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

Procedure US Hospitals Philippines Average Savings
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery $70,000 – $133,000 $11,500 – $17,500 83% – 86%
Heart-valve Replacement $75,000 – $140,000 $14,000 – $21,000 81% – 85%
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass $35,000 – $52,000 $2,000 – $3,500 92% – 94%
Hip Replacement $33,000 – $57,000 $5,000 – $7,600 84% – 86%
Knee Replacement $30,000 – $53,000 $5,200 – $7,700 82% – 85%
Prostate surgery (TURP procedure) $10,000 – $16,000 $1,500 – $2,700 83% – 85%
Liver Transplant $290,000 – $310,000 $120,000 – $150,000 51% – 58%
Kidney Transplant $200,000 – $250,000 $23,000 – $25,000 88% – 90%

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Procedure US Hospitals Philippines Average Saving
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasth) $6,000 – $10,000 $3,000 – $4,000 50% – 60%
Face Lift (rhytidectomy) $10,500 -16,000 $3,500 – $4,500 66% – 71%
Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty) $7,500 – $8,500 $3,000 – $3,500 58% – 60%
Breast Reduction $8,000 – $10,000 $3,000 – $3,200 62% – 68%
Complete Liposuction (lipoplasty) $13,000 – $14,000 $3,000 – $4,000 71% – 76%
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) $5,500 – $6,500 $2,000 – $2,500 61% – 63%

Eye / Ophthalmology

Procedure US Hospitals Philippines Average Saving
Cataract surgery $1,500 – $2,500 $800 – $900 46% – 64%

General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Procedure US Hospitals Philippines Average Saving
Dental Implant $3,500 – $5,500 $500 – $600 85% – 89%

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