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Panama City Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism in Panama City, Panama

Panama City is the most cosmopolitan city in Central America and gateway to the country with over 1.3 million residents. Panama City has become a thriving economic center for banking and international trade with a nearly first world transportation and communication infrastructure. The city boast a rich history dating back to pre-colonial Indian tribes and colonization under the Spanish empire. The city is a mix of old and new, offering a beautiful skyline of gleaming skyscrapers to historic building and cobbled streets. The city is a trove of architectural and cultural diversity. Panama City also offers visitors a chance to receive high quality medical procedures with personalized care at much lower rates compared to the US or Europe.

Why Health Tourism in Panama City?

Panama City is the country’s center for commerce and medical services. 4 flagships hospitals are main centers of medical excellent that international patients seek for medical treatment in Panama, with these hospitals boasting the latest and best in technology, resources and human capital. Both Clinica Hospital San Fernando and Hospital Punta Pacific received their JCI accreditation in 2011. Elective procedures like cosmetic surgery, dental implants, cataract surgery are still the most preferred surgeries from visitors, but the city is trying to be more attractive for acute medical treatment such as open heart surgery and knee replacements.

Panama City is trying to boost its medical tourist capability by investing in technology, infrastructure and accreditation to make it more appealing to international patients seeking services abroad. For example, Cuidad Hospitalaria, a new hospital complex currently under construction, is set to become the leading medical center in Central America and will help put Panama at the forefront of medical tourism, which will include diagnostic centers, state of the art operating rooms equipped with robotic surgery centers, cutting edge equipment, and a hotel for patients.

Featured Medical Providers and Healthcare Centers in Panama City


Hospital Santa Fe

Panama City, Panama


Languages: English, Spanish

Hospital Santa Fe is the only hospital in Panamá that offers Health Care Plans designed to fit every individual patient's unique needs.

Hospital Santa Fe has a long and proud his...

Balboa Dental Clinic

Panama City, Panama


Languages: English, Spanish

Established in 1971 by Dr. Randall Robertson, the Balboa Dental Clinic serves all the dental needs of the Panamanian and American community in the old Canal Zone. Our highly educated and caring profes...

San Fernando Hospital

Panama City, Panama


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Spanish

San Fernando Hospital is the first private hospital in the Republic of Panama, offering quality medical services to the community, founded in 1949.

With over 60 years of experience, rec...

Hospital Punta Pacifica

Panama City, Panama


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Spanish

Hospital Punta Pacifica is the first in Latin America and the Caribbean to be affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Doctors and surgeons are leaders in their respective specialties, th...
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