Costa Rica Medical Tourism – If you are planning on coming to Costa Rica in order to get medical work done, you will want to read this list.
It took five years to agree on the rates that medical professionals must charge. Of course, they can charge more.
The minimums are set to prevent unfair competition.
The amounts only include medical fees. On top of these fees are costs for hospital stays, travel, supplies, materials, medicines, and related examinations.
The complete list can be found on the College of Physicians website, portal.médicos.cr, click to see the full 218-page document.
Here are some highlights: ($ amounts are approximate numbers)
¢15.000 ($30) for ultrasound and mammography
¢83,855 ($165) for a skin biopsy
¢1.5 million ($3000) for a bone marrow transplant
₡513,950 ($1000) for a colonoscopy with the removal of tumors or polyps
₡2,055,800 ($4000) for a mastectomy
₡649,200 ($1,250) for a pancreas biopsy
₡2,537,290 ($5000) for an open ablation of liver tumors by radiofrequency
₡4,436,200 ($8,800) for a surgical laparoscopy, gastric restrictive procedure with bypass