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What is Medical Tourism?

Medical Tourism is the process of traveling to another country to receive medical, dental, surgical and other treatments. Medical tourist travel overseas due to lack of availability of treatment requirement, high cost, and often times the quality of treatments healthcare in their respective home country.

What is the average cost of Medical Tourism?

Medical tourism treatment cost about 20-80% less.

  • Medical Treatments in US vs. Philippines:

TREATMENT

US

PHILIPPINES

COST COMPARISON

Coronary Heart Bypass 70,000 – 133,000 11,500 – 17,500 83 – 86%
Hip Replacement 33,000 – 57,000 11,000 – 13,000 84 – 86%
Knee Replacement 30,000 – 53,000 5,200 -700 82 – 85%
Dental Implants 3,500 – 5,500 500 – 600 85 – 89%
  • Medical Treatments in other countries:

TREATMENT

SOUTH KOREA

SINGAPORE

MEXICO

Coronary Heart Bypass 26,000 17,200 27,000
Hip Replacement 21,000 13,900 13,500
Knee Replacement 16,900 16,000 12,900
Dental Implants 1,350 2,700 900

What is the quality of healthcare in these medical tourism destination?

Most of the hospitals where patients are treated are JCI accredited (Joint Commission International). JCI is considered as the gold standard in global healthcare. In the Philippines, we have 5 JCI accredited hospitals, and one of those hospitals is also a part of Mayo Clinic Care Network.

 

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