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More Americans Considering Overseas Options for Medically Necessary Surgeries
San Francisco Chronicle

Medical tourism, a controversial but growing trend as Americans look at overseas options to reduce high medical costs, is attracting interest beyond the typical procedures that have fueled the market.

Until recently, most Americans opting for medical care abroad went for dentistry, cosmetic surgery and other procedures not typically covered by insurance. With the poor economy and insurance cutbacks, more individuals are considering traveling for medically necessary surgery, such as hip or knee replacements or reconstruction, and even heart procedures.

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