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The Truth About Medical Tourism in Mexico

Over the years, the United States has earned a reputation for providing some of the best medical care that is available in the world. Thanks to advances in technology and medical science, the best medical care isn’t confined to the United States alone. In fact, most of the procedures, surgeries, training, diagnostic tools and more that are used by medical professionals in the United States are available and used by medical professionals around the world.

The biggest difference between healthcare in the United States and the rest of the world is the cost. While the majority of the world has the ability to perform the same procedures and training as doctors in the United States, they are able to perform these procedures at a much cheaper price. In fact, the United States has the single highest cost of medical care in the world—double that of Canada, triple the United Kingdom and Japan, and 40% more than Norway!

As a result of the high cost of medical care in the United States, more and more people are starting to look into medical tourism in Mexico and other countries around the world. Mexico is increasingly popular due to the close proximity to the United States, which makes the travel cost considerably cheaper than other countries. While the cost is more affordable, there are still some concerns and hesitancy about traveling to Mexico for healthcare. These concerns can include:

  • Mexico’s Healthcare Isn’t as Advanced as the United States: Mexico has all of the latest technology and access to the top tier medical programs that are also found in the United States. In fact, most of the major cities in Mexico have access to an excellent healthcare system. While some small, rural farm towns might not have the same access to healthcare as the major cities, there are major hospitals in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Tijuana that are comparable to hospitals in the United States.
  • Mexican Doctor’s Aren’t as Well Trained: Doctor’s in Mexico receive their medical training at some of the world’s leading medical institutions. Identical to that of doctors in the United States, doctors in Mexico go through a rigorous course of study, including residency and years of practice. A vast majority of medical schools in Mexico are taught by doctors and surgeons from the United States, and many United States doctors have received their medical degree from universities in Mexico and other countries.
  • Hospitals Are Different Than Those in the United States: In fact, many hospitals in Mexico are better than those found in the United States due to the fact that they treat less people, therefore, they are able to give better care and attention to their patients, unlike hospitals in the United States.

Medical tourism to Mexico is higher than it has ever been before, partly due to its lower cost and high success rates. With more and more patients seeking affordable healthcare options for various procedures, including bariatric surgery, they are finding the help they need by traveling to Mexico. It is easy to find affordable healthcare for common medical procedures by simply traveling south of the border. If you are in need of affordable weight loss surgery, contact TrueSelf Surgical today and get started on your journey to an affordable medical procedure today!