The Meza Blog

Medical Tourism, the right choice?

Healthcare costs had skyrocketed in the last decade, many patients face high demand for cosmetic surgeries and expensive procedure costs. People from all over the world seek quality healthcare services and surgeries, even though some of these procedures are denied by regular  health insurance.

Lately a considerable amount of individuals are discovering the benefits of medical tourism as they listen stories of success and experiences.

Shorter travel time, cost effective, and an opportunity for a memorable vacation are the most highlighted benefits.

Even though patients are travelling abroad they manage to conserve from 30% to 90% of the total cost on a procedure, including their travel expenditures.

If you’re worried about quality, medical centers all over the world have acquired accreditation from well known international organizations to express their dedication to excellence. In fact, Meza Dental Care counts with two of the most recognized accreditations in the world.

  • AAAHC (Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare).
  • AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry).

That means that we are positioned as one of the best centers in Costa Rica and even in Latin America. Our procedures follow top class world-wide guidelines known in dental health.

Just a quick example of Latin America healthcare:


In most cases, surgical procedures are performed by well trained experts using top notch technology. You will be accompanied by a variety of board-certified surgeons who are trained and certified in either North America or Europe.

Most procedures performed abroad can be scheduled via the internet or by phone. People have the flexibility to book flights and schedule surgery procedures from the comfort of their own home.

For some medical tourists, especially those seeking dental care, cosmetic care or wellness treatments, these procedures help them enjoy the opportunity to travel overseas.

Meet Our Patient Jae Chong from Atlanta, GA

In our latest patient testimonial, you'll meet one of our most recent patients, Jae Chong. Jae traveled to us from Atlanta, GA a few months ago to begin his treatment. He had lost most of his teeth in a sports accident when he was in high school. He had worn a bridge for decades, but in recent years, they had lost their fit and had become uncomfortable and unnatural looking. We gave Jae a full mouth restoration, and in the process, not only improved his oral health and self esteem, but saved him a ton of money as well. The last time Jae came to see us, we asked him to tell us about his experience. In this video, you'll hear Jae discuss how he first learned about Meza Dental and what his experience was like throughout his dental tourism journey (spoiler alert...he's quite happy with his decision). We gave Jae many reasons to smile, and we can do the same for you!

Contact us today to learn how Meza Dental can help you Find Your Smile in Costa Rica!

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In 2015, Costa Rica welcomed about 50,000 medical and dental tourists; this figure was reported by ProMed, an organization that seeks to promote health travel to Costa Rica. According to ProMed, the majority of visitors came from the U.S., and they spent $338 million during their stay. Read more