Los Algodones, the paradise of the medical tourism

Los Algodones, the paradise of the medical tourism

Next to the river Colorado, in the corner that marks the frontier of Baja California in Mexico, with California and Arizona, in United States, Los Algodones, a town that has become the medical destiny for excellence from Mexico for the amount of doctor’s offices that here they meet, so the pretext of our journey is “the Molar City”.

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The community Los Algodones was famous because it was riddled with cotton fields and yet there are some that adorn the road about the end of September, when they begin to the white crepes in the shrubs go out.
This town is very demanded by the North American tourists for two reasons: There is those who attend the dentist’s offices, and other ones because after going into retirement they am delighted to experience his days here.

For a long time, begin the motion of the snowbirds. The majority are manly and older women of 60 years. Many of them wear bermuda shorts and white or beige tennis of check mark, bonnets of baseball wear that say “I love Alaska” or “Sweet home Alabama” and with a smile on the face.

The reasons? Okay, we have to say that the town Los Algodones has 5 thousand inhabitants and 350 dental clinics. Tourists get themselves for 250 dollars an endodontics that in United States can cost 900 dollars to them. Another important point is that the transfer to this community is of four hours of Los Angeles, to two hours of San Diego and to four of Phoenix (Arizona). It is also to half-hour of Mexicali, the capital city of Baja California.

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The street “Reforma” of “Mexicali” it is like a commercial polygon of the medicine. Furthermore, since the month of October, Mexicali and Los Algodones prepare to receive the so-called “birds of snow”, such a common expression here than it seems that refer to a local party. It is about the patient Canadians, that they come above all in this epoch of the year and move in a time fleeing of the cold.
The “snow birds”, those who in addition to take care of their dental needs arrive since 7 of December, take the opportunity to go over the city, to buy craftsmanships, to enjoy the gastronomy and to relax.

On the average Los Algodones offers 70 % of saving in relation to U.S. prices, some examples are:

The average cost for a normal (simple) filling in the US is $225; At a dentist in Mexico $45
The average cost of a single dental crown in the US is $1150; At a dentist in Mexico $300
The average cost for root canal, build-up and crown in the US is $2,094; At a dentist in Mexico $500
The average cost of dental implant and permanent crown in US is $3,700; At a dentist in Mexico $1,500
The average cost of full dentures in US is $3,100; At a dentist in Mexico $450

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