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Top Medical Tourism Destinations Around the World

Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/21/2017 11:43 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017

While medical tourism has been around for centuries, its popularity has skyrocketed in recent years thanks to a “perfect storm” of converging trends that include:

  • The massive and often prohibitive costs for healthcare in the US, especially for treatments such as bariatric surgery (a.k.a. weight loss surgery), dental implants, heart surgery, orthopaedic surgery, and the list goes on.
  • Unacceptable wait times that can extend to months or even years – especially for people who live in smaller cities and towns that are under-served by specialists.
  • The high quality of care available outside of the US. Indeed, as reported by the U.S. News & World Report, “[Experts say] the underlying conditions needed to support medical tourism are largely being met. The quality and depth of foreign medical facilities has continued to improve”.

So, where are your neighbors, colleagues and friends heading in order to save thousands of dollars, access important treatment in days and weeks instead of months and years, and enjoy high quality healthcare that is equal to or, in some cases, even better than they can get at home? According to CNBC, here are the top 9 medical tourism destinations around the world and their specialities:

Top 9 Medical Tourism Destinations

  1. Mexico – weight loss, dental, vision, cosmetic, orthopedic

  2. El Salvador – weight loss, cosmetic, cancer, orthopedic, stem cell

  3. Bermuda – weight loss, dental, cosmetic

  4. India – fertility, orthopedic, cardiac, cancer, transplants

  5. Costa Rica – cosmetic, orthopedic, dental, vision

  6. Panama – weight loss, cosmetic, vision

  7. Brazil – cosmetic, orthopedic

  8. Colombia – cosmetic, orthopedic, weight loss

  9. China – orthopedic, transplants

Choosing the Right Destination for your Surgery Abroad

While we’ve listed some popular treatments above, each country listed here – along with dozens of others, such as Costa Rica, Taiwan, and the list goes on – has licensed and skilled doctors and world-class hospitals that provide a full range of treatments.  

To learn more about your options for surgery abroad, contact the experts at SkyMedicus today.

We’re a leading HIPAA compliant medical tourism company, and our proprietary digital technology marketplace connects you to a global network of over 500 world leaders in medicine. For more than a decade, we’ve helped thousands of people reap the rewards of medical tourism on all levels: cost savings, rapid access, and world-class quality of healthcare. And we’d be honored to help you, too!

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Topics: Medical Tourism

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