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CIMA Hospital


San Jose, Costa Rica

Dr. Graciela Cortes

Dr. Graciela Cortes

CIMA Hospital
Speciality Bariatric Surgery, Proctology, Gastroenterology
Languages English, Spanish
Graduated 1985 (31 years since graduation)
About Dr. Cortés has a medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (UACA) in Costa Rica. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery at San Juan de Dios Hospital. Her specializations are gastroenterologic surgery and proctology, but she also has special training in advanced laparoscopy focusing on the areas of colorectal and bariatric surgery. Dr. Cortés’ extensive experience led her to found the Center for Research, Training, and New Techniques in Laparoscopy (CIELTA) which she currently directs, at the Universidad Autónoma de Centro America. She is an active member of the Board of Directors (University of Costa Rica) and a former general coordinator in the San Juan de Dios Hospital Post Graduate Program. She is also professionally associated to the Costa Rican College of Physicians.
Education Medical Degree
1985 - Universidad Autonoma de Centro America

1985 - Hospital San Juan de Dios

General Surgery
1992 - School of Doctors and Surgeons of Costa Rica

2002 - School of Doctors and Surgeons of Costa Rica

2006 - School of Doctors and Surgeons of Costa Rica

1992 - Hospital Saint Marguerite, Marseille France

Additional Credentials
Advanced Endoscopic Surgery
Hospital Clinica Biblica, Costa Rica

Colorectal Surgery
Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valencia, Spain

Bariatric Surgery by Laparoscopy, Gastric Bypass
Clinica de Cirugia para la Obesidad, Colombia

Board Certifications
- Authorization to practice by the Government of Spain
- Colegio de Medicos y Cirujanos de Costa Rica #3075
Memberships - Costa Rican College of Physicians
- Costa Rican General Surgeon Association
- Member of the Recertification Doctor's Committee
- Founding Member of the Association of Surgery Specialists
- Latin American Surgery Association (ALACE)
- International Federation for Obesity Surgery (IFSO)

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