Today is World Tourism Day. As tourism is defined as the provision of services to people who are travelling, here at Stem Cell Application Mexico we think that it is an important day to celebrate. Medical Tourism is a growing industry, with an estimated million people crossing Mexico’s borders to receive medical healthcare that they either can’t afford, or isn’t yet available in their home country.
So why do people come to Mexico for their medical healthcare? Here we look at the myths and facts about medical tourism.
Myth: Coming to Mexico for medical healthcare can be dangerous. Some people are deterred from medical tourism because they have misconceptions about third world standards of living, poverty and violence.
Fact: Good healthcare providers are accredited and follow FDA guidelines in order to maintain the highest standards of care. When you receive healthcare from a hospital within the Angeles Health Network, generally airport transfers are included in the medical package, as is accommodation in one of the 5 star hospitals where applicable. Our medical tourists receive the highest standard of healthcare in a safe, clean and relaxing environment.
Myth: Low cost means low quality.
Fact: The lower cost of living in Mexico means that services that, in many cases, meet or even exceed the American equivalent can be offered at a lower cost. With state of the art equipment, internationally trained and recognized physicians and ground-breaking technology, for medical tourists who do their research and pick a well-respected, accredited hospital or network of hospitals the only difference in the treatment is the price and the climate!
Myth: All medical tourism providers are the same.
Fact: As with anything you buy; from coffee to a meal out, to your healthcare, there will always be a variation in quality. If you were buying a car, you wouldn’t go for the most expensive (or the cheapest) and assume you had got the best. It’s the same with medical healthcare. Many medical tourism procedures are undertaken in clinics, or by people who have not been thoroughly trained or are not accredited. It is important you do your research thoroughly, look at patient testimonials, take time to speak to the doctor who will be performing the procedure and ask as many questions as you like to make sure that you are making the right decision for you.
Myth: Medical tourism comes with a language barrier.
Fact: Many of the doctors who offer high quality medical services abroad have trained in the States or further afield. Many continue to give training or lectures on their area of specialism to the rest of the medical world. It is very likely that your prospective doctor will be bilingual and will be able to communicate with you in English or their native language according to your preference. This is essential so that both you and the physician are aware of each other’s needs and can communicate any problems, questions or advice effectively. In addition to this, at Stem Cell Application Mexico each patient has a designated English speaking case worker who will be on hand 24/7 to answer questions and offer support and advice.
About Stem Cell Application Mexico
Stem Cell Application Mexico offers ground breaking stem cell application to patients who suffer from a range of conditions such as COPD, joint conditions, and neurodegenerative conditions. Harnessing the extraordinary ability of stem cells to turn into almost any cell within the human body and to repair damaged sites within the body, we are able to help heal damage caused by injury or disease.
If you would like to find out more about stem cell application and whether it could help you or a loved one, contact us for a free, no obligation consultation.