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Marcela Porras Alfaro

Marcela Porras Alfaro

Gastroenterology

Patient Demographics: Adult, Eldery

"I believe that in medicine it is always better to prevent illnesses. However if we do become sick, treatments should emphasize relief and recovery."

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  • Gastro ClínicaTibás, San José, Costa Rica
    400 meters north of Walmart, main street between 45th and 47th Avenues
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  • Hospital Clínica Bíblica, Cons. Dra. Marcela PorrasSan José, Costa Rica
    Central Alfredo Volio Street between 14th and 16th Avenue; Digestive Endoscopy Center, Emergency Entrance, 2nd Floor
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    11/20/17
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    11/21/17
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Procedures (11)

Consultation
¢60000.00
Colon, stomach and rectum polyp biopsy
Gastroscopy + Colonoscopy
Ligation of esophageal varices
Management of bleeding gastric
Hemorrhoidal laser or rubber band ligation treatment
`Resection of polyps in the colon, stomach or rectum
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Medical conditions (21)

Abdominal hemorrhage
Abdominal pain
Chronic ulcers
Cirrhosis
Colitis
Constipation
Crohn's disease
Diarrhea
Esophageal stenosis
Flatulence (farting)
Gastritis
Hepatitis
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

Initially, I studied medicine because I was curious about how the human body worked. Furthermore, I studied Gastroenterology and Endoscopy because when combined, one is empowered with great tools to diagnosis and treat the illnesses of digestive system. What I like the most about my job professionally is removing malignant lesions in order to prevent cancer but on a personal level I love the interaction I have with my patients.

Languages

English, Español

Education

Degrees
  • Specialty in Gastroenterology. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. January 2003
  • MD. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. January 1997
Courses
  • Participant: Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, Illinois USA. May 2011

  • Participant: Digestive Disease Week. San Diego, California USA, May 2012

  • Participant: XII Central American Congress of Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Training: Colon Capsule Endoscopy. Pamplona, Spain. March 2012

Trainings
  • Technician Degree

    Colon mucosectomy

  • Technician Degree

    Endoscopic Capsule

Professional

Licenses
  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED5298 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

Affiliations
  • Costa Rican Association of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy
  • Member: Hospital Clinica Biblica Medical Association
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
Positions
  • Award: Alexis Arias Alvarado Prize by FUCODOCSA to the Best Resident in the Medical Area, 2003

Reviews (5)

Average Doctor Rating

Marcela Porras Alfaro
(Tue, Oct 4, 2016)

"El precio estaba alto, fue un 20% más alto que la ultima vez que habia ido, hace 3 meses"

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(Fri, May 6, 2016)

"Me atendieron 30 minutos tarde, hubiera preferido que me dijeran que llegara 30 minutos despues de la hora pactada"

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(Thu, Jul 23, 2015)

"Excelente en el trato de la doctora y el personal."

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(Wed, Feb 11, 2015)

"Excelente atencion por parte de la doctora, muy amable, atenta y dispuesta a dar un servicio excelente... la parte administrativa en la clinica un poco floja, tenian la cita mal anotada aunque la habia sacado con anticipacion y me llego el correo de confirmacion, aun asi la doctora muy amablemente hizo el espacio y me atendio. Recomendado!!"

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(Tue, Jul 22, 2014)

"Excelente atención de todo el personal y las instalaciones muy apropiadas."

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