Surf, sand … and surgery? Inside the world of medical tourism

Did you know that more than a million Americans left the country to seek care abroad? This growing concept of “medical tourism” is catching on for five key reasons: world-class care (often meeting or exceeding Western standards), efficient services, lower costs (heart bypass in Costa Rica costs $31,500 versus $88,000 in the U.S.), skip the bureaucracy and the joys of travel. Additionally, experimental drugs/surgeries not allowed in the U.S. may be very well practiced in other parts of the world.Read More