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Knee Replacement Surgery Abroad Costs Just 30-50% of That in the U.S.

Knee replacement surgery costs $34,000 at U.S. hospitals, but only $19,200 in Singapore, $11,500 in Thailand;and just $9,500 in Costa Rica. Medical tourism gets you feeling better for way less.

Panama Visa Requirements for Medical Tourists

Panama has become a contender in Latin America for patients seeking high quality medical treatment at affordable prices. Located in Central America, it is conveniently located in close proximity to the US, and offers significantly price savings for medical procedures just south of the US border. Many spas and resorts make it quite conducive for the recovery process after surgery, allow visitors to combine their medical procedure into a relaxing vacation as well. Foreigners entering Panama will be able to request the Panama Short Stay for medical treatment in hospitals or private clinics provided they will not exceed 9 months stay in the country. 

Citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, Israel, Norway, Spain, South Africa, South Korea and United Kingdom do not require a visa for a stay of up to 180 days in Panama with at least 3 months passport validity.

***It is advisable to contact an embassy, consulate, or similar expert in visa requirements prior to traveling for your care. Please click here for more information about tourist visas to Panama.

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