Top 7 Medical Tourism Destinations

7. Mexico

Mexico is a popular destination for general tourism due to its art, culture, and cuisine. It has also opened its border to medical tourists in a big way.

Americans especially flock to Mexico for medical procedures because it is nearby – somewhere between 200,000 and 1.1 million Americans receive medical care in Mexico each year.

What it’s best for:

Dental care tops the list, followed by cosmetic surgery. Weight loss treatments and general surgeries are also highly sought.

The cost of treatment in Mexico is estimated to be 40-60% lower than similar services in the U.S. Mexico features 98 hospitals accredited by Mexico’s Federal Health Ministry and 7 more accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI).