3 Emerging Medical Tourism Destinations

Written by ClinicTrip on January 27, 2020

Countries With High Quality, Accessible, Affordable Medical Treatment Gaining Recognition

There are many opportunities to find quality medical or dental care in emerging medical tourism destinations, especially if they are nearer to your home country. These three hubs are gaining in recognition and are easy to access from Western Europe or North America.


Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe

Hospitals in Colombia offer a balanced mix of quality, low cost, and easy access. When a list was produced of the top hospitals in Latin America, 23 of the top 58 were in Colombia. Especially with the improved quality of life in Medellin, a hub for top hospitals, Colombia has become and attractive destination for medical travel.

Four of the hospitals have achieved the Joint Commission International (JCI) gold seal accreditation. Two are located Bogotá (Fundación Cardioinfantil – Instituto de Cardiología and Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá), one is located in Medellín (Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe), and one is located outside of Bucaramanga (Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia – Instituto del Corazón). Colombia is also near North American with Medellín being just a 4 hour flight from Miami.

Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe Dentists

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Eastern Europe has been a destination for dental tourism in the past, especially in Hungary, but it is now gaining more recognition with high quality dental services, excellent doctors, and lower costs. The countries of Hungary, Croatia, Estonia, and Poland offer a wide range of clinics including dentistry, dermatology, cosmetic surgery, and orthopedics. Costs are lower than in Western Europe and with many locations emerging as top tourist destinations, it is convenient to combine dental or medical treatment while on vacation.


Barcelona Private Hospitals

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Spain has one of the best medical care systems in the world and has 26 medical institutions accredited by JCI. It includes a top private hospital in Barcelona, Centro Medico Teknon, which won the 2019 International Hospital of the Year award from a top medical tourism industry organization. Medical specialties include heart care, dermatology, cosmetic surgery, fertility treatment, and health screenings. Because of the Mediterranean culture and climate in Spain, it is a relaxing location for treatment and recovery.

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