Blog - Archive: March 2015

What Medical Procedures do Foreigners Visit Mexico to Have?

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., March 26, 2015

mexico-operationsMexico is one of the most popular places for medical travel to receive various treatments. The country boasts 112 hospitals with seven accredited by the International Joint Commission and 105 accredited by the Federal Ministry of Health. Mexico receives visits from tourists all over the world, but majority of their travelers come from the United States.

It was reported in 2013, between 200,000 and 1.1 million medical travelers went to Mexico to receive medical treatments. Each year, it is estimated that 50,000 Americans cross the border for dental work, as its much cheaper there than in their own country. Dental work is only one of many medical treatments that Mexico specializes in. Medical travelers also visit Mexico for the following five treatments:

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5 Medical Travel Myths Shattered

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, M.D., March 25, 2015

medical-tourismEach passing year, the market for medical tourism increases, but along with it, myths and rumors about medical travel also take center stage. When the myths about the reality of medical tourism begin to circulate, people become wary of selecting the option to travel to another country for a specific treatment.

Therefore, the myth that needs to be debunked straight away is that foreign doctors are under qualified. Foreign doctors working in reputable medical facilities abroad are anything, but under qualified. They have received their training and education from well-known medical institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, amongst other countries.

Still, there are even more serious myths that need to be addressed than this. Here are five medical tourism myths that deserve to be shattered:

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