Buenos Aires, Argentina is not only the capital of Argentina, but is one of the most important cities in Latin America and one of the most frequented by tourists. It has a very strong European influence throughout the entire city and is often referred to as the “Paris of South America.” With a countless number of museums, art galleries, theatres and even business conference centers combined with its diverse culture, beautiful atmosphere and gorgeous scenery, it is no wonder that tourists flock here from all over the world.
However, more recently, tourists have been traveling to Buenos Aires for different reasons. After the collapse of the peso in January 2002, Argentina became a highly desirable destination for medical tourism since the collapse resulted in extremely favorable exchange rates for US citizens visiting Argentina. Buenos Aires has long been known for their advanced health care system and highly skilled doctors, therefore it was only natural for them to jump in on the medical tourism fad. There are many modern hospitals and clinics throughout the city where one can receive world-class healthcare at a fraction of the cost of healthcare in the US. These hospitals and clinics offer everything from gastric bypass surgery to ultrasonic liposuction and regardless of the type of surgery you are looking for, Buenos Aires can offer it to you at nearly a tenth of what the procedure would cost in the United States. Unlike many other medical tourism destinations, Buenos Aires is not known for one specific type of surgery, but instead is renowned for having highly skilled surgeons in all areas. Still the most popular type of surgery to have done here is cosmetic surgery, but this does not speak to the abilities of other types of surgeons.
Excellent medical treatment is not the only reason people are looking to Buenos Aires for their next surgery. It also happens to be a fabulous vacation destination and the hospitals take full advantage of this. The packages that can be purchased through medical tourism companies include everything from airport pick up, accommodations, meeting with surgeons beforehand and follow-up care and procedures once they return home. These packages offer patients a worry-free vacation and surgical experience.