Dra Cortés is one of the most influential surgeons in Costa Rica, with extensive international experience. She has studied in various parts of the world including Europe, USA and Latin America.
Dra Cortés is certified by the the College of Doctors & Surgeons in Costa Rica to practice General Surgery, Digestive Surgery, Proctology & Laparoscopic Surgery. She is also certified to practice Medicine and Surgery by the Government of Spain. This title is accepted in the Economic Community of Europe 1993. She is also certified for General Surgery and Digestive Aparatus Surgery, by the Ministry of Health in the Republic of Nicaragua 2004.
In Costa Rica, Dr Cortés is one of the most experienced surgeons in Laparoscopic Surgery and is considered on of the pioneers in Advanced Surgery in this field. In 1992 when the world of laparoscopic surgery started, Dra Cortés completed her training in laparoscopic digestive surgery and colorectal surgery, a short time after completing her training in Hospital Santa Margarita, France.
Dra Cortés has a diploma in Advanced Surgery from Spain and in Bariatric Surgery from Columbia. She is recognised as a surgeon with a broad career with an extensive number of diverse surgeries of which more than 2,000 are laparoscopic procedures, including colon surgery, gastric surgery, pancreatic surgery, metabolic surgery, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric band, hernia surgery and spleen surgery, amongst others.
Dra Cortés is Founder and Director of the Center of Investigation & Training in Laparoscopic & Related Techniques (CIELTA) of the Universidad Autonoma de Centroamerica (UACA) from 2003 to date.
Dra Cortés is Head of General Surgery at CIMA Hospital, San Jose, a JCI accredited hospital.
General Surgery (Verified)
Specialist in Gastroenterology Surgery (Verified)
- Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery
- Colorectal Surgery & Proctology
- Diverticular Disease Surgery
- Gastric Band
- Gastric Bypass or Roux-en-Y
- Gastric Sleeve or Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Haemorrhoid Surgery with PPH
- Hernioplasty of incisional hernia
- Hernioplasty of umbilical hernia
- Hiatal Hernia Surgery
- Laparascopic colectomy for diverticular disease
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - Gall Bladder Removal
- Laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia
- Surgical management of constipation
Accreditations & Affiliations
Member of the International Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Member of the International College of Surgeons
Active member of the Association of Latin American Endoscopic Surgery (ALACE)
Member of the Costa Rican Association of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery (ACOCIBAME)
Member of the International Society of American Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Active Member of the International Federation of Surgical Obesity (IFSO)
Member of Colegio de Medicos of Costa Rica
Member of the Association of General Surgery of Costa Rica
Member if the Recertification Committee of Doctors , Costa Rica 2001
Founding member of the Association of Specialists in Surgery of Hospital San Juan de Dios
1983 Doctor of Medicine. Universidad Autonoma de Centro America (UACA), Costa Rica
1991 Specialist in General Surgery, University of Costa Rica
2002 Specialist in Gastroenterology Surgery. Colegio de Medicos de Costa Rica
2005 Bariatric Surgery by Laparoscopy. Clinic of Surgery for Obesity, Columbia
Colorrectal Surgery. Hospital Clinic University of Valencia, Spain
2006 Specialist in Proctology. Colegio de Medicos de Costa Rica.
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery & Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery:
Gastric Sleeve, Gastric bypass, Gastric band, Cholecystectomy, Hernias.
Surgical management of constipation, Haemorrhoid surgery with PPH, Laparoscopic colectomy for diverticular disease, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Hernias
Hospital CIMA, Holiday Inn Escazu
Juan Santamariá International Airport, San José
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