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Dr. Jacobo Zafrani


Specialty: Weight loss / laparoscopic and general surgeries
Languages spoken: Spanish / English

Professional Experience:
General and bariatric surgeon at Hospital Clinica Biblica since March, 2004
Total surgeries 1,800, with 350 being inguinal hernia procedures. He performs approximately 150 bariatric type surgeries per year including 40 gastric sleeve procedures.
Education:

Dr. Jacobo Zafrani Graduated from the University of Costa Rica in January, 2004 with a specialty in General Surgery.
Dr. Jacobo Zafrani is in the second year of his doctoral thesis (medical science investigation) with Salamanca University.
Sleeve Gastrectomy training with Dr. Garnier (known as the 'Father of Sleeve Gastrectomy') at Cornell University in New York. 2005
Basic training and course work in laparascopic surgery procedures, Cendeis.
Advanced training and course work in laparascopic surgery procedures, UNNE, Corrientes, Argentina.
Training and course work in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, UNNE, Corrientes, Argentina.
Training and course work in gastric banding (Inhamed), Panama.
Training and course work in gastric sleeve procedures, NY USA.
VAC, Panama.
Post graduate training in bariatric surgery, ALACE 2006.
Coordinated the first training seminar for advanced laparascopic surgery procedures in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Memberships & Affiliations:
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical Union.
Society of Costa Rican Surgeons
Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
Association of International Surgeons
IFSO (the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity)
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