Focus on medical tourism

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The Dominican Republic is the leader in medical tourism in the Caribbean. Medical tourism contributes more than US$1.32 billion to the Dominican economy, according to the Second Study of Health Tourism of the Dominican Republic presented by Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso, president of the Dominican Association of Health Tourism during the 6th International Congress of Health and Wellness Tourism Congress from 1 to 3 November 2023 at the JW Marriott in Santo Domingo.

Almost 4% of visitors to the Dominican Republic came with medical tourism as the focus of their stay. An estimated 338,747 international patients came here seeking medical and dental services in 2022. Cambiaso highlighted that 3.7% of the more than 8 million tourists who visited the Dominican Republic in 2022 did so in search of health and well-being services.

During the recent medical tourism conference, Cambiaso indicated...

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Juan Bosch

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I know some Dominican yols who come for dental work and are very satisfied...cost over 50% off American prices...
 

Cabarete2014

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A family member did a major dental work here and it turned into a nightmare. He ended up spending more money than the United States.
 
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El Hijo de Manolo

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I like the "Medical Tourism, many come for health and well-being services" WTW lol. I guarantee at least 80% of the number in the article is butt and breast implants at bargain basement clinics. I worked with a young attorney here years back on some project. Later she had a breast reduction at one of these "clinics". Dead at 34 years old.

The best medical services here are found on the freedom boat full of US doctors that graces the harbours every now and then. They'll fix you up good. No one is coming here for Neuro or heart fixes to be clear.
 
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PCMike

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3 major surgeries since 2020 and one back from the dead session...all performed here. I have no complaints.
 

Neargale

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Unless during a life and death emergency I will NEVER let a Dominican medical "professional" lay their hands on me ever again.
Can you share what happened? We have a thread about recommended doctors/specialists and maybe we need one for "stay away"s?
 

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Can you share what happened? We have a thread about recommended doctors/specialists and maybe we need one for "stay away"s?
I think, perhaps, that such a "naughty list" might be problematic in the DR. The laws about defamation are quite strong.

For a long time, DR 1 policy Ihas been that posting about such things requires that the poster self-identify with real name and data. The rule protects DR 1 from litigation, I believe.
 

Neargale

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I think, perhaps, that such a "naughty list" might be problematic in the DR. The laws about defamation are quite strong.

For a long time, DR 1 policy Ihas been that posting about such things requires that the poster self-identify with real name and data. The rule protects DR 1 from litigation, I believe.
I totally understand. However I would like to encourage if possible, that if a member is looking for info or recommendations, that another member sends a private message. The DR may have some good doctors, the problem is to find them.
 

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I totally understand. However I would like to encourage if possible, that if a member is looking for info or recommendations, that another member sends a private message. The DR may have some good doctors, the problem is to find them.
Very easy to find them. Do a search on www.realself.com all the work has been done for you.

Dominican Plastic Surgeons are some of the best with lots of 5 star reviews.
 
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SKY

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As far as Dentist's go I had two Dentists that layed over any I ever had in the US............
 

chico bill

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Based on some of the hideous clown-like asses women have had done here, there are some major quacks doing plastic surgery.
You have to imagine the problems they will have later in life.