As with other medical specialties, a number of outstanding doctors and surgeons practice urology in Costa Rica. One prestigious team of urologists and radiologists is headed by Dr. Guido Alvarez. This team uses ultra-modern equipment and practices in a state-of-the-art facility. All procedures available in other developed countries are available here, and with the utilization of ITT surgical laser, all can be accomplished to the highest standards.
One of the most debilitating illnesses is renal failure. Often, a close living relative of the patient is available to donate one of his/her kidneys. Costa Rica’s experienced urologists are in a position to perform such transplants at a moment’s notice. Many clinics and hospitals in Costa Rica can arrange for jet charter medical transportation throughout the Americas for medical emergencies such as renal failure. Again, though cost is usually the last thing on a family’s mind in emergency situations, the costs in Costa Rica for living, related kidney donor transplants are significantly below those of the same operation in the United States.