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Costa Rica Medical Tourism Summit Brings Together 250 Health and Tourism Companies
Date:5/8/2013

l procedures or cosmetic surgery and want to recuperate in total comfort and anonymity.” Escape Villas offers several well-appointed condos in the San Jose-Escazu area for guests who want a luxurious home base for post-op recovery.

Last year, medical tourism in Costa Rica generated some $338 million in revenue, with most tourists arriving for specialty procedures in dentistry, bariatric or orthopedic medicine, and plastic surgery. Residents of Canada and the United States make up the bulk of these travelers, who take advantage of the country’s close proximity and diverse range of sightseeing excursions. Median prices for health care and surgical procedures are typically 40 to 60 percent less than in the States, and Costa Rica boasts three JCI-accredited hospitals in the capital of San Jose.

Allan Flores, Minister of Costa Rica Tourism commented, “This conference is an ideal showcase to expose the high professionalism of our specialists in the area of health, the support of internationally accredited medical facilities, competitive rates of procedures, our geographical position, political and economic stability of our country, climate and natural attributes.”

In light of rising medical costs and insurance premiums in the States, it’s no surprise that international health travel has exploded in recent years. Even some of the most comprehensive health insurance plans carry so many exclusions that patients are forced to look for economic alternatives. Such was the case for Escape Villas guest Sherri Norman, who flew down to Costa Rica in March for a trio of medical procedures. A Washington D.C. native, Norman chose to join her friends in the postcard-perfect setting of a Manuel Antonio beach rental following her recuperation. “I had cataract surgery, four new crowns and a bridge put in, and laser resurfacing with S
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