Medical tourism in Colombia is emerging as a premier location for many people seeking quality and affordable medical options outside of the USA, Europe and other industrialized nations across the world. Representatives from medical institutions from all over the country are currently in Los Angeles, California attending a major health conference to promote their trade. Organized by the World Medical Tourism Association, the conference will have over 2,000 attendees from over 60 countries around the world. Colombia will be sending 36 representatives from 19 different clinics, hospitals, and institutions to attend the event and promote medical tourism in colombia.
The idea of medical tourism in Colombia is not new. The government has been promoting the country as a top destination to receive high quality treatments such as cosmetic surgery and dentistry at a reduced cost. Colombia has always been known for having one of the top health care systems in Latin America. In fact, hospitals in Medellin have received a number of top accolades for performing state of the art surgeries and transplants. As Colombia continues to improve its security, medical tourism in Colombia will continue to attract more and more international attention as health costs continue to climb in developed nations.
At the present time, new hospitals and state of the art medical clinics are being planned across the country in places like Cartagena, Bogota and Medellin. In order to bolster medical tourism in Colombia, the government is working on alliances between the health sector and the hospitality industry in order to further promote the country as a destination for medical work. Spas and spa hotels plan to offer high grade services to clientele including the recently announced Medical City in Cartagena. For a fraction of the cost in the USA, Europe or Canada, patients can combine an exotic vacation in a beautiful country and rehab in superior accommodations. For some, the idea of combining a cosmetic surgery with a vacation is the ideal manner in which to keep their medical procedures private. Whatever the reason, medical tourism in Colombia continues to gain the interest of a more wide and varied international audience of new patients year after year.
Visit Discover Colombia for more information on hospitals and medical clinics that offer these services to international patients.