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Natalia Abarca Alvarado

Natalia Abarca Alvarado

General Surgery

I focus on:

  • Laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery)
  • Proctology

My license

  • MED9804 · Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica
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Anal fistula surgery
Inguinal hernia repair
Laparotomic cholecystectomy
Removal of hemorrhoids
Abscess debridement and drainage
Anal abscess drainage
Benign cutaneous tumor removal (epidermic cyst, nevus, lipoma, angioma)
Cutaneous biopsy
Diagnostic laparoscopy
Epigastric hernia surgery
Evaluation of benign tumors
Nissen Fundoplication
Gallbladder surgery
gluteal abscess drainage
Laparoscopic appendectomy
Online Medicine
Open appendix surgery
Post surgery follow-up
Small sized wound suture
Subcutaneous biopsy
Umbilical hernia surgery
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About me

I am a general surgeon focused on the area of ​​proctology. I believe that the approach to unfavorable health conditions must be carried out in a comprehensive and preventive manner, ensuring that the well-being of the patient is sustainable over time.

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My studies

Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition and Endocrinology. Universidad Católica de Murcia, España. October 2020 - October 2021
Professional Medical Surgical Master Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions. Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Alicante, España. October 2018 - October 2019
Specialist in General Surgery. Universidad de Costa Rica. August 2012 - August 2016
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. Universidad de Costa Rica. February 2003 - February 2009

My courses

No Diet Training- Dra. Katz Center, Buenos Aires Argentina October 2021 - October 2021
Pelvian Floor Week. Private Center for Surgery and Coloproctology. chili August 2020 - August 2020
Dynamic Ultrasound Workshop. Virgen del Rocío University Hospital. Seville July 2020 - July 2020
Pelvic Floor Pathology Workshop. Virgen del Rocío University Hospital. Seville July 2020 - July 2020
Fecal Incontinence Workshop. Virgen del Rocío University Hospital. Seville June 2020 - June 2020
V Course on Sacral Neuromodulation in Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions. Mutua de Terrassa University Hospital, Barcelona January 2020 - January 2020
International theoretical-practical course on anal and rectal ultrasound. Virgen del Rocío University Hospital. Seville October 2019 - October 2019
VII Update and Training Course in Colorectal Surgery. Barcelona February 2019 - February 2019
International Conference on Coloproctology, 26th edition. Baiona, Spain October 2018 - October 2018
XIII Latin American Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgery. Costa Rica August 2018 - August 2018
II Complex Perianal Fistula Workshop, Virgen del Rocío University Hospital. Seville November 2017 - November 2017
International Conference on Coloproctology, 25th edition. Baiona, Spain February 2017 - February 2017
IX International Course on anatomy applied to surgical techniques in Coloproctology, Valencia, Spain November 2016 - November 2016
Theoretical-practical course on anal and rectal ultrasound online. Virgen del Rocío University Hospital. Seville June 2016 - June 2016
Conference on Pelvic Exenteration: Multidisciplinary Management, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe. Valencia February 2016 - February 2016
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My internships or trainings

InternshipObservership in the Coloproctology Unit-Pelvic Floor. Mútua de Terrassa University Hospital, Barcelona, ​​Spain. January-March 2020
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I treat these patients:


I treat these medical conditions:

Inguinal hernia
Lipoma (benign fatty tumor)
Abdominal pain
Anal abscess
Fecal incontinence (inability to control bowel movement)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Hiatal Hernia
Masses in the neck (enlarged lymph nodes, cysts or tumors)
Umbilical hernia
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I worked on:

Medical Assistant Specialist in General Surgery. Dr. Max Terán Valls Hospital, Costa Rican Social Security Fund. Quepos, 2016-2019
Resident Physician of General Surgery. Hospital México, Costa Rican Social Security Fund. San José, 2012-2016
General Assistant Physician. Clorito Picado Twight Clinic, Costa Rican Social Security Fund. San José, 2009, 2011-2012
Occupational medicine. Private sector, 2009-2010

I am affiliated with:

Costa Rican Hernia Association

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My publications

Muñoz-Duyos, A., Abarca-Alvarado, N., Lagares-Tena, L., Sobrerroca, L., Costa, D., Boada, M., Ureña, D., :Delgado-Rivilla, S. (2021). Teleconsulta en una unidad de coloproctología durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Resultados preliminares [Teleconsultation in a coloproctology unit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Preliminary results]. Cirugia Espanola, 99(5), 361–367.
Muñoz Duyos, A., Menéndez-Moreno, A., Abarca-Alvarado, N., Baanante, JC., Galofré, M., Arias, M., Maristany, C., Delgado-Rivilla, S.(2021). Dilatación anal progresiva en el tratamiento de la fisura anal crónica. Resultados preliminares. Póster Electrónico presentado en el XXIV Congreso de la Asociación Española Coloproctología, realizado en Santiago de Compostela del 20 al 22 de octubre de 2021. No publicado.
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