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Here Are the Top Latin Medical Tourism Destinations

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Health care costs continue to rise in the United States, and many are looking to Latin America for cheaper options for major medical operations. Here are four top spots for you to choose from when making your medical tourism decision.

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Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, many are looking to Latin America as a major medical tourism destination.

With its close proximity as well as the beautiful scenery, some countries are looking to boost their medical reputations by even offering patients discounted travel rates with medical procedures.

From dental work to cancer treatment, nearly all procedures are available to medical tourists.

Check out the top medical tourism destination in Latin America below.

Costa Rica
Offering services in orthopedics, bariatrics, ophthamology, dermatology, plastic surgery and dentistry, Costa Rica is a premier destination for medical travel. Patients save as much as 70 percent or more.

Brazil
With more than 4,500 licensed cosmetic surgeons, Brazil has become a destination for plastic surgery. According to Bloomberg, Brazil is the sixth most popular destination for medical tourism. Patients save as much as 60 percent.

Panama
Bilingual, board certified doctors are leading Panama towards a medical tourism destination in Latin America. As the most industrialized country in Central America, the medical tourism sector is growing rapidly. Patients save as much as 50 percent.

Mexico

Our neighbor to the south has become popular for dental and medical tourism due to cheaper surgeries, that are often not covered by American insurance companies. Recently, laser eye surgeries, dermatology, and cardiology have grown in demand. According to Bloomberg, Mexico is the second most popular destination for medical tourism. Patients save between 30-70 percent.

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