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About

Dr Luis Fernando
Cárdenas Leitón

Dr. Luis Fernando Cárdenas Leitón specializes in non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic medicine. Dr. Cárdenas is highly regarded for achieving natural looking results. He believes cosmetic surgery should help a patient look healthy and rejuvenated and implements the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery, allowing him to avoid prolonged recovery times and unnatural outcomes.

For more than 13 years, Dr. Luis Fernando Cárdenas Leitón has worked with the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), caring for patients in the San Ramon Canton area. In addition to caring for patients through the national health system, Dr. Cárdenas has also worked in the private sector where he has specialized in the field of Aesthetic Medicine and non-invasive cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Cárdenas has a passion for helping all people look and feel their best. In 2015, he opened his own private practice, focused on providing patients with the latest in non-invasive, non-ablative cosmetic treatments at affordable prices, making health and beauty available to the general population. Dr. Cárdenas practices with skill, expertise and compassion.

Currículum Vitae

Dr Luis Fernando Cardenas Leiton

Code: 8158

Education:

2017    Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress Medellin-Colombia
2017    Advanced Course on Facial Aesthetics Medellin-Colombia
2010    MBA with a Major in Management, University of San José  Sede Occidente
2005    Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery Universidad de Iberoamérica UNIBE San José
2005    Certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons as a General Practitioner
2003    Thesis of Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery in the area of ​​Thoracic Surgery; “Relationship between the clinical stage at the time of detection of lung cancer and its survival to five years”.
2003   English Now Program Cultural Center. San José
2002   Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Universidad de Iberoamérica UNIBE, Tibás, San José
1997   Bachelor’s degree in Media Education, Patriarca San José School, San Ramón

Additional Training, Certifications and Honors:

2018   Training and certification; Laser Smartxide Dot Brand Deka
2017   Training module for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
2017   Course for General Mesotherapy and Aesthetic Medicine.
2017   Practical Theoretical Course for Botulinum Toxin Type A.
2017   Practical Theoretical training module for Dermal Filler of Hyaluronic Acid.
2017   Practical and Theoretical course; InLight Team of Biotec Use, Application and Safety
2017   Practical Theoretical Course; XLASE Team of Biotec Use and Application and Safety
2017   Course on Theoretical Biomedical Laser Practical on the use and application and safety measures of Laser Equipment NdYag, Erbium 2940, Er. Yag Fractional, CO2 and Q switched.
2017   Certificate Of Attendance; Clinical Training Q-Plus Series  MT Duetto, Youlaser MT – 585 – MTOne
2007   XLV Pediatric Week “Dr. Rodrigo Loria Cortes “. San José
2006   Continuing Medical Education for Primary Care. San José
2006   2nd Update in Urology. San José
2005   Update on Radiology and Medical Images. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica
2005   Diabetes Mellitus Course: Spectrum of Disease. San José
2005   Update in Internal Medicine. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica
2005   Update in Gynecology and Obstetrics. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica.
2005   Update in Psychiatry. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica.
2005   Update in Surgical Specialties. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica.
2005   Update in Pediatrics. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica.
2005   Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course C.C.S.S – CENDEISSS. San José.
2005   Ethics and Responsibility. College of Physicians and Surgeons San José.
2003   Certificate of Participation in the First Medical Congress Hospital Clínica Bíblica – Tulane University, Hospital Clínica Bíblica.
2003   Certificate of Participation in the XXI Update Course in Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica, San José.
2003   Certificate of Participation; Update in Gastroenterology., University of Ibero-America, UNIBE, Tibás, San José.
2003   Certificate of II National Congress of Cardiology, Costa Rican Association of Cardiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica, San José.
2003   Certificate of Update in Medical Emergencies, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica, San José.
2003   Language and Italian Culture, Dante Alighieri. San José.
1999   Certificate of Seminar of Embryology, University of Latin America UNIBE, Tibás, San José.

Work Experience

2015-2018   Medical Director of the Estetic Medical Center Dr. Luis Fernando Cardenas.
2016-2018   Experience in Aesthetic Medicine at Estetic Medical Center Dr. Luis Fernando Cardenas.
2016-2018   Experience in Private Practice with Medical Appliance. At Estetic Medical Center Dr. Luis Fernando Cardenas.
2005-2018   General Assistant Physician of the Health Area of ​​San Ramón (CCSS), San Ramón.
2005-2018   Practice of Private Medicine in Dr Cardenas Clinic.
2005-2017   Experience in Minor Surgery in San Ramón Health Area (CCSS), San Ramón.
2008-2011   Associate Professor of the University of San José West Headquarters, San Ramón, Nutrition Career.
2006-2008   Associate Professor of the Autonomous University of Central America, Western Campus, San Ramón, Physical Education Career.
2005-2007   Substitutions and Medical Guards at Carlos Luis Valverde Vega Hospital.
2005-2006   Experience in the Management of Dengue Unit in Carlos Luis Valverde Vega Hospital.
2005    Associate Professor of the University Santa Lucia, Puntarenas, Nursing.
2005    Substitute in INS Dispensary (Experience in SIMA electronic filing), San Ramón month of February.
2004    Intern rotation in ​​Internal Medicine in the Hospital México, San José from January to March of that year.
2004    Intern rotation in ​​Pediatrics in the Hospital San Vicente de Paul, Heredia from March to May of that year.
2004    Intern rotation in ​​Surgery at the Calderón Guardia Hospital, San José from May to August of that year.
2004    Intern rotation in ​​Gynecology and Obstetrics in the Adolfo Carit Eva Women’s Hospital from August to October.
2004    Intern rotation in ​​Community Medicine in the Clinic of Coronado from October to December of that year.
2003    Practice in Family and Community Medicine in the Clinic of the Community of La Carpio, San José.

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