UACA university is where doctor Zafrani began his medical studies and training, and he graduated in 1996 as a general practitioner.
After a successful career as a general practitioner, he continued his studies and medical training, and he graduated as a general surgeon from the University of Costa Rica in 2004.
The doctor has also completed:
Sleeve Gastrectomy training with Dr. Garnier (known as the Father of Sleeve Gastrectomy) at Cornell University in New York, 2005.
Basic training and course work in laparoscopic surgery procedures, Cendeis.
Advanced training and course work in laparoscopic surgery procedures, UNNE, Corrientes, Argentina.Training and course work in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, UNNE, Corrientes, Argentina.
Training and course work in gastric banding (Inhamed), Panama.
Training and course work in gastric sleeve procedures, NY USA.
Post graduate training in bariatric surgery, ALACE 2006.
Coordinated the first training seminar for advanced laparoscopic surgery procedures in San José, Costa Rica.
Masters of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, USA, 2008.
Speaker for 1st national congress in Guayaquil, 2008.
Trainer in CIELTA for general surgery courses.
Trainer in ATLS in Costa Rica.
Minifellowship in gastric bypass and metabolic surgery in Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2010
Course in SILS surgery, 2010.
Speaker for fisrt meeting of laparoscopic surgery, Ecuador, 2007.
Speaker for the 3th residents national congress in Salvador, 2008.
Speaker for the National Congress in Costa Rica, 2010.
Speaker for the Clinical Journeys in Omni Hospital, Ecuador, 2010.
Speaker for the Medical Journeys of Clinica Biblica Hospital, 2011.
Speaker for the Latin American chapter of IFSO meeting, 2011.
Speaker for the IFSO meeting in hamburg, Germany, 2011
Merits and Surgical Experience:
Doctor Jacobo Zafrani is a well-experienced bariatric surgeon who has performed over 3,500 surgeries. In fact, he performs approximately 300 bariatric or weight loss surgeries on an annual basis. You will be hard-pressed to find a more-experienced, better qualified bariatric surgeon in the region.
Dr. Zafrani is director and founder of the first training center for minimal invasive surgery in Central and South America.
He is the representative of the Costa Rican chapter of the IFSO (International Federation for Obesity Surgery).
Moreover, Doctor Zafrani is the coordinator of the first Laparscopic Surgery Post Graduate Course in Costa Rica.
Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations:
IFSO, member and representative for Costa Rica
Founder and president of ACROMTA
College International of Chirugiens (Surgeons)
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Society of Costa Rican Surgeons
Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
Association of International Surgeons
IFSO (the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity)
Member and co-founder of metabolic and obesity surgery of Guayaquil society
Member and co-founder for robotic surgery of Guayaquil society
Director and founder of CIELTA (training center for laparoscopic surgery and others techniques
Member of the MTA (medical tourism association)
Member of AMN
Member of the Joint Commission International (JCI)
Spanish – English
Doctor Zafrani was, in fact, born in the United States, so you will have no problem communicating with him.
If you want to arrange a video conference with Doctor Zafrani to receive any and all information you require in order to decide whether metabolic surgery designed to reverse type 2 diabetes, gastric sleeve, laparoscopic gastric bypass, or some other type of weight loss surgery is right for you, then call 1-866-665-6433. Otherwise, fill out the no obligation contact form and one of our consultants will be in touch with you and give you all the information you need regarding Doctor Jacobo Zafrani and the weight loss surgery options that are available.