Doctors in Angeles City

The Ultimate Guide to Doctors in Angeles City

You don’t like the way your face or your body looks? If you are actively considering any surgical options, check out plastic surgery in Angeles City, Philippines, have a holiday and save a fortune.

A brief overview of Angeles City

Angeles City is one of the biggest cities in the country and has been ranked as one of the best places to live in the Philippines. It is also known as the entertainment capital of the country.

As a highly urbanized city, it caters to thousands of tourists from all over the globe. It is also a medical tourism destination and has numerous clinics and hospitals offering plastic surgery procedures, cosmetic treatments, elective surgeries and procedures of all kinds.

In Angeles City you can choose from a wide range of treatments including breast surgeries, facelift surgeries, stem cell therapy, eye, nose and chin surgeries, body contouring, weight loss surgery and minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic treatments.

The doctors practicing at the clinics and hospitals are skilled and experienced. They are also caring and compassionate, fluent in English and conversant with modern technology and devices. The hospitals are modern and have a great ambience. Very importantly all treatments here are available at a fraction of the price when compared to your home country.

Even additional costs are very reasonable: the cost of hotels, food, medicines, diagnostic tests and transport are very cheap. You can afford the best care without breaking the bank.

Where is Angeles City?

Angeles City is located in the Pampanga province of the Philippines. It is 80 kilometers to the north of Manila. It is in the Central Luzon district, ringed by Mabalacal in the north, Mexico in the east, San Fernando in the south-east, Bacolor in the south and Porac in the south-west.  

Why choose Angeles City for plastic surgery?

Cost:

Angeles City is favored by medical tourists who are looking for low cost procedures. These tourists come from places like Australia and New Zealand, but has traditionally always had a large throughput of Americans thanks to the Clark Air Base where many servicemen and their families are stationed. Angeles City also hosts tourists from other Asian countries like China and Japan. Many tourists come with the idea of combining a holiday getaway along with plastic surgery as the cost differential can be enormous, despite the added travel and holiday costs.

Some examples of the cost of plastic surgery procedures in Angeles City:

  • Breast Enlargement in Angeles City: average cost AUD 4,000 compared to AUD 16,500 in Australia.

  • Eye lid/Eye bag surgery in Angeles City: average cost AUD 1,400 compared to AUD 8,000 in Australia.

  • Facelift in Angeles City average cost: AUD 3,500 compared to AUD $25,000 in Australia

Medical Facilities:

You can find good quality clinics and hospitals, often with plush surroundings and a great ambience all over the city. While you will find clinics and spas close to wherever you stay, it makes sense to book your hotel and hospital simultaneously and see that each is accessible from the other. Angeles City has numerous teaching hospitals, esthetic clinics and other high-quality healthcare facilities. The Philippines has at least four hospitals accredited with the Joint Commission International (JCI) .

Doctor Training and Qualifications:

In the Philippines doctors have a rigorous process to follow before embarking on their medical education. Firstly they have to complete their graduation along with specific science subjects. After that they have to appear for a national medical examination. It is only when they get through this with the required percentage that they can join a medical school.

After four years of study that includes classroom and practical training, leading to an M.D. Degree, there is still more work to do. The doctor has to do internship for one year and then give the licensure exam before getting the license to practice. It takes a total of ten years for this to happen and this only enables the doctor to practice general medicine. For plastic surgery and other specialties, the doctor has to put in another three to six years of studies, training and certifications.

Tourist Locations for pre and post-op recovery:

Angeles City has innumerable hotels and resorts in different areas of the city, ranging from luxurious high end ones, good quality mid-range ones and budget accommodations that are comfortable, yet cheap. You can stay at a self contained resort if you want to make the most of your time, go to a hotel with a casino or stay in the centre of the city for easier access to many facilities and entertainment hubs.

Before selecting a hotel you should check what amenities are included and what you have to pay for. You may also be able to get a great package deal if you know how long you will be staying. Most hotels will give you basic amenities like air-conditioned rooms, television and wi-fi. You have to see whether you want a kitchenette or you want food options in-house with room service.

How safe is Angeles City?

Angeles City is generally safe. However, you should take due precautions, not flash your money around and dress sensibly. Avoid talking to strangers and beware of people trying to scam you in various ways by pretending to be friendly. When traveling in public transport be aware of your surroundings and take care of your wallet and other possessions that you carry with you, including expensive mobiles, laptops and tablets.

By all means relax while on holiday but don’t leave your common sense at home.

How can I be sure the quality of care is the same as back home?

Angeles City has many teaching hospitals so that medical students can learn and get medical experience. As the Philippines has high standards, the doctors are well trained and skilled – they have already been through a long studying process. Many of them have trained in western countries and their experience and exposure there stands them in good stead back home.

Not only is the quality of care excellent you need have no fears about this thanks to Medical Departures. We carry out an in-depth investigation into the skill set and qualifications of the doctors and their accreditations. We also check out the amenities and ambience of the hospitals and clinics listed on our website and make sure that they meet international standards.

What happens if something goes wrong?  What about warranties or guarantees?

Almost all surgeries go off without any problems. However, it is the human body that is involved and individuals can face medical problems at any time even if you have never faced a difficulty at any time before.

While no-one can ever guarantee any surgical procedure will be 100% successful you can maximise your chances of it going without a hitch by at least booking with professional and facilities whose credentials you are happy with.

This is why booking through Medical Departures makes sense as we’ve already done background checks, including verifying qualifications, professional memberships and visiting clinics. Only if we’re happy with everything are clinics listed on our site, giving our patients peace-of-mind that everything is above board.

Should anything go wrong Medical Departures will get it put right. We would recommend you take out extra medical insurance for medical complications that covers additional travel or accommodation costs if you need to stay longer than planned, or you’ve already returned home and need to come back.

Do doctors speak English?

In places that attract large numbers of tourists from western countries, most people speak English. In the Philippines a large majority of the population speaks English. You will face no communication problems.

What payment methods are accepted in Angeles City?

All kinds of international cards are accepted in the Philippines, whether debit or cards. You can also use other payment methods including wire transfer or direct payments. You ought to carry some local cash with you for small purchases and you can get the currency changed at the airport or at a reputable money changer.

When is the best time to visit for plastic surgery in Angeles City?

While hospitals and clinics are open through the year, the best time to visit is between November and April. During these months, you enjoy pleasant weather and the winter months are cooler as well. Otherwise you will experience the heat and/or rain.

November to January is relatively pleasant and cooler, particularly if you want to be outdoors. Most indoor places are air conditioned so you will not face heat and humidity in the other months, some of which may be cheaper in terms of flights and hotels.

What is the downside? What should I know about getting plastic surgery in Angeles City?

There is really no downside to getting plastic surgery done in Angeles City. You can get excellent care at a reasonable and affordable rate. The only downside is that you are not in your comfort zone of home. However, this can be an upside as well since you are away from the drudgery of daily life, the demands of your workplace and home and the usual stresses you have at home. You can stay in a comfortable place or even a luxurious place, and get all your needs catered to, not having to worry about washing, up, cleaning up and cooking. You can look upon this as your me-time as well.

In case you are getting any major surgery that requires you to be in bed for a few days with restricted mobility, you can use the time to catch up on watching movies, shows or reading or doing stuff on the computer that you never have time for. For this reason, you should ensure that your hotel has all the amenities you require and has in house entertainment options for you and your companion or partner.

If you have minor treatments, then you may still need to take some precautions and be out of the sun and off alcohol. If you do need bed rest, you may be able to get a private nurse or attendant to take care of you, should you need one – the hospital or doctor will be able to help you out here. As you can see there are more upsides than downsides to getting plastic surgery in Angeles City.

What else is there to do in Angeles City?

Angeles City has a reputation as a sex and gambling destination, possibly due to the Clark airbase. However, it is much more than that. It has a plethora of leisure, sports and other activities to enjoy. There are many heritage buildings, churches and museums for you to see, and you can also indulge in adventure and other sports like drag racing (Angeles City Hot Rod Association), trekking, hiking, ultra light flying (Angeles City Flying Club), go karting (Kart City, Tarlac), lawn bowling (Angeles Sport and Country Club), horse riding and golfing. The city has a wakeboard park (Decca Wakeboard Park), firing range and the Puning and Sapang Bato Hot Springs are also close by.

For the nature lover there is the Fort Stotsenburg Park, Bayahihan Park, the Fontana Leisure Park, which is a water park, Zoocobia, which is an interactive zoo and Paradise Ranch, which has exotic flora and fauna.

The compulsive shopper, or even one who only wants to buy trinkets, can do lots in Angeles City. Home to plenty of shopping malls, including the SM Mall, Marquee Mall, Nepo Mall, Robinsons Mall and a host of smaller shops and markets, including open air ones. You can also find duty free shops with many items inside the Clark Eco Zone which are much cheaper because they are tax free.

As Angeles City has a widespread culinary reputation, you can find an enormous choice of eateries. Thanks to the earlier Spanish influence you can get a lot of flavors of Spain made in the Filipino way. You can try all the local delicacies as well as international cuisines like American, Mexican, Korean, Japanese and Italian, including the ubiquitous pizzas and grills. Coffee and cake are also available in numerous places.

Reaching Angeles City

Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) in the Clark Freeport Zone is the smaller international airport that is serviced by low cost and budget airlines. Otherwise you have to land at the Manila International Airport and make your way from there. You can take buses or cars into Angeles City if you land in Manila.

Approximate flight times from other destinations to Angeles City

The actual time to reach your destination will vary and depend on the number of stopovers, the route and the layover time. Approximate flight time to reach the country from different destinations is

  • Los Angeles – 12 hours 40 minutes

  • New York  – 18 hours

  • Toronto – 17 hours

  • Osaka – 19.5 hours

  • Frankfurt – 14 hours

  • London  – 17 hours

  • Sydney – 9.5 hours

  • Auckland –  15 hours

Transport in Angeles City

Local transport consists of taxis, jeepneys and trikes (a motorcycle with an attached passenger cabin). You can also get rental cars, but it is best to take one with a driver as driving can be quite hazardous.

Visa Requirements:

If you stay in countries like Britain, Canada, U.S., Australia and EU you don’t need a visa but get an entry permit on arrival for 30 days as long as you have a return ticket. If you need a visa extension, you will most likely get it, but this is chargeable. For other countries, check online regarding whether or not you need a visa since the Philippines gives visa waiver to citizens of 150 countries.

What now?

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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