Medical Tourism Association Releases Medical Tourism Video Showing an American Traveling to Latin America for Medical Tourism

San Francisco, CA, June 30, 2008 --( Medical Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Medical Tourism is a solution to the healthcare crisis ongoing in many countries such as the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. It is estimated that millions of patients from around the world travel to another country for medical tourism.

Many people have questioned whether patients traveling from one country to another can receive quality of care, and also have wondered if the hospitals are modern. No one in the industry has addressed this. The Medical Tourism Association through it's documentary, "Angels Overseas", has made a short 10 minute segment from it's documentary available showing an American going to Costa Rica for a double knee replacement. The patient was quoted $100,000 in Orlando, Florida for his double knee replacement, and was able to obtain the surgery for $20,000 in Costa Rica, an $80,000 savings.

The short video shows the experience of an American patient traveling to another country, participating in tourism activities, receiving the surgery and his rehabilitation to his return back to the United States. Most importantly the Medical Tourism video gives an inside glimpse as to the type of doctors and hospitals that are overseas.

With over 50 million Americans with no health insurance and with the highest costs for medical care anywhere in the world, America is poised to be the largest exporter of healthcare needs. For the 50 million Americans who do not have health insurance, because of the high cost of care in the United States, they will have no choice but to engage in Medical Tourism and travel overseas.

The video link is available at the below website address and takes approximately 10 minutes for the video to download or to load to watch online.

After watching the Medical Tourism video it will be clear to those who watch it that the quality of care available overseas is significant, and the potential growth in the Medical Tourism Industry.

The Medical Tourism Association encourages all industry participants to it's annual convention, World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress, which takes place September 9-12th, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The event will be sponsored by over 6 countries and already has participants registered from over40 countries. Many of the largest US and international insurance companies have registered for the event specifically to learn how to implement Medical Tourism into their health insurance plans, to meet with executives of top hospitals to establish relationships for sending patients overseas, and more importantly to identify which are the world's top hospitals to send patients to.

Medical Tourism Association
Renee Stephano