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Buenos Aires offers an exceptional healthcare system where expats can access public and private hospitals. Public hospitals are open 24/7 and free for all, including foreigners, but long waiting times can be expected. While private hospitals are considerably cheaper than those in most expats' home countries, offering top-notch medical facilities, and many doctors are bilingual.
At public hospitals in Buenos Aires, locals and expats can benefit from well-trained doctors, although long waiting times are often a reality. Moreover, tourists and expats can benefit from free emergency care. On the other hand, there are numerous outstanding private clinics in Buenos Aires, where many doctors have trained abroad, and most can speak English or at least have some basic English skills. Furthermore, Buenos Aires has specialised German and British hospitals, such as the British Hospital, which offers various healthcare plans to its patients.
Buenos Aires has also become a popular destination for cosmetic surgery, where the procedures are performed by professional doctors at a fraction of the cost of those in the US and most European countries. This has made the city increasingly popular among expats seeking affordable and high-quality cosmetic surgery procedures, further boosting Buenos Aires' outstanding reputation in the medical tourism industry.
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Below are some of the most famous hospitals in Buenos Aires for expats:
Hospitals in Buenos Aires
Address: Pedriel 74, 1280AEB
Address: Av Pueyrredon 1640, C1118AAT
Hospital General de Agudos Dr. Teodoro Alvarez
Address: Dr. Juan Felipe Aranguren 2701, C1406FWYCABA
Address: Juan D. Perón 4190, C1199ABH