Until very recently, there were very few couples who would have considered seeking fertility treatment in cities like Medellin, Bogota, Cali or Cartagena in Colombia. With what many would imagine as superior facilities available in the United States, Canada and Europe, there would no logical reason to go to Colombia for any kind of medical attention.
There are a number of factors that have been seen to contribute towards this peculiar and highly interesting development of Medical Tourism in Fertility Treatments to Colombia. The first factor is the ever increasing number of Colombian doctors and healthcare professionals who have trained in the US and Europe. Having pursued their medical training in distinguished medical schools, these Colombian doctors deliver healthcare services that are at par with their counterparts in North America and Europe. They are highly qualified and skilled with most having had some experience practicing in the country where they trained.
Another big advantage in Colombia is the favorable cost of medical services. When compared to services of a similar nature and standard in other parts of the world, Colombia is significantly cheaper. A procedure that costs 35,000 USD in the States will cost about 6,000 USD in Colombia. With the average difference in costs being about 70%, it makes a lot more sense to seek treatment in Colombia.