Medical Tourism Procedures in the Bahamas

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Even though the Bahamas is gaining popularity amongst the worldwide medical tourism industry, its well-established health infrastructure and newly opened hospital, the Bahamas Medical Center, are able to provide medical tourists high quality specialized procedures. These procedures require skill, new technology, and high standards. Also, these procedures have been offered for many years to locals and the country’s previously humble amount of medical tourists.

Cosmetic Surgeries

Whether for the face, body, or limbs, the Bahamas have plastic surgeons able and ready to perform elective cosmetic surgeries on medical tourists. The newly opened Bahamas Medical Center markets to medical tourists looking for a wide range of cosmetic procedures that would cost much more in their home countries. Along with the well-known procedures like the facelift, tummy tuck, and liposuction, Bahamian doctors are able to offer specialized procedures like ear reshaping and chin implants. You could also receive a package of breasts, tummy tuck, and liposuction called the mommy makeover.

Orthopedic Surgeries

Surgeries on the body’s joints, or orthopedic surgeries, include a wide range of reconstructive and prosthetic joint procedures. These surgeries are performed worldwide, and are some of the most commonly done medically-necessary procedures. However, some insurance companies recognize these surgeries as elective, and many medical tourists travel to receive their procedure at lower costs. The Bahamas has an entire surgery center dedicated to rehabilitation procedures such as orthopedic surgeries.

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgeries

Bariatric weight loss surgeries such as the Gastric Sleeve and the Gastric Bypass have become one of the most common surgeries performed worldwide. According to most Western health insurances, these procedures are considered elective and require a lot of testing and run-around for medical tourists to receive approval. At a lower cost and much more ease for medical tourists, Bahamian doctors have been performing bariatric weight loss surgeries for years. Many centers dedicated to the procedures have popped up throughout the islands. At the Bahamas Medical Center, an entire team dedicated to providing these procedures has been established as well.

Cosmetic and Routine Dentistry

Medical tourists who suffer from poor dental aesthetics often seek dental treatment outside of their home country because of the high costs at home. Many North American patients do not have dental services covered under their health insurance, and therefore have to pay for everything out of pocket. Although routine dental work is abundant in the Bahamas, the more extensive procedures are more popular amongst medical tourists. Whether it’s a root canal, dental implants, oral surgery, or dentures, the centers available in the Bahamas are able to accommodate any medically necessary dental procedure.