José Guillermo Villegas Morera

José Guillermo Villegas Morera

General Surgery

Patient Demographics: Adult, Eldery

"I firmly believe that the patient should know his illnesses in depth, so it will be easier to choose the best treatment together. Laparoscopic surgery allows the inclusion of safe and innovative techniques for the benefit of the patient, leading to a faster recovery, less painful and with better cosmetic results."

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Procedures (56)

Gallbladder surgery
Gastrectomy sleeve
Gastric bypass surgery
Inguinal hernia surgery
Laparoscopic appendectomy
Anal abscess drainage
Anal fistula surgery
Benign cutaneous tumor removal (epidermic cyst, nevus, lipoma, angioma)
Bile duct evaluation
Colon diverticulitis surgery
Diagnostic laparoscopy
Endothoracic goiter surgery
Epigastric hernia surgery
Esophageal hiatus surgery
Exploratory laparsocopy
Nissen Fundoplication
Gastroesophageal reflux laparoscopic surgery
gluteal abscess drainage
Hemorrhoid ligatures
Hernia eventration laparoscopic surgery
Hydrocele with hernia surgery
Intestinal hernia resection surgery
Intestinal resection surgery
Laparoscopic appendectomy
Laparoscopic gastric plication (“LGP”)
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery
Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy
Laparotomic cholecystectomy
Laparotomic hemicolectomy
Low anterior colorectal resection surgery
Meckel's diverticulum surgery
Metabolic surgery for type II diabetes
Open appendix surgery
General Surgery
Post surgery follow-up
Rectovaginal fistula surgery
Removal of hemorrhoids
Segmental colectomy
Sigmoid Resection
Small sized wound suture
Strangulated eventration hernia surgery
Thyroid surgery
Total colectomy
Umbilical hernia surgery
Ventral Hernia Repair with Abdominoplasty
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Medical conditions (19)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Inguinal hernia
Morbid obesity
Anal abscess
Colon cancer
Colorectal cancer
Esophagus disease
Gallbladder cancer
Gastric cancer
Hiatal Hernia
Intestinal perforation
Rectal prolapse
Thyroid cancer
Umbilical hernia
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General Info

About me

I started the career of medicine with the aim of being a surgeon, since I was a child I grew up with the example of my father. This was very revealing in terms of the sacrifice and dedication that this profession entails, but also how rewarding it is to be able to help others overcome their illnesses, so that they can move forward with the life they enjoy so much.


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  • Baccalaureate and Bachelor of General Medicine.. Universidad de Iberoamerica (UNIBE). 2007
  • Specialty in General Surgery. Universidad de Costa Rica.
  • Advanced laparoscopy

  • Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

  • Hernias and Abdominal Wall

  • Intermediate Module of Minimally Invasive Surgery - CEICIMI / UCR

  • Advanced Module of Minimally Invasive Surgery - CEICIMI / UCR

  • Basic Module of Minimally Invasive Surgery - CEICIMI / UCR

  • Course of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery - Argentine Association of Surgery

  • Clinical Immersion in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery - Center for Integral Treatment of Bariatric Obesity in Chile - Concepción, Chile

  • 1st Course of Basic Techniques Digestive Endoscopy High 2017 Chilean Society of Gastroenterology Modality On-Line

  • III Workshop on Esophageal Cancer Treatment - Hospital Universitari i Politecnic La Fe - Valencia, Spain

  • Fundamentals in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery 2018 - Spanish Association of Surgeons

  • Advanced Course in Abdominal Wall Open Surgery 2019 - Bogotá, Colombia

  • Diploma Degree

    Diploma in Techniques of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

  • Hospital Rotation

    Training stay in the Endocrine, Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Unit - University Clinic Hospital of Valencia, Spain 2018

  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Digestive Endoscopy - CENDEISSS, Costa Rica


  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED9517 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

  • Costa Rican Association of General Surgery
  • Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgery (ALACE)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • Costa Rican Association of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery at Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Head of Internal and Residents of the Surgery Section - Hospital Mexico, 2013-2015
  • Specialist Assistant Physician - Esophagogastric and Abdominal Wall Surgery Unit.- Hospital México