Argentina Tourism and Healthcare
Argentina offers so much for travelers to explore, from the stunning glaciers of the world’s southernmost city of Ushuaia to the capital of Buenos Aires, referred to as the Paris of South America. Americans and Europeans are taking advantage of the economy to come to Argentina for medical procedures ranging from complicated surgery to fertility treatments to world-class cosmetic surgery.
Why choose Argentina for medical treatment?
Argentina is in the Southern hemisphere, so tourists from the north travel to the region during the winter months in order to take advantage of warm weather. Many of Argentina’s cities were built by European immigrants so they have an entrancing European atmosphere. Although travelers from England may find that flight prices to Argentina may be high, they will find that the cost of staying in the country and having amazingly priced medical procedures is well worth the expense of the trip. Apart from coming to Argentina for medical reasons, many tourists take advantage of their trip to visit the relaxing countryside of Patagonia and the Argentine wine country of Mendoza.
Medical Facilities in Argentina
Doctors practicing in Argentina are fully qualified and hold degrees from the world’s top universities, just like their counterparts in the U.S. and in England. In fact, Argentine plastic surgeons are at high demand since as many as one in thirty Argentines have some form of plastic surgery. The most popular cosmetic surgeries performed in Argentina include liposuction, laser surgery, and breast augmentation.
Modern Hospitals & International Standards of Care
Due to the increasing popularity of medical tourism in Argentina, there are many clinics in Buenos Aires specializing in hosting travelers coming to Argentina for medical procedures. At these clinics, tourists will find that doctors are fluent in English and have access to the most up-to-date technology. The number of Americans coming to Argentina for procedures has skyrocketed, which is not shocking when a facelift in the U.S. costs about $15,000 while it only costs $5,000 in Argentina. Another popular procedure is fertility treatments that normally cost over £50,000 in London, but is a fraction of the price in Buenos Aires at only £10,000. Merging your vacation with a medical procedure in Argentina could not be easier. Let us help you plan your trip, from organizing hotel rooms to contacting medical facilities.
Convalescence in Argentina
Recovery time for any type of medical procedure is the same no matter where the surgery is performed. In Argentina however, clinics make the recovery period as relaxing and comfortable as possible with rooms for convalescence and full focus on after care. Patients will find that they are very well looked after.
Argentina Travel Info
Americans and Europeans do not need a visa to enter Argentina, and are welcome to stay in the country for up to three months. Due to the economic crisis of 2002, the Argentine peso is still much weaker than the dollar or the pound, making the country very affordable for tourists. Even though it is a Spanish speaking country, most Argentines know some English and many are fluent in English.
Argentina Quick Facts
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