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Esteban Ruiz Blard

Esteban Ruiz Blard

Gastroenterology

Patient Demographics: Adult, Eldery

"I have a great interest in helping alleviate the problems of my patients. I try to thoroughly understand the reasons of their condition and forge a good informed relationship with them.
I think the doctor and patient are a team whose goal is to find well-being, developing a strategy together to achieve the best objetives possible."

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  • Hospital Metropolitano, San JoséSan José, Costa Rica
    300 meters south of Hospital San Juan de Dios Floor 4. Office 5.
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    11/25/17
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    11/26/17
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    11/27/17
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    11/28/17
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    11/29/17
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    11/30/17
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    12/01/17

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Procedures (18)

Consultation
¢50000.00
Colonoscopy
¢180000.00
Gastric feeding tube
Gastrostomy
¢75000.00
Anoscopy with biopsy
Colon, stomach and rectum polyp biopsy
Endoscopic band ligation
¢350000.00
Endoscopic mucosectomy
¢550000.00
Esophageal biopsy polyp
Gastroscopy + Colonoscopy
¢245000.00
Hemorrhoid ligatures
Ligation of esophageal varices
Management of bleeding gastric
Rectosigmoidoscopy
surgical removal of esophagus polyps
`Resection of polyps in the colon, stomach or rectum
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Medical conditions (21)

Abdominal pain
Cirrhosis
Colitis
Gastritis
Hepatitis
Abdominal hemorrhage
Chronic ulcers
Constipation
Crohn's disease
Diarrhea
Esophageal stenosis
Flatulence (farting)
Hiatal Hernia
Indigestion
Irritable bowel syndrome
Nausea
Pancreas disease
Peptic ulcer
Stomach acid problem
Stomach sores
Vomiting
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General Info

About me

Medicine is a field of knowledge very wide, there is always something to learn, a lot of innovation and new research. Medicine gives me the opportunity to apply, in relieving my patients, the medical knowledge gained from long years of study and constant updating. With this I realize as a professional and person.

Languages

English, Español

Education

Degrees
  • Specialty in Gastroenterology. Universidad de Costa Rica - CENDEISSS. February 2009 - February 2013
  • MD. Universidad de Costa Rica - CENDEISSS. February 2001 - January 2007
Fellowships
  • Master in Clinical Research of Liver Diseases - University of Barcelona, Spain

Courses
  • VII Costa Rican Congress of Gastroenterology - Costa Rican Association of Specialists in Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy. San Jose, Costa Rica

    November 2015

  • International Meeting on Liver Disease - Barcelona, Spain

    September 2015

  • Digestive Disease Week (DDW) - American Gastroenterological Association, American Association for Study Liver Disease and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Chicago, United States

    May 2014

  • First symposium on genetic medicine in Latin America - Panama.

    April 2014

  • Liver Meeting - American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Washington, United States

    November 2013

  • Advanced trauma life support

    2008

  • Obstetric blue code

    2007

  • Basic CPR

    2007

  • Biohazardous waste management

    2005

  • Advanced CPR: 2007 and 2009

Trainings
  • Postgraduate Degree

    Measurement of portal pressure gradient - Hepatic Hemodynamic Laboratory, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain

  • Postgraduate Degree

    Transjugular liver biopsy - Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. Barcelona, España

  • Postgraduate Degree

    Use and interpretation of Fibroscan - Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain

  • Internship

    Formative stay in Hepatic Hemodynamics - Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain. August 2014 - October 2015.

  • Internship

    Gastroenterology unit, liver team - Massachusetts General Hospital. October – november 2012

  • Internship

    Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine - "Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital". Boston, United States. March - April 2007

  • Internship

    Pediatric genetics - MGH-Children's Hospital. Boston, United States. May-June 2007

  • Internship

    Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics - Harvard University. July-August 2007

  • Hospital Rotation

    Monthly rotation for the Services of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties - Hospital Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia (HCG). February 2009 - February 2011

  • Hospital Rotation

    Rotation at the Service of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy - Hospital Mexico (HM)

  • Hospital Rotation

    Rotations for each gastroenterology and endoscopy services in general hospitals of the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS)

Professional

Licenses
  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED9373 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

Affiliations
  • Costa Rican Association of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy
Positions
  • Gastroenterology assistant at San Vicente de Paul Hospital, CCSS - Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Gastroenterologist and endoscopistat the Hospital Metropolitano of San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Gastroenterologist and endoscopist at Lindora Medical Center
  • Professor of internal medicine at the Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica (UACA)
  • National Coordinator of Portal Hypertension Guidelines
  • Vice President of the Association of Medical Students - School of Medicine Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR). October 2004 - October 2005.
  • Professor of Human Physiology and Pathophysiology for students of Medicine and Medical Imaging - Universidad de Costa Rica. Until 2014
  • Medical resident at all the medical services - Hospital Calderón Guardia (HCG). From 15 February 2009 to date.
  • Primary care and emergency - EBAIS 1, 2 and 6 of Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica. October 2008 to January 2009.
Publications & Presentations
  • Ruiz-Blard E., Baiges A., Turon, F., Hernández-Gea, V., García-Pagán, J. Derivación Portosistémica intrahepática transyugular precoz: cuándo, cómo y a quién. Gastroenterología y Hepatología. 2015.

Reviews (9)

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Esteban Ruiz Blard
(Thu, Nov 16, 2017)

"Muy bueno el servicio del doctor, me explico claramente sobre mi dolencia, excelente trato y amabilidad"

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(Thu, Nov 16, 2017)

"excelente trato, muestra interés en el caso, explica de una forma clara."

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(Mon, Nov 6, 2017)

"Muy buen trato y atención, quede muy satisfecha. Muchas gracias."

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Esteban Ruiz Blard
Esteban Ruiz Blard

"Gracias a usted Giovanna por la confianza. Estoy para servirle."

Esteban Ruiz Blard
(Thu, Oct 26, 2017)

"Cuidadoso, pone mucha atención al paciente, sabe escuchar."

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Esteban Ruiz Blard
Esteban Ruiz Blard

"Muchas gracias por la calificación Doña Olga. Fue un gusto atenderle."

Esteban Ruiz Blard
(Thu, Aug 24, 2017)

"Excelente explicación e interpretación de resultados"

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Esteban Ruiz Blard
Esteban Ruiz Blard

"Fue un gusto atenderla Doña Norma."

Esteban Ruiz Blard
(Thu, Aug 24, 2017)

"El dr tuvo un excelente trato al igual que su enfermera y la otra señora que no se si era la anestesiologa. Yo soy una paciente muy nerviosa y asi estuve super asustada en realidad el me hizo sentir super bien. Quedo muy contenta y satisfecha."

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Esteban Ruiz Blard
Esteban Ruiz Blard

"Gracias por su confianza Adriana. Estamos para servirle."

Esteban Ruiz Blard
(Mon, Apr 24, 2017)

"Excelente trato, siempre es un gusto encontrar un profesional que se tome su tiempo para atender y explicar a sus pacientes con detalle."

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Esteban Ruiz Blard
Esteban Ruiz Blard

"Muchas gracias Netzi por su calificación.Estamos para servirle."

Esteban Ruiz Blard
(Fri, Nov 25, 2016)

"El Doctor es muy profesional, explicó con detalle el procedimiento aclarando todas nuestras dudas. Definitivamente lo recomiendo."

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Esteban Ruiz Blard
Esteban Ruiz Blard

"Gracias Don Alberto por su aporte . Estoy para servirle."

Esteban Ruiz Blard
(Sat, Jul 2, 2016)

"El doctor Ruiz fue muy amable y honesto. Me explicó con calma cada detalle de mi padecimiento y las alternativas de tratamiento. Me encantó que me indicara que no realizaría exámenes invasivos innecesarios. Un excelente profesional!"

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Esteban Ruiz Blard
Esteban Ruiz Blard

"Muchas gracias Laura por este detalle.Estamos para servirle."

Esteban Ruiz Blard