CALI, Colombia – World-class healthcare, personalized service and huge cost savings over most U.S. prices are just some of the reasons that thousands of Americans travel to the Caribbean and Latin America each year for their medical and dental needs. Through a special advertising supplement in its October 15 issue, Newsweek aims to bring light to the explosive growth of the medical tourism industry and spotlight innovative healthcare organizations that are catering to the discerning needs of their American patients. Dr.

CALI, Colombia – World-class healthcare, personalized service and huge cost savings over most U.S. prices are just some of the reasons that thousands of Americans travel to the Caribbean and Latin America each year for their medical and dental needs. Through a special advertising supplement in its October 15 issue, Newsweek aims to bring light to the explosive growth of the medical tourism industry and spotlight innovative healthcare organizations that are catering to the discerning needs of their American patients. Dr. Jaime Zapata, a plastic surgeon operating in Cali, Colombia, is proud to announce his participation in Newsweek’s Global Medical Tourism Showcase for pioneering efforts to create a better patient experience for his U.S. medical tourists.

 

Despite living in the digital age with access to endless amounts of information, many Americans are simply unaware that high-quality, affordable healthcare exists beyond U.S. borders. Newsweek had the foresight to showcase some of the leading international hospitals and healthcare organizations, like the office of Dr. Jaime Zapata, that are making a difference in the medical tourism industry. With average savings of 50 to 80 percent of typical U.S. prices on medical and dental procedures, Americans need to be informed and educated about the countless benefits associated with international healthcare and the many excellent destinations available for planning a medical vacation.

 

“As the concept of medical tourism becomes more commonplace in the U.S., we will continue to see more and more Americans traveling to Colombia and Latin America for their healthcare needs,” said Dr. Jaime Zapata, a plastic surgeon located in Cali, Colombia. “Since plastic surgery is not covered by most U.S. insurance plans, Americans seeking corrective services are faced with the harsh reality of exorbitant U.S. prices. I commend Newsweek for calling attention to this issue and showing Americans that top-quality medical care, performed by some of the world’s leading doctors, is available and affordable outside of the U.S.”

 

Newsweek’s special supplement will also feature an article by Patrick Goodness, CEO of The Goodness Company, a world-renowned marketing agency specializing in global medical tourism. In Goodness’ article entitled, “The Future of American Healthcare Will be Found in the Caribbean and Latin America,” Goodness highlights international healthcare organizations that are advancing the medical tourism industry. Goodness explains that American patients who have sought medical care internationally often find that the quality of the healthcare they receive in foreign medical facilities meets or exceeds the quality of healthcare they have received in the U.S.

 

Truly attentive, warm and personalized care is what sets these international medical and dental centers apart from their American competitors. From providing personalized concierge service to coordinating all aspects of a patient’s visit, the doctors and staff members of these innovative healthcare organizations pride themselves on understanding the needs of their international patients and providing them with a level of care that rivals any leading medical facility in the U.S.

 

For more information on planning a medical vacation and the services available at the office of Dr. Jaime Zapata, please visit www.jaimezapatamd.com.