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It’s always interesting to consider the medical tourism industry on a broader scope than just Mexico, and to see other countries set themselves apart as prominent players, or experience significant advances in the industry. The more that medical tourism expands globally, the less fragmented it will become, and the more measurable industry standards will be.

Costa Rica is a new entry in the business of medical tourism — It is becoming an increasingly popular destination for dental implants and surgery, dental surgery, weight-loss surgeries and orthopedics (for instance the cost of a knee replacement surgery is very low compared to the U.S)

Costa Rica is producing a growing number of doctors that are trained in different hospitals throughout the U.S. and U.K. Furthermore, it’s close proximity to the U.S. and Canada make it an alluring medical travel destination for people from both countries.