MEDICAL TOURISM IN PERU: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
History shows us that around 4000 BC, many pilgrims were traveling to the temples in Mesopotamia to obtain diagnoses of their illnesses. They continued their trips to the Sumerian regions to receive treatment in health centres around the hot springs in that area.
Around the early 1990’s many foreigners travelled to the United States (or Europe) to get modern medical treatment in the largest cities in the country as they were more advanced.
This is a phenomenon that we now call Medical Tourism and figures show steady growth in Peru over the last 10 years.
As medical services’ costs continue to grow in developed countries such as the United States, developing countries have the chance to step in with competitive advantages regarding quality, time frames, first-world technology, cutting-edge gizmos and gadgets, and of course very reasonable costs due to lower overheads: making it all the more worthwhile for a trip to Lima, Peru.
After all, the bounty needed for quality medical care in the United States isn’t a secret. I heard about a friend who had a fractured wrist. He was taken to the hospital; they gave him painkillers, put a cast on him and sent him home. A month later he got a bill of US$1,800 plus 300 of the greens for the use of a private ambulance.
Horror stories like this perfectly explain why the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) estimates about 180,000 Americans travel to other countries each year for medical procedures, such as knee replacements, hip operations, regular checkups, or dental surgeries.
It doesn’t end there, though: about 50 million Americans lack health insurance, and another 35 million have insufficient coverage.
Many others go abroad for cosmetic surgeries that are not covered by their insurance in the United States.
The cost in Miami to perform extensive dental work, which includes a dental implant, a root canal and several replacement fillings costs between US$11,000 and $ 13,000. However, in Lima the same treatment goes for about US$ 3,500. And if more complicated surgeries are involved such as a gastric bypass that costs about US$ 30,000 in Fort Lauderdale, you pay about US$ 10,000 for in Lima.
The most important question then, is this: Is Lima Peru well prepared to offer First World medical services? From many studies, the answer is an unequivocal yes.
On top of value for money and quality of care, you can surround yourself with a beautiful, exotic and history-rich landscape throughout the process because Peru offers the high Andes mountains, exotic beaches and even the lush Amazon, meaning there is something for all types of traveller. Even cuisine has become a big hit over recent years with annual food fairs such as Mistura drawing hordes of international visitors, too.
When it comes to safety protocols, which is a top priority for anyone practicing medical tourism, our trusted partners are air-tight. For example, to proceed with Cosmetic Surgery in Peru, specialists are required to comply with safety protocols to protect your well-being:
Prior to your Surgery in Peru, you won’t take any medication without the specialist’s consent (especially if it contains acetylsalicylic acid or any of its derivatives).
In previous communications, you will have reported any treatment or medication you have been receiving including natural remedies for the flu, contraceptives or sleeping pills, to antibiotics or medicine of any kind, and especially blood thinners.
Twenty-four hours before surgery you won’t be able to ingest alcoholic beverages and only consume soft food.
On the day of the operation, you may have to observe total fasting and you won’t be able to consume water eight hours before the procedure.
Don’t understand a word of Spanish? Not a problem. Lloyd, our coordinator from England, will provide you all the information you need in the build-up to your trip and connect you with English speaking doctors you can trust and have confidence in. These doctors will provide you with the assurances you need to be able to make an informed decision about undertaking surgery and other medical treatments in Peru.
With our help, you can change features of your body you were never really happy with, taking facial treatments to improve symmetry and looks, rejuvenating skin to turn back the clock or simply correcting defects such as missing teeth.
Exploring Medical Tourism with us can also help you to finally treat that growing pain you have been ignoring because you couldn’t afford it or you are still on a waiting list in your home country.
You decide and we’ll make it happen.
We have undertaken a rigorous vetting process to build up a portfolio of experts in the fields of Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Weight Loss and Cosmetic Surgery.
They have been scored against our strict criteria on registration, qualifications, experience, English-language aptitude, bedside manner (the ‘likeability’ factor), aftercare and of course on the technology and equipment used in their clinic.
We offer complete transparency with customer satisfaction being our primary goal, plus
All of our clinics in Lima are correctly registered with the Health Ministry and keep the highest standards.
Taking medical treatment in Peru at one of our recommended facilities means you can say goodbye to waiting lists and be confident the doctor will understand your expectations for the procedure you are considering.
For more information, including the procedures currently available, customer testimonies and how to schedule a virtual consultation with SurgeryinPeru, please contact us today.
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