GUATEMALA
Other Latin American countries evolving as medical tourism destinations are El Salvador and Guatemala.
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