Dr. David Costa Navarro

Dr. David Costa Navarro
Dr. David Costa Navarro

Outstanding expert in Laparoscopic Colorectal, Gastric and Emergency Surgery, certified by the University of Strasbourg and IRCAD. He is also an expert in Hepatobiliopancreatic Surgery with training at the Center Hepatobiliaire in Paris; from 2007 to 2010 he has been Head of the General Surgery Service of the Torrevieja Hospital. He is currently one of the experts in the Colorectal Surgery Unit of the General University Hospital of Alicante. Since May 2012, he has been a doctor in the specialty of General and Digestive Surgery at the Medimar International Hospital, where he is the referring surgeon for patients who reject blood product transfusions.

 Curriculum vitae and results of the selection process

Collegiate number: ‍030308678

 Professional experience

•  Currently, he is a Specialist in General and Digestive Surgery at the Hospital Internacional Medimar (May 2012 – present) 
•  Optional Specialist in General Surgery and Digestive Diseases at the Virgen del Socorro Hospital (September 2013 – 2016)
•  Optional Specialist in General Surgery and Digestive Diseases at the University General Hospital of Alicante (September 2013 – present)
•  Optional Specialist at the Hospital Marina Baixa (February 2011 – September 2013)
•  Head of the Digestive Surgery Service at the Hospital de Torrevieja (August 2007 – December 2010)
•  Optional Specialist in General and Digestive Surgery at the Hospital de Torrevieja (September 2006 – August 2007)
• Optional Specialist in General and Digestive Surgery at the General University Hospital of Elche (July 2004 – September 2006)
•  Internal Student of the Department of Pathology and Surgery (academic courses 1995 – 1996 and 1996 – 1997)
• He has performed more than 3,000 emergency and scheduled surgery, including colon and rectum and small intestine, benign proctology, gallbladder and open bile duct interventions, by laparoscopy and single port.

 Other work areas

•  Specialist in General Surgery and Digestive Diseases of Alicante
•  General Surgeon and Digestive Diseases in Alicante
•  Internal Medical Resident in General and Digestive Surgery at the General University Hospital of Elche, being the best of his class (June 1999 – June 2004)
•  Specialist in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

 Positions in public and private bodies

•  Regional director of the ATLS Course of the American College of Surgeons; Vennue of Alicante, Spain (September 2013 – present)

 Teaching

•  Instructor of the ATLS Course in Spain since 2010. Director of the ATLS Headquarters in Alicante since 2013
•  Instructor of the Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Course in Spain since 2010
•  Associate Professor at the Miguel Hernández University

 Salient academic results

•  Fellowship in Trauma Surgery at LAC + USC Medical Center at the University of Southern California (2003)
•  Master in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at the University of Strasbourg(2009)
•  Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Miguel Hernández de Elche University (1992 – 1998)
•  Specialist in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery at the University of Strasbourg
•  Stay at Klinikum der Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen. Germany. Services of General, Digestive and Oncological Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Thoracic and cardiovascular Surgery. Scholarship by the Erasmus Program of the European Union (July – October 1996)
•  Scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Science, collaboration scholarship for the realization of the “Prospective studies of the incidence of nosocomial infection and predisposing factors for the infection of the operative wound and its healthcare repercussion in patients of the General and Digestive Surgery service of the San Juan University Hospital ”
•  XVIII International Seminar on General Surgery. Endocrine Surgery at the Department of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Alicante (1995)
• Primary Care Course taught by the Department of Medicine and Psychiatry of the Miguel Hernández University with outstanding qualification (November and December 1997)
•  Intensive Preparation Course for the MIR Exam in Oviedo, Dallas (June 29, 1998 to April 1999)
•  Rotary in the Radiodiagnostic Service of the Hospital de Elche (March 2000)
•  Certificate in Advanced Trauma Life Support Course. American College of Surgeons. 7th, 8th and 9th March 2002. Certificate renewal in December 2006 (Valencia)
• FIS grant obtained from the project entitled “Development and evaluation of new therapeutic approaches and animal experimentation models for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic carcinoma” (December 2004)

 Publications and conferences

•  Promoter and President of the Organizing Committee of the International Week of Politrauma and Emergency Surgery in its 6 editions held from 2008 to the present day;
• He  has participated in many national and international conferences…
•  Participation in the XV National Congress of Surgery of the Abdominal Wall

 Awards 

•  Top 20 Awards for Best General and Digestive Surgery Service in its category (2009)
•  Top 20 Awards for Best General and Digestive Surgery Service in its category, for the second consecutive year (2010)
•  Proposed as best resident internal doctor of the General Hospital of Elche (promotion 2004)

 Member of scientific societies

•  Member of the Board of Directors (July 2013 – present)
•  Member of the Board of the World Society of Emergency Surgery, representing the Spanish Association of Surgeons
•  Member of the Editorial Board of the World Journal of Emergency Surgery (July 2013 – present)
•  Member of the Spanish Association of Surgeons
•  Member of the Valencian Association of Digestive Pathology
•  Member of the Valencian Society of Surgery
•  Full member of the International College of Surgeons from May 2009 to the present
•  Member of the ESTES (European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery) since January 2009
•  Member of the Endoscopic Surgery section of the Spanish Association of surgeons since June 2009

Contact

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