We bring the most highly skilled surgeons, doctors and dentists of Guatemala together with patients from America, and other countries, who are seeking a more cost-effective solution to their medical needs.
Full-service medical attention with personal assistants, high-tech modern hospitals and world-class physicians, thoroughly accredited and qualified, will make your surgery and recovery as stress free as possible.
Before you even consider travel arrangements, think of Guatemala Medical Travel as your personal advocate -- in-country, on-site and on the job -- matching the patient to the appropriate physician, and making it work. It is our job to introduce you to the finest quality medical professional to meet your needs, to maintain your bills at 60-80% less than normal US prices, and to be sure all the surrounding details are done right, the first time. Your experience in Guatemala will be not just satisfying, but outstanding.
As a very specialized medical tourism facilitator, Guatemala Medical Travel investigates and thoroughly qualifies the doctors and hospitals we represent in order to assure that our clients receive the finest medical care in the country. We verify credentials, conduct in-depth interviews and request letters of recommendation from both former patients and other doctors. Your assigned agent uses a variety of quality indicators to determine that the doctors that we recommend have the medical talent, modern instrumentation and quality staff to perform to your expectations at a fraction of the price that you might pay in America.
Unlike anything the United States medical system, Guatemala Medical Travel offers VIP companion advocacy services. Imagine having a business manager, personal medical assistant, private driver and caring companion attending to your needs from the onset of symptoms throughout your 100% successful recovery. On your return home, we compile all the documentation you need to claim tax deductions and receive insurance reimbursement for medical expenses.
All of your questions are answered. Is it safe to travel in Guatemala? Who will arrange for transportation and choose the best accommodations for my recovery? Who will fill out and translate the paperwork for me? I forgot my x-rays or test results. How can I Fed-Ex or email them to my Guatemalan doctor? Who has used this doctor before and what is their recommendation? On the day of my surgery, the doctor will need payment in full. Who can I trust to handle the cash transfer and keep detailed financial records?
At Guatemala Medical Travel, we have already done the research, and continue to update important, pertinent data every day. Right down to prescription delivery, cell phone rental and reservations for restaurants, tours and cultural events, you can depend on us to be at your side and take care of everything you need.
Twenty or thirty years ago we heard vague stories of desperate cancer patients traveling to South America for the ancient cures found in exotic jungle flora, or fading starlets jetting off to Switzerland for bizarre rejuvenating treatments. In the 21st century, overseas health care options, especially in Guatemala, are a sensible and attractive choice for the aging North American and European population. Advances in global communication and digital imaging allow your primary care provider at home to discuss your case instantly and accurately with trusted Guatemalan specialists.
Medical travel, as a preferred option for major surgeries and dental care, has grown at a tremendous rate in the last 10 years. Guatemala Medical Travel actively participates in the World Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress, to strengthen ties with North American medical associates. The 6th annual convention, in Las Vegas in 2013, is attracting thousands of attendees representing top US insurance companies, major employers and government agencies from over 60 countries. The convention features 100 expert speakers and 150 exhibitors covering such timely subjects as:
As Americans grow more frustrated with the bloated, deteriorating US medical system, they turn to the internet to access the vast amounts of information regarding the health care options available in other countries. Patients now have the ability to choose from the best in the world, not just in their home state. Working together with a medical travel facilitator, they are directed to the optimal destination for quality healthcare, not the provider who buys the best advertising placement.
The information is definitely out there. After many weeks of diligent internet research, you will be able to determine which hospitals are accredited by the JCI, the international division of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, by far the largest and most highly respected in the United States, and which doctors are board certified or have similarly high standards of accreditation in their home countries. You may be shocked to find out that you can save $45,000 on a knee replacement in Guatemala, or $130,000 on a new heart valve. The entire dental implant package is $1550, not $4500. Virtually tour a Guatemalan hospital suite that looks more like a 5-star hotel, with plasma TV, leather sofa, hardwood flooring and elegant flourishes. Together with the latest medical instrumentation and 24-hour nursing, this hospital room costs only $120 per night.
We see Guatemala on the fast track to join the ranks of India, Malaysia, Thailand, Eastern Europe, Brazil and Costa Rica as one of the premier global healthcare destinations for American patients.