Mario Alberto Sánchez Arias

Mario Alberto Sánchez Arias

General Surgery
Intensive Therapy
Clinical Nutrition
Patient Demographics: Adult, Eldery
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Procedures (54)

Abscess debridement and drainage
Anal abscess drainage
Anal fistula surgery
Anal Sphincterotomy
Benign cutaneous tumor removal (epidermic cyst, nevus, lipoma, angioma)
Bile duct evaluation
Colon diverticulitis surgery
Cutaneous biopsy
Diagnostic laparoscopy
Endothoracic goiter surgery
Epigastric hernia surgery
Evaluation of benign tumors
Exploratory laparsocopy
Extraction of gallstones (stones, tumors) in the bile duct by endoscopy
Gallbladder surgery
Gastrectomy sleeve
Gastroesophageal reflux laparoscopic surgery
gluteal abscess drainage
Hernia eventration laparoscopic surgery
Hydrocele with hernia surgery
Inguinal hernia repair
Intestinal hernia resection surgery
Laparoscopic appendectomy
Laparoscopic appendectomy
Laparoscopic gastric plication (“LGP”)
Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy
Laparotomic cholecystectomy
Laparotomic hemicolectomy
Low anterior colorectal resection surgery
Lymph node biopsy
Major hepatectomy
Meckel's diverticulum surgery
Open appendix surgery
Ovarian cystectomy
Rectovaginal fistula surgery
Removal of hemorrhoids
Segmental colectomy
Sigmoid Resection
Small sized wound suture
Strangulated eventration hernia surgery
Subcutaneous foreign growth removal
Thyroid surgery
Total colectomy
Umbilical hernia surgery
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Medical conditions (21)

Adrenal tumor
Anal abscess
Colon cancer
Colorectal cancer
Esophagus disease
Gallbladder cancer
Gastric cancer
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Hiatal Hernia
Inguinal hernia
Lipoma (benign fatty tumor)
Liver cancer
Morbid obesity
Ovarian cyst
Pancreatic Cancer
Rectal prolapse
Thyroid cancer
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General Info


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  • Specialty in General Surgery. Universidad de Costa Rica. 1981 - 1984
  • Postoperarive Intensive Care in Surgery - Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, TX. 1987-1988

  • Intensive Care and Gastroenterology Surgery - Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, TX. 1990-1991

  • Internship

    Liver Transplant - California Pacific Medical Center. San Francisco, CA. 1992

  • Internship

    Trauma and Intensive Care - Oregon Health Sciences University. Oregon, United States. 1992

  • Internship

    Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation - University of Minnesota, USA. 1993

  • Internship

    Intensive Care - University of Texas, United States. 1994

  • Internship

    Laparoscopic surgery - UNAM, Mexico. 1995

  • Internship

    Total Nutritional Therapy (TNT) - Latin American Federation of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Guatemala. 1997

  • Internship

    Modern Techniques in the Teaching of Surgery - University of Toronto, Canada. 1998

  • Internship

    Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery - Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, Mexico D.F. 2000

  • Internship

    Development of skills in clinical research - UNIBE, San Jose, Costa Rica. 2002

  • Internship

    Prevention and fire fighting - Calderón Guardia Hospital. San Jose Costa Rica. 2003

  • Internship

    Transplants - Carolina's Medical Center, North Carolina, United States. 2004

  • Internship

    Update in advanced laparoscopic surgery - International College of Surgeons, Mexico D.F.2006

  • Internship

    Abdominal organ transplantation - Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain. 2008

  • Internship

    Science and practice of nutritional support - American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). 2008

  • Internship

    Gastrointestinal Surgery - Tokyo Women's University. Japan. 2009

  • Internship

    Hepatobiliary surgery - Paul Brousse Hospital, Bile Hepato Center, Paris, France. 2013


  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED2062 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

  • Costa Rican Association of Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • National Medical Union of Costa Rica
  • National Academy of Medicine
  • 2014 First Transplant of Small Intestine in Costa Rica - Direction School of Medicine of the UCR
  • 2013 Acknowledgment for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Service
  • 2012 Recognition: by work - Hospital Clínica Católica
  • 2012 Recognition: Liver Transplant Surgeries - HGG
  • 2011 Second place: Volunteer work - National Medical Congress
  • 2011 Recognition: Development of Nutritional Support Unit - HGG
  • 2004 Recognition: creation and development of Intermediate Surgery Care Unit - HGG
  • 2002 Recognition: Institutional contribution in Parenteral Nutrition - Medical Assistant
  • 2001 Recognition: Renal Transplant - Hospital Dr. R.A. Calderón Guardia
  • 2001 Recognition: Nutritional Support - Hospital Dr. R.A. Calderón Guardia
  • 1995 First Place volunteer work - National Medical Congress
  • 1994 Recognition: Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation - University Council
  • 1994 Recognition: Kidney Transplantation - Board of Directors and Management of the CCSS for Pancreas
  • 1994 Recognition: Character of the year for the work in liver transplant program - La Nación Newspaper
  • 1993 Recognition: Liver Transplantation - Rectory of Universidad de Costa Rica, Executive Presidency of the CCSS, Ministry of Science and Technology, College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Recognition: Brilliant Performance - Board of Directors, La Católica Hospital