Local News & Events

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

Puerto Vallarta's Medical Tourism is Booming

Pub Memo
go to original
October 14, 2014

Puerto Vallarta’s Medical Tourism is booming, especially now since surgeries are being performed at the same price if not lower than those same surgeries being performed in the border towns of Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta has so much to offer patients looking for medical tourism. With over 5 major state of the art hospitals, and teams of doctors performing surgeries on patients travelling from all over the world, Mexico has decided to develop Puerto Vallarta into its Medical Tourism destination.  Patients for years have been travelling to the border to have Gastric Sleeve Surgery, Plastic Surgery or Dental work done because the prices have been much less than in the USA or Canada.  Now Puerto Vallarta has one doctor, Dr. Juan Francisco Hidalgo and his medical practice Weight Loss Team offering the gastric sleeve surgery for $4500us. This amount is the same if not lower than many doctors in the border towns.

Dental work in Puerto Vallarta also can be found for up to 75% off the prices found in the USA or Canada.

Puerto Vallarta is a fine destination for plastic surgery as well, as typically the prices are 60% lower than those in the USA or Canada and the patient ends up enjoying a 2 week vacation taking in the wonderful sights of Puerto Vallarta, like Los Arcos, or Las Islas Marietas, or just relaxing on one of Puerto Vallarta’s beautiful beaches while recovering from their procedure. Nothing helps a healthy recovery better than a beautiful sunset with a pirate ship in the background.

The infrastructure in Puerto Vallarta has been adapted for medical tourism. The great hospitals exist because of the number of surgeries performed each year. CMQ Premiere, Medica Ebor Hospital, San Javier Hospital, Medasist Hospital and Amerimed Hospital are leading the way in providing great care for a large number of patients seeking bariatric surgery, plastic surgery, dental work, and even arthroscopic procedures including hip and knee replacements. The doctors are very well trained, most have studied or trained in the USA or abroad.

The hotels in Puerto Vallarta are sitting on the strand of beaches in the Bay of Banderas. These 4 and 5 star hotels help provide a relaxing environment for the patients recovery.

A typical medical tourism trip involves the patient flying directly into the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, and being welcomed by a driver who then takes the patient to the beach resort the day before surgery. The next day the patient typically has the tests done, and sometimes surgery is performed that very day. Once released from the hospital, the patient typically will go back to the beach resort for a recovery period taking in the sounds of the ocean, the breeze and the wonderful sunsets… Once cleared and released the patient will then go home.

The City of Puerto Vallarta makes the medical tourism vacation a safe and pleasant experience. Puerto Vallarta is known as the friendliest city in the world, and together, the doctors, hospitals and hotels make Puerto Vallarta the ideal choice for a medical tourism vacation.

  Learn more about Hospitals & Clinics Around Banderas Bay

We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

CHARITY ALERT Vallarta Botanical Garden Needs Your Help

TripAdvisor singled out the Botanical Garden for removal and placed us on our own page in Cabo Corrientes.

Please write and ask TripAdvisor why all other Cabo Corrientes attractions are still on the Puerto Vallarta page while only the Garden was removed.

Click here to see all the details

Meet the Charities

Community Services


Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family


Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood


Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change

Stay Connected

Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels


About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Jobs - Join PVAngels Team

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

Craig's List in Puerto Vallarta

News Around Mexico

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Mexico Business News

Mexico Evironmental News

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mexico Travel & Outdoors

Science & Technology News

Mexico News & Travel Videos

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

m3 • local actions from global awareness