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Eduardo Arturo Huertas Arias
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Eduardo Arturo Huertas Arias

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

"I take care of my patients as I would like to take care of me and my family. I seek a comprehensive conservative management, but when there is no alternative, I use minimally invasive techniques, with electrophysiological monitoring and computerized neuronavigation, to optimize results and minimize risks and reduce recovery times."

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Procedures (15)

Minimmaly invasive vertebral column surgery
Online Medicine
Cerebellopontine angle microsurgery
Cervical fusion
Cervical spine fracture surgery
Epidural hematoma craniectomy
Epidural infiltration
Hypophysis microsurgery
Lumbar puncture
Peripheral nerve microsurgery
Posterior fossa surgery
Sellar region microsurgery
Skull base surgery
Subdural hematoma craniectomy
Surgery for dorsolumbar spine fracture with spinal cord injury
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Medical conditions (41)

Brain tumor
Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
Hydrocephealus (water on the brain)
Lumbar disc hernia
Sciatic nerve pain
Aneurysm
Arteriovenous malformations
Artificial disc
Bleeding and stroke
Carotid artery stenosis
Carotid cavernous fistula (CCF)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) removal
Cerebrospinal fluid circulation problem
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
Craniocervical junction abnormalities
Degenerative disease
Encephalocele
Headache
Herniated discs
Intracranial abcess removal
Ischemic cerebrovascular disease
Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrow channel)
Meningocele
Myelomeningocele
Neck pain, shoulder and hips
Nerve compression
Nervous system infection
Pain vertebral crush
Peripheral nerve tumor
Pinched nerve
Pituitary gland (hypophysis) disease
Pituitary gland disease
Seizures
Spina bifida (split spine)
Spinal column tumor
Spinal cord injury
Spinal cord tumor
Spinal stenosis
Spine Injury
Tethered spinal cord
Trauma and skull fracture
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General Info

About me

Dr. Eduardo Huertas is a highly respected and experienced neurosurgeon, specializing in minimally invasive brain and spinal surgery. Renowned for his meticulous surgical technique, as well as for his compassionate and gentle care of his patients, Dr. Eduardo Huertas employs pioneering image-guided techniques and neurophysiological monitoring through computer-generated simulations to design and navigate specific safe surgical pathways. for the anatomy of each patient. He is often called upon to help other surgeons with difficult cases, always exercising rigorous surgical technique, with the goal of achieving the best outcome for his patients.

He is often the referral doctor for other colleagues who seek care for their own family members or themselves. He has an excellent safety record and has performed thousands of successful neurosurgical procedures.

Dr. Huertas was born and raised most of his life in Costa Rica. However, from an early age, he was a frequent traveler, completing high school as an AFS exchange student at Needham High School, Massachusetts (USA).
He returned to Costa Rica, to study and graduate Summa Cum Laude from the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Central America (currently UCIMED).
Trained in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery, he completed six years of residency in Neurosurgery at the different hospitals affiliated with the University of Costa Rica. Immediately after completing his specialty, he completed a Fellowship in Child Neurosurgery with Doctors Kenneth Shapiro, Derek Bruce, Fred Sklar and Dale Swift of Neurosurgeons for Children at the Children's Hospital of Dallas, Texas (USA), which has been named several times one of the best pediatric hospitals in the United States of America, where he also graduated with honors.

Back in Costa Rica, he joined the Department of Neurosurgery at the Hospital Nacional de Niños, which he left after five successful years to organize and create the Department of Neurosurgery at the Hospital CIMA San José.
Later, he decided to expand the field of his specialized practice and completed a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery under the direct instruction of Dr. William Muir and Dr. Reed Fogg at the Intermountain Spine Institute, in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA).

Dr. Huertas was a professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Costa Rica and a professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Medical Sciences (UCIMED)
He started his private practice as a specialist since 1996, to which he is currently fully dedicated

Although brain and spinal surgery are his passions, Dr. Huertas has many other interests.

An avid advocate of healthy lifestyles, he co-founded and led a number of health and wellness service companies. However, after a successful decade at the helm, he decided to focus on his passion: caring for his patients.

He is currently developing an organic farm, under a self-sustainability scheme, as part of his other activities and interests, related to health and well-being, in addition to Neurological Surgery.

A regular kayaker, defender of the environment and animal rights, he was a member of the Costa Rican National Karate team for 5 consecutive years.

As a second Dan black belt, he won five national titles, three Central American and Caribbean titles, in addition to a silver medal in the Pan American Championship, while attending the School of Medicine, from which he graduated with honors.

Languages

English, Español

Education

Degrees
  • Specialty in Neurosurgery. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. February 1993
  • Doctor and Surgery. Escuela Aútonoma de Ciencias Médicas (Actual UCIMED). February 1987
Fellowships
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery - Children's Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dallas, TX

  • Fellowship in Spinal Surgery - Intermountain Spine Institute. Salt Lake City, UT

Professional

Licenses
  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED3411 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

Affiliations
  • Member. AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS)
Awards
  • 2002 Fellow of the Year. Intermountain Spine Institute
  • 1996 Outstanding Fellow. Children's Medical Center. Dallas, Texas
  • 1993 Graduation of Honor - Specialty in Neurosurgery - UCR
  • 1987 Summa Cum Laude - Doctor - Surgeon
Positions
  • Chief Founder of the Neurosurgery Service. CIMA San Jose Hospital
  • Founder Magnetic Resonance Department. CIMA San Jose Hospital
  • Head of the Department of Surgery. CIMA San Jose Hospital
Publications
  • Odio C.M., Huertas E. Infecciones del líquido cefalorraquídeo en pacientes con derivaciones ventrículo peritoneales. Acta Pediátr. Costarric v.15 n.1 San José 2001
  • Ulloa-Gutierrez R, Avila-Aguero M, Huertas E. Fulminant Listeria monocytogenes meningitis complicated with acute hydrocephalus in healthy children beyond the newborn period. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2004;20:233-7.
  • Huertas E. Sistema Circulatorio de la Médula Espinal. Neuroeje. 2004;Vol 9, No1. Pag. 18-20.
  • No se deje engañar: nada que valga la pena es fácil. Inés Jimenez, Eduardo Huertas. 1era Edición, San José Costa Rica, Pro Fitness, 2007