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Colombia enters the market for medical tourism

Going overseas to find affordable medical treatments seems to be a growing industry, and is ideal for self-pay patients who otherwise struggle to pay for needed care. A lot of attention has been given to destinations in Asia, particularly India … Continue reading

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Finding quality medical tourism destinations

A few weeks ago I traded several tweets with someone who was touting the benefits of Costa Rica as a medical tourism destination. I wound up getting a link to her company, called Exquisite Medical Tours, which specializes in arranging … Continue reading

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Medical tourist pays $9,000 for shoulder repair, saves more than $120,000

One of the biggest challenges for self-pay patients who are uninsured is paying for very expensive treatments and procedures that can cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. This month’s issue of Medical Tourism Magazine reports on how one self-pay … Continue reading

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