|Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
1) Where you live, is this practise becoming more and more common ?
2) Would you be ready to do it ?
1) It's common where I live (Medellín) because it's cheap comparatively here and the quality is excellent, lots of people come from different parts of the country and abroad to have cosmetic, dental and highly specialized surgeries done. Highly specialized surgeries are usually transplants, they've even performed larinx and intestines transplants, among other things.
Bogotá, Cali, Armenia and other cities account for big medical tourism as well.
Transplants in Medellín are performed mostly at Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl ( www.elhospital.org.co
) and Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe ( www.hptu.org.co
). I've had surgery myself at HUSPV.
Hospitals here are joining forces in that respect and there's a program here called "Salud sin Fronteras" that makes all the necesary arrangements, tickets, hotels for relatives, immigration and emigration stuff and obviously all the things concerning to the procedure itself.
There's an interesting article about medical tourism to Colombia for you to read here (in Spanish):
2) If I had to, the savings were worth it and the quality was good I'd do it, besides I'd get to fly!.
Thing is... I don't think I'd have to because I live where the others come to have surgery done!
[Edited 2006-03-24 22:20:01]
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