Colombia, a pioneer of complex medical services for the Caribbean
Colombia’s dynamic medical industry continues strengthening its services to the Caribbean market with the top-notch technology and state of the art institutions
PROCOLOMBIA - Procolombia, the Colombian government agency that promotes international tourism, foreign investment, non-traditional exports and country brand, has been working closely with the health sector to best position Colombia as the world leader in highly complex medical services.
Colombia currently has more than twenty eight private and public medical institutions specializing in cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, oncology, urology and physical rehabilitation. This diversity has allowed Colombia to build a vast portfolio of medical and surgical services making it one of the most attractive destinations for highly complex medical treatments. Only in 2014, Colombia received more than 9.792 foreign patients.
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Colombia ranks third in Latin America after Brazil and Mexico in the number of institutions accredited by the Joint Commission International
Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, Saint Martin, and Surinam are the main countries of the Caribbean that refer their patients to different medical institutions in Colombia. Medical treatments for oncology, such as leukemia, head, neck and breast cancer, and treatments for neurosurgery such as Parkinson neurostimulators; are among the most demanded by the islands. In addition, institutions such as Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia have agreements with Caribbean insurers such as AZV in Aruba, Ministry of Health and Children’s Life Fund Authority in Trinidad & Tobago, BUPA and Europ Assistance (International).