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Why Medical Tourism is Growing in Popularity
Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/26/2017 10:51 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017
Across the U.S., as well as in many other countries such as Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Australia, and the list goes on, millions of people are taking advantage of medical tourism -- and the numbers are increasing each year as medical costs at home surge well above the rate of inflation. Indeed, a single night in the hospital can cost more than $1000; let alone an extended stay, which can easily surpass $50,000 within a couple of weeks.
If you or a loved one is considering medical tourism, here are the top 4 reasons why this may indeed be the solution you’re seeking:
Simply put, the cost savings of medical tourism are massive. For example, weight loss surgery in the U.S. can cost around $30,000 (depending on the type of surgery). However, in Mexico, Costa Rica, India, Thailand, and many other countries, the total cost including airfare and accommodations can be well under $10,000.
Contrary to what some vested interests of the U.S. medical establishment would have you believe, medical tourism is safe, and both doctors and dentists are licensed, experienced, certified and insured.
What’s more, the massive cost savings noted above means that many people who take advantage of medical tourism can afford to stay in the hospital longer – which promotes recovery and comfort. Compare this to a hospital stay in the U.S., where people need to discharge as soon as possible to avoid paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars more per day.
Many surgeries and treatments in the U.S. need to be scheduled weeks or months in advance; especially for people who live in smaller cities and rural areas, which are typically served by very busy, under-staffed regional health centers.
However, there is virtually no waiting list for medical tourists. They can book their trip immediately, or when it’s practical or convenient to do so (i.e. to coincide with time off work, etc.).
Last but certainly not least, whether they’re heading abroad for surgery, scans, dental work, or any other treatment or procedure, people who take advantage of medical tourism have the opportunity to enjoy what is essentially a free vacation (because of the aforementioned massive cost savings).
To learn more about medical tourism, and why it’s an increasingly popular alternative for millions of people across the country and around the world, contact the SkyMedicus team today. Your consultation with us is free, and there’s never any risk or obligation to partner with us.
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Topics: Medical Tourism