Growth of Medical Tourism

how Mexico stacks up

Top Reasons People Travel for Treatment

The following short articles make for an interesting read.

In no set order, the reasons cited include:

  1. lower costs
  2. advanced technology and world-class care
  3. less bureaucracy
  4. efficient services, quicker access, no wait times
  5. more human medical care and attention
  6. the joys of travel

Top 3 Cities by Specialty

  • The top 3 cities for Bariatric surgery in Mexico are Tijuana, Cancun and Monterrey.
  • The top 3 cities for Genetic Reproduction (such as IVF) are Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara.
  • The top 3 cities for Cardiology treatment are Mexicali, Monterrey and Cancun.
  • The top 3 cities for Cosmetic Dentistry are Cancun, Los Algodones and Tijuana.
  • The top 3 cities for Lasik eye surgery are Mexicali, Mexico City and (once again) Cancun.

(My Medical Club was founded in Cancun, Quintana Roo in 2009.)

Did you know?

  • Mexico has over 120 hospitals certified by the Federal Health Council and 9 JCI-accredited hospitals, the world’s gold standard in medicine.
  • Monterrey has 3 JCI-accredited hospitals
  • 84 million Americans are either not insured or under-insured
  • The public healthcare system in Mexico rivals that of those found in European countries like England and Switzerland.
  • Annual growth of the medical tourism industry is over 20%
  • 75% of medical tourists travel with a companion
  • 33-38% of medical tourists undergo cosmetic surgery, the most popular treatment
procedures top in demand medical tourism

References:    

  • researchandmarkets.com
  • statista.com
  • wikipedia.org
  • hospitalcmq.com
  • globenewswire.com
  • medicalnewstoday.com

 

  • medigraphic.com
  • patientsbeyondborders.com
  • amjmed.com
  • smilebuilders.net
  • abms.org
  • hsph.harvard.edu

 

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