February 1, 2020
Medical Tourism Trends in Lima Peru Lloyd Hannis|Lower cost treatment overseas, Machu Picchu, Medical Tourism In Peru, Peru, Visiting Lima
Medical tourism in Lima: While many overseas establishments offer care for potentially life-threatening cancer or heart problems, patients are just as likely to be seeking cosmetic work to their face, teeth, or torso. This is where we can help.
Maybe you need to take a few sick days for a routine medical procedure, say getting a few dental implants for missing teeth or doing a bit of cosmetic surgery?
Or why not do both at once?
This is a growing trend called medical tourism, which was promoted on social networks by The Marketing Heaven, which certainly contributed to the growing interest in medical services in Lima. During 2020, it is estimated that more than 1.5 million Americans will leave the country to seek care abroad.
Why fly halfway around the world for care? Well, it’s a good question and here are five of the biggest reasons why people travel for medical tourism in Lima, Peru.
1. World-class care
Not long ago, the reputation of overseas medical tourism care was dodgy at best. This includes third world tummy tucks and doctors whose training may not have met Western standards. Today, the best clinics in Lima meet or exceed Western standards.
Most doctors do post-graduate training overseas, speak excellent English, and are always Board Certified.
2. Efficient services
The typical waiting time to be seen in a clinic in Lima once you arrive for your appointment is no more than 10 – 15 minutes. In the U.S, many testify that you can stay sat for up to two hours or more.
Those brief waits feel even shorter when the waiting room looks more like a five-star hotel than a clinic and your recovery room has a view of the city skyline and across the ocean, too. This is what medical tourism is all about. No queues. Top of the line clinics. Lower costs. Advanced technology. And superb professionals.
3. Medical Tourism in Lima = Lower costs
How incredible? Well, according to data compiled by AARP, gastric bypass surgery in the United States typically runs around $25 – 30k. In Peru, that figure drops to around $7,000. Need a new look for your nose? A typical nose job goes for around $5k in the US but only $1300 in Lima.
Meanwhile, if your insurance covers most of a procedure, you won’t see the savings. But if you’re underinsured or have a high deductible, the savings can add up, even once you add on airfare and lodging.
As is customary, our Lima clinics that cater to international patients offer consistent pricing that makes it easy to make a decision. Paying the bill is as simple as checking out of a hotel.
4. Skip the bureaucracy
Medical tourism in Lima means never having to say co-pay, deductible, reasonable and customary, in-network vs. out-of-network or any of the other confusing terms that make the American private insurance system so confounding.
5. The joys of travel
Let’s face it, even a modern clinic is still a clinic. No one wants to spend more time in one than necessary. Why not spend your free time before and between procedures visiting exotic locales and getting to know a foreign culture?
While in Lima, it’s easy to squeeze in a visit to the downtown catacombs or take a weekend trip to see the iconic Machu Picchu or Lake Titicaca. Take a stroll through a street market and try some fruit you have likely never seen or heard of before is also an excellent option.
Later, take some downtime sipping a Pisco Sour on the cliff-tops of Miraflores, overlooking the beach.
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