Blog - Archive: August 2013

One Million US Patients Prefer Physicians in Mexico Over Healthcare in America

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, August 22, 2013

Elderly woman lying in hospital bedThe number of US citizens visiting Mexican physicians to receive medical treatment has reached record levels. Three years ago a study found that 20 per cent of patients visiting Mexican physicians were from overseas. With increasing levels of medical travel and medical tourism in Mexico, more attention is being paid Continue reading…

Medical Travel on the Rise

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, August 21, 2013

Medical Travel MexicoDue to prohibitive medical costs in the United States and exhausting waiting lists in Canada, more and more people are searching for alternatives. ¬†Medical travel is becoming more popular as the reputation of foreign doctors gain international approval. ¬†With its border within easy distance of both countries, Mexico is becoming a favourite destination for patients seeking a wide range of surgical and medical procedures including cardiology, plastic surgery, general surgery, bariatric surgery, pain management, psychiatry, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, radiology, gynecology and dental procedures. Continue reading…

How to Choose a Physician in Mexico

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, August 19, 2013

how-to-choose-a-doctorAfter much consideration you are finally investigating the option of medical treatment in Mexico. Mexico is close by, doctors are well trained, the cost is reasonable, and there is virtually no waiting list. Where do you start? How do you choose a physician in Mexico? One major concern for many is where the doctors have been trained. Continue reading…

Medical Travel and Retiree Options in Mexico

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., August 14, 2013

medicaltourisminmexicoWhy are more and more Americans turning to their southern neighbour for medical treatment? The most common reason is savings. On average a patient can save around 50% on their medical bills, if they seek treatment in Mexico and some treatments are even up to 70% cheaper.

In addition to the lower rates, there are also a wide variety of treatments available including everything from plastic surgery, orthopaedic procedures, cardiac surgery, eye surgery and even orthodontic treatments. Other countries also offer affordable care, but none can be so conveniently accessed without buying a plane ticket. Many patients make the trip across the border for their treatments and return home the same day. Continue reading…