Without a doubt, there are exceptional doctors and hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and other developed countries around the globe, providing life-saving treatment to millions of patients every year. The problem is that care through most public healthcare systems typically requires long waits to see a medical specialist. When patients look to the private healthcare system for treatment they discover prohibitive costs.
Fast, Efficient, Affordable
The New York Times reports that the average cost of a heart valve replacement surgery, a very standard procedure in the United States, is approximately $50,000, and often exceeds $70,000 after hospital bills. Other estimates may even surpass $170,000 depending on the patient’s particular needs and condition. These are costs that many patients simply cannot afford. By comparison, in Puerto Rico the cost for a heart valve replacement including biological or synthetic valve tissue, surgery, hospitalization and post-operative care with medication usually costs 40% to 60% less depending on the patient’s needs – truly a fraction of the cost of equivalent care in America.
Additionally, in Puerto Rico care is available immediately since patients are dealing with high-quality private medical centers and cardiac specialists, so they get the treatment they need when they need it.
Puerto Rico’s excellent private hospitals and cardiovascular clinics cater to all forms of heart and vascular treatment, ranging from non-surgical diagnostic care and treatment for arrhythmia to total heart replacement/transplant.
All of this capability and skill should come as no surprise. Nearly all of Puerto Rico’s top cardiologists and heart surgeons have been educated abroad, or spent extensive time training under experts in their field in the United States, Canada, Spain and other developed nations, and they have brought this expertise with them when returning home.
Cardiac Care Available In Puerto Rico
Some commonly performed advanced cardiovascular procedures routinely performed in Puerto Rico include:
- Heart Stress Testing
- Diagnostic Electrophysiology and Electro Cardiogram
- Aortic, Mitral, Pulmonary, and Tricuspid Valve Replacements
- Vascular and Arterial Catheterization and Stents
- Cardiac Bypass
- Aortic Aneurism Repairs
Puerto Rico offers numerous high quality heart surgery options. To learn more, please call or email the Contact Center today and someone from our network will be in touch to discuss the best options for your care.