Coronary artery bypass graft surgery, abbreviated CABG, is one of the most common treatments for coronary artery disease. When a heart surgeon performs a CABG, he re-routes the artery to go around a narrow or blocked vessel. Doctors often use internal mammary arteries to create the bypass grafts, as this results in a higher success rate. When patients follow an aspirin regimen and take steps to lower their cholesterol, CABG has an even higher success rate. In the US, bypass surgery costs around $54,000, and in the UK it is around £39,000. In Latin America and Asia, the price of CABG can be less than half the cost.
Mexico and Costa Rica have some of the best practicing heart surgeons in Latin America, yet CABG surgery only costs between $15,000 and $25,000, or £10,000 and £17,000. A patient who chooses a doctor in Mexico or Costa Rica will find himself in the hands of a skilled surgeon and caring hospital staff. Medical professionals in Latin America often train in the US, so they know the latest techniques and can communicate in English.
In Asia, Singapore and India are top destinations for undergoing a CABG overseas. The price of bypass surgery is about $20,000 or £14,000 in Singapore, and about $9,000 or £6,000 in India. Patients can find many heart surgeons in Asia who have studied medicine in the UK.
Use our search engine to find hospitals and doctors who can perform CABG surgery overseas. SurgeryOverseas.com makes it easy for patients to search by country and medical condition so that they can compare prices and choose the best heart surgeon abroad.