Medical tourism in Mexico
is rapidly. Self paying American and Canadian patients now opting to
travel to Mexico for various treatments and surgical procedures. Below
is a video giving important information on Mexico as a medical tour
destination with special emphasis on Mexican cities like Tijuana and
Monterrey, offering state-of-the-art medical facilities at affordable
Mexico Medical Travel
– Reasons for Popularity
Low cost of treatments is probably the biggest reason which attracts
patients from America and Canada to Mexico. The country sometimes
remains as the only affordable option for uninsured Americans. Medical
tours to Mexico are feasible for patients from the US and Canada due to
its proximity to their own countries. Tijuana and Monterrey, which are
hugely popular Mexico medical travel destinations, are only half hour
away from the San Diego Airport and an hour's flight away from Texas
respectively. Also, Monterrey is only a 4 hour drive from Texas.
Patients can opt to fly or simply drive down to their desired medical
Mexico hospitals are accredited and offer high quality of treatment and
care. The doctors are trained and certified. Also, some treatments are
readily and more easily available in Mexico than in the US. It is also
a great place for a vacation offering travelers multiple options in
terms of shopping and sight seeing. Medical travel to Mexico is
therefore viewed as a complete vacation experience.
Mexico Medical Travel
– Some Things to Consider
Gang wars and violent crimes are not uncommon in Mexico. These are not
targeted at tourists or any nationality in particular but one could get
affected if caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is,
therefore, always safe to use hospital arranged transport or
authorized, approved pre-paid taxis so that one does not get lost.
Visits to nightclubs and
bars are not suggested.
Use ATMs at large, protected
Avoid driving on your own.
Avoid buying ice and drinks
and purchasing food from the street.
Ensure that you pick the right hospital, doctor and facility and you
can rest assured that your medical travel to Mexico
will be a complete vacation package.