Medical Tourism

>So before you ask, yes I am American.
I desperately need a tonsillectomy because of chronic strep throat. Doctor quoted 9k (insurance won't pay). Also need some other dental work and cavities filled.

I got 5k on credit cards but THAT'S IT. Where should I go to get surgery for a good price? Nothing over 3k preferably.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    dont know how hard will it be for american, but Russia has cheap dental offices, my friend got total front teeth renewal, i dont know how is it called in medical terminology. It costed approximately 1000 usd ( 90 000 rub) and the same procedure would have costed 8500 usd in Czechia.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mexico is the obvious answer.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mexico or Thailand. I let those mfers do an endoscopy for pocket change

      i keep hearing about thailand this board acts like it's the mecca of everything good

      I'm not sure about mexico honestly i'd be worried they'd harvest my organs or some shit

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Take everything you read here with a massive grain of salt

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Mexico is definitely the answer if you’re in the US. Find somewhere with a cheap flight (San Deigo>Tijuana or Cancun. Chat with providers via Facebook and ask them where you can stay when you’re there.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mexico or Thailand. I let those mfers do an endoscopy for pocket change

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Thailand
      Hell no. They are excellent at cutting dicks while keeping you alive but that's it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Thailand has world class dental clinics.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    > I am American.
    >Doctor quoted 9k
    just google any other country. I just radnomly checked Belgium which costs like 1.5k and I'm not even from there. I just know greece for dental work, but Poland, Czechia, Hungary is fine too. Check whatclinic, google ratings and leddit and you probably can get all for under 3k without going into a warzone or organ harvesting country.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you can get good medical treatment in malaysia BUT you have to go to a good private hospital to get it
    even so the cost would be a lot less than the usa
    i would suggest somewhere like sunway medical centre, i have been there before

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you come to Lima Peru I could help you out and connect you

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      A friend of my mom is a dentist, kind of the cheap-middle price range. And my ex's (on good terms with him) dentist is the best of the south american region, something like that. If you come here I could let you couch surf and connect you

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fly to Mexico City or Monterrey. There's ok places near the border but it's so shitty there. Basically whichever flight is cheaper for you

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mexicali has a large medical district and is reasonably safe. Most other border cities are questionable safety or quality.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's not just safety, it's overall just shittier. I just think some Americans are dissuaded to go deeper in Mexico and stay near the border because it's so dangerous

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The border areas are the worst (and also shittiest as far as dirty, run down, etc.) parts though. So many people go to Tijuana for medical and dental stuff though, that they built a special lane for it to return to the US, and your doctor can give you a pass to get into it. That's for driving across though, if you walk across it doesn't matter.

          There's also a ton of clinics in even the smaller crossings like Sonoyta and Algodones.

          Tijuana is by far the easiest because you can get there from San Diego using (mostly) public transportation, if you so desire but I'd think you might get better quality and prices at a clinic in Monterrey, Guad, or CDMX or wherever there's a lot of rich mexicans.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    honestly almost any country but Turkey comes to mind as it's a common dental tourist destination

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unless your a heavy smoker or drinker, you should probably go to a better insurance agency.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    argentina if you can find cheap flight, mexico if you can't
    don't bring expensive electronics, don't go to bars

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I agree with the others suggesting Mexico, but if that makes you uncomfortable, you could check out Hungary. The doctors are very good (part of the reason I moved here) and reasonably priced. The first place that showed up when I searched "budapest tonsillectomy" listed a price just under $1k for the procedure. I bet it could be cheaper if you shop around a bit. There are plenty of dentists around too. The city of Sopron on the border with Austria is like the dental capital of central Europe. If you're flexible with dates, you should be able to fly into Budapest or Vienna (if you wanted to give Sopron a try) for under $500 from major cities in eastern and central US.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I was going to say Hungary or for that matter anywhere in EU Eastern Europe like Poland, Czechia, Slovakia etc.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm in a similar boat as OP. I also need a tonsillectomy, but rather than price being an issue, the healthcare system is just bad in Canada.

    I definitely see a lot of recommendations already, but which would be the most fun to stay in for a few weeks? I don't think I would venture too far outside of one city, because apparently tonsillectomies can be a b***h and if you just start bleeding all of a sudden you want to get to the hospital as soon as possible, and I think I'd prefer to go back to the same hospital. So once again, which location would be the least boring after a few weeks?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is Thailand an option?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I mean, sure, if I can have a reasonable amount of fun in the same area. And if their doctors are talented enough to cut men's balls off, I sure hope they're capable of cutting out the "balls" of my throat.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is one reason i'm glad for my dual citizenship.

    I've got US/UK citizenship and live in the US, and even though the NHS in the UK is based on residency, not citizenship, it's enough enough to "establish" yourself in the UK if I were to for example be suffering from some protracted terminal illness or similar requiring long term assistance/care.

    Not the best plan in the world, but it's better than the US medical system in most cases for that sort of longer-term lingering (expensive) illness.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you're serious then do what other anons have said and go to Monterrey in Mexico. its safeish compared to the rest of the country. Southern Monterrey and San Pedro Garza Garcia have the best doctors but since you're in a budget any good doctor from Monterrey would do.

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