Medical Tourism in the Dominican Republic

Between 25,000 and 30,000 patients arrive in the country every year in search of medical services such as surgeries of various types, and dental procedures, among other things.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Authorities estimate that approximately 8 out of 10 health tourists come to the country with a companion, which opens up possibilities for increasing demand for tourismAmong the services most in demand are general, aesthetic and plastic surgeries, weight loss treatments, dental implant procedures, oncological and orthopedic treatments.   

See also: "The Potential of Medical Tourism"

Alejandro Cambiaso, president of the Dominican Association of Health Tourism, explained to that "they estimate that around 25,000 to 30,000 international patients are cared for each year in the Dominican Republic, including health tourism and tourist medicine, while for this year, 2018, we have very good expectations. "

He also explained that "the country has had new medical structures designed, such as those in Punta Cana; in Santiago with Robotic Surgery in the Metropolitan Hospital (Homs), Cedimat with cardiovascular care, the General Hospital of the Plaza de la Salud with preventive check-ups and oncological and orthopedic treatments, as well as centers specialized in ophthalmology using advanced technology."

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