Dr. Jacobo V. Zafrani Z

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeon

Below is the resume of Dr. Jacobo Zafrani, specialist in Laparoscopic General & Bariatric Surgery (lap bandgastric sleevegastric bypassherniagall bladder & more). Performs surgery cure for Type 2 Diabetes for non-obese patients. He is the Director of the Laparoscopic Training Institute in Costa Rica. He has extensive international (including USA) training & work experience.

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Jacobo V. Zafrani Z.- CURRICULUM VITAE

Languages spoken: English, Spanish


SPECIALTY: Laparoscopic and General Surgery


  • January 2004: Graduated as general surgeon from the University of Costa Rica
  • Basic training and course work in laparoscopic surgery procedures, Cendeis
  • Advanced training and course work in laparascopic surgery procedures, UNNE, Corrientes, Argentina
  • Training and course work in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, UNNE, Corrientes, Argentina
  • Training and course work in gastric banding (Inamed), Panama
  • Training and course work in gastric sleeve procedures, NY, USA
  • VAC, Panama
  • Postgraduate training in bariatric surgery, ALACE 2006
  • Currently completing his doctoral thesis at the Salamanca University.



  • Coordinated the first training seminar for advanced laparascopic surgery procedures in San Jose, Costa Rica.


  • College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Medical Union
  • Society of Costa Rican Surgeons
  • Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Association of International Surgeons
  • IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity)

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