Dr. Jacobo Zafrani, Laparoscopic & Bariatric SurgeonSpecialties

Weight loss / Laparoscopic and General Surgeries

Languages

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 SalamancaUniversity.
  • 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), Panamá.
  • 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 José, 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)