Medical Tourism in Mexico - Save Up To 85%
Do you want or need a medical procedure that is not covered under your health insurance policy? Are you finding the cost of surgery beyond your reach, even with insurance? You may want to consider becoming one of the hundreds of thousands of people going to Mexico for medical procedures, referred to as medical tourism.
Having your procedure done in Mexico by accredited, qualified clinics can save you up to 85%. Mexico’s first-class hospitals and surgery centers make Mexico a prime destination for Americans and Canadians seeking affordable, quality healthcare.
Due to its proximity and cost, traveling to Mexico is easily accessible from the U.S. and Canada. That, combined with the caring nature of the Mexican people and warm climate, makes Mexico the ideal place to get your medical tourism needs met.
Mexican Medical Care
In the last 20 years, the government of Mexico has made developing the medical infrastructure of the country a priority. Today, Mexico is home to state-of-the-art hospitals and surgery centers staffed by certified and experienced doctors and professionals. The private hospitals and clinics in Mexico are similar in quality to those in the U.S., with English widely spoken by practitioners, nurses, and support staff.
Some of the more popular procedures to have done in Mexico include:
- Bariatric surgery
- Cosmetic surgery
- Knee and hip replacement surgery
- Cardiac surgery
- Eye surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Aesthetic procedures like Botox and hair removal
Popular Locations for Mexican Medical Tourism
The country’s best hospitals are in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. Yet because of the growth of the medical tourism industry, new surgery centers and clinics have been established in the popular tourist destinations as well.
You will find new, modern, fully equipped facilities in popular tourist and expat destinations. Additionally, along the U.S. border, in places like Tijuana, Algondones, Mexicali, and Laredo, a thriving medical and dental community serves people crossing over the border looking for affordable medical care.
Joint Commission International (JCI), a global leader in health care accreditation, has signed off on seven organizations in Mexico for their outstanding services and facilities:
- Centro Médico de Cozumel, Dentist, Cozumel
- Cyntar SC, Obesity Control Center, Tijuana
- Hospital Amerimed Cancun, Cancun
- Hospital Galenia, Cancun
- Médica Sur Medical Center, Mexico City
- The American British Cowdray Medical Center IAP - Observatorio Campus, Mexico City
- The American British Cowdray Medical Center IAP - Santa Fe Campus, Mexico City
Facebook expat groups are a great resource for finding medical tourism information. Looking at reviews on Google, Facebook, Bing, and review sites can also be useful for determining which organization to use.
Some companies will create an itinerary for your entire trip, including lodging. Some of these include:
Cost of Mexican Medical Care
The lower cost of medical care is probably the most important factor to most people. In Mexico, people can undergo procedures that would be cost prohibitive in the U.S. or Canada because they are not covered under insurance. Further, some insurance companies will cover some of the procedures in Mexico, due to the cost savings. You will need to contact your insurer to see if they will provide Mexico coverage.
Generally, the cost of procedures in Mexico run about 50% to 80% less than costs in the U.S. Costs vary based on location and the facility you select.
Find cost comparisons between U.S. and Mexican procedures below.
Wrapping It Up
It is essential to research the procedure and service provider you are considering. Read reviews and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Your peace-of-mind is important when it comes to matters of your healthcare.
Mexico is one of the top five medical tourism destinations. And, in the last few years, over a million people have come to Mexico in search of affordable healthcare. Maybe you’ll be one of those who recover under the Mexican sun!