According to the "2017 Survey of Medical Appointment Wait Times and Medicare and Medicaid Acceptance Rates," patients wait an average of 24 days to schedule a first-time appointment with a doctor; this represents an increase of 30% compared to 2014.
In case of surgeries you should wait even longer after seeing the doctor, for example, for an orthopedic surgery you can add on average 12 more days. Tijuana has become a very important option for patients who do not want to wait that long, or for whom the financial resources are not enough to cover an average cost of a hysterectomy surgery (removal of the uterus) that reaches more than 15 thousand Dollars. In Hospital Mexico a hysterectomy can be scheduled in 48 hours and the average cost starts from $ 4,300.
Medical tourism in Tijuana has been detonated in recent years, taking advantage of the disadvantages of the health service in the United States, but above all because of the quality of the services offered, the proximity to San Diego, fast access and communication routes, international airport and other benefits you can find in the city such as its history, cuisine, nightlife and adventure.