medical tourism at puerto vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is one of the most important beach destinations in Mexico with one of the largest foreign communities established in the country. Puerto Vallarta has been distinguished for being one of the safest cities in the country, besides being a port naturally protected against cyclones and hurricanes thanks to the Sierra Madre Occidental that walls Bahía de Banderas, it is a city recognized worldwide for the kindness and friendliness of its local people, which is reflected in the attention treatment and quality of service to vacationers and foreigners.

If all these has not convinced you that Puerto Vallarta is an ideal destination to invest in real estate, then we give you one more reason.

Puerto Vallarta is a world-renowned health center since its hospital infrastructure offers a full range of highly competitive services and specialties, in both quality and price.

Headquarter of the first medical tourism business organization affiliated to the United Nations World Tourism Organization UNWTO, and the Mexican Council of the Medical Tourism Industry (CMITM).

In addition, the destination has been used as the meeting point for medical professionals from all countries attending to the numerous congresses and conventions held every year.

According to Forbes Mexico magazine, the country receives around 1.5 million patients from the United States, Canada and Europe annually, from which, 35% of them come to Puerto Vallarta in search of medical services.

Puerto Vallarta offers cutting-edge technology to meet the needs for preventive treatments, medical check-ups and specialized surgeries at a low cost.

Medical tourism is known as the activity in which a person seeks for health services abroad because it is cheaper than in their country of origin, in Puerto Vallarta the most popular treatments requested by foreigners are:

  • Odontology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Aesthetic medicine
  • Prosthetics (Hip, knee)
  • Traumatology
  • Dermatology

Studies carried out by PROMEXICO suggest that a foreign person can have savings between 36 and 89% in their treatments in Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta has grown in the health sector with an increase on the demand for services and treatments in recent years, for this reason, we invite Adriana Robin, physiotherapist, rehabilitation expert in Vallarta, whom will help us answer some frequently asked questions on this subject.

interview with adriana robin

What are the most common surgeries that need this type of treatment?

  • Column
  • Hip
  • Knee

Average recovery time of a patient after surgery?

The recovery time of a patient after surgery varies according to the operation performed, the times in the most common surgeries are:

  • Hip (3 – 6 months)
  • Knee (6 -8 months)
  • Column (6-8 months)

How much is the cost for home therapy?

The price varies depending on the area where the patient is going to be treated and has a range between $ 700- $ 900 MXN

What is the average length of stay for a recovery from this type of surgery?

A foreigner who travels to Puerto Vallarta to undergo a surgery has a recovery process that goes from 3 to 8 months, however the patient can travel abroad 10 days after his operation and finish his recovery at home.

How is the recovery process?

Once the surgery is done, the patient can start his rehabilitation process the following day, depending on the type of surgery, this process may go from 10 sessions onwards, with an initial duration according to the patient’s physical situation, (Recommended session should be between 50 and 60 min).

Given all this factors into place, Puerto Vallarta positions itself as an ideal destination for Real Estate investments.

It’s very important to consider the available health offering surrounding any potential property acquisition, since it facilitates detecting the services to which you can have access to.

In terms of location and infrastructure, Nima Bay presents itself as a great opportunity for its strategic location at Marina Vallarta, being located only a few minutes from different high quality medical centers.