Requiring orthopedic procedures can be an overwhelming life event. With pain and discomfort mounting, leading to reduced quality of life and a loss of earnings, sufferers are looking for alternative solutions.

In Canada the waiting times can be lengthy just for a diagnosis, with additional delays in receiving treatment. In the US, the cost of treatment to those that have no insurance or are underinsured can be as debilitating as the injuries themselves.

Gateway Health International is committed to finding solutions for our clients that help them get back to their day to day lives pain-free. Through our network of hospitals and medical centers, we can recommend orthopedic surgeons who can assess clients remotely via phone or Skype for fast, preliminary consultations. A preliminary consultation to assess if/what medical records are needed for a full assessment (X-ray, MRI) is available, which the orthopedic surgeon can then use to determine the most effective relevant treatment plan. This is also an excellent option for those looking for a second opinion or those looking for alternative treatment (for example: wanting hip resurfacing treatment versus a full hip replacement).

Choosing to travel abroad with the help of a medical tourism facilitator can ease the stress and anxiety of traveling, selecting a destination and finding a qualified doctor as well as save you money. We can also help you in obtaining medical travel insurance and financing. Gateway Health International will also help you to find suitable recuperation facilities that meet the requirements of the doctors recommendations for recovery and leave the client feeling confident, comfortable and able to enjoy the surrounding amenities.

For clients requiring physiotherapy after surgery we can also arrange for private on site care at the recovery center or vacation destination of your choosing.

The types of procedure include but are not limited to:

  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • ACL/MCL Repair

Pricing Examples



Costa Rica



Hip Replacement $50,000 long wait times $12,500 $13,000 $18,000
Hip Resurfacing $50,000 long wait times $12,500 $15,000 $18,000
Knee Replacement $50,000 long wait times $11,500 $12,000

(These prices are estimates and are subject to change.)

Hip Resurfacing/Replacement

Hip resurfacing is a popular medical tourism procedure for Canadians because active canadians often prefer to have hip resurfacing in order to preserve mobility and reduce the need for more invasive surgeries later in life. Because of the standardized care received by Canadians, hip resurfacing may not be offered to the patient depending on their medical history and age. With an aging populations and limited health resources within the Canadian medical system, hip surgeries also have one of the longest waiting times for surgeries, with waiting times of up to 2 or more years for a diagnoses and then additional waiting times after diagnoses to have the surgery performed. This often leads to a reduction in the clients quality of life, ability to complete day to day activities and reduced emotional and mental well being as the client deals with life in pain. Orthopedic surgeons within Gateway Health international’s network can speak to our clients via email, phone or Skype, digital x-rays can be reviewed and the client can be diagnosed and treatment arranged within a few hours.

When selecting an orthopedic surgeon it is important to review the amount of hip surgeries completed and the corresponding success rate. Gateway Health International is proud to provide access and recovery services for hip surgeries and offer the resumes, number of successful surgeries completed and success rates of the orthopedic surgeons within our network.

Sample Hip Replacement or Resurfacing package – $20,950

  • 8 days hotel accommodation
  • 2 days hospital stay
  • Private nursing for aftercare
  • Physiotherapy for aftercare
  • Transportation airport pick up and drop off, and hotel to hospital visits.
  • Dr consultation to review diagnosis, procedure, questions and what to expect.
  • X rays
  • Follow up care by doctor