Santo Domingo, officially Santo Domingo de Guzmán, has long been a medical tourism destination. In 2018, according to the National Statistics Office its population was counted 1,036,494 for the city proper rising to 3,892,386 when its surrounding metropolitan area was included. The city has quickly become a destination for medical tourist looking for weight loss and plastic surgery.
This modern city found in the middle of the Caribbean Sea was founded by Bartholomew Columbus in 1496, the city is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, and was the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World. Santo Domingo is the site of the first university, cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress in the New World. The city’s Colonial Zone was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Santo Domingo is the cultural, financial, political, commercial and industrial center of the Dominican Republic, with the country’s most important industries being located within the city. Santo Domingo also serves as the chief seaport of the country. The city’s harbor at the mouth of the Ozama River accommodates the largest vessels, and the port handles both heavy passenger and freight traffic. Temperatures are high year round, with a cool breeze around winter time.
Santo Domingo is no lazy tourist town, but rather a busy city with the modern amenities the latest in medical technology. Yes you can find plenty of culture and history although you will also find surgeons with years of experience working in state of the art facilitates. This brings together the best of both worlds for us medical tourists. We can enjoy our recovery in great weather, on beautiful beaches or beside roof top pools, while knowing your procedure was done by internationally accredited doctors.
With more than twenty accredited doctors catering to medical tourism in Dominican Republic you will have no issue finding a surgeon if you make the DR your destination for your weight loss or cosmetic surgery. Many of the doctors are happy to have a virtual consultation prior to making any commitment.
In the Dominican Republic the costs of health care are much lower than in most developed countries. This allows the doctors to offer lower prices, without neglecting the quality of materials and medicines. Find Doctors and pricing here.