Diego Lopez-Vega, MD - Hospital Unibe
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I attend orthopedic and trauma cases such as hip, femur, tibia, ankle fractures, sprains, hand and upper limb surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, osteoarthritis of the elbow and hands, rhizarthrosis; fractures of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, humerus, tendon rupture, scaphoid fracture, Quervain’s disease, Dupuytren’s disease; tendinitis, infiltrations

Professional Formation:

•Liceo Laboratorio Emma Gamboa, UCR. Baccalaureate in secondary education. 1988 to 1992.

•Costa Rica university. Basic Cycle of Biosciences and complementary courses. 1993 to 1995.

•Autonomous University of Medical Sciences of Central America, UACA. Baccalaureate, Bachelor and Doctorate in medicine and surgery. 1996 to 2001.

•University of Costa Rica, Postgraduate Studies System. Specialty in Orthopedics and Traumatology. 2004 to 2009.

•Instituto Nacional de Seguros, assistantship to Dra. Coe Ruiz 2006. Experience in arthroscopic knee surgery and anterior cruciate ligament plasty with HTH graft technique (bone-tendon-bone) and tibial ischium tendons.

•University of Barcelona. Fellowship in hand surgery September 2011 to August 2012. Rotations in the Hand Surgery services of Sabadell Hospital, Barcelona Clinical Hospital, Kaplan Institute for Hand Surgery, San Juan de Dios Hospital and Tecnon Clinic (Dr Santos Plalazzi).

•Latin American Center for Research and Training in Minimally Invasive Surgery (CLEMI). Intermediate training in wrist arthroscopy with practice on anatomical component. May 10 and 11, 2019.


Work experience:

•General Medicine, 2002 to 2004:

•Siquirres Health Area.

•Horquetas Río Frío health area.

•Alajuela Sur health area.

•Resident of the Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialty, Hospital México, Hospital San Juan de Dios, National Children’s Hospital, National Rehabilitation Center. 2004 to 2009.

•Assistant physician, specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology, with a subspecialty in hand and upper limb surgery. San Vicente de Paul Hospital, Heredia. As of August 2009. Performance as a traumatologist orthopedist, coordinator of the Hand Clinic of the Orthopedics and Traumatology Service of the San Vicente de Paul Hospital as of September 2012.

•Collaborator with Dr Chacon Brenes as a Traumatologist Orthopedist in contracts with the National Insurance Institute as of July 2017.

•Lecturer at congresses on Hand Surgery and the National Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Costa Rica.


Arthroscopy, Elbow Surgery, Foot Surgery, Hand Surgery, Hip Replacement, Joint Replacements, Knee Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery & Surgeon, Prosthesis, Shoulder Surgery, Spine Surgery, Traumatology


Detail Info

Address: Clinica OTH, Costado Este del Palacio de los Deportes, Heredia Plaza Ciudad de las flores Heredia, Costa Rica 40101

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