In the last post, I discussed ways to ensure that you are prepared for healthcare emergencies when traveling with your children. I wanted to include some more information on this topic, including a breakdown of pediatrics abroad for both emergency treatments, as well as elective procedures. Many medical tourism clinics offer the following for pediatric care:
- Cancer treatments
- Burn victim care
- Treatments for severe anemia
- Laparascopic gastric band surgery – This is for adolescents and teens who are under the age of 16. Please note that it is not approved by the US FDA.
- Orthodontics – This is the branch of dentistry that focuses on straightening teeth and aligning jaws. Mexico is one of the best travel destinations for orthodontics in the world. In fact, with rising costs of orthodontics in the United States, many parents find the competency of the dentists to be on par with North American dentists for a fraction of the cost. For around $900, you can have braces put on your child’s teeth in Mexico and tightened in the States for $100.