Medical Tourism, Americans Heading Over the Border Wall
While the surgeon or medical specialist may join you for “medical tourism” in Cancun and repair your aging body, what you cannot know is the infection rate at the medical facility where the procedure will be performed. Even if the surgeon is the best in the World, he cannot protect you from a facility with a high infection rate. Hospital-born infections such as MRSA can kill or leave the patient less than whole if they recover from the infection. In the US you have the right to ask for the infection rate of both the doctor and the surgical center when making this important medical decision.