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Covid-19 Testing for Airline Passengers

Covid Tests

Hospital CIMA is pleased to offer Covid-19 tests for airline passengers as required by many governments around the world, including the United States. We offer the PCR test which is required for travel to Canada and parts of Europe and South America and is one of the two testing options required for air travel to […]

Joint Commission International Accreditation

Joint Commission International Accreditation

Hospital CIMA San Jose is pleased to announce that it has earned, for the fifth consecutive time, Joint Commission International’s Gold Seal of Approval®, Seventh Edition for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its internationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe […]

Let’s talk about Covid-19 vaccines

It was with great joy and hope that we received the news on December 24, 2020 in Costa Rica from the Health Authorities that the Covid-19 vaccination program would initiate. Without a doubt, vaccination is the most effective measure to reduce the number of cases and deaths arising from SARS Cov-2 infection. However, to ensure […]

Did you know that robotic ventral and inguinal hernia repair appears to have no advantages over laparoscopic repair?

In the first randomized trial comparing laparoscopic with robotic ventral and inguinal hernia repair, clinical outcomes were similar for both approaches However, robotic repair increased operative time and cost. 2 patients on the robotic repair arm resulted in intestinal wall lesion and none in the laparoscopic repair.

Did you know that elective abdominal wall hernia surgery should be avoided on patients who actively smoke?

Scaring is affected by smoking. Scientific literature shows that smoking has been associated with increased risk of wound infection, major operative complications, readmission, and hernia recurrence. The American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons released 2020 guidelines and recommends avoiding elective surgery until a patient ceases smoking.

Did you know that the daily consumption of vegetables of different colors is another cancer prevention strategy?

The 2020 Diet and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Prevention, the American Cancer Association, insists on the importance of consuming a vegetable, legumes and fruits with different colors every day. Other recommendations include whole grain products and reducing the consumption of red and processed meat.

Did you know that 150 minutes of physical activity moderate intensity per week is a cancer prevention strategy?

The American Cancer Society released 2020 guidelines of diet and physical activity for cancer prevention. For Adults, they recommend 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity or 150-350 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. Children should have at least 1 hour of activity daily. Other strategies include limiting electronic entertainment and avoiding a sedentary […]

Hospital CIMA San Jose Becomes the First Private Medical Center with Integrated Operating Rooms for 3D and 4K Laparoscopic Technology in Central America.

Given the advances in research and technology corresponding to the field of health, in conjunction with the continual search for excellence and innovation on the part of Hospital CIMA San Jose to remain the best Hospital in the Region, CIMA has managed to integrate both science and the organization’s mission to adopt new technology in […]

Did you know that discontinuing your high blood pressure medication without consulting your physician during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to increased complications?

Although some antihypertensives, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor agonists, share a common receptor with SARS-Cov 2, there is currently no medical evidence to support discontinuing them. What has been confirmed is that when patients suspend the use of these medications, the result is poor pressure control and therefore, potential complications if the […]