Healthcare Connects Response:
Reasonable safety precautions should always be taken at home and whenever you travel. Generally, Canadians feel quite comfortable in Mexico, which has a lower crime rate than Jamaica, The Bahamas, Brazil, St. Lucia, Dominica and other familiar 'warm weather' destinations. In 2018, 1.7 million Canadians visited Mexico on vacation –– making it our #1 holiday destination. We also know that 63,000 Canadians travelled outside Canada for medical procedures in 2016 and that number is growing.
The important thing is to do your homework because yes, there are 'bad' so called 'medical professionals’ everywhere, even in Canada. That’s where we come in. Healthcare Connects researches the success rates, experience, reputation and credentials of our Surgeons and Facilities and handles all your details. We also include medical coverage in all of our packages. Here is a story from the CBC in July of 2017 of one Canadian’s journey to Mexico for Bariatric surgery.