Medical tourism deals offer cheap plastic surgery abroad, family vacation packages
The basic idea is that medical procedures can be very expensive in the United States compared to costs in other countries. Mexico, Costa Rica Korea and other countries are becoming hotspots for those who want to save money on treatments and travel too.
For example, Medicaltourism.com specializes in helping those considering travel abroad for medical treatment, including Asia where the site claims many procedures cost less than half what they do here. Angioplasty can cost about $57,000 in the U.S. compared to about $14,000 in Costa Rica, and the site will help you find a nearby Bed & Breakfast to stay during your recovery along with your family. Costa Rican stays start at about $95 a night for a two-bedroom and an additional $20 a night for each family member.
And the bargains go on. A face lift can cost upwards of $15,000 in this country and only about $1,000 in Thailand and India.
What do you say? Would you travel abroad to save money on a medical procedure? Would you bring the family or friends?