During recent years, Mexico has attracted tens of thousands of Canadians and Americans to their warm and friendly country for high quality and timely medical care. Its popularity primarily stemmed from the abundant access to premium dental care and cosmetic surgery treatment. Added to its specialties are orthopedic treatment and bariatric surgeries to support weight loss, including one of the only private hospitals in the world to focus exclusively on weight loss surgery.
According to a report published by the World Health Organization, the Mexican healthcare system ranks as 61 in the world (as a comparison, Canada ranks 30 and the United States ranks 37.) Mexico has nine hospitals that have been accredited by the Joint Commission International. Mexico has also developed an organization called Consejo de Salubridad General, or the General Health Council of Mexico, an office governed under the Mexican Ministry of Health. The General Health Council of Mexico decided that it was time to govern the hospitals of Mexico under the same international standards as those that hold JCI accreditation. Thus, many hospitals hold CSG Accreditation which mark them as a medical facility that upholds a high international standard.
The proximity of Mexico to Canada makes it an ideal medical travel destination, with the airline transporation time to be on average four to five hours from most Canadian city centres. Some of the finest hospitals in Mexico can be found in Cancun, Puerto Valarta, Guadalajara, Tijuana, Mexico City, Chihuahua and Monterrey.
Mexico is the home to a multitude of highly trained and experienced doctors, many of which have been educated and trained in Canada and the United States. Hospitals and clinics all across the country are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities. Patients stay in large private rooms with 24 hour care until it is time to move to their hotel for further recovery time. Many hotels in the vicinity of the hospitals are equipped to care for outpatients and understand the added service that a patient requires.
Mexico is a fantastic destination for those seeking treatments in the following areas:
Bariatric Surgery / Weight Loss Surgery
Opthalmology / Eye Surgery
"I needed surgery on an old rotator cuff injury and I was going to have to wait nine months to have the surgery done. My business couldn't wait for my shoulder to get fixed.
Within weeks I was in Puerto Vallarta having my shoulder fixed. I had a great experience in a top notch hospital.
— Dan J., Saskatoon, SK
"I needed to get two dental implants done but it was going to cost me $9,000 and I couldn't afford it.
One trip to Cancun and all my dental work done by a friendly and professional dental team. Everything, including the travel, cost me a fraction of what it would have cost me at home. I recommend getting dental work in Mexico to everyone I know!
— Donna P., Ajax, ON
COST OF Medical Treatment IN Mexico
Mexico can offer a tremendous savings with cost of your medical care. Take a look at some of the estimated savings between the cost of treatment in Mexico versus treatment in Canada...
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