Ariel Rivera Aguerri

Ariel Rivera Aguerri

General Surgery
Patient Demographics: Adult, Elderly

"I believe in experience, knowledge and technology at the service of surgery. Surgical treatment of certain diseases, requires close communication with the treating physician for a rapid recovery of the disease."

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Procedures (64)

Diagnostic laparoscopy
General Inquiry
Abscess debridement and drainage
Anal abscess drainage
Anal fissure surgery
Anal fistula surgery
Bile duct evaluation
Bile duct exploration by laparoscopy
Colon diverticulitis surgery
Distal pancreatectomy by laparoscopy
Epigastric hernia surgery
Esophageal hiatus surgery
Exploratory laparsocopy
Nissen Fundoplication
Gallbladder surgery
Gastrectomy sleeve
Gastric bypass surgery
Gastroesophageal reflux laparoscopic surgery
gluteal abscess drainage
Hernia eventration laparoscopic surgery
House visit
Ingrown toenail surgery
Inguinal hernia repair
Inguinal hernioplasty
Intestinal hernia resection surgery
Intestinal resection surgery
Laparoscopic appendectomy
Laparoscopic appendectomy
Laparoscopic gastric plication (“LGP”)
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery
Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy
Laparoscopic splenectomy
Laparotomic cholecystectomy
Laparotomic hemicolectomy
Low anterior colorectal resection surgery
Lymph node biopsy
Meckel's diverticulum surgery
Metabolic surgery for type II diabetes
Open appendix surgery
General Surgery
Ovarian cystectomy
Post surgery follow-up
Resection of malignant tumors of the gallbladder
Segmental colectomy
Sigmoid Resection
Small sized wound suture
Strangulated eventration hernia surgery
Total colectomy
Total thyroidectomy
Umbilical hernia surgery
Umbilical hernioplasty
Ventral Hernia Repair with Abdominoplasty
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Medical conditions (7)

Inguinal hernia
Morbid obesity
Abdominal pain
Hiatal Hernia
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General Info

About me

The doctor - patient relationship, in my opinion, is a fundamental part of the treatment. The experience acquired during the years of professional practice and the years of study over time, allow better long-term results. They are 31 years of professional practice.


English, Español


  • Doctorate PhD in Medical Sciences. Universidad de Salamanca. September 2006 - January 2016
  • Anatomy Mastery. Universidad de Ciencias Médicas. January 2006 - February 2008
  • Specialty in General Surgery. Universidad de Costa Rica. June 1997
  • Doctor and Surgery. Universidad Autónoma de Centro América - Escuela Autónoma de Ciencias Medicas. San José. December 1985
  • Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Course: One Month Training at the Colorectal Department of Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 1999

  • Course of Colorectal Surgery. University Hospitals of Valencia and Sagunto. Valencia Spain. 2006

  • Mini-Fellowship Program in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. University of Texas. Southwestern Medical Center. Dallas, Texas 2006.

  • Course of Bariatric Surgery. Hosp. San Camilo Sao Paulo, Brazil 2004

  • Internship

  • Hospital Rotation

    Rotation Gastric Cancer Project. Max Hospital Peralta JICA / UCR. Cartago, Costa Rica. 1998


  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED3930Active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

  • Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgery (ALACE)
  • International College of Surgeons (ICS)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons SAGES
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery ASMBS
  • Chief of General Surgery: CIMA Hospital in San José since 2008
  • Attending General Surgeon: Hospital San Juan de Dios in San José, Costa Rica 1998-2008
  • Professor: Emergency Medicine at Universidad Hispanoamerica de Costa Rica-Facultad de Medicina since 2001
  • Professor ad honorem: Internship Surgical Program at UACA-Hospital San Juan de Dios, 1993-2003
  • Trauma Hepático Revisión. Hospital San Juan de Dios 1993
  • Trauma Esplénico Revisión. Hospital San Juan de dios 1994
  • Embolismo Pulmonar en Paciente Quirúrgico. Hospital San Juan de Dios, 1995
  • Cirugía en Paciente Anciano que sobrepasa Expectativa de Vida en Costa Rica. Hospital San Juan de Dios 1996
  • Apendicitis Acuda en el Anciano. Hosp.San Juan de Dios 1999
  • Apendicitis Aguda en Adulto Mayor. Revista Medica de Costa Rica Y Centro América. Enero 2006.
  • Calidad de Vida y Tolerancia Alimentaria Post Operatoria en el Paciente Obeso Tratado Mediante Gastrectomía Tubular Laparoscópica. 2016. Tesis Doctoral