Medical Tourism in Panama
Panama, one of Central America’s burgeoning cities for tourism and commerce, has in recent years expanded its appeal to offer high quality medical care at much lower prices than those in North America or Europe. In addition, the country’s scenic offerings allow for an enjoyable holiday in an environment where top class facilities are available at low costs.
The majority of medical staff in private hospitals in Panama have been trained in America. This allows visitors to avail of the same high standard of care as in the US without the worry of post treatment debt. Facilities within hospitals meet world class expectations. Those traveling from the United States will not even have to change currency when crossing the border; the American dollar is used throughout Panama.
Panama City, being the hub for commercial affairs, cultural centers and a thriving arts scene, is also home to many of the country’s best hospitals. Among treatments being sought by medical tourists, cosmetic surgery, dental services and eye surgery are the most popular. However, almost any surgical procedure is available in the various world class hospitals across the city. Spa treatments have also been marketed fervently by various medical tour operators located in the country.
Both before and after treatment, Panama offers an excellent tourist infrastructure, and moving from one part of the country to another can be achieved with ease. Panama City is a bustling metropolis with plenty to do and see, while outside the city there are endless options for adventure or relaxation.