Panama is a very convenient medical tourism destination for Americans. The currency in Panama is the dollar, eliminating the hassle of exchange as well as making the huge savings, up to 50%, on medical treatment immediately obvious. Panama is known in the medical tourism industry for offering high quality cosmetic procedures, including breast augmentation, facelifts, and liposuction. Dental treatment is on the rise in Panama, with low prices offered for dental implants, porcelain veneers, and other smile enhancers. In vitro fertilization can be found here at a substantial savings. State-of-the-art ophthalmology clinics offer eye surgeries as well.
The hospitals in Panama are staffed with bilingual providers, and some have affiliations with U.S. hospitals such as the Cleveland Clinic (affiliated with Paitilla Medical Center), and Johns Hopkins International (Hospital Punta Pacifica).
While in Panama, tourists can enjoy fabulous resorts and a lavish tropical climate. Spas are popular in Panama, so a relaxing and rejuvenating experience is likely. With the low cost of living found in Panama, restaurants and nightlife are affordable. Hiking and beaches are among the favorite outdoor activities.
• Panama has the third largest economy in Central America.
• Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean and set over the Pacific.
• Cruises through the Panama Canal are among the most popular in the world.