Thousands of people leave the United States, Canada and countries of Europe every year in search of specialized medical treatments with costs that are usually restrictive in their countries of origin. In addition to the advantage of treatments at a lower cost, they are motivated by being cared for in a place with better conditions for their recovery: a warm or temperate climate, a wholesome environment, hospitality in the city that receives them and the friendliness of the people involved in their treatment.
On the global scene, the United States is both the principal country for receiving medical tourists who travel to Houston, New York or Los Angeles to receive specialized treatments, as well as the largest generator of medical tourists who travel to other parts of the world looking for attention of the same or higher quality than can be found in their public health system, with the advantage of being more economical with more personalized attention, where they are not just a statistic in a case file.
The development of communication in all its varieties has allowed North American patients to learn about the wide range of medical treatments they can access almost anywhere in the world. Europe, Southern Asia, Central and South America or Mexico are options for cardiology treatment, bariatric surgery, orthopedic rehabilitation or dental care, or any other specialty.