Medical Tourism is the most viable solution to the cost of healthcare in the U.S., because it allows Americans access to highly accredited facilities and hospitals with equal or superior care when compared to that available domestically and all for an average of 70% savings. Costa Rica has three Joint Commission International accredited hospitals (the same accrediting organization that accredits hospital in the U.S.) and is ranked higher than the U.S. for quality of healthcare by the World Health Organization. The stifling question that is now present is: how do patients seek out this care abroad? What hospital? What surgeon? Lodging? Recovery? Flights?
A medical tourism company by the name of World Institute of Surgical Excellence, which operates under the acronym of “WISE”, recognized the rapidly growing need for a solution to the aforementioned problems that plague American citizens. WISE has emerged as the leader in medical tourism as they have become the largest company in their industry with: offices in 7 major U.S. cities, executives in both the U.S. and Costa Rica (the destination country for their patients), financing and crowd funding options to help patients pay for their procedures, and nearly 3,000 happy patients facilitated through their team in Costa Rica.