Medical Tourism in Latin America
Medical Tourism in Latin America (also called medical travel, health tourism or global healthcare) is a term initially used by travel agencies to describe travelling across international borders to obtain health care.
It is generally refered to the practice of travelling internationally to receive healthcare procedures as well as complex specialized surgeries such as joint replacement, cardiac surgery, dental surgery and cosmetic surgery. However, almost every type of health care (including psychiatry and alternative treatments) are available in Latin America.
Most mayor countries in Latin America have identified Medical Tourism as a national industry including Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, as well as the Dominican Republic and Cuba.