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Adolfo Afonso Lapeira

Adolfo Afonso Lapeira

Anesthesiology
Patient Demographics: Adult

"I am a professional based primarily on the respect for my patients. I believe that people should be treated and diagnosed respecting each case with professionalism and transparency. I like to be practical in what I do and be assertive in my consultations."

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Procedures (10)

Consultation
Blocks or transforaminal lumbar infiltrations, thoracic or cervical
Implants intrathecal baclofen pump
Implants stimulation of peripheral nerves
Intrathecal implantation of morphine pumps
Joint Locks
Locks or lumbar, thoracic epidural injections and / or cervical
Lumbar Epiduroscopias
Lumbar, thoracic or cervical discography
Spinal stimulator implant
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Medical conditions (2)

Back pain
Herniated discs

General Info

About me

From a young age I always leaned towards the area of medicine. I studied at the University of Costa Rica and after receiving my MD degree, I decided to leave the country to look for options to specialize. I became interested in America as it has a fairly complete and always at the forefront of technology and medical education university system.
I wanted to train as Anesthesiologist in this educational system. During the Anesthesiology Residency I became very interested in a sub-specialty in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Which I did after finishing a formal fellowship in Pain Medicine at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, University of Miami. With over ten year´s experience, dedicating 100 % interventional pain management I have gained extensive experience in invasive procedures for the management of acute and chronic pain. Among these are, blocks or epidural injections for back pain, nerve blocks for pain , minimally invasive surgery for herniated disc implants intrathecal morphine pumps and spinal cord stimulators , Trigeminal Ganglion blockade , cancer pain , etc .

Languages

English, Español

Education

Degrees
  • Specialty in Anesthesiology. University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management. December 2002
  • Doctor and Surgery. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. December 1994
Fellowships
  • Fellowship in Pain Medicine - Jackson Memorial Medical Center, University of Miami. Miami, FL. 1999

  • Research Fellowship in Ophtalmology and Visual Sciences - Houston Health Center, University of Texas. Houston, TX. 1997

Professional

Licenses
  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED4640 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica