"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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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.
Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery - Children's Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dallas, TX
Fellowship in Spinal Surgery - Intermountain Spine Institute. Salt Lake City, UT
Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED3411 - active
Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica