• How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

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  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

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  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

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  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

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Medical Tourism

Natural Biological Rejuvenation

 

The idea of developing biological products (plasma extracted from blood containing proteins or creation of fat gels) to be used in the skin has led three Costa Rican professionals to work in a multidisciplinary manner: a dermatologist (skin specialist), a microbiologist specialized in blood bank and a biotechnology engineer (specialist in cell manipulation).

Together they have updated and modernized medical techniques already known, achieving novel and interesting results. "This type of biological products can be used in the skin to substitute the lost volume (if you use the Plasma that is rich in Growth Factors)" indicated Dr. Karla Arias, the dermatologist and one of the promoters of the project in our country."Being proteins and cells extracted from the same patient there should be no allergic effects of rejection from its use", explained Dr. Arias, skin specialist.

It is not only about taking blood or taking fat from one site to inject it again into a different one.  "Care in handling each stage of the process for the creation of a biological product is fundamental for guaranteeing the safety and effectiveness in the skin" said the specialist. "Everything starts with taking a blood sample or taking a sample of the fat tissue (tissue under the skin, or what we call the belly fat)".

In the laboratory the biotechnology engineer and the microbiologist are in charge of preparing the biological product that will finally be used. The main objective of the process in the lab is to make sure the product is safe (sterile) and effective (taking care of the proteins or cells). The process from obtaining the blood or fat, preparing the biological product, and the subsequent placement in the patient takes about two and a half hours.

These biological products are meant for those to look for or prefer to improve their skin with "biological" or "natural", avoiding depending on pharmacological (hyaluronic acid of botulinum toxins). For more information: 2249-4333. Web page www.ccocr.com

 

Health and leisure in paradise

Costa Rica is a particularly attractive destination for North American and European tourists because of its incredible beauty and geographic proximity. It is home to a rich variety of plants and animals and it also has amazing beaches, mountains, volcanoes, rain forests and other astonishing things that you can discover only by visiting. But it goes beyond that.

This country also offers high quality medical services with excellent costs. Nowadays, one of the most common procedures sought after by many tourists visiting the country is the treatment for various venous and arterial diseases.

One of the best options is hands down found in Centro Vascular Avanzado Dr.Marcial Fallas. This physician has a vast trajectory in vascular surgeries and provides exceptional care and treatment for complex vascular problems.

Some of the pathologies he can help you with are:

LYNPHATIC DISSEASE. • Lymphedema.

VENOUS DISEASE • Deep vein thrombophlebitis. • Varicose veins. • Spider veins. • Venous malformations.

ARTERIAL DISEASES • Aneurysms. • Ischemia • Limb ischemia • Thrombectomies. • Embolectomies. • Anti-coagulation and thrombolysis. • Diabetic foot ulcers. • Cerebrovascular disease, • Carotid endarterectomy and other carotid surgery.

There are two offices that you can visit: one in Hospital Clínica Bíblica in downtown San José and another one in Torre 20/20 in La Sabana. For more information: (506)22482022 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SAY GOOD BY TO THE SCALPEL!!!

Imagine this...you receive a 100% laser surgery to correct myopia , hyperopia , astigmatism and presbyopia, all in a simple quick procedure.

This full laser tecnology  (bladeless) brings less flap related complications improving saftey and  better contrast sensitivity.

What does bladeless means?  Traditional LASIK involves the use of a microkeratome to cut a thing, hinged flap of the eyes clear surface (cornea). This flap is then lifted for the application of the excimer laser to reshape the eye for the vision correction. Femto second LASIK uses high energy laser to create the flap which is more predictable and with better visual results.

Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery…

This laser will create the corneal incisions, the capsulorehxis, and the cataract lens division for easy extration,  improving patient outcome and safety. When you use Femto Laser tecnology with Premium intraocular lenses like the multifocal or the toric lenses, it improves the visual results, said Dr. Zlatko Piskulich Crespo-Oftalmology in CR-Visualiza Clinic. More information: www.clinicavisualiza.com

more information: www.clinicavisualiza.com

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