Medical Tourism in Mexico Puerto Vallarta – Riviera Nayarit
Medical tourism refers to people traveling to a country other than their own to obtain medical treatment.
In the past this usually referred to those who traveled from less-developed countries to major medical centers in highly developed countries for treatment unavailable at home.
However, in recent years it may equally refer to those from developed countries who travel to developing countries for lower priced medical treatments.
The motivation may be also for medical services unavailable or illegal in the home country.
Medical tourism most often is for surgeries (cosmetic or otherwise) or similar treatments, though people also travel for dental tourism or fertility tourism.
People with rare conditions may travel to countries where the treatment is better understood. However, almost all types of health care are available,
including psychiatry, alternative medicine, convalescent care, and even burial services.
Health tourism is a wider term for travel that focus on medical treatments and the use of healthcare services.
It covers a wide field of health-oriented, tourism ranging from preventive and health-conductive treatment to rehabilitation and curative forms of travel.
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Wellness tourism is a related field.
Medical Tourism in Mexico
Medical Tourism in Mexico has been popular trend for many years.
Many Americans choose to travel south of the border for affordable medical care.
Private hospitals in Mexico are growing by double digit after years of stunted growth.
The hospital & medical clinic construction boom has been in small clinics & surgery centers, as well as big high quality hospitals.
There are many reasons for the increase in number of people prepared to get medical treatments like heart surgery, dental work,
cosmetic surgery, orthopedic treatments and weight loss surgery in Mexico.
Hospitals are state-of-the-art & can be compared to the best in the world.
The development of medical tourism in Mexico has reinforced patient confidence in Mexican hospitals.
The price, what attracts patients to Mexico is the experience of the doctors.
In many medical procedures, the Mexican doctors have more experience than US doctors, as either the procedure has not yet been approved in the USA.
Traveling to Mexico is quite convenient for Americans and Canadians as the distance is less and there are frequent flights to major cities.
Many Americans choose to get their weight loss surgeries and dental implants in US-Mexico border areas, where they can conveniently travel by road,
and sometimes, return the same day.
Language Tips for Medical Tourists in Mexico
Spanish is the commonly used language in Mexico. Doctors and nurses, who regularly deal with medical tourists, are usually fluent with English.
Anyone going to Mexico for healthcare services must be prepared to adjust his/her system to the changes in climate and altitude.
It is advisable to have plenty of fluids, and drink only distilled or bottled water.
Remember to take along your casual clothes, comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen lotion, especially if you intend to go there during the summer months.
Visa, Master Card, American Express and other major credit cards are accepted. Those intending to rely on their plastic money are advised to inform their credit card company
Patients travel mainly to Mexico to receive treatments in orthopedic, cardiology, dental and plastic surgery treatments.
Today, Mexico is striving to become a worldwide leader for medical tourism and currently sits among the world´s top ten renowned destinations to visit for medical purposes.
According to the 2016 Medical Tourism Index, Mexico ranked 2nd, mostly due to having plenty of options and achieving economies of scale, thus making the cost of healthcare cheaper.
Private hospitals and clinics have been investing in newer technology.
As Mexico continues to capitalize on its closeness to the U.S./ Canada market, the destination maintains a cost advantage when paired with its cheap labour market.
As well as surgical procedures there is also a large selection of establishments engaged in aesthetic care, ophthalmology treatments and dental implant.
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