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Álvaro Peña Jiménez
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Álvaro Peña Jiménez

Gynecology-Obstetrics
Senology
Patient Demographics: Children, Adult, Eldery

"I believe in helping my patients with breast cancer, to offer them important social-emotional support, always seeking to preserve their image as a woman.

- I focus on Senology consultation that includes breast problems and especially breast cancer."

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Procedures (11)

Breast biopsy
Breast cancer surgery
Breast node surgery
Quadrantectomy
Consultation
Axillary drainage
First consultation
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Mastectomy
Ovariectomy
Post surgery follow-up
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Medical conditions (7)

Breast cancer
Breast pain
Mammary duct ectasia
Mastitis
Nipple leakage
Supernumerary surgery
Thelarche
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General Info

About me

I studied medicine because I always felt passionate to help people. During my years studying medicine, I realized that I was very attracted to oncology so I decided to focus my studies on breast cancer. What really motivates me is treating my breast cancer patients and helping them maintain a good lifestyle. I don’t believe in breast mutilating surgeries, instead I believe in using oncoplastic techniques that can allow the patient’s breast to be kept. When treating my patients, I always take into consideration how important their breasts are to them and I always try to help my patients feel comfortable with their body and image.

Languages

English, Español

Education

Degrees
  • Specialty in Gynecology and Obstetrics. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. December 2006
  • Doctor and Surgery. Universidad Autónoma de Centro América - Escuela Autónoma de Ciencias Medicas. San José. December 1998
Fellowships
  • Senology at Gynecology-Oncology Unit, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Spain

  • Masters in Breast Pathology (Senology) at Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Courses
  • Specialty Course: Oncoplastic Surgery at Universidade da Coruña, Spain

Trainings
  • Hospital Rotation

    Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milan Italy. 2016, 2017

  • Internship

    Observership at Breast Cancer Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota USA

Professional

Licenses
  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED5791 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

Affiliations
  • Member: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Member: Spanish Association of Senology and Breast Pathology (SESPM)
  • Member: Senologic International Society (SIS)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Positions
  • Coordinator of the Senology Unit, Dr. Adolfo Carit Eva Women's Hospital, Costa Rica
  • Head of Residents and Interns in Gynecology and Obstetrics at San Juan de Dios Hospital, Costa Rica