The United States is one of the most expensive places in the world to undergo knee replacement surgery. With costs of over $45,000 in many cases, uninsured patients often feel that they cannot afford this life-altering procedure. Fortunately, there are other options. The most affordable way to get knee replacement surgery without sacrificing quality is by traveling overseas. This practice, known as medical tourism, is quickly becoming known as the most effective way for uninsured patients to receive needed medical care. In many cases, internationally-accredited hospitals in places outside of the United States can offer total knee replacement surgery for a fraction of the cost in the United States. Many hospitals have international staff trained in dealing with American patients, and offer the same high standard of care you have come to expect in the United States.



Knee Replacement Cost

Price Estimates

Including room fee, nurse fee, food, pre-op tests, medical supplies,

medication, operating room fee, x-rays, and consulation.


Price (USD)
United States
$9,000 – $10,100
$7,000 – $11,200



What is medical travel?


Medical travel – commonly referred to as medical tourism – is the practice of traveling overseas for healthcare. In recent years, medical travel has experienced tremendous growth, as costs in the United States have risen. As international travel has become more affordable, medical travel has become an increasingly sought-after option for a variety of procedures. Once viewed as the best option for healthcare, the United States has since been equaled – and even surpassed – by many countries around the world, especially Taiwan.


With medical teams that speak fluent English and are trained and educated in the United States, American patients can have confidence that the quality of healthcare they will receive in Taiwan will meet or exceed that of the United States – at a fraction of the cost.



Formosa Medical Travel


Formosa Medical Travel is a medical tourism agency, dedicated to helping Americans find high quality, low cost total hip and total knee replacement surgery overseas. There is no additional fee for using Formosa Medical Travel, and all of the hospitals in the network network have been accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI).