Medical Tourism in Brazil: Treatment in Brazil

Medical Tourism in Brazil: Treatment in Brazil

Medical Tourism in Brazil

Brazil officially called the Federal Republic of Brazil is the largest country in Southern and Latin America. It has been reported that Brazil is the fifth-largest country in the whole of the world in terms of area occupied and the population. Medical Tourism in Brazil is one of the fastest growing medical treatments hotspots for Americans looking for treatment abroad.

Overview of Medical Tourism in Brazil

Brazil Medical Tourism

Brazil is a home to foreigners seeing world-class cosmetic surgeries. The doctors for plastic surgery are quite advanced and specialists in their field. Till now, Medical tourism in Brazil was limited to Elective procedures, but the country has really emerged with its first JCI-accredited hospital, making it the first place outside the United States with JCI accreditation. Now the country as more than 40 JCI accredited. Medical Tourism rate in Brazil is expected to increase by 45% in the coming five years’ time.

Qualities That Make Brazil One Of The Best Places For Medical Tourism

Brazil has been recognized as a World’s Capital for Cosmetic and Plastic surgeries. Although the country is in the USA still the number of surgeries/capital of this country is higher than the USA.

This country has some qualities that make it a perfect destination for the Medical Tourists:

  • Provides one of the best Medical Treatments in Latin America.
  • Reasonable cosmetic surgeons and Plastic surgery packages.
  • No waiting time while attending the foreigners seeking Medical assistance.
  • A highly skilled team of doctors is an asset to Brazil.
  • Offers world-class facilities striking with the standards of International medical tourist destinations.

List of 6 Best Hospitals in Brazil is given below:

  • INCA (Instituto Nacional de Câncer) is a Cancer Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This Institute plays a vital role in controlling and curing Cancer patients in Brazil.
  • Hospital Samaritano de Sao Paulo, JCI is in Bambina, Rio de Janero accredited specializes in cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, neonatology, pediatrics, oncology, and emergency services.
  • HCor – Hospital do Coracao, JCI accredited specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Urology, and Vascular Surgery
  • Hospital Jayme da Fonte, private hospital specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Aesthetics, Imaging, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Urology, and Vascular Surgery
  • Casa de Saude Sao Jose specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Dialysis, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Urology, and Vascular Surgery
  • Hospital Sao Rafael specializes in Aesthetics (non-surgical), Bariatric Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, dental care, cosmetic surgery, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Ob-Gyn, Orthopedics and Urology
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Cost Of Medical Treatments In Brazil

The following are cost comparisons between Medical procedures in Brazil and equivalent procedures in the United States: [Source]

Medical Procedures
Procedure United States Brazil Average Savings
Bariatric / Gastric-Bypass Surgeries $8,500 – $13,000 $3,200 – $3,800 62% – 70%
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Procedure United States Brazil Average Savings
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) $6,000 – $10,000 $4,200 – $4,800 30% – 52%
Face Lift (rhytidectomy) $10,500 -16,000 $5,500 – $6,500 47% – 59%
Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty) $7,500 – $8,500 $3,500 – $4,000 50% – 53%
Breast Reduction $8,000 – $10,000 $4,000 – $4,500 50% – 55%
Complete Liposuction (lipoplasty) $13,000 – $14,000 $3,000 – $4,000 70% – 75%
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) $5,500 – $6,500 $3,000 – $3,500 45% – 47%

Treatments That Brazil Country Is Best Known For

Brazil is best known for treatments like:

Brazil Medical Tourism facilities are providing latest Medical equipment such as,

  • X-Ray Machines
  • MRI for scanning and treating tumors
  • Radiology concept used for foreigners ease.
  • Robotics based equipment for scanning tumors at low and high radiations depending on the severity of the patient.
  • Pre- Requisites for Tourists Visa

For tourists Visa, valid passport for 6-months is required. Fill up all the credentials asked in the Brazilian Visa application form and make sure you fill the details accurately because this form will expire in 30-days’ time. Applicants’ passport size photograph, address proof, departure proof, medical certificate, especially for children’s vaccination card is very important to apply for the tourist visa.

Process for Medical Tourist visa in Brazil

A Medical Tourist Visa is basically required for people traveling to this country for some Medical Treatments. Currently, temporary Visa is available for the foreigners under this category, but it should be valid to enter the country for medical assistance. A foreigner must have a valid passport of validity up to 6-months after arriving in the country. Some country residents are given a tourist visa on arrival and later they can seek medical treatment in the country. This visa is available only for 90-days. However, the limit can be extended to another 90-days once in 12-months’ time.

Travel Tips for Medical Travelers in Brazil

Some travel tips for Medical Tourists in Brazil:

  • This country is full of lip-smacking dishes that shouldn’t be skipped, like barbequed Meat, Moqueca, Cachaca, Bregadeiros, Pao de quijo, quindim, etc.
  • Ouro Preto colonial town, Teatro Amazonas Theater, Fernando de Noronha beach, is some of the places that should be seen on the prior basis.
  • Brazil is a one-stop shop for savvy shoppers. Enjoy buying antiques at local shops and the Supermarkets.
  • Always keep a photocopy of valid passport.
  • In public transport or stay cautious.
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Best time to visit Brazil

January to March: During these months days are hot, and the rain is at its start. February is the favorable month to travel.

April to May: It is the best time to visit this country.

June-July: It is another best time when the school holidays help keep roads free, and fresh air makes your day happier.

August to October: These months are best for cloudy sky lovers when the spring season is arriving.

November to December: The weather during these months is dry and summer season is at its peak so you can avoid these months when planning your tour.

Is Brazil safe for tourists?

Brazil, although has a reputation as one of the dangerous country, believe it or not, the crime rate has considerably decreased in this country, and the government has laid certain rules and guidelines that have made this country a better place for Medical Tourists.

  • Do keep your money and important documents in a safe place to avoid any kind of theft.
  • Do not forget to report a crime to tourist’s police immediately when you come across any unwanted situation.
  • Don’t drink and drive on Brazilian roads.
  • Don’t carry drugs as it is illegal to possess any kind of drug in Brazil.
  • Don’t look for accommodations that sound really cheap. They may harm you or your property.
  • Don’t leave your belongings unattended while visiting malls, historical places or any other local sites.

Cultural Dos and Don’ts

  • Make sure you communicate with Brazilians by making eye contact.
  • Avoid any religious or ethnic jokes.
  • Send flowers after business or casual meeting. Avoid purple flowers as it’s a symbol of death.
  • Use thumbs up for an appropriate ‘OK’ sign.
  • You can be lazy here. Brazilians are not so popular with being punctual.
  • Don’t travel in any public transport
  • Greet with a handshake, with a little pat on the elbow or on a back.
  • The government of this country ensures that the country offers one of the best Medical Treatment packages in Brazil. Overall, Brazil is a perfect Tourists destination for foreigners seeking best Medical assistance overseas.

Last modified on at Sep 02, 2019

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