Infertility treatments are known to be expensive, but with massive savings on In Vitro Fertilization in Tijuana, many North Americans are choosing to make the trip over the US border to clinics with the same excellent facilities and expertise as they’d find at home, but costing around 60% less.
At just a 20 minute drive away from San Diego airport, traveling to Mexico for infertility treatments is a no-brainer. It’s convenient and there are many places to stay in and around Tijuana – or even San Diego - for the duration of your IVF treatment.
The overwhelming factor for many people traveling to Tijuana for IVF is the cost. One round of IVF is considerably expensive, and this soon adds up as recommendations seem to suggest that 2 or 3 cycles are required. For the over-40’s this is increased.
Tijuana is a convenient location, especially for North Americans. Flying in, there are the options of Tijuana and San Diego – both international airports, and with car hire you can drive directly to your choice of clinic. For those not driving, many of the clinics offer transportation – either from the border or airport.
Tijuana’s close proximity to the border means that English is spoken widely – and you will have no problems speaking with medical and other clinic staff if you don’t speak Spanish. In fact, there are a great many healthcare facilities in the area who cater specifically to international patients. Medical tourism is one of Mexico's biggest success stories with new, technologically-advanced facilities and staff with considerable expertise offering world-class services that wouldn’t be out of place in any first-world country.
Globalization has ensured that training methods and new techniques are quickly disseminated throughout the world, and professional organizations, such as the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology just as likely to have members from Tijuana as much as members from their own locations.
The problem for any patient coming from abroad is choosing a reputable clinic – just how do you find that information out? Most people begin their search online, but there is so much out there it’ difficult to make sense of it all.
Medical Departures offers a trustworthy, streamlined resource. We, too, have been down this road and have our own checking systems in place when we partner with new clinics and doctors. Some of the checks we do are in the background – we visit clinics personally and check for any legal or criminal records. Others, including doctor qualifications, professional memberships and real patient testimonials are presented on our website, with clinic photos and virtual tours so patients can see for themselves. We have a dedicated Customer Care Team who are on hand to answer any questions and to help with any aspects of your trip, from accommodation and travel queries to booking appointments.
Each cycle of IVF treatment will require you to be in Tijuana for between 7 and 10 days, and there 5 stages. Firstly, to stimulate egg production, medication is given and you will be monitored with scans and blood tests to check for egg development. Once the eggs have developed they will be collected via a minor surgical procedure. A sperm sample will then be collected and combined with the eggs under laboratory conditions. The eggs will be checked closely for signs of fertilization, when the cells begin to divide. Once fertilized, the eggs, now called embryos, are transferred to the uterus, some 3-5 days later.
What is the cost of IVF treatment in Tijuana, compared to the United States and Canada?
In Tijuana, IVF costs around $3,500 (CAN $4,500 GBP £2,300; €3,000; AUD $4,800), compared to $12,500 in the United States (CAN $16,100; GBP £8,100; €11,000; AUD $17,000)
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