Air New Zealand working to help prepare the travel packages. Now there’s another choice and it is a bit more expensive than other countries, but still much less than the charges in the US. The airfare is for 2 so you can take your spouse along with you. Procedures mentioned were coronary by-passes and knee surgeries at 45k and 30k respectively. So far they have accepted 29 patients from the US and Canada. The 2 hospitals are also shareholders in the business. BD
Auckland company Medtral is promoting New Zealand as a destination for "medical tourists" from affluent countries who want "cheap" operations and other medical procedures. A key shareholder in the company, gynecologist Edward Watson - who has been a consultant for pharmaceutical firms including Pfizer and Pharmacia - told the Washington Post the burgeoning business in conducting drug trials in New Zealand showed the potential for relatively cheap non-urgent surgery.