Medical Tourism in Mexico is on the rise. Every year, a sizable number of Americans head south for various kinds of medical treatments. Among the most popular medical treatments being availed in Mexico are weight loss surgery, dental treatment and plastic surgery. With the skyrocketing costs of healthcare in the U.S, it is not surprising that many Americans have started looking for affordable medical treatments overseas. Most medical procedures in Mexico cost only about a third of what the same medical procedures would cost in the U.S.
However, is it only the lure of huge savings that has made Mexico one of the busiest Medical Tourism destinations in the world? A closer look at the Medical Tourism industry of Mexico reveals that there are several other benefits, besides the affordability of the medical treatments, which have made Mexico a pioneer in Medical Tourism arena.
The World Health Organization's rankings of the world's health systems in the year 2000 placed Mexico at rank 61 among 190 countries of the world. The internationally accredited hospitals at Mexico use state of the art technology for the medical treatments. The high quality healthcare at Mexico is available at a fraction of the cost of medical procedures in the U.S and in European nations. A number of consumer surveys of medical tourists indicate that almost 90% of the medical tourists who visited Mexico for healthcare were satisfied with the treatment that they received and found the health standards to be comparable with those maintained in the U.S.
Unlike the long queues formed for availing medical treatment in the U.S, Mexico health care system provides immediate medical care to the medical tourists. This is a blessing for those who wish to escape the extensive waiting lists for medical treatment in their home countries. At Mexico, the medical tourists get quick access to healthcare that fits in well in their schedule.
Many of the doctors at Mexico have received their training in Western countries and are also affiliated with International medical boards. The medical staff at the hospitals speaks fluent English making it convenient for the medical tourists to converse freely with the staff.
The low-cost of rail, air and road travel to Mexico, coupled with the low costs of lodging make Mexico a great destination for combining a holiday with the medical treatment. The exotic nation, with its beautiful beaches and fascinating Mayan pyramids, has much to offer to the medical tourist who is scouting for an affordable medical treatment coupled with a rejuvenating holiday.