Thursday, May 11, 2006

Costa Rica: a new destination for medical care

Americans head south for back surgery and face lifts -- at half the cost

Updated: 5:00 p.m. ET May 11, 2006
By Melissa Francis
Reporter
CNBC

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Imagine a place where you receive the best care in the world from some of the best doctors in the world, while having access to some of the latest medical technology. It’s a short plane ride from the U.S. and it’s about half the cost.

Look no further than Costa Rica. Here, doctors limit themselves to the number of patients they can handle at one time, making the patient feel special.

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Also, on June 2004 the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation mentioned Costa Rica in a medical tourism article. If you want to read it click here.


Medical tourism in Costa Rica has been attracting many Americans and some Europeans for several years, but recently it seems to be picking up. Costa Rican media have been reporting extensively about it, and it seems that international media are starting to take note, something that will only help attract more potential tourists/patients.

Uri Ridelman

1 comment:

Patient said...

I believe that Costa RIcan medical are better than some found in teh USA, especially the CIMA Hospital near San Jose.

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