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The Best Vet in Mexicali!

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Medical Tourism to Mexico

According to research by the University of Delaware publication, UDaily:

The cost of surgery in Mexico can be one-tenth of what it is in the United States or even Western Europe, and sometimes less.
A heart-valve replacement that would cost $150,000 or more in the U.S., for example, goes for $15,000 in Mexico – and that includes round-trip airfare and a brief vacation package. A metal-free dental bridge worth $5,500 in the U.S. costs $1,500 in Mexico, a knee replacement in Mexico with six days of physical therapy costs about one-third of what it would in The United States, and Lasik eye surgery worth $3,700 in the U.S. is available in many other countries for only $1,000. Cosmetic surgery savings are even greater: A full face lift that would cost $15,000 in the U.S. runs about $4,500 in Mexico.

If you live close enough to Mexico, you should consider a Mexican orthodontist. Where the treatment costs from $6,000 up in the US (I know, I had it done for my kid), it costs $2,000 here in Mexicali.

Where is Mexicali?

In Southern California, more than 3,000 people are enrolled in Blue Shield of California’s Access Baja cross-border insurance plans for employer groups. The insurance plans send people across the Mexican border to 12 pharmacies, six hospitals and doctors in Tijuana and Mexicali for health services at discounted rates.

Government officials in the Mexican state of Sonora, directly south of Arizona, are promoting medical tourism to Mexico by Americans.

Thousands of Arizonans every year cross the border for dental care. One Phoenix-based dental tourism company runs a weekly chartered van service to take patients to dentists in Tijuana, Nogales, Los Algodones, Puerto Peñasco and Cancun. The company provides all transportation between hotels, airports and the dental offices.

Anyone should consider Mexico as a medical alternative to the US. I did, for my Tarlov surgery. It not only saved me a bundle, but my results are far better than what I have read about in the US.

3 comments to Medical Tourism to Mexico

  • Dental Tourism India

    Developing countries are making most of Dental Tourism . It is the next big thing in Medical Tourism . Great Article.

  • Medical tourism in Mexico is indeed very popular today. Imagine the savings one can get from Mexico plastic surgery compared to the US. Plus, they get to travel and have a vacation in Mexico, too, which is good for recovery.

  • Oshu

    Greetings MaryAnn,

    Thank you so much for this blog! Its nice to see another American who is in the know. 🙂 I went to Los Algodones in 2007 to start some dental work and then life happened. Fast forward and I must complete to work now. The area I need worked on was infected earlier this month and so – the work has to be done.

    I am planning to go back in August and I am having a crown placed on my implant, a crown on a cracked tooth, all wisdom teeth pulled because I am tired of the swelling and infection.

    Since I haven’t been in a long time and you travel through there frequently, did you ever see any dentists who offered either the Inman, Simpli 5, NuBrace or similar – clear aligners there?

    I have two teeth on the top left side of my mouth that have shifted forward due to a missing molar. It is not bad, but it makes me self conscious. I think the invisalign (which I have seen some Los ALgodones dentists offer) would be overkill for two teeth . I also think that traditional braces would be too much for this as well.

    Thanks in advance and I love the blog. I know many of my friends sneered at me when I first went down there to have work done. As the situation with healthcare here changes for the worse – I don’t think they will sneer to much longer.

    Have a great day!

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