Mexico’s popularity has been rising in medical tourism. This is due to proximity to the US and affordable treatments.
This post discusses how much it costs to get treatment from doctors in Mexico, safety of medical treatments and travel information for medical tourists.
|Mini Gastric Bypass||$16,000- $22,000||$6,695|
|Revision Bariatric Surgery||$45,000 – $50,000||$13,500 – $15,000|
|Full Mouth Restoration||$24,000 – $36,000||$8,765 – $13,945|
|Dentures/ Bridges||$300 – $5,000||$250 – $480|
|Veneers||$250 – $2,500||$45 – $550|
|Crowns||$500 – $1,500||$300 – $650|
|Knee Replacement||$40,000||$6,000 – $12,500|
|Hip Replacement/ Resurfacing||$30,000||$10,185|
Other treatments like gynecology, and general surgeries are also offered in Mexico. Patients can also seek non-FDA procedures like stem cell therapy, unconventional cancer treatments, experimental procedures, and alternative medicine.
Compared to the US, the treatment in Mexico can help you save 40 – 65%.Patients Beyond Borders
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All medical treatments involve certain risks. A good hospital or doctor minimizes these risks. Research about the hospitals before you fly to Mexico. To narrow down your search, you can:
Not all Mexican hospitals and doctors are of global standard. Therefore, there are certain things that you need to be mindful of, such as:
To cross the US-Mexico border by road, you will need a valid passport. Border crossing lanes may require long waiting times. There are specific lanes to speed up crossing the border:
Fast Lane (San Ysidro, California only)
Fast Lane is a special lane for tourists and medical tourists and saves you from long waiting times. MTC provides Fast Pass which allow you to use of the Fast Lane.
Ready Lane (California, Arizona, Texas Borders)
You can use your passport card for fast entry through Ready Lane. The RFID reader card reader reads the card’s Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. You can also use the SENTRI card or driver’s license in this lane. U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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SENTRI Lane (California, Arizona, Texas Borders)
Tourists must be pre-approved for the SENTRI (Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection). U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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To stay informed of the wait times through the official Customs and Border Protection Mobile App.
For Tijuana, you can park your vehicle at a parking spot on the border. To reach Tijuana, you can use the Pedestrian Lane.
A medical tourism company can assist your trip to Mexico. They can:
Medical Tourism Corporation (MTC) simplifies contact with doctors & hospitals in Mexico. When you arrive at the airport, our destination manager will take care of your needs. We can arrange for a mobile phone and internet service at your request.
Our on-location destination manager will assist you throughout your stay.
Aside from specific areas with a high crime rate, the rest of Mexico is safe and tourist-friendly. It is advised to take basic safety measures as you would in any other foreign country.
You can save 40 – 65% when compared with the cost in the US. You can compare the costs of various treatments in Mexico with the US here.
Mostly no. But some healthcare facilities have majority of their patients from abroad. It is likely these facilities will have bilingual doctors. The clinics and hospitals MTC associates with are bilingual.
Yes. It is advised to not do anything against your doctor’s advice. You can avail concierge service of your hotel to ensure your safety.