Medical Tourism in Mexico

In Cancún, Los Cabos, Play, Play, Play, Play, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Puerto Vallarta by Suzanne Koch

By Roxana Pacely
Medical Concierge at H+ Hospital

What is Medical Tourism? Basically unknown a few years ago, it’s taking off at the speed of light, generating billions of dollars every year, with Mexico ranking among the top destinations worldwide. Long wait times, government managed and high cost healthcare are basically inviting people to look into other options including Mexico and our B.C.S. jewel, Los Cabos.

Right in the heart of Los Cabos, the newly inaugurated and world renowned H+ Hospital, along with state of the art technology, has acquired its own in house Medical Concierge Department. The first of its kind, it provides personal patient care services, such as private transportation to and from the airport, hotel reservations, prescription delivery, follow-up physician care appointments, restaurant and local event reservations and even travel arrangement assistance. All of these services are designed with the patients needs and care in mind. Since communicating with people in their own language is essential to great patient care, all of the concierge services are available in Spanish and English.

H+ Hospital

H+ Hospital

Every year, nearly 1.6 million Americans alone, travel abroad for a variety of medical treatments like heart bypass surgery and facelifts. This figure is projected to increase by 35% in the next years. Above all, the main responsibility and the greatest task for us is understanding the patient’s requirements and to maintain legal and ethical conduct.

With many international physicians who are top in their field, don’t make the mistake of assuming that just because a doctor practices outside the U.S., they are a second class physician, in fact, far from it. Many of these physicians were educated in North America, Israel and European Universities, practice in world-class hospitals, attend seminars and conferences all over the world, and are every bit as professional.

A few of the medical specialties with the most requested procedures in Mexico are:

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedics (joint and spine; sports medicine)
  • Reproductive (fertility, IVF, women’s health)
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Preventive Executive Health Screenings
  • Many other specialties

And last but certainly not least, when it comes to the bottom line, the average range of savings for medical procedures in Mexico compared to the US are 40-65% less.

To explore more of the medical offerings at H+ Hospital in San Jose del Cabo, visit:

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