Exchange rates and health infrastructure attract medical tourists to Mexico

Merida Mayor watching the model of the new hospital Faro del Mayab (Photo: Google)

During the past year, Mexico received $1.798 billion USD in economic impact from medical tourists. One of the challenges facing tourism in Mexico is diversification to attract travelers from abroad, who leave more money, including those who come for health reasons, said Enrique de la Madrid, head of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur). The rise of the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

4 reasons to have your surgery in Mexico

According the Web site of Dr. Alicia Sigler, Mexico represents a wonderful place to have surgical procedures, due to the experience of local doctors, the low costs of traveling and staying in Mexico, accompanied More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 5th, 2017

Health tourism’s economic impact grows in Yucatan

Officials announce the creation in Merida of a dental cryopreservation laboratory. MERIDA — With the increase in the exchange rate of the dollar, health tourism in Yucatan will generate even more than the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Yucatan, one of the most popular destinations for medical tourism

National and international patients requiring clinical treatment increasingly identify Yucatán as an ideal destination to receive specialized and high-quality hospital care, including Mayab’s Lighthouse (Faro More...

The General Hospital had an investment of around 1 billion pesos (Photo: La Verdad Noticias)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

New Cancun general hospital opens its doors

CANCUN — The new General Hospital “Dr. Jesus Kumate Rodríguez” opened its doors on Friday March 10. This facility, with investment of 1 billion pesos, will create a center of care for patients More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Medical Tourism market grows in Mexico and the Yucatan

With a population of more than 122 million and the only developing destination in North America, Mexico is the 15th largest economy in the world. Its healthcare system is a mix of public and private, and the destination More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

More Important Than Your Passport!

Recently the Yucatan Times interviewed John Klug, a Senior Representative for Travel MedEvac. TYT: John, you’ve said that Emergency Medical Evacuation protection is more important than a passport.  What do you More...

Managing a “High – Risk” pregnancy without panic
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Managing a “High – Risk” pregnancy in Mérida without panic

Having a baby seems like something easy and natural. A woman gets pregnant, waits to the due date and gives birth. If it is a natural birth (without a surgery), the woman usually goes home after a couple days and More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Part of Victoria Medical Cancun temporarily closed after death

CANCUN — Victoria Medical Cancun was partially closed last week after a woman died. A section of the medical facility was shut down by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) More...

Star Medica Hospital in Merida.
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Expats highly rate health care in Mexico and Central America

The quality of healthcare is of the most critical things people should consider before moving abroad, especially retirees.  But how is the healthcare abroad?  Here’s an article by Chuck Bolotin that gives some More...