According to Healthline, as of 2015, the average hospital charge for a total knee replacement (TKR) in the United States is $49,500. A partial knee replacement (PKR) is typically priced at $40,000-$45,000.
Patients seeking affordable medical care in Latin America often choose Costa Rica over many other Latin American destinations due to higher levels of perceived safety, and a generally accepted understanding of consistent high quality medical and dental care throughout Costa Rica. Many bi-lingual orthopedic surgeons offer knee replacement surgery in Costa Rica for almost 75% less than the same surgery in the USA. Most patients manage to enjoy a few days at Costa Rica’s beaches or spas before their surgery. If you are seeking a knee replacement surgery in Costa Rica, please fill out the ‘Find a Doctor” form on this page, and we will help you find the best orthopedic surgeon for your needs.
The above chart represents approximate pricing for knee replacement surgery in Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama, demonstrating the incredible cost difference between surgery in Latin America and the USA. Sadly, many Americans, motivated by fear, exclude surgery south of the border. But, international medical travel is here to stay, and more and more adventurous souls are embracing medical travel to discover lower prices for high quality care…along with many once in a lifetime travel memories.
It is important to understand the risks of medical travel. Patients should allow themselves enough time to heal before returning home and should research their providers in advance of scheduling their travel and their care. While pricing is important, we caution patients that are tempted to choose the lowest priced provider. In healthcare, as in life…”you get what you pay for”.
There are extraordinary opportunities for patients to receive a high quality knee surgery in Costa Rica and Mexico at savings of 50% or more when compared to US pricing. The key is to do your homework, and to choose a reliable provider. We’re here to help you find the best provider for your surgical and medical needs. We look forward to helping you get connected to an affordable total knee replacement surgeon in Costa Rica.
Research chart excerpted from Archimedicx.com