medical tourism in France

Cancer treatment, second opinion, orthopaedic, endometriosis, trauma surgery

Getting treatment in France as an American: cost containment

Are you an American with a complex medical condition such as cancer or an orthopedics problem?

You want to optimize the cost of your care and keep control of your upcoming health expenses?

My Medical Suitcase helps you to come to France for treatment in the best conditions (contact with renowned doctors, transfer of medical files, management of administration, transportation, accommodation, tailor-made organization) with the lowest possible out-of-pocket expenses, in unbeatable delays, in partnership with the best centers and clinics in the country.

Put all the chances on your side and access the best of medicine at a controlled and affordable cost.

Benefit from the French “art de vivre”: culture, history, gastronomy, landscape: find the right environment to recover the soonest.

The insurance of obtaining the expertise of a French doctor who is an expert of your illness or pathology

Our medical partners are highly specialized in their discipline and work in medical facilities with the most up-to-date level of equipment.

France’s health care system has been ranked as one of the world’s top-ranking countries. The country follows strict regulatory guidelines and has a public independent regulatory authority (National Health Security) that monitors and provides accreditation of health care products and facilities.

An independent medical board called National Counsil of Doctors acts as the safeguard of French medical ethics and has the power to give sanctions to medical practitioners and surgeons.

Get access to treatment and surgery in oncology, orthopedics, endometriosis.

Understanding the need of US patients:
The core of our mission

Is a treatment in France cheaper than in the US ?

Here below, you will find examples of price for radiotherapy treatment and orthopedics.
Cancer: • 15 sequences of radiotherapy treatment: 15.200$ • 40 sequences of radiotherapy treatment: 18.100$
Orthopedics: • Knee replacement: 17200$ • Hip replacement: 14600$

You want to control your health expenses and avoid unpleasant surprises

Would you want to be treated in France, you would receive a quotation before leaving the USA.
All medical expenses linked to the treatment you ask for will be included in the quotation: consultations with your medical referent, treatment, hospitalization, complementary exams prescribed by the specialist prior to your arrival in France (if necessary).
Some extra expenses could be assumed in France: cost of additional examinations not planned before your stay (medical record improperly completed, change in your clinical situation, the cost of medication, unscheduled hospitalization). Any additional examination deemed necessary on site is subject to a prior estimate.

You have doubts on the treatment options you have been suggested

Would you have any doubt on the treatment you need, ask a second medical opinion. We put you in touch with renowned French specialists through a remote consultation so that you can discuss your medical situation directly with them. Then you will be able to make an informed decision.

You need to be confident in your medical pathway

In a situation of vulnerability, it is human to feel the need to be well cared for and supported. Thanks to our team empathy and our network of internationally renowned experts, we can guarantee you trust and serenity, two parameters that undoubtedly play a positive role in healing and recovery

You love travelling, why not combining your medical treatment in France with the French “art de vivre”

For patients and people travelling with them, coming to France is also an opportunity to discover the country’s exceptional heritage. Every region – and indeed every city – has its own identity. Staying in one of them is an opportunity to discover a wealth of culture, heritage and gastronomy like no other. France is not only recognized for the quality of its healthcare but also stands out for its culture and varied landscapes. It offers hotels of all categories next to hospital facilities. It is also possible to find furnished apartments for longer stays or all comfort houses corresponding to your standards.


My Medical Suitcase:The Reference For Medical tourism In France

Born from the idea of a French oncologist, Nicolas Blanchard, My Medical Suitcase aims to facilitate the care of an American patient who wishes to come to France for medical treatment. Nothing is left to chance so that health is the only concern.

Customized services are available to guarantee peace of mind throughout your stay

Carefree solution Our team will take time to understand your needs so that your therapeutic travel in France is 100% fluent

Network of highly specialized doctors Our medical partners are referent in their discipline at the national level: cancer, orthopedics surgery, endometriosis.

No hidden cost No unexpected bills that sometimes pile up months after treatment. Cost of surgery and treatment are set in advance.

The best price policy according to French medical deontology We have signed contracts with our medical partners to ensure our patients the best price policy.

No language barrier Our partners are English speaking professionals to avoid language barrier

Organization of your extras Our conciergerie will take care of all your specific needs

How does it work concretely?


First contact

We organise a free telephone meeting during which we validate the need with you.


Remote consultation

Within 72 hours you will have a remote consultation with a French expert of your pathology.



Nous vous livrons le coût total des soins en fonction de vos demandes, et ce que vous allez vraiment payer de votre poche, pour que vous puissiez prendre votre décision en connaissance de cause. Par déontologie, nous pratiquons la meilleure politique tarifaire.


Your options

Nous vous renseignons sur vos droits, vos opportunités et les démarches nécessaires pour vous soigner en France.


Your arrival

Une fois votre voyage thérapeutique validé, vous êtes pris en charge et accueilli sur le lieu d’arrivée par votre référent. En cas d’urgence, nous enclenchons la procédure accélérée.


Your stay

Pendant tout votre séjour, vous êtes suivi par un référent unique. L’hébergement, les transferts au centre de soins, les sorties touristiques, la conciergerie, la restauration… Tout peut être géré par notre équipe en fonction de vos choix initiaux.


A medical file analyzed in multidisciplinary consultation meeting

In France, the specialist does not make his decision alone. Each file is examined from every angle by several specialists (surgeon, radiologist, oncologist, anatomopathologists) to choose the best therapeutic strategy according to current scientific data.

A medical system that is still unequalled, with costs for operations and treatments that are often less expensive than elsewhere: some heart operations cost up to 80% less than in the United States.

Some examples: 

Total hip replacement cost in France: 14,600$

Total knee replacement cost in France: 17,200$

Radiotherapy in stereotactic conditions (8 sequences) : 12,225$

We work in partnership with the most advanced facilities in the world. Our main partner in orthopedics is ranked #1 in France for knee replacement surgery. Everything happens under the same roof: from diagnosis to rehabilitation, offering exceptional general conditions for convalescence and rehabilitation in a wonderful landscape.

You need peace of mind and confidence in your health professionals. Our orthopedics surgeons are highly specialised and perform more than 600 knee replacements every year. They use innovative and minimally invasive surgical protocols. Offer you these latest surgical techniques!

Healthcare in the United States is notoriously expensive. Even with health insurance coverage, the out-of-pocket costs can add up quickly. In a 2019 survey from the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that promotes better access to healthcare, 23% of respondents said they couldn’t pay their medical bills immediately, so they’re paying off the debt over time. And 46% of those people are paying for care they received more than one year ago.

Whether they feel like their best chance for recovery is in a foreign facility or they don’t have the money to cover costs of domestic care, thousands of Americans leave the country to seek health services every year. Alors pourquoi pas vous ?

With My Medical Suitcase you will now be able to find in France the best treatments and medical care, in terms of efficiency, cost and quality of reception.

They trust us

Coralie (US)

I am 41 years old and have been living in the United States for over 15 years.

In May 2021 I have been diagnosed with breast cancer (stage 1) during a routine examination.

About three weeks later, following an appointment in the breast cancer department of a major New York hospital where I had detailed explanation on the phase 1 of my treatment, I have been scheduled for a surgery to remove the tumour.  Many additional screenings were required (ultrasounds, mammograms, radioactive chip for the operation…) and I started to receive the many, many corresponding bills… Despite our health coverage, the amounts were exorbitant compared to the rates we are used to in France.

The surgery went well. At that stage, I had to think about the phase 2 of my treatment consisting in 15 radiotherapy sessions on an almost daily rhythm which should generally start 4 weeks after the surgery. It was early June at that point, and we had planned to pass summer holidays with our family in France. It was real heartbreaker for me to prevent my children from their grandparents and cousins. Beyond the financial aspect, in these moments, personally, I also needed to be with my loved ones in France: parents, friends, family. Then I actively started to activate my French network calling friends, friends’ relationships, hospitals, clinics in Paris and Marseille. I soon realized how complicated it would be for me to organize my treatment remotely and it would probably be wiser to give up the trip.

Fortunately, thanks to a French friend living in New York, I heard about My Medical Suitcase.

With My Medical Suitcase all my radiotherapy treatment could be organised very quickly close to the place I live in France for an affordable price with the guarantee of receiving excellent quality care.

The clinic was easily accessible and clean. The medical staff was very accommodating, competent, and extremely kind.

Finally, this experience was really facilitated by this service, I am very glad to have gone through. It allowed me to have the summer I expected.

I highly recommend My Medical Suitcase to anyone who wishes to be treated in France for their cancer whether for financial or practical reasons or to be surrounded by their loved ones.

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