Costa Rica Hotspot for Medical Tourism

Costa Rica Medical Tourism

This year is the year that Costa Rica puts itself on the map when it comes to medical tourism by hosting the Medical Travel International Business Summit starting on May 2nd, 2011 in San Jose and Guanacaste Costa Rica.The Summit will feature a series of round-table discussions, lectures by experts at the Ramada Plaza Herradura Hotel Convention Center commencing on May 2nd,  followed by medical training workshops, projects and lectures at the Hilton Paagayo Hotel in Guanacaste until May 4th, 2011. Lecture topics will include marketing, safety, quality and certification of the medical tourism industry in Costa Rica. Exhibitors will include recovery centers, hospitals, clinics and hotels.

Guanacaste has progressed as the developing area for medical tourism and it seems fitting for the region to host this convention. With some of the leading facilities, including Sun Ranch, being built in this area, Guanacaste is capable of showing the development of Medical tourism in Costa Rica.

In terms of Sun Ranch, the large 900 hectare area will include a full service hospital, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course and luxury hotels. This development will change the perception and landscape of medical tourism forever. This complex is scheduled to begin construction in 2012.

There has been a great response in terms of attendees confirmed for this global conference which will include professionals, corporations and representatives seeking to determine the opportunities medical tourism will present in Costa Rica and Latin America.

Medical Tourism in Costa Rica Progressive

With over 49 million Americans without medical insurance and even more without basic  dental care, medical tourism will fill the void for these Americans who cannot afford medical treatment and procedures in the United States. Patients who have undergone procedures in Costa Rica have returned and spread the word about their positive and high quality care and of course the relatively inexpensive cost of the procedure.

With one of the most progressive and advanced health care systems, Costa Rica’s high quality standards, English speaking doctors and relative easy to get to have put Costa Rica on the top of the list for medical tourism. Popular medical tourism procedures include:

Dentistry – 36%

Cardiovascular – 22%

Cosmetic Surgeries – 12%

Other general medical treatments – 14%

Where else can you visit a beautiful location, see some great attractions and get a new set of teeth, with medical tourism on the rise in Costa Rica, Pura Vida just got better! – brought to you by CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com


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About the Author: Tee is Senior Editor of CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and NBC's adventure dating series fans magazine LoveInTheWildFansMag.com, as well ascontributing editor to QRCodesUSA.org

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