The city of Buenos Aires has a multiplicity of functions. It is the site of a very large port and holds much economic and businesses significance for the country of Argentina. Buenos Aires is also the capital of Argentina and as such is the cultural center of the country. Lastly, Buenos Aires is considered an autonomous area within the country. This port city is the financial, industrial and cultural center of the country and has many tourist attractions.
In general the health care sector in Buenos Aires is well developed with many good hospitals in both public and private sectors. Some of these hospitals, particularly the private hospitals, offer medical care compatible with international standards. These well equipped hospitals have agreements with all major health insurance companies.
The Buenos Aires German hospital (Hospital Alemán) located at Av. Pueyrredón 1640 (C1118 AAT) Buenos Aires is a modern hospital that offers high quality medical services at global standards. The hospital was established in 1867 by a reputable organization from the German community in Argentina. This hospital features the latest technological advances. It is equipped with 240 beds, 11operating theaters, coronary unit and modern ICUs for adults and children. The hospital offers premier medical care in all specialties of medicine, surgery, transplants, and oncology. The German hospital's Center of Excellence for the assistance of Burns (CEPAQ) is a world famous center for the treatment of severe burns. Its surgery department is well equipped to perform complex surgeries. The hospital has a 24 hours emergency center equipped with a respirator, a defibrillator, a pacemaker, laryngoscopes and endotracheal tubes. This sector has doctors' offices, boxes, an observation unit and a shock room. The hospital's image diagnosis department is demonstrates its modernity with units in nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance, radiology, computed tomography, ultra sound and breast imaging. Hospital Alemán has ISO 9001: 2000 certified laboratory service featuring a genetics lab, an investigational medicine lab and a central lab. This is a favorite hospital among visiting communities. Contact Phone: (54-11) 4827-7000
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires located at Gascón 450, C1181ACH, Ciudad de Buenos Aires is one of the leading private hospitals in the city. This enormous hospital with an area of 78,000 m² has 600 beds and offers effective health care to about 3,000 patients every month by employing 900 medical personnel. This modern hospital, founded in 1853, has established its own health insurance plan. The hospital has well equipped departments in diagnosis and treatment, medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, orthopedics and urology. In addition the hospital offers services in ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, regenerative therapy and pancreas, liver and lung transplantation. The surgery department of Hospital Italiano is one of the bests in the country and is a world renowned center for the "Da-Vinci Surgical System": the most advanced, computer-assisted minimal invasive surgery. All modern facilities in pathology, endocrinology, hemodynamics, nuclear medicine, transfusion medicine and radiant oncology are available here. The imaging services of the hospital have the most modern equipment. Phone: 4959-0200
Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires located at Perdriel 74 – CP 1280AEB – Ciudad Autónoma De Buenos Aires is one of the most well reputed modern hospitals in the country. This hospital of more than 30,000 m2 area contains 99 outpatient rooms and 37 practice rooms to offer the best medical service in all major areas of medicine. Hospital Británico's surgical section is equipped with separate adult and pediatric surgical inpatient clinical area. It has seven general operating rooms, a laminar flow operating room, three rooms for ambulatory surgery and a cath lab. The hospital's famous bone marrow transplant unit has four sections. The diagnostic imaging section of Hospital Británico has modern facilities including two CT rooms, two MRI rooms, five rooms for ultrasound, and mammography and radiology units. Additionally, the hospital offers excellent services in laboratory examinations, dialysis, nuclear medicine, pharmacy and endoscopy. The hospital has 24 hour emergency services and well equipped ICUs. Hospital Británico offers fine accommodations in 98 single rooms and 35 two-bedded rooms. Hospital Británico is also a renowned center for medical education and research. Tel: 4309 – 6400