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Marlen Vega Vega
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Marlen Vega Vega

General Surgery
Health Services Administration
Patient Demographics: Adult, Eldery

"I firmly believe and convey it to my students, that every patient should be treated as if he were a very close relative, doing this, and thinking about it, the way of treating the patient and every decision that is made is going to be the best."

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Procedures (81)

Consultation
Abscess debridement and drainage
Adnexectomy
Anal abscess drainage
Anal fistula surgery
Anal Sphincterotomy
Benign cutaneous tumor removal (epidermic cyst, nevus, lipoma, angioma)
Bile duct evaluation
Breast biopsy
Chest aspiration drainage (pneumothorax, hemothorax, pleural effusion, etc. )
Cholecystectomy
Colon diverticulitis surgery
Colostomy
Cutaneous biopsy
Diagnostic laparoscopy
Endothoracic goiter surgery
Epigastric hernia surgery
Esophageal hiatus surgery
Esophagectomy
Evaluation of benign tumors
Exploratory laparsocopy
Nissen Fundoplication
Gallbladder surgery
Gastrectomy
Gastrectomy sleeve
Gastric bypass surgery
Gastroesophageal reflux laparoscopic surgery
Gastrostomy
Genitourinary fistula surgery
gluteal abscess drainage
Hemorrhoid ligatures
Hemorrhoidectomy
Hernia eventration laparoscopic surgery
Hydrocele with hernia surgery
Eventration
Ingrown toenail surgery
Inguinal hernia repair
Intestinal hernia resection surgery
Intestinal resection surgery
Jejunostomy
Laparoscopic appendectomy
Laparoscopic appendectomy
Laparoscopic gastric plication (“LGP”)
Laparoscopy
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery
Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy
Laparotomic cholecystectomy
Laparotomic hemicolectomy
Low anterior colorectal resection surgery
Lymph node biopsy
Major hepatectomy
Meckel's diverticulum surgery
Metabolic surgery for type II diabetes
Mucus biopsy
nail hematoma drainage
Nephrectomy
Open appendix surgery
General Surgery
Ovarian cystectomy
Ovariectomy
Pancreatectomy
Paracentesis
Pelvic lymphadenectomy and / or aortic
Post surgery follow-up
Preoperative medical evaluation
Pyloroplasty
Rectovaginal fistula surgery
Removal of hemorrhoids
Segmental colectomy
Sigmoid Resection
Small sized wound suture
Splenectomy
Strangulated eventration hernia surgery
Subcutaneous biopsy
Subcutaneous foreign growth removal
Thyroglossal duct cyst and fistula surgery
Thyroid surgery
Total colectomy
Umbilical hernia surgery
Ventral Hernia Repair with Abdominoplasty
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Medical conditions (28)

Abdominal pain
Adrenal tumor
Anal abscess
Appendicitis
Cholecystitis
Colitis
Colon cancer
Colorectal cancer
Diverticula
Esophagus disease
Gallbladder cancer
Gallstones
Gastric cancer
Gastritis
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Hemorrhoids
Hiatal Hernia
Ingrown toenail
Inguinal hernia
Intestinal perforation
Lipoma (benign fatty tumor)
Masses in the neck (enlarged lymph nodes, cysts or tumors)
Morbid obesity
Myoma (benign muscle tumor)
Pancreatic Cancer
Rectal prolapse
Thyroid cancer
Umbilical hernia
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General Info

About me

Every case, every illness, every surgery becomes for me a personal challenge, so that my knowledge, my energy, my experience and my last exhalo will be for the battle against disease and death. Always under the help and protection of the Supreme Being, to whom I always ask for help, God.

Languages

English, Español

Education

Degrees
  • MSc in Health Management. Instituto Centroamericano de Administración Pública (ICAP - Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC). 2004 - 2006
  • Specialty in General Surgery. Universidad de Costa Rica. 2004
  • Specialty in Advanced Endoscopic Surgery. Hospital General Gea González. 2003
  • Bachelor and Licenciate Degree in Medical Sciences. Universidad de Costa Rica. 1997
Courses
  • Bariatric Surgery Update - Medical Education Clinical Immersion, Montefiore Medical Center, New York

    2017

  • Seminar - Iberian American Congress of Obesity, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

    2016

  • Bariatric League ETHICON - Summit Bariátrica, Panama City

    2016

  • Advanced Bariatric Training- Revisional Surgery, Complications & Dilemmas Johnson & Johnson - CAL Innotivation Institute

    2015

  • Of Traning in Minimal Access Surgery - IRCAD- Latin America, American Institute of Telesurgery

    2014

  • Second Latin American Congress of Surgery for Obesity - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity IFSO

    2007

  • Course: Advanced Endoscopic Surgery

    2007

  • Precongress Course: Comprehensive treatment of obese patients - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity IFSO, Cancun

    2007

  • Annual Congress - American Society for Bariatric Surgery ASBS

    2006

  • Advance Bariatric Surgery - 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery ASBS

    2006

  • I Costa Rican Congress of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome - Bariatric Surgery Symposium

    2006

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica

    2006

  • Course: Bariatric Surgery - I Costa Rican Congress of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

    2006

  • Workshop: Certification in the placement of strips by laparoscopy

    2005

  • Course for certification in placement of adjustable gastric bands - LAP-BAND

    2005

  • Thyroid Cancer Update

    2005

  • Problems of the gastrointestinal tract in the elderly

    2005

  • Second Symposium on Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery - Cancun, Mexico

    2004

  • Pain management with an emphasis on palliative care

    2000

  • Special Postgraduate Course in Local Management - CENDEISSS, University of Costa Rica

    1998

Trainings
  • Hospital Rotation

    Metabolic Bariatric Surgery - Costa Rica

Professional

Licenses
  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED5360 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

Affiliations
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity IFSO
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons SAGES
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery ASMBS
Awards
  • 2004 Graduated with Honors - General Surgery Specialty - Universidad de Costa Rica
Positions
  • Coordinator - Committee on Bariatric Surgery, Hospital San Juan de Dios
  • Medical Assistant Specialist in General Surgery - Hospital San Juan de Dios, San Jose. 2004 to date
  • Chief of Residents and Inmates - Hospital San Juan de Dios, San José. 2003 - 2004
  • Resident Doctor General Surgery - Hospital San Juan de Dios San José. 2000 - 2004
  • Business Practitioner - NOVONTAR, PIPASA, Puntarenas. 1998 - 2000
  • Assistant Physician of External Consultation - Clínica de Chomes, Puntarenas. 1999 - 2000
  • Professor - University of Costa Rica. 2004 - to date
Publications
  • Programa de Mejoramiento Continuo de la CalidadII Foro Nacional de la CalidadPapanicolau domiciliar en Sector de Chomes - PuntarenasProyecto ganador con mención por parte de la OPSColegio de Médicos y CirujanosSan José, Costa Rica, Noviembre 1999
  • Schwannoma de colonPublicación en Acta Médica CostarricenseVolumen 45 Número 2Abril – Junio 2003
  • Púrpura Trombocitopénica trombótica desencadenada por pancreatitis agudaGaceta Médica de Costa RicaVolumen 6 Número 2Julio – Diciembre 2004
  • Pancreatoduodenectomía con preservación de píloroPublicación de Acta Médica CostarricenseVolumen 47 Número 1Enero – Marzo de 2005
  • Extracción laparoscópica de cuerpos extraños intrabdominalesGaceta médica de Costa RicaVolumen 7 Número 1Enero – Junio 2005
  • Reparación laparoscópica de fístula colecistoduodenalGaceta médica de Costa RicaVolumen 7 Número 2Julio – Diciembre 2005
  • Colecistectomía laparoscópica ambulatoriaActa Médica CostarricenseVolumen 48 Número 3
  • Cirugía BariátricaActa Médica CostarricenseVolumen 48 Número 4
  • Historia de la Cirugía Laparoscópica en Costa RicaActa Médica Costarricense Volumen 49 Número 1