MEDICAL INSURANCE AND HEALTH CARE INFORMATION Cost Comparisons for Medical Procedures, Philippines vs. USA

6. Cost Comparisons for Medical Procedures, Philippines vs. USA

The following are cost comparisons between medical procedures in the Philippines and equivalent procedures in the United States: http://www.health-tourism.com/philippines-medical-tourism/]

Medical Procedures

ProcedureUS HospitalsPhilippinesAverage Savings
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery$70,000 – $133,000$11,500 – $17,50083% – 86%
Heart-valve Replacement$75,000 – $140,000$14,000 – $21,00081% – 85%
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass$35,000 – $52,000$2,000 – $3,50092% – 94%
Hip Replacement$33,000 – $57,000$5,000 – $7,60084% – 86%
Knee Replacement$30,000 – $53,000$5,200 – $7,70082% – 85%
Prostate surgery (TURP procedure)$10,000 – $16,000$1,500 – $2,70083% – 85%
Liver Transplant$290,000 – $310,000$120,000 – $150,00051% – 58%
Kidney Transplant$200,000 – $250,000$23,000 – $25,00088% – 90%

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

ProcedureUS HospitalsPhilippinesAverage Saving
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasth)$6,000 – $10,000$3,000 – $4,00050% – 60%
Face Lift (rhytidectomy)$10,500 -16,000$3,500 – $4,50066% – 71%
Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty)$7,500 – $8,500$3,000 – $3,50058% – 60%
Breast Reduction$8,000 – $10,000$3,000 – $3,20062% – 68%
Complete Liposuction (lipoplasty)$13,000 – $14,000$3,000 – $4,00071% – 76%
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)$5,500 – $6,500$2,000 – $2,50061% – 63%

Eye / Ophthalmology

ProcedureUS HospitalsPhilippinesAverage Saving
Cataract surgery$1,500 – $2,500$800 – $90046% – 64%

General and Cosmetic Dentistry

ProcedureUS HospitalsPhilippinesAverage Saving
Dental Implant$3,500 – $5,500$500 – $60085% – 89%

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