Exchange rates and health infrastructure attract medical tourists to Mexico

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
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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
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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...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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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...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Private sector donates beds and equipment to IMSS clinics in Yucatán

With the objective that family members of patients in the pediatrics area have a dignified and comfortable rest, several business chambers in Yucatan donated 54 bed-chairs to the General Regional Hospital No. 1 More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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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...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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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...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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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...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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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...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 29th, 2016
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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...