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The Benefits of Traveling for Medical Care

Updated: Jun 30, 2022

There are so many reasons why people are choosing to travel abroad to receive the medical care they want. We’ll dive deeper into some of those benefits, so you can make an informed decision as to whether medical tourism is the right decision for you.


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Ugandan-born and raised in South Africa, Dr. Lukubisa completed his medical training at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He and his family moved to Saskatchewan, Canada in 2010 Dr. Lukubisa has run his private medical clinic in Alberta, Canada since 2014 before joining Canada Homecare Group. He thrives in knowing individuals have access to medical care by providing options such as home visits and online consultations. He also believes everyone has a story and enjoys hearing about these stories from the people he meets. So go ahead, tell him your story.


Many Americans and Canadians go to Mexico for low-cost surgery procedures


The United States healthcare expenditure is the highest in the world and much of the population in America has health insurance to help cover the costs. However, for many people, particularly those with a history of medical problems, insurance is too expensive to maintain. However, medical tourism means that the patient doesn’t have to go without treatment. Instead, there is an alternative solution – a quick trip south and across the border.


Mexico is among the top medical destinations for Americans and Canadians thanks to its close proximity to the United States and significantly more affordable medical costs. Today, tens of thousands of North Americans travel to Mexico for a range of medical procedures and care that includes: Dental work, Stem cell treatments, Fertility treatments, and Bariatric surgery, Orthopedic procedures, Cosmetic surgeries, etc.


Reduced wait times for medical care in Mexico


If you are from Canada, or any other country with a nationalized health care system, choosing to go to Mexico for medical treatment can mean avoiding frustratingly lengthy wait times. Although your treatment may be covered by insurance, it is not uncommon for patients to have to wait anywhere between one year or even three in some cases and provinces to see a doctor. Long wait times in Mexico are virtually unheard of, and in many cases, you could expect to be able to book in for your procedure within a few weeks of your consultation.


No compromise on the quality of care


Many people are concerned that the low cost of medical procedures in Mexico must mean that the quality of the surgeries and aftercare must be sub-standard. We are pleased to debunk this myth.


The quality of infrastructure and medical facilities in Mexico is on-par with that offered in the United States and Canada. There are several internationally-reputed healthcare facilities, all equipped with the latest technology and equipment required to perform outstanding quality procedures and deliver supreme aftercare to patients.


The doctors and surgeons working in Mexican hospitals are all highly-experienced, skilled professionals with years of experience in their fields.


Many patients worry if there may be a language barrier to overcome when choosing to go to Mexico for their medical treatment. However, most Mexican doctors and surgeons have undergone their medical training in the U.S. or U.K. and so are able to able to deal with international patients easily.


If you would like to know more about medical procedures performed in Mexico, our dedicated team would be delighted to help!



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