San Francisco, with its temperate climate and stunning cliff-side and hilltop views, is a city that should top any traveler’s list. From the famous Golden Gate bridge to the Embarcadero to Chinatown to cable cars, there’s more to explore and discover in the heart of this little city than one might think. As one of the most prominent cities in America’s west, San Francisco continues to be a booming tourist destination, a hub of technology advancement and a center of medical innovation. As one of the top ten most diverse cities in America, San Francisco boasts the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and is home to the Asian Art Museum which houses more Asian art than any other museum in the country. Believe it or not, even the fortune cookie was born here. But, beyond culture and tourist attractions, San Francisco also offers medical tourists some of the best options for medical care in the United States and the world.
As the highest rated medical institution in San Francisco, UCSF is one of the leading teaching hospitals within the United States. The University of California San Francisco is known for excellence in many specialties including neurology, neurosurgery, diabetes and endocrinology. And, when it comes to cancer treatment, UCSF ranks as 8th best in the country. Just to the south of UCSF, Stanford Hospital now has one of the largest board certified physician groups in the United States treating congenital heart disease. As a leader in treating adult congenital heart patients, this is a great choice for care within the cardiac patient community. And, not far from this campus is one of Stanford hospital’s collaborators, Lucile Packard’s Children’s Hospital, a hub of innovation and research in pediatric care. This hospital is nationally ranked as a leader in pediatric organ transplantation among many other things.
With San Francisco’s proximity to Asia and parts of South America, it’s a perfect choice for traveling patients from so many parts of the world. The convenient location, medical expertise, and colorful culture and cuisine make it a top destination for medical travel and tourism.