The average cost of a knee replacement for an uninsured patient in the United States is around $40,000. What does the same surgery cost at one of Mexico's top hospitals? Around $11,500. More and more foreigners are seeking medical and dental care in Mexico. More than half of Americans that file for bankruptcy say that medical bills were a factor! Many Mexican hospitals have state of the art equipment and doctors who have trained at the world's best medical schools, so its no surprise that people are seeking out care abroad.
For uninsured Americans, traveling to Mexico for surgery is a great cost savings alternative.
Medical Procedure USA Mexico
Angioplasty Up to $57,000 $17,100
Heart Bypass Up to $144,000 $21,100
Heart Valve Replacement Up to $170,000 $31,000
Knee Replacement Up to $50,000 $11,500
Hip Resurfacing Up to $30,000+ $13,400
Hip Replacement Up to $43,000 $13,800
Special Fusion Up to $100,000 $8,000
Face Lift Up to $15,000 $8,000
Rhinoplasty Up to $8,000 $5,000
Lap Band/Bariatric Up to $30,000 $9,200
Hysterectomy Up to $15,000 $7,500
Dental Implant $2,000-10,000 $1,000
Some of the top hospitals in Mexico are:
Christus Muguerza - branches throughout Mexico
Hospital Angeles - branches throughout Mexico
ABC Hospital (American-British Cowdray) - Mexico City
I have personally been to the ABC Hospital in Mexico City and I can attest that I received outstanding care at a fraction of the price.
Below is a video of the Christus Muguerza Hospital in Monterrey: