When purchased in the United States, a medical prosthesis is cost prohibitive to many patients. Some insurance companies consider a prosthesis to be a cosmetic item or a durable medical good, and either do not cover it or enact a high deductible for the device. Using medical tourism to purchase your medical prosthesis could save you thousands of dollars.
The most common types of needed medical prostheses include artificial limbs, eyes and teeth. Some patients also need prosthetic joints for the hip, shoulder, elbow, knee or ankle. All medical prosthesis purchased on a medical tourism trip are personally outfitted and customized to your unique situation. You will find that your new medical prosthesis is as durable, comfortable and properly functioning as any product that you could purchase in the U.S.