Brazil: The One-Stop Destination for World-Class Health Care
Brazil is the largest country in South America and is a one-stop destination for all kinds of tourism. This country invites millions of tourists each year for recreational purposes, business trips, medical purposes, shopping, cultural attractions, adventure and sports. Brazil has an impressive healthcare record, with leading private as well as public hospitals functioning in the area.
Why choose Brazil for travel and Treatment?
Brazil is known the world over for its lush beaches and friendly climate. Tourists flock to this tropical haven to indulge in the elaborate festivities of Rio de Janeiro, to experience the splendor of the Iguazu Falls or to visit South America’s largest city – São Paulo. With year-round warm weather (28 degrees average) and rarely a day of extreme temperature, Brazil is one of the most tourist-friendly places in the world. Great news for medical tourists is that Brazil has world-class surgeons and internationally accredited hospitals at half the rates of what those in most places in the United States and Europe.
Medical Facilities in Brazil
Due to impressively minimized surgery costs and world-class facilities, many seeking medical procedures choose Brazil. Brazil has gained international acclaim for in cosmetic and plastic surgery. It is also hub for fertility treatment, cardiology, obesity surgery and general surgery. Some outstanding facilities include Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital, Hospital da Coracao and Hospital Sirio Libanes.
Brazil's Hospitals and International Standards of Care
What makes Brazil an impressive contender for medical tourism is the large number of JCI-accredited (Joint Commission International) hospitals in the area. Many hospitals in Brazil are also approved by bodies such as the International Organization for Standardization and the Canadian Council for Health Services because of streamlined infrastructures and modern technology. Prior to practicing, surgeons in Brazil must first attain licenses from the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine, which sets high standards for medical practice. Brazilian surgeons often train in the United States as part of their residency.
Extremely low cost of these world-class services increases the appeal. For example, gastric surgeries costing from $8,000 to $13,000 in the United States cost $3,200 to $ 3,800 in Brazil. Tummy tucks cost a maximum of $5,000 in Brazil whereas the lowest price for the same procedure starts at $6,000. Cost for operations in Brazil medical facilities are as much as 30 to 80 percent less than in the US and Europe
Convalescence in Brazil
Not only will Brazil’s relaxing beaches, perfect temperatures and picturesque scenery be the perfect atmosphere for recovery, but Brazil’s medical facilities concentrate on patient aftercare. Also available is a range of spa facilities that offer health and nutrition services under the care of endocrinologists and nurses and provide services such as physiotherapy, nutrition and psychology to considerably lighten convalescence time. Spa facilities also offer saunas, yoga classes, steam baths, gyms, relaxation areas, massages and pools.
Brazil Travel Information
Brazil’s national language is Portuguese, but English is widely spoken. Due to the devaluation of the real (BRL), Brazil is a great low-cost destination. Most European passport holders do not need to obtain a visa before entering Brazil, but Americans and Japanese are required to get one from a consulate in advance. The voltage in Brazil is 110-220 Volts. At the time of writing, no vaccinations are required for travel to Brazil..
Brazil Quick Facts
Portuguese (official and most widely spoken language); Other languages include English, Spanish German, Italian, & Japanese
||SÃ£o Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)
Rio de Janeiro-GaleÃ£o International Airport (GIG)
||both 120 and 240 volts; 60 Hz