Medical Tourism Mexico

Strategically located between its large and wealthy neighbor to the north, the United States, and smaller Central American countries to the south, Mexico offers miles of beaches on the Caribbean to the east and on the Pacific to the west. In between its border, the country offers ancient ruins, rich landscapes, cultural heritage and delicious cuisine known world-wide to the 24+ million annual visitors to the country. The country’s capital, Mexico City, boasts a population of more than 20 million people making it the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.

The healthcare system in Mexico has improved over the years but still struggles to meet the needs of its population of more than 123 million people. Services are offered by the public sector which is responsible for fulfilling the Government’s promise of universal healthcare. There are more private sector hospitals than public sector hospitals in Mexico. Many Mexican nationals access healthcare through the private sector. Doctors and other healthcare professionals in Mexico are considered well-educated including those who have studied and trained in the United States.

Medical tourism has existed for many years with large numbers of Americans crossing the border to access affordable dental care and low cost pharmaceuticals. Bariatric procedures and cosmetic surgery have become big business along