PHILIPPINES: Philippine medical tourism rebounds as slump eases

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The future of medical tourism in the Philippines will not solely depend on the volume of foreign clients coming to the country to seek medical help, but its growth is largely reliant on the Filipinos working abroad.

He pointed out world-sought-after Filipino nurses and good English speaking medical professionals, as one of the advantages of the Philippines,  “There are still challenges that the medical institutions in the country should address seriously. This is in providing world-class medical services and technology, as the Philippines is already on top in terms of human-touch. We need to work together in addressing issues that hamper growth in attracting medical tourists, and the foreign retiree market. The Philippines will only succeed if more medical institutions will get international accreditation and improve medical services. 
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Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Philippines catering to medical tourism.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Beverly Hills Medical Group
Makati, Philippines
A multispecialty surgery center offering services spanning a wide coverage in a one stop facility located in heart of Makati City.

World Citi Med
Quezon City, Philippines
This tertiary hospital which offers a wide range of medical services is located in Quezon City, Philippines

Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
This health care institution is located in Manila, Philippines.

Beaufaces Facial Center
Quezon City, Philippines
The Beaufaces Facial Centre is located in Quezon City, Philippines. It offers cosmetic surgery, facial care, and other aesthetic procedures

David Surgi-Center
Quezon City, Philippines
The David Surgi-Center has provided its clients with professional caring and confidential cosmetic advice and service at all times..

Dr. Florencio Q Lucero
Manila, Philippines
Dr. Florencio Q. Lucero is a plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

EYE REPUBLIC Ophthalmology Clinic
Manila, Philippines
The EYE REPUBLIC Ophthalmology Clinic is a chain of eye care clinic in Manila with its flagship clinic at Don Santiago Building.

Instituto Estetico
Manila, Philippines
This aesthetic surgery centre is located in Makati City, Philippines. It primarily offers cosmetic surgery but also offers other services

Makati Medical Center
Manila, Philippines
This multi-specialty tertiary medical centre is situated in Makati City, Philippines. It has been in operation for more than 35 years

Metropolitan Medical Center
Manila, Philippines
This medical institution is located in Manila, Philippines. It offers a wide range of medical services and houses several specialty centres.

San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation
Pasay City, Philippines
This medical institution is the oldest hospital in the Philippines having been established in 1578. It provides different medical services

YSA Skin Care Center
Quezon City, Philippines
This is a chain of aesthetic health care clinics having branches all over the Philippines and in major shopping malls.

Sacred Heart Dental Clinic
Caloocan City, Philippines
This dental care clinic located in Caloocan, Manila provides a wide array of dental services specializing in cosmetic dentistry.

Manila Doctors Hospital
Manila, Philippines
This medical centre in Manila, Philippines offers a wide array of services under the different fields and sub-specialties of the medical

Dr. Edwin Paul V. Magallona
Quezon City, Philippines
Dr. Edwin Paul V. Magallona offers cosmetic, aesthetic, and reconstructive plastic surgeries to local and international patients alike.

Philippine Heart Center
Quezon City, Philippines
This tertiary medical centre provides various services under the different areas of Medicine but specifically specializes in Cardiology
St. Luke's Medical Center
Quezon City, Philippines
This multi-specialty medical institute has been serving patients from the Philippines and all over the world for almost over a century.


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Artery bypass procedures cost about US$10,000, almost half the price of that in any hospital in a developed country. Kidney transplants are priced at US$60,000, a saving of more than half compared to Western prices. Cosmetic surgery such as liposuction can be found for as little as US$3,000, while dental procedures such as a complete set of denture implants will set you back less than US$500.  Read more via

Manila Medical Tourism directory

Saturday, December 12, 2009

This is a new blog listing of Manila facilities that feature Medical tourism

Medical tourism gets boost from OFWs: health official

Friday, December 4, 2009

AN OFFICIAL from the Department of Health (DOH) said stakeholders in the country’s health and wellness industry should not rely on the European and American markets since the Philippines already has a “natural market” for the industry.

“We should appreciate that the Philippines’s medical tourism industry is sustainable because of the overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who are coming to avail themselves of medical and wellness products here,” said Anthony Calibo, manager of the DOH’s medical tourism program.  Continue reading here

Read more here RP medtourism anchors hopes on Global Pinoys

Medical tourism in the Philippines has huge potentials but it is growing rather slow.

This sentiment was expressed separately by Ms. Evelyn Yumol, head of business development of Makati Medical Center, and Jun Amistoso, marketing director of Asian Hospital which has been owned 40 percent since 2002 by investors from Thailand.

They come to the Philippines and they pay 40-50 percent less while being pampered by the world-renowned friendly manners of nurses and even orderlies.  Continue reading here