Victor Urzola Herrera M.D

Clinical Experience

Private Practice                                                                       2007 –2017

Private physician at Clinica Unibe. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Hospital México                                                                      2007

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Hospital CIMA                                                                         2007

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Policlinique de Mayorelle                                                   2006

Department of Aesthetic Surgery. Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery of the face Dr. Pierre Sibille at Nancy, France.

Instituto Oncologico Europeo (IEO)                               2006

Unit of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast, Prof. Jean Yves Petit at Milano, Italia.

Instituto Ortopedico Galeazzi                                            2006

Unit of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast, Prof. Franz W. Baruffaldi Preis at Milano, Italia

Ospedale Niguarda                                                                 2005

Burn Center, Prof. Vincenzo Rapizarda at Milano, Italia

Ramsey Surgical Center                                                       2005

Post-Bariatric Body Contouring. Private Practice Dr. Joseph F. Capella at Ramsey, New Jersey.

European Institute Of The Hand                                        2004 – 2005

Policlinique Gentilly. Nancy, France. Hospital Kirchberg. Plateau du kirchberg, Luxembourg. Prof. Michel Merle

Instituto Policlinico San Donato                                      2001 – 2004                                

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Unit of Traumatology of the Upper and Lower Extremity. Prof. Luca Vaienti. Milan, Italy.

Centro Médico del Este                                                        2001

Emergency Room. San Francisco de Dos Rios, San Jose, Costa Rica.

Education

Residence in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery     2001-2005

University of Milan, Italy. Thesis: “Efficacy of the computerized simulations in predicting results of rhinoplasty. Positive and negative aspects of this method”.

Degree of Microsurgical Techniques                                                  2005

Henri Poincaré University, faculty of Medicine, Nancy, France.

Thesis: “Cadaver dissection of the main pedicle and free vascular flaps for the reconstruction of the upper extremity: their anatomy, surgical technique and indications”.

Doctor in Medicine and Surgery                                                          1995-2000

Iberoameric University (UNIBE), San José, Costa Rica.

Thesis: “Physiopathology and treatment of type Q and Non-Q Acute Myocardial Infarction in Hospital Max Peralta of Cartago in the period of June to September 1999”.

High School and Bacheller’s degree                                                   1990-1995

Mazapán School, La Ceiba, Honduras.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
    • High-School diploma Mazapan School (American School)
    • TOEFL (test of English as a foreign language)
  • Italian:
    • Società Dante Alighieri
  • French:
    • Ecole des Mines de Nancy. Centre d’ Accueil et de Formation Linguistique

Fellowships

POLICLINIQUE DE MAYORELLE.                                                2006

Nancy, France. Department of Aesthetic Surgery. Fellowship in Aesthetic surgery of the Face. Dr. Pierre Sibille. November – December 2006.

RAMSEY SURGICAL CENTER.

Ramsey New Jersey. U.S.A Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery. Dr. Joseph Capella, M.D.

Internships

Obstetrics and Gynecology                                                                 2000

Hospital Max Peralta de Cartago, Cartago, Costa Rica, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prof. Edwin Mora.

Pediatrics                                                                                                   2000

Hospital Max Peralta de Cartago, Cartago, Costa Rica. Department of Pediatrics. Prof. Mario Murrillo.

Internal Medicine                                                                                   2000

Hospital Calderon Guardia, San Jose, Costa Rica, Department of Internal Medicine. Prof. Charles Gourzon.

Surgery                                                                                                       2000

Hospital Mexico, San Jose, Costa Rica, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Prof. Longino Soto Pacheco.

Awards

Winner of the scholarship for the year 2005.

BOURIEZ FOUNDATION FOR THE STUDY OF HAND SURGERY AND MICROSURGERY.

Winner of the First price for the presentation:

“A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR THE TREATMENT OF LAGOPHTHALMOS IN PATIENTS WITH GRAVES BASEDOW DISEASE”. CONGRESS OF OCULO-PALPEBRAL AND LACRIMAL CONGENITAL AND ACQUIRED MALFORMATIONS: FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETICAL ASPECTS” Gazzada Schianno, Varese, Italy. October 2006.

Accreditations

  • Hospital México
  • Clínica Unibe
  • Hospital CIMA
  • Clínica Bíblica
  • Hospital La Católica

Presentations

“A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR THE TREATMENT OF LAGOPHTHALMOS IN PATIENTS WITH GRA VES BASEDOW DISEASE” V . Urzola. First Italo-Costarrican Congress. San José, Costa Rica, March 29, 2007.

“FACELIFT SURGERY”. V. Urzola. Congress: The Encounter between experience and enthusiasm in Plastic surgery. Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi. Milan, Italy, April 6, 2006.

“CUTANEOUS TISSUE EXPANSION IN THE UPPER LIMB: BORDERLINE CASES”. L. Vaienti, L, Lanfranchi, P.Nuli, F. Barberi, S. Ginnasi, V. Urzola.
Unità di Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva-Università di Milano, Ospedale Policlinico San Donato, Milan Italy.

XVI Winter Meeting of Plastic and Recontructive Surgery, Problems in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Case Reports. Cortina, Italy, Jan 26-30, 2004.

“THE TREATMENT OF UNSUCCESSFUL CASES WITH THE USE OF MICROVASCULAR FLAPS FOR THE TREATMENT OF THE LOWER LIMB”.
L. Vaienti, P. Nulli, L. Lanfranchi, D. Ventura, V. Urzola.
Unità di Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva-Università di Milano, Ospedale Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy.
XVI Winter Meeting of Plastic and Recontructive Surgery, Problems in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Case Reports. Cortina, Italy, Jan 26-30, 2004.

“THE USE OF VACUUM THERAPY IN LOWER LIMB TRAUMA. RISKS AND RELATIVE ADVANTAGES IN THE USE OF THIS METHODOLOGY”.
L. Vaienti, L. Lanfranchi, P. Nulli, S. Vourtsis, V. Urzola.
Unità di Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva-Università di Milano, Ospedale Policlinico San Donato.

XVI Winter Meeting of Plastic and Recontructive Surgery, Problems in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Case Reports. Cortina, Italy, Jan 26-30, 2004.

Societies

  • SICPRE
    • ITALIAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY.
  • ESAS
    • EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF AESTHETIC SURGERY.
  • ACCPRE
    • COSTARRICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGERY.
  • IPRAS
    • IBERO-LATINAMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGERY.
  • AAMCC
    • ARGENTINAN SOCIETY OF MEDICINE AND COSMETIC SURGERY.
  • FILACP
    • IBEROLATINOAMERICAN FEDERATION OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY.

Courses and Scientific Activities

August 2007

“AO CENTROAMERICAN COURSE ON PRINCIPLES OF OSTEOSINTHESIS AND CRANEO-MAXILOFACIAL SURGERY” San José, Costa Rica.

March 2007

“FIRST ITALO-COSTARICAN CONGRESS OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY” San José, Costa Rica.

October 2006

“OCULO-PALPEBRAL AND LACRIMAL CONGENITAL AND ACQUIRED MALFORMATIONS: FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETICAL ASPECTS” Gazzada Schianno, Varese, Italy.

October 2006

“44 ̊ NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE ITALIAN SOCIETY OF SURGERY OF THE HAND” Milan Italy.

October 2006

“360 ̊ BODY COUNTOURING, NEW SURGICAL FRONTIERS”. Milan Italy, Marriot Hotel.

October 2006

“8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF AESTHETIC MEDICINE” Milan Italy. AGORA.

September 2006

“THROMBOEMBOLIC RISK IN THE SURGICAL PATIENT. MULTIDICIPLINARY APPROACH AND MODERN GUIDELINES” Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milano, Italy.

June 2006

“BREAST CANCER: ONCOLOGIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY. INTERACTIVE COURSE WITH LIVE SURGERY”. Milan, Italy.

June 2006

“BELLO, BUONO E GENTILE” Fabriano, Italy.

April 2006

“THE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN EXPERIENCE AND ENTHUSIASM IN PLASTIC SURGERY” Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi. Milan, Italy.

April 2006

“THEORIC AND PRACTICAL COURSE ON THE USE OF REASORBABLE FILLERS: HYALURONIC ACID AND COLLAGEN”. Inamed SRL, Via Tevere, Rome.

March 2006

“THE FACE CONGRESS 2006. EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF AESTHETIC SURGERY. Salsomaggiore Terme, Parma, Italy.

October 2005

“AGING FACE. MULTIDICIPLINARY UPDATE” Marriot Hotel, Milan, Italy.

September 2005

“THE LIPOSTRUCTURE TECNIQUE: FROM LIPORIPARATION TO LIPORECONSTRUCTION” Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Milan, Italy.

December 2004

“AESTHETIC SURGERY OF THE BREAST: SAFE SURGICAL APPROACH PRE-OP AND POST-OP BREAST DETECTION” First European Symposium. School of Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery. National Institute for the Study and Cure of Cancer. Milan, Italy.

June 2004

“TRAUMA OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY”. Advanced Course, University of Milan. Milan, Italy.

June 2004

“TISSUE EXPANSION IN THE DIFFERENT CORPORAL DISTRICTS” Advanced Course, University of Milan. Milan, Italy.

June 2004

“BREAST CANCER: ONCOLOGIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY. INTERACTIVE COURSE WITH LIVE SURGERY” European Institute of Oncology. Milan, Italy.

April 2004

“PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL COURSE ON THE INTRARTICULAR INFILTRATIVE TECHNIQUE” Istituto Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy.

March 2004

“CONCEPTS OF SURGERY AND HAND REHABILITATION” Sesto San Giovanni, Milan, Italy.

February 2004

“ISCHEMIC CARDIOVASCULARE DISEASE: INFLAMATION AND A TEROTHROMBOSIS” University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

January 2004

“THE TREATMENT OF THE DIABETIC FOOT : IMPORTANCE OF A MULTIDICIPLINARY APPROACH”. Instituto Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy.

December 2003

“THEORIC AND PRACTIC COURSE IN BREAST SURGERY: HOW I DO IT, DENNIS HAMMOND” Ospedale Riuniti Di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy.

November 2003

“PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY OF THE BREAST: SECOND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE”. Instituto Nazionale di Tumori, Milano, Italy.

October 2003

“THE NOSE: CHIRURGICAL, FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETIC ASPECTS”. Marriot Hotel Convention Center, Milan, Italy.

October 2003

“ORTHOFIX COURSE ON COMPLEX TRAUMA” Orthofix-Bussolengo, Verona, Italy.

June 2003

“ONCOLOGIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY” European School of Oncology, Milan, Italy.

April 2003

“TISSUE EXPANSION” Academy of Medical Sciences of Cataluña, Idexeus Institute. Barcelona, Spain.

February 2003

“LOCAL AND REGIONAL ANESTHESIA TECHNIQUES FOR SURGEONS”. Instituto Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy.

January 2003

“6° Master: THE PATHOLOGY OF THE WRIST”. Centro Congressi Policlinico Multimedica, Milan, Italy.

April 2002

“NEW TRENDS ON SOFT TISSUE LIMB RECONSTRUCTION” Azienda Ospedaliera di Legnano Unità Operativa di Chirurgia Plastica de della Mano. Legnano, Italy.

May 2001

“COURSE OF DERMATHOSOPY AND IV JOURNY FOR THE DETECTION OF SKIN CANCER”. Hospital San Juan de Dios, San Jose, Costa Rica.

April-May 2001

“LIFE-PREP FOR STEP 1 USMLE (UNITED STATES MEDICAL LICENSING EXAMINATION)”. Kaplan Institute Miami Florida, United States of America.

USMLE Step 1 Approved.

Jan. 2001

“COURSE OF INDUCTION TO SOCIAL SERVICE”. Colegio de Medicos y Cirujanos, San Jose Costa Rica.

Mar. 2001

“INTERNATIONAL SIMPOSIUM : ACTUALIZATION ON HAND DISEASES SOBRE ENFERMEDADES DE LA MANO”. Servicio de Cirugia Plastica Reconstructiva Hospital Clinica Biblica, San Jose Costa Rica.

Nov. 2000

“TRAUMA EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT”. American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, San Jose Costa Rica.

May 1999

“COURSE OF BASIC DERMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY AND  THIRD JOURNEY FOR THE DETECTION OF SKIN CENCER”. Hospital San Juan de Dios, San Jose Costa Rica.

Jun. 1999

“INTERNACIONAL SIMPOSIUM OF ENDOTHELIUM”. Colegio de Medicos y Cirujanos, San Jose Costa Rica.

Feb. 1999

“ACTUALIZATION IN THE TREATMENT OF PULMONAR TUBERCULOSIS”. Instituto de Educación Medica Continua, UNIBE San Jose Costa Rica

Nov. 1999

“XX CENTRAL-AMERICAN CONGRESS OF CARDIOLOGY MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER MIAMI BEACH”. San José, Costa Rica.

Jun. 1999

“SIMPOSIUM : NEW CONCEPTS IN ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION”. CENDEISS, San José, Costa Rica.

Social Service Activities

ACTIVE MEMBER OF OPERATION SMILE INTERNATIONAL

LICENCE NUMBER 8412
Mission Davao Philippines : 2 times

Publications

Books

THE ANESTHETIC BLOCKS OF THE UPPER EXTREMITY. Editor: Paolo Grossi. Chapter 2. Anatomy of the Brachial Plexus. L. Vaienti, L. Lanfranchi, V. Urzola, M. Merle. C. Camps. Fidenza, 2006. Mattioli SPA 1885.

Orbitopalpebral Surgery, Grappolini. Chapter of Entropion. V. Urzola, F.W. Baruffaldi-Preis. In printing press.

LOCAL AND MICROSURGICAL FLAPS FOR THE UPPER EXTREMITY RECONSTRUCTION. V. Urzola, L. Lanfranchi.
In printing press.

Articles

“HIGH-RESOLUTION ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY POTENTIALS. INITIAL EXPERIENCE IN COSTA RICA”. V. Araya Gomez, V. Urzola. Hospital Clinica Biblica, San José, Costa Rica. Acta Medica Costarricense Vol: Dec, 1997.

“ANGIOGRAPHIC CORRELATION OF SILENT AMBULATORIAL MONITORING OF 24 HOURS, HOLTER”. RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF 1812 PATIENTS. V. Araya Gomez, V. Urzola. Hospital Clinica Biblica, San Jose Costa Rica. Acta Medica Costarricense Vol: April, 1996

“CASE REPORT: IATROGENIC COMPARTMENT SYNDROME AFTER THE AN ELECTROMIOGRAPHIC ASSESMENT. L. Vaienti, S. Vourtsis, V. Urzola.
Unità di Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva-Università di Milano, Ospedale Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy. J Hand Surg [Br]. 2005 Dec;30(6):656-7. Epub 2005 Sep 12.

“SUBTOTAL SCALP RECONSTRUCTION AFTER TRAUMATIC AVULSION: A TECHNICAL NOTE”. Preis FW, Urzola V, Mangano A, Marino M, Maronati G. European Journal Craniofac Surg. 2007 May;18(3):650-653.

“A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR THE TREATMENT OF LAGOPHTHALMOS IN PATIENTS WITH STABILIZED EXOPHTHALMOS IN GRAVES-BASEDOW DISEASE”. Preis FW, Urzola V, Mangano A. ACCEPTED WAITING FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATION American Journal of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery.

“TREATMENT OF THE VOLAR INSTABILITY OF THE CARPOMETACARPAL JOINT OF THE THUMB USING A REVERSE FLAP OF THE VOLAR RETINACULAR LIGAMENT”. V. Urzola, L. Lanfranchi, M. Merle, L. Vaienti. Institut European de la Main, Nancy, Frace-Louxembourg.

“CASE REPORT: GIANT EXTRASKELETAL CHONDROMA OF THE PHALANX AND RECONSTRUCTION OF THE VOLAR PLATE WITH THE USE OF THE FLEXOR DIGITORUM SUPERFICIALIS TENDON”. V. Urzola, L. Lanfranchi, M. Merle, L. Vaienti. Institut European de la Main, Nancy, Frace-Louxembourg. Waiting for official publication.

“THE USE OF SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE FLAPS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF DIFFICULT LESIONS OF THE HALLUX AND ITS COMPARISON TO OTHER AVAILABLE METHODOLOGIES”. L. Vaienti, L. Lanfranchi, P. Nulli, S. Vourtsis, V. Urzola. Unità di Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva-Università di Milano, Ospedale Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy.

“THE USE OF TISSUE EXPANSION FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF GIANT CONGENITAL NEVI OF THE FOREHEAD”.
L. Vaienti, L. Lanfranchi, P. Nulli, S. Vourtsis, V. Urzola. Unità di Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva-Università di Milano, Ospedale Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy.