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Minor Valverde Madriz

Minor Valverde Madriz


I focus on:

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Otology and neurotology (ear problems)
  • Rhinology (nose and sinus problems)

My license

  • MED10423 ยท Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica
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Cochlear implant
Sinus Surgery
Lingual tonsillectomy
Nasal septoplasty
Abnormal ear growth surgical removal
Abnormal paranasal sinus growth surgical removal
atrial fistulectomy
Audiometry Adults
Auricular biopsy
Basic nose fracture surgery
Bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA)
Brainstem auditory evoked potential evaluation (BEAP)
Branchial cyst resection
Cervicofacial surgery cyst or fistula
Neck Surgery
Children endoscopy
Cirugía de colesteatoma
Closure of cerebrospinal fluid leaks
Cricopharyngeal dilatation
cricopharyngeal myotomy
Lacrimal duct obstruction surgery
Ear Cleaning
Endoscopy of vocal cords
External ear canal stenosis surgery
facial nerve surgery
Flexible nasal endoscopy
Imperforate ear canal surgery
Laryngeal dilation
Laryngeal excision and abscess drainage
larynx biopsy
Laser cordectomy endoscopic microsurgery
Lateral pharyngeal abscess surgery
Lymph node biopsy
Middle ear surgery
Myringoplasty and tympanic tube placement
Nasal biopsy
nasofaringolaringea Endoscopy
nasopharyngeal angiofibroma surgery
Oral cavity biopsy
Orbital decompression
Orosinusal fistula surgery
Repair of ossicular chain
Otoacoustic emissions
Peritonsillar abscess surgery
Pharynx biopsy
Radiofrequency palate
Radiofrequency turbinate
Resection of laryngeal nodules
resection of papillomas
Resection of thyroglossal
Rigid nasal endoscopy
Surgery for abcess on the floor of the mouth
Surgery for dysphagia
Surgery for dysphonia
Surgery tongue base
Suspension hyoid
Thyroglossal duct cyst and fistula surgery
Thyroid surgery
Tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy
Total laryngectomy
Tracheal fistula surgery
Tracheal stenosis surgery
Turbinate surgery
tympanic tubes
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About me

My studies

Specialty in Otorhinolaryngology. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. August 2011 - July 2015
Medicine and Surgery Degree. Escuela Aútonoma de Ciencias Médicas (Actual UCIMED). January 2003 - December 2009

My courses

American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - New Orleans, United States September 2019 - September 2019
Surgical Training Course in Hearing Implants. La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain September 2019 - September 2019
16th Pediatric Symposium on Cochlear Implants - Hollywood, United States of America July 2019 - July 2019
Curso de Cirugía Avanzado de Oído - Universidad de Miami, Estados Unidos de America July 2019 - July 2019
Iberoamerican Congress of Cochlear Implants GICCA - Pamplona, Spain June 2019 - June 2019
II Rhinoplasty Practical Course - Bogotá, Colombia April 2019 - April 2019
I Congress of Rhinoplasty of Central America and the Caribbean - City of Antigua, Guatemala February 2019 - February 2019
XXXVI Pan American Congress of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Lima, Peru November 2018 - November 2018
Congreso Mundial IFOS Sobre Rehabilitación Auditiva - Lima, Perú November 2018 - November 2018
American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Atlanta, United States of America October 2018 - October 2018
IV Rhinology Course - Hospital Clinic - University of Barcelona, Spain September 2018 - September 2018
VI International Laryngology Seminar: Evidence and Practice - ISSSTE Medical Center 20 de Noviembre, Mexico City, Mexico May 2018 - August 2018
Curso Masters en Cirugía de la Voz - Hospital Ángeles Pedregal UNAM, Ciudad de México, México. February 2018 - March 2018
Curso Internacional de Cirugía en Apnea Obstructiva del Sueño - Florida Hospital, Orlando, USA. February 2018 - February 2018
Organizador: Simposio Cirugía Endoscopica de Oído Dr. J. Nogueira (Brasil) - San José, Costa Rica October 2017 - October 2017
Organizer: Nasosinusal Surgery Update "Dr. Roy Casiano (University of Miami)" - San José, Costa Rica August 2017 - August 2017
III Course Vertigo Update - Fesormex, Guadalajara, Mexico August 2017 - August 2017
ENT World Congress IFOS 2017 - Paris, France June 2017 - July 2017
4th Funtional and Radical Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course - Burdeos, France June 2017 - June 2017
IV International Seminar of Laryngology: Evidence and Practice - ISSSTE and Centro Médico 20 de Noviembre, Ciudad de México, México August 2016 - August 2016
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My internships or trainings

Diploma DegreeLatin American Diploma of Laryngology, Phonosurgery and Reconstruction of the Airway - National Autonomous University. Mexico. 2015 - 2016
InternshipNeurotology Mini-fellowship Program - University of Miami Institute Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hosptial - USA
Postgraduate DegreePostgraduate of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University of Costa Rica
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I treat these patients:


I treat these medical conditions:

Head and Neck Cancer
Nasal septum deviation
Acoustic neuroma (benign inner ear tumor)
Adenoid infection
Broken nose
Chronic rhinitis
Clogged tear duct
Difficulty swallowing
Ear infection
Ear infection (otitis media)
Ear pain
Facial paralysis
Glossitis (tongue soreness)
Hearing loss
Hearing Problems
Inability to cry
Laryngitis (loss of voice)
Larynx cancer
Nasal polyp growths
Node in neck
Nodes in neck
Otalgia (ear pain)
Partial hearing loss (hypacusis)
Runny nose
Sleep apnea
Sleep disorders
Stuffy nose
Sudden deafness
Swallowing pain
Swollen tongue
Throat ache
Throat infection
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I worked on:

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, 2016 - to the present
Professor of Post-Graduate Otorhinolaryngology - University of Costa Rica, 2017 to the present
Specialist in Otolaryngology - Hospital México CCSS
National Cochlear Implants Program - Hospital México CCSS
TANU Universal Neonatal Auditory Screening Program - Hospital México CCSS

I am affiliated with:

Costa Rican Association of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Colegio Mexicano de Laringología y Fonocirugía
YO-IFOS - International Federation of ORL Societies
International Group of Endoscopic Ear Surgery
American Cochlear Implant Alliance
Sociedad Europea de Rinoplastia

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My awards

2019 Beca IFOS
2016 Menarini Award for Academic Excellence 2015. First Place of Otorhinolaryngology Specialty.
2015 Graduated with Honors of Specialty in Otolaryngology - Universidad de Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica

My publications

Expositor: ``Introducción a la Cirugía Endoscopica de Oído``. Sesión Interhospitalaria de la Asociación Costarricense de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello, 2015
Expositor: ´´Experiencia Endoscopic Ear Surgery en el Hospital México´´Sesión Interhospitalaria de la Asociación Costarricense de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello, 2015
Expositor: "Actualización en amígdalas y adenoides". Congreso Médico Nacional. Guanacaste, Costa Rica 2015
Expositor: "Cirugía Endoscopica de Oído". Congreso Médico Nacional. Guanacaste, Costa Rica 2015
"Cochlear Implant Complications in Costa Rica: 11 Years Experience" Presentación de ePoster en 13th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and other Implantable Auditory Technology, realizado en Munich, Alemania (2014)
"Timpanoplastía Transcanal Endoscópica": Experiencia en Costa Rica`` Presentación de ePoster en el XXXV Congreso Panamericano de Otorrinolaringología y Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello, realizado en La Habana, Cuba (2016)
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