Dr. Rivera graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Centro América and earned a degree in general surgery from the University of Costa Rica in 1997. He finished a doctorate program in medical science from the University of Salamanca in Spain. Dr. Rivera has extensive experience in minimally invasive gastrointestinal, bariatric surgery, and general surgery.
He has performed over 1500 laparoscopic procedures, and his credentials are recognized worldwide by: Fellow International College of Surgeons (FICS), Society American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (ALACE).
He is also a founding member and an active participant in the Bariatric Surgeons of the Bariatric Center of Costa Rica.
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