Why More Canadians are Choosing Mexico for Orthopedic Surgeries

Orthopedic care in Canada, while of high quality, can often be associated with lengthy waiting times and high costs for certain procedures. Consequently, more Canadians are exploring options beyond their borders. Mexico, a neighboring country, has emerged as a leading destination for Canadians seeking orthopedic surgeries. But why is this the case? Let’s delve deeper into this trend.

Cost-Effective Treatment

One of the main reasons Canadians consider medical tourism is the potential cost savings. Medical procedures, especially orthopedic surgeries, can be expensive. Mexico offers a cost-effective alternative without compromising on the quality of care. Patients can save significantly, even when considering the cost of travel and accommodation1.

Quality Healthcare

Mexican hospitals, particularly in Cancun, have made a name for themselves in the field of orthopedic surgeries. They are equipped with modern technology and staffed by highly trained, often U.S. board-certified, surgeons. Many of these hospitals have international accreditations, assuring patients of the high standards of care they can expect1.

Comprehensive Care

Organizations like My Orthopedic Vacations offer comprehensive care programs. This includes coordination of appointments, transportation, and post-operative care. They have a multidisciplinary team of specialized registered nurses and certified patient concierges to ensure patients receive the best care possible, making the entire medical tourism experience smoother and stress-free for patients1.

Shorter Waiting Times

In Canada, patients can sometimes wait for months for an orthopedic surgery. In Mexico, the waiting times are usually much shorter, allowing patients to receive the care they need more promptly1.

A Pleasant Environment

Cancun, a popular medical tourism destination, offers a sunny and warm environment for recuperation. Patients can relax and recover in beautiful surroundings, which can be a positive aspect of the healing process.


As more Canadians become aware of the benefits of medical tourism in Mexico, the trend is likely to continue growing. With cost-effective treatment, high-quality healthcare, comprehensive care, shorter waiting times, and a pleasant environment, it’s easy to see why more Canadians are choosing Mexico for their orthopedic surgeries.
In the next blog post, we will discuss “The Role of a Medical Tourism Facilitator in Your Orthopedic Journey to Mexico”. Stay tuned!


  1. Medical tourism is on the rise. Why more Canadians are going abroad for healthcare1
  2. My Orthopedic Vacations: Quality and affordable orthopedic care in Mexico1