Affordable Hip Replacement Surgery in Mexico

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Hip Replacement Surgery in Mexico

Hip Replacement Surgery in Mexico

Are you considering hip replacement abroad because of the high costs in America and Canada? The good news is there is a cost-effective solution for your hip pain. This article will guide you to choosing affordable Hip Replacement Surgery in Mexico!

Why Choose Mexico for your Hip Replacement Surgery?

You might be wondering – Why Mexico? There are many reasons to choose Mexico for the Hip Replacement.

Today, we’ll explore the five most important such as:

  • Proximity to the USA

Accessibility to Mexico by air and road pushes thousands of Americans to cross the South border for hip replacement. 

  • Top Medical Tourism Destination

Mexico receives over 1 million medical tourists, mainly from the USA and Canada. 

  • Low-Costs of Hip Surgery

The costs in the U.S. are sky-high, and many Americans are uninsured. Mexico is 70% cheaper for hip replacement.  

  • High-quality Orthopedic Clinics with the U.S.-trained orthopedic surgeons.

Clinics have JCI accreditation, and surgeons use the latest surgery procedures and technology.

Everything You Should Know About Hip Replacement In Mexico

Cost of Total Hip Replacement (THR) in Mexico

Coming to Mexico for Hip Replacement can save you up to 75% compared to U.S. costs. 

Hip Replacement surgery can cost up to $70,000 in the U.S. for uninsured patients. Also, the waiting time in Canada can be up to 3 years long.

Cost of Hip Replacement in Mexico Table 


The Average Cost 

Maximum Price 

Hip Replacement (THR) 

$ 9,500 

$ 13,500 

Hip Replacement - Minimally Invasive 

$ 9,500 

$ 13,500 

Hip Replacement - Revision 

$ 14,000 

$ 19,500 

Hip Replacement - Partial 

$ 8,900 

$ 13,000


And the following table shows the prices between Mexico and other countries.

Cost Comparison Mexico vs. USA, Canada, and UK 

The Country 




The Cost of THR

  From $45,000

  From $35,000

From $9,500

Top Packages for Hip Replacement Surgery in Mexico

1. Affordable Package for Hip Replacement in Tijuana, Mexico from $11,000 includes:

  • Stay in the clinic

  • Stay in recovery house (after the surgery)

  • Transportation from San Diego Airport to Clinic and vice-versa

  • Basic blood test

  • Medicines for 7 days after the procedure and prosthetics

2. $13,750 Package price for Hip Replacement in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico includes:

  • Hospital
  • Implants/prosthesis
  • Medical and rehabilitation fees

3. $14,500 Package price in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by PlacidWay includes:

  • Hospital
  • Implants/prosthesis
  • Medical and rehabilitation fees

Top Orthopedic Clinics in Mexico

Besides the affordable Hip Replacement surgery, Mexico is well-known for world-class clinics. 

We suggest the following orthopedic clinics in Mexico based on:

  • Doctor Credentials and Accreditation 

  • Patient testimonials 

  • Affordable Hip Replacement 

  • Quality care available 24/7 for patients 

  • State-of-the-art clinics

Top Orthopedic Surgeons in Mexico

Orthopedic surgeons in Mexico provide safe and effective hip replacement surgery. 

The top hip surgeons in Mexico have the following credentials: 

  • Board-Certified 

  • Proven track record of success 

  • Membership of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 

  • Membership of the Hip Society  

  • Speak English and Spanish

Dr. Juan Carlos Alvarez Garnier

Dr. Juan Carlos Alvarez Garnier

Traumatologist and orthopedist at Unidad De Ortopedia Avanzada, Mexicali

Dr. Max Greig

Dr. Max Greig

Traumatology and Orthopedics at CMQ Hospital, Puerto Vallarta

Dr. Gerardo Mangino

Dr. Gerardo Mangino

Joint Replacement Surgeon at Cabo Orthopaedics, Cabo San Lucas

Dr. Jorge Eduardo Gonzales Mendoza

Dr. Jorge Eduardo Gonzales Mendoza

Orthopedic Surgeon at Cabo Orthopedics, Cabo San Lucas


Our PlacidWay team ensures these doctors are licensed and trained in America. 

What do you need to know about Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip Replacement Surgery is a common orthopedic procedure performed under total anesthesia. 

In the table below, you can read a brief description of this surgery.

The type of hip replacement 

The procedure 

Total Hip Replacement 

A surgeon replaces a damaged hip joint with an artificial joint. 

Partial Hip Replacement 

A surgeon replaces only one side of the hip joint – the femoral head. 

Hip Resurfacing 

A surgeon uses implants to ease hip pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis and other conditions.

The helpful information about Hip Replacement in Mexico

Success rate 


The main Risk 

Blood clots can form in your leg veins after surgery. 

The main Benefit 

The ability to walk and move without chronic pain. 

The time of Surgery 

Around 2h 

Hospital stay 

2-5 nights 

Recovery time 

3-6 weeks


*The duration of stay in the hospital depends on the type of hip surgery and the patient health condition. 

When can you get Hip Replacement Surgery?

A severe hip pain that doesn’t stop after using painkillers is just one of the reasons to get Hip Replacement Surgery.

Other significant conditions that require hip surgery are: 

  • Osteoarthritis (OA), 

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 

  • Traumatic arthritis, 

  • Osteonecrosis and 

  • Childhood hip disease.

Patient's Review after Hip Replacement in Mexico

This is the story of Gloria from Canada, who chose Dr. Gerardo Mangino to have hip replacement at Cabo Orthopaedics Joint Replacement Clinic in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Medical Tourism in Mexico

Mexico is the second-largest medical tourism country just after the United States. International patients combine medical treatment with tourism in Mexico. 

You can have a chance to recover after hip replacement in an exotic country such as Mexico. 

Hot Mexico Tourists Spots

Here you can find some of the hot tourist spots to visit in Mexico. 

Puerto Vallarta 

Puerto Vallarta

Relax in the breathtaking beauty of the beaches at one side

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

Dive into Mexico's fastest-growing resort with its unique golden sand beaches!



Explore the diverse history and culture of the capital of Baja California state.

How to reach Mexico - Airport Codes

It’s easy to reach Mexico if you travel from the United States or Canada. Whether by road or plane, Mexico is just a few hours away. 

We will give you the information about flight travel to Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport (IATA: MEX)

The Flight Details Table to Mexico 

The city of Departure  

IATA Code 

Flight Duration 

Houston Airport, USA 


1h 56min 

Phoenix Airport, USA 


2h 51min 

Los Angeles, USA 


3h 26min 

New York, USA 


4h 23min 

Vancouver-International-Airport, Canada 


5h 7min 

Toronto-Pearson-Int'l-Airport, Canada 


4h 18min 

Documents Required in Mexico

Documents required in Mexico are the same for Americans and Canadians. You only need to present a valid passport and complete the correct entry forms (Migratory Form for Foreign Tourists, i.e.). 

Here are the general documents you need when traveling to Mexico:

  • COVID-19 vaccination certificate (You have to be fully vaccinated before traveling to Mexico). 

  • If not fully vaccinated, get tested with a viral test 1–3 days before your trip. 

  • A valid passport (make sure your passport doesn’t expire within six months). 


Q. How much is a Hip replacement in Mexico compared to the USA?  

A. The cost of hip replacement in Mexico is 50-70% lower compared to the USA. 

For example, you will pay an average of $13,000 in Mexico, while it's from $30,000 and up in America. 

Q. How many days should I stay in Mexico for a Hip replacement? 

A. You should stay between 7-14 days in Mexico for a Hip replacement. 

The stay includes nights spent in a hospital and in a hotel after the surgery. 

Q. Is it safe to get my Hip replaced in Mexico? 

A. Yes, it is safe to get your Hip replaced in Mexico. The country has well-experienced orthopedic surgeons and modern facilities for hip replacement.

As far as personal safety, there are some precautions you can take, such as: 

  • Avoid drinking tap water and stick to bottled instead; 

  • Avoid street food if you have a weak stomach; 

  • Keep a copy of your passport and visa in a safe place; 

  • Only carry a sum of money you’ll need for the day; 

  • Don’t walk alone in the streets at night.

Emergency numbers that are good to know:








For self-pay Americans and Canadians, Mexico is a cost-effective solution. You will receive premium care at a low price along with vacation after hip surgery.

The PlacidWay team will help you get back to enjoying everyday activities. Contact us for more information about affordable Hip Replacement Surgery in Mexico!

Everything You Should Know About Hip Replacement In Mexico

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by: PlacidWay

2018-03-19 / Updated on: 2022-05-20

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