El Salvador: Ambulatory Surgical Clinics Certified

There are now eight clinics dedicated to small outpatient surgery with international accreditation, strengthening the country's position as a medical tourism destination.  

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Zaldivar Clinic and Day Surgery Center are the two new hospitals accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International (AAAASFI).

From a press release by the Ministry of Tourism of El Salvador (Mitur):

El Salvador continues to gain ground in medical tourism. The president of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International (AAAASFI) Ronal Edward Iverson visited the country to establish two new medical centers. These are Zaldivar and Centro de Cirugía Ambulatoria.

Zaldivar Clinic is a leader in the field of Plastic Surgery and beauty treatments and has a diverse range of services such as plastic surgery, minimally invasive treatments, weight reduction and facial and body spa that use innovative equipment.

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El Salvador: Medical Tourism Still Growing

May 2018

The country generated $13 million in medical and dental tourism services provided to 24 thousand visitors in 2017.

In a statement, the Ministry of Tourism indicated that "... Dental services, outpatient surgeries, stem cell treatments, bariatric surgeries, among others, are the most requested services in the country because of their quality of services and prices compared to other destinations."

El Salvador: Medical Tourism Up 8%

March 2015

In 2014 the industry generated revenues of $21.2 million, 8.5% more than in 2013.

In 2014 19,000 tourists, mostly from the United States, visited the country to have a procedure or undergo treatment, whose average prices are up to four times lower than in the United States.

Rise of Medical Tourism in El Salvador

August 2014

In the first six months of the year the income generated from this activity grew by 26.6% compared to the same period in 2013.

"... In the first half of 2014 10,338 people came into the country for medical treatment, generating $12,145,969 million in foreign exchange ... This represents an increase of 19.6% and 26.6% respectively when compared with the same period in 2013, when the amount of people who came was 8646 and revenue was $9,595,313."

Advances in Medical Tourism in El Salvador

November 2013

With the certification obtained by the Nuestra Señora de la Paz hospital the country has six internationally accredited hospitals.

From a press release by the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador:

Medical Tourism is gaining ground in our country, an area in which officials from the Ministry of Tourism and the Salvadoran Tourism Corporation are seeking to position El Salvador as a sustainable and competitive destination.

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