Medical Tour Experts, Inc. (MTE) is an American-Filipino company based in the U.S. that is promoting medical tourism to the Philippines. Their clients include patients who are looking to undergo weight loss surgery as well as cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures.
Why Medical Tourism?
Surveys reveal that about 50 million Americans are not insured due to the high cost of medical insurance. Medical tourism is increasing in popularity due to the fact that it can save people thousands of dollars and can be much faster than having people wait for surgery in their home country.
For example, in the U.S. many elective procedures can come with a rather high price tag, while in countries like Canada, you may be on a waiting list that can seem to take forever.
Medical Tourism Experts, Inc. is aiming to put the Philippines at the top of the list of foreign countries offering quality medical care at a fraction of the cost. They believe that those traveling to the Philippines will not only enjoy surgery at a huge discount, but will enjoy the people of the country as well. MTE believes the people who live in the Philippines are warm and friendly and this will translate to a good experience for those seeking treatment outside of their home country.
Is Medical Tourism Trading Quality for Cost?
People seeking treatment outside of their home country are typically concerned about the quality of care, quality of hospital, and even the education of the doctors. MTE does not believe in compromising quality for cost. The hospitals and doctors are held to the same standards as those in the U.S. and many even have U.S. trained specialists.
There are currently three hospitals in the Philippines that have been accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI), while another three are pending accreditation. MTE also handles every step of the process before, during, and after surgery. It starts with an online estimate request and goes through every stage until a person decides that they want to go ahead with the surgery.
How Much Can You Save With Medical Tourism?
The cost of the surgeries can be as low as 20% of the cost stateside. This does not include travel, but MTE also schedules travel and recovery in five star hotels and resorts for a reasonable price.
Medical Tourism Benefits Both U.S. Citizens and Philippine Citizens
Medical tourism is becoming one of the largest contributors to the Philippine economy. When someone chooses to go to the Philippines for surgery, the Philippine economy is boosted by the hospital stay, the need for more people working in health care, and the additional money from staying there during the recovery process.
At the same time, it benefits the person going for surgery in that they can save thousands of dollars. There are many types of surgery available in the Philippines, such as: cosmetic, dental, bariatric, heart bypass, knee and hip replacement, and kidney transplants to name a few.
For people seeking a refuge on escalating medical costs in the U.S., traveling to the Philippines is showing the potential for global health care. Not only can it save a person thousands of dollars, but the friendly environment and healthy climate can help to make recovery easier. Having time for a short vacation is also a benefit that you can’t get stateside.