Adrián Cáceres Chacón

Adrián Cáceres Chacón

Neurological Surgery
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Patient Demographics: Babies, Children, Adult, Elderly

"I have been a neurosurgeon of children and adults for more than 20 years; I have gathered experience after many years of clinical practice and training in the latest advances in my specialty in the best medical centers around the world, offering the most innovative surgical techniques to my patients."

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Procedures (13)

Carpal tunnel surgery
Cervical fusion
Cervical spine fracture surgery
Epidural hematoma craniectomy
Epidural infiltration
Hypophysis microsurgery
Lumbar puncture
Minimmaly invasive vertebral column surgery
Online Medicine
Ozone therapy
Posterior fossa surgery
Subdural hematoma craniectomy
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Medical conditions (18)

Arteriovenous malformations
Brain tumor
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
Craniocervical junction abnormalities
Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
Hydrocephealus (water on the brain)
Ischemic cerebrovascular disease
Lumbar disc hernia
Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrow channel)
Neck pain, shoulder and hips
Pituitary gland disease
Sciatic nerve pain
Spina bifida (split spine)
Spinal column tumor
Spinal cord injury
Tethered spinal cord
Trauma and skull fracture
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General Info

About me

I was born in Costa Rica but grew up in Mexico, where I studied at the Higher School of Medicine of the National Polytechnic Institute. Then, I returned to the country to specialize in neurosurgery at the University of Costa Rica, where I achieved graduation with honors thanks to the excellent doctors who accompanied me in my learning process.

Since then, I have not stopped updating my knowledge, starting with Pediatric Neurosurgery and Image-guided Surgery at Brigham Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Boston, where I was an international fellow of the American Neurosurgery Association. Later, I obtained my license to practice medicine in the United States of America and completed my training as a pediatric neurosurgeon with an emphasis in neuro-oncology at Northwestern University Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, with the goal of returning to Costa Rica. and offer this knowledge to the children of my country.

In addition to working for the Costa Rican Social Security Fund at the National Children's Hospital and at the Cima San José Hospital, I have been a postgraduate professor at the University of Costa Rica for many years, training many other generations of neurosurgeons and neurosurgeons. With the need to share and disseminate the advances in modern techniques in my specialty, I am part of several international neurosurgery organizations such as the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN), holding executive positions as secretary and treasurer. For 5 years I have participated as a teacher in Neuroendoscopy at the Federico II University in Naples, Italy in conjunction with the International Federation of Neuroendoscopy (IFNE). Finally, I hold the position of Secretary both in the Latin American group of Neuroendoscopy Studies (GLEN) as well as in the Latin American Association of Pediatric Neurosurgery (ASOLAMPED), which is at the same time part of the Latin American Federation of Neurosurgery Societies (FLANC) . I have participated as local editor of the Journal of the Costa Rican Association of Neurological Sciences and also internationally in the official publication of the ISPN, Child's Nervous System.

Although neurosurgery practice is my passion, I enjoy other hobbies, such as classical guitar, traveling, running marathons, and spending time with my family and pets. I am also passionate about the visual arts, natural sciences and learning about other cultures.

My goal as a professional is to offer human quality care, reach an accurate diagnosis and provide the best treatment options.


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  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. Instituto Politécnico Nacional.
  • Specialty in Neurosurgery. Universidad de Costa Rica.
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Course Midas Rex Skull Base Surgery, Ft Worth, Texas, USA

  • Codman Course Skull Base Surgery, Palm Springs, Florida, USA

  • IFNE-JSNE-GLEN-ISNE Workshop on Neuroendoscopy

  • 9th Homburger Endoscopy Week 2020

  • 6th. Latin American Congress of Neuroendoscopy


  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED4812Active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Costa Rican Association of Neuroscience
  • Costa Rican Association of Neurosurgery
  • 2020 Neuro-oncology Visiting Professor, 57357 Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2018 Guest Professor of Neuroendoscopy, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Saarland University Medical Center, Germany.
  • 2018 Guest Professor, Federico Gómez Children's Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • 2012 Neuroendoscopy visiting professor, Antonio Cardarelli Biotechnology Center, Federico II University, Naples, Italy.
  • 2004 Becario Gus Foundation International fellow in Pediatric Neurosurgery, McGaw Medical School, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois USA 2003-2004
  • 2003 Graduation of honor, System of Postgraduate Studies in Neurosurgery University of Costa Rica, class of 2003.
  • 2003 International Traveling Fellowship Fellow, American Association Neurological Surgeons, USA 2003
  • 1990 Scholar Institutional Research Training Program Center for Research and Advanced Studies, National Polytechnic Institute 1990
  • Medical Assistant General Clinic Buenos Aires de Puntarenas CCSS 1995-1997
  • Resident Physician in Neurosurgery Hospital Calderón Guardia CCSS 1997-2001
  • Resident Physician in Neurosurgery National Children's Hospital "Dr. Carlos Sáenz Herrera¨CCSS 2002 - 2003
  • Fellow Internacional Neurocirugía Pediátrica, Children´s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Fellow Internacional Neurocirugía Pediátrica, Children´s Memorial Hospital, Chicago Illinois, USA
  • Medical Assistant Specialist Neurosurgery Service, National Children's Hospital, "Dr. Carlos Sáenz Herrera ”, Costa Rican Social Security Fund, San José, Costa Rica.
  • Medical specialist Neurosurgery Biblical Clinic Hospital, San José, Costa Rica
  • Professor of the Chair of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Surgery, Postgraduate Study System, University of Costa Rica
  • Neuroendoscopy Workshop Professor, University of St. Louis, Missouri, USA 2019-2020
  • Board Member, Secretary General and Treasurer International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery from 2016-2020
  • Secretary of the Latin American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery 2018-2020
  • Secretary of the Latin American Group for Neuro Endoscopy Studies, 2018-2020
  • Auditor of the International Federation of Neuro Endoscopy, 2018-2020
  • Editor of the Neuroeje Magazine, Costa Rican Association of Neurological Sciences, San José, Costa Rica 2010-2012.
  • Editorial Board Member, Child's Nervous System, Springer, Germany from 2014-2020
  • President of the Organizing Committee, VIII Latin American Congress of Pediatric Neurosurgery, San José, Costa Rica 2019
  • Annual Congress of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK
  • Annual Congress of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Los Angeles, USA
  • Annual Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Annual Congress of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Izmir, Turkey
  • Annual Congress of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Kobe, Japan
  • Annual Congress of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Denver, USA
  • Annual Congress of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Annual Congress of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Birmingham, UK
  • Congreso Latinoamericano de Neurocirugía Pediátrica, Recife, Brasil.
  • Congreso Latinoamericano de Neurocirugía Pediátrica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Congreso Latinoamericano de Neurocirugía Pediátrica, Quito, Ecuador
  • Congreso Latinoamericano de Neurocirugía Pediátrica, San José, Costa Rica
  • Congreso Internacional de la Federación Internacional de Neuroendoscopía, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Global trends in the evaluation and management of cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: a cooperative ISPN survey.Behbahani M, Khalid SI, Lam SK, Caceres A.Childs Nerv Syst. 2020 Jun 9. doi: 10.1007/s00381-020-04699-z
  • Stingray spear injury to the pediatric spinal cord: case report and review of the literature.Caceres A, Shlobin NA, Lam S, Zamora J, Segura JL.Childs Nerv Syst. 2020 May 2. doi: 10.1007/s00381-020-04629-z
  • Latin American Pediatric Neurosurgery Society declaration against abusive head injury.Caceres A, Chico-Ponce de Leon F.Childs Nerv Syst. 2019 Aug;35(8):1269-1271. doi: 10.1007/s00381-019-04248-3.
  • Fungal infections in pediatric neurosurgery.Caceres A, Avila ML, Herrera ML.Childs Nerv Syst. 2018 Oct;34(10):1973-1988. doi: 10.1007/s00381-018-3942-3
  • Intracavitary therapeutic options in the management of cystic craniopharyngioma.Cáceres A.Childs Nerv Syst. 2005 Aug;21(8-9):705-18
  • Craniopharyngioma and Cushing disease: case report.Caceres A, Reitman AJ, Tomita T.J Neurosurg. 2005 Apr;102(3 Suppl):318-21.
  • Monstrous craniopharyngioma. Case presentations and term proposal.Trejos H, Caceres A, Segura JL.Childs Nerv Syst. 2005 Dec;21(12):1049-53; discussion 1054-5. Epub 2005 Mar 10.PMID:15759158