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Dr Jacobo Zafrani

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Dr Jacobo Zafrani has been a general and bariatric surgeon at Hospital Clinica Biblica since March, 2004. His total surgeries to date are 4500. He performs approximately 300 bariatric types of surgeries per year. The first surgeon to perform in Central America a metabolic surgery in 2006, since then he has performed more 275 surgeries and he is the leading surgeon for a multicenter study in this area.

Dr Zafrani is Founder and director of the first training center for minimal invasive surgery in Central and South America. He is also the Representative for Costa Rica chapter for the IFSO (International Federation for Obesity Surgery) and Coordinator for the first Laparoscopic Surgery Post Graduate Course in Costa Rica.

Specialty

Specialty

General Surgery (Verified)

Contact Info

Contact Info

Year Opened

Year Opened
Since 2004

Languages

Languages
English, Spanish, Hebrew

Accreditations & Affiliations

Accreditations & Affiliations

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Ineternational Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), member and representative for Costa Rica
Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Founder and president of ACROMTA – Costarican Association for Obesity, Metabolism & Alimentary Disorders
College International of Chirugiens
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical Union
Society of Costa Rican Surgeons
Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
Association of International Surgeons
Member and cofounder of metabolic and obesity surgery of Guayaquil society
Member and cofounder for robotic surgery of Guayaquil society

Director and founder of CIELTA (training center for laparoscopic surgery and other techniques)

Member of the MTA Medical Tourism Association

Member of AMN National Medical Assocation

Member of the Joint Commission International (JCI)
Member of International Doctors Network
Member of Sociedad Peruana de Cirugía Endoscópica

Qualifications

Qualifications

Graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Centro America (UACA), Costa Rica in 1996 as a General Practitioner

Graduated from the University of Costa Rica in January, 2004 with a specialty in General Surgery

Sleeve Gastrectomy training with Dr. Garnier (known as the “Father of Sleeve Gastrectomy”) at Cornell University in New York. 2005

Post graduate training in Bariatric Surgery, Asociacion Latinoamericano de Cirugia Endoscopica (ALACE)2006

Masters of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, USA, 2008

Dr. Jacobo Zafrani is in the second year of his doctoral thesis (medical science investigation) with Salamanca University.

Services Offered

Services Offered

Laparoscopic Surgery & Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery

Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Plication, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Band, Metabolic surgery, Duodenal switch, Cholecystectomy, Inguinal hernia repair, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy,
Exploratory laparotomy, Laparoscopic appendectomy, Hernioplasty for incisional hernia, Laparoscopic hernia repair of incisional hernia, Hiatal hernia repair, Hernioplasty of umbilical hernia, Right hemicolectomy, Left hemicolectomy, Low anterior resection, Abdomino-perineal resection, Intestinal resection, Hemorrhoidectomy, Sphincterotomy, Laparoscopic nissen, Laparoscopic heller, Drainage and debridement, Cavity washing/cleansing, Abdominal wall closure, Laparoscopic splenectomy.

Closest to

Closest to

Recovery Center CheTica

Hotel Bougainvillea

Closest airports

Closest airports

Juan Santamariá International Airport, San José

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