Gastroscopy and Upper GI Endoscopy

Gastroscopy is a very common procedure in Costa Rica – country with the second highest level of stomach cancer in the world.

We have the latest technology with which we view image of the lining of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum – also take tissue samples that will be taken to the pathology department for analysis.

Colorectal Polyps and Cancer Prevention

There is an important increase in the number of patients with colon cancer in Costa Rica - nowadays it is the second after stomach cancer in the digestive system. In the USA it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths.

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is perhaps the best diagnostic tool in medicine for the diagnosis of colorrectal diseases.

Starting in the perineal and perianal region we can see condilomas caused by the human papiloma virus, that can eventually cause anal malignancy.Others lesions are fistula, fisure, hemorrhoids.

Hemorroids

Hemorrhoids are a very common complaint suffered by almost 90% of the population. They can cause annoying symptoms such as itching, bleeding, and pain.

Prostate Cancer Screening

Different people have different symptoms for prostate cancer. Some men do not have symptoms at all. Some symptoms of prostate cancer are:

What Is Colorectal Cancer Screening?

Screening is when a test is used to look for a disease before there are any symptoms. Cancer screening tests, including those for colorectal cancer, are effective when they can detect disease early. Detecting disease early can lead to more effective treatment.

Chronic Anal Fisure

In my experience of 30 years working in the field of Proctology, Chronic anal fissure is perhaps the condition that causes the worst kind of pain, since this appears during and after defecation. It often feels like a sharp knife execrating pain. Many times patients refuse to eat to avoid a bowel movement.

What is Heartburn?

Heartburn

Heartburn is an uncomfortable but common feeling of burning or warmth in the chest. Although the pain of heartburn is felt in the chest, heartburn has nothing to do with your heart. Instead, heartburn is caused by stomach acid.

GI Endoscopy

With the procedure known as gastrointestinal endoscopy, a doctor is able to see the inside lining of your digestive tract. This examination is performed using an endoscope-a flexible fiberoptic tube with a tiny TV camera at the end.

Medical Checkup

Early detection is the key to leading a long fulfilling life. We offer a complete medical checkup for men and women of all ages.

The following health screenings are recommended for men and women beginning at age 18:

About Us

Dr. Fabio Solano received his M.D. from the University of Costa Rica in 1969, and
his Surgical Residency in 1974. He is a lifelong member of American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Location

Located in Hospital Cima in the Escazu area of San Jose, Costa Rica. You can find us in the 6th floor. Office #5

These are the directions:

From San Jose:
Take the new highway (Hwy 27) and immediately after the toll plaza, take the side road. You can see the hospital on the left side of the highway, you need to loop around to get to the CIMA hospital.

From West (Santa Ana/Puntarenas)

From Hwy 27, drive past Multiplaza mall and take the exit - you'll see the hospital on the right side.



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Located in the 6th floor. Office #5

Procedures

The procedures are all done in CIMA Hospital in San Jose, Costa Rica. This is a list
  • Abdominal Laparoscopy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Upper and Lower Endoscopy (Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy)
  • Polipectomy
  • Proctological procedures for Hemorrhoids, Fistula and Anal Fisure.
  • Medical Checkups.
For a complete description of these procedures:

Please contact us at: (506) 8385-0539 or doctorsolano@gmail.com

We will be glad to lead you to the right services or an alternate recommended doctor for procedures that we do not cover.

Guidelines

Screening Guidelines for Men over 50 years old. 

Health experts from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have made these recommendations, based on scientific evidence, about which screening tests you need and when to get them.

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. If you are between the ages of 65 and 75 and have ever been a smoker, talk with your doctor about being screened.
  • Colorectal Cancer. Have a test for colorectal cancer. Your doctor can help you decide which test is right for you.
  • Depression. Your emotional health is as important as your physical health. If you have felt "down," sad, or hopeless over the last 2 weeks or have felt little interest or pleasure in doing things, you may be depressed. Talk to your doctor about being screened for depression.
  • Diabetes. Have a blood test for diabetes if you have high blood pressure.
  • High Blood Pressure. Have your blood pressure checked at least every 2 years.High blood pressure is 140/90 or higher.
  • High Cholesterol. Have your cholesterol checked regularly.
  • HIV. Talk with your doctor about HIV screening if any of these apply:
    • You have had sex with men since 1975.
    • You have had unprotected sex with multiple partners.
    • You have used or now use injection drugs.
    • You exchange sex for money or drugs or have sex partners who do.
    • You have past or present sex partners who are HIV-infected, are bisexual, or use injection drugs.
    • You are being treated for sexually transmitted diseases.
    • You had a blood transfusion between 1978 and 1985
  • Obesity. Have your body mass index (BMI) calculated to screen for obesity. (BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight.) You can find your own BMI with the BMI calculator from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Screening Guidelines for Women over 50 years old

Health experts from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have made these recommendations, based on scientific evidence, about which screening tests you need and when to get them.

  • Breast Cancer. Have a mammogram every 1 to 2 years.
  • Cervical Cancer. Have a Pap smear every 1 to 3 years if you have ever been sexually active. If you are older than 65 and recent Pap smears before you turned 65 were normal, you do not need a Pap smear.
  • Colorectal Cancer. Have a test for colorectal cancer. Your doctor can help you decide which test is right for you.
  • Depression. Your emotional health is as important as your physical health. If you have felt "down," sad, or hopeless over the last 2 weeks or have felt little interest or pleasure in doing things, you may be depressed. Talk to your doctor about being screened for depression.
  • Diabetes. Have a blood test for diabetes if you have high blood pressure.
  • High Blood Pressure. Have your blood pressure checked at least every 2 years. High blood pressure is 140/90 or higher.
  • High Cholesterol. Have your cholesterol checked regularly.
  • HIV. Talk with your doctor about HIV screening if any of these apply:
    • You have had unprotected sex with multiple partners.
    • You have used or now use injection drugs.
    • You exchange sex for money or drugs or have sex partners who do.
    • You have past or present sex partners who are HIV-infected, are bisexual, or use injection drugs.
    • You are being treated for sexually transmitted diseases.
    • You had a blood transfusion between 1978 and 1985
  • Obesity. Have your body mass index (BMI) calculated to screen for obesity. (BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight.) You can find your own BMI with the BMI calculator from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
  • Osteoporosis (Bone Thinning). Have a bone density test at age 65 to screen for osteoporosis. If you are younger than 65, talk to your doctor about whether you should be tested. You may need to have this test again after 2 or more years.