Clinic Clinica Biblica Hospital in San José

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In an effort to offer our clients the best services of a medical team using technology of the highest quality, the Clínica Bíblica Hospital provides an area of Specialized Services or Medical Consultation Services with more than 80 specialties and their respective sub-specialties in order to position ourselves as an institutional leader. For several years the Clínica Bíblica Hospital has invested in quality, improving service processes, building infrastructure of the highest standards, acquiring the latest technology, and recruiting and retaining the most talented professionals to guarantee the fulfillment of a complex range of widely accepted national and international requirements. In this way the hospital has maintained its leadership on a national and regional scale in its offer of medical and hospital services.

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Prices

Cardiac surgery

  • Alcohol septal ablation in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy — ≈ $6,812
  • Aortic valve replacement (AVR) — ≈ $23,410
  • Arterial switch operation (ASO) — ≈ $16,772
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) repair — ≈ $12,394
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) repair in children — ≈ $21,091
  • Atrioventricular canal defect surgery — ≈ $22,242
  • Balloon angioplasty and stenting of aorta coarctation — ≈ $14,062
  • Bio-prosthetic valve replacement — ≈ $30,543
  • Blalock-Taussig shunt — ≈ $11,800
  • Cardiac catheterization — ≈ $3,046
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) — ≈ $21,065
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy with pacemaker (CRT-P) — ≈ $11,895
  • Catheter cardiac ablation — ≈ $11,451
  • Catheter cryoablation — ≈ $12,185
  • Change of defibrillator — ≈ $8,868
  • Coil embolization of intracardiac shunts and fistulas — ≈ $8,419
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) — ≈ $21,253
  • Coronary catheterization — ≈ $956
  • Double valve repair — ≈ $23,163
  • Double valve replacement — ≈ $25,049
  • Dual chamber pacemaker insertion — ≈ $9,199
  • Ebstein anomaly correction — ≈ $16,130
  • Electrophysiology study (EPS) — ≈ $3,724
  • Fontan procedure — ≈ $18,071
  • Fractional flow reserve (FFR) — ≈ $793
  • Glenn procedure — ≈ $16,752
  • Heart tumor surgery — ≈ $32,015
  • Heart valve repair — ≈ $27,495
  • Heart valve replacement — ≈ $22,261
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation (ICD) — $0
  • Insertion of one electrode for implanted pacemaker or defibrillator — ≈ $9,784
  • Insertion of two electrodes for implanted pacemaker or defibrillator — $0
  • Intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) procedure — ≈ $3,340
  • Leadless Pacemaker implantation Micra and Nanostim — ≈ $12,150
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion — ≈ $10,873
  • Management of ICD system — ≈ $989
  • Management of pacemaker system — ≈ $530
  • Mechanical valve replacement — ≈ $26,624
  • Mitral valve replacement (MVR) — ≈ $17,658
  • Nikaidoh procedure — ≈ $14,242
  • NobleStitch™ PFO closure procedure — $0
  • Norwood procedure — ≈ $13,440
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery — ≈ $26,245
  • Open-heart intracardiac foreign body removal — ≈ $40,013
  • Pacemaker replacement — ≈ $5,675
  • Partial anomalous pulmonary return (PAPVR) correction — $0
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligation in children — ≈ $18,869
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) open heart surgery in adults — ≈ $6,028
  • Percutaneous ASD closure — ≈ $9,238
  • Percutaneous closure of ventricular septal defect (VSD) — ≈ $10,161
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with angioplasty — ≈ $5,937
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent insertion — ≈ $8,654
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation — ≈ $8,171
  • Pulmonary artery banding (PAB) — ≈ $11,007
  • Pulmonary artery thromboendarterectomy — ≈ $9,886
  • Radical correction of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) — ≈ $15,760
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) — ≈ $12,800
  • Rashkind procedure — ≈ $9,713
  • Rastelli procedure — ≈ $13,120
  • Redo heart surgery — ≈ $16,246
  • Removal of permanent pacemaker — ≈ $6,129
  • Repair of the ruptured sinuses of Valsalva — ≈ $17,193
  • Rotational atherectomy — ≈ $2,462
  • Septal myectomy — ≈ $12,973
  • Single chamber pacemaker insertion — ≈ $7,079
  • Surgery for tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) in adults — ≈ $11,819
  • Surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) — ≈ $12,140
  • Temporary pacemaker implantation — ≈ $719
  • Total anomalous pulmonary return (TAPVR) correction — ≈ $17,694
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) — ≈ $34,349
  • Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in adults — ≈ $11,494
  • Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) — ≈ $19,462
  • Tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) — ≈ $18,139
  • Truncus arteriosus repair — ≈ $18,626
  • Ventricular assist device (LVAD, RVAD, BVAD) implantation — $0
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD) repair — ≈ $15,132
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD) repair in children — ≈ $11,005

Vascular surgery

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair — ≈ $13,829
  • Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) — ≈ $21,123
  • Aortic arch replacement — ≈ $18,032
  • Aortic reconstruction — ≈ $7,185
  • Aortography — ≈ $1,549
  • Aortoiliac allografting — ≈ $12,962
  • Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery — ≈ $1,907
  • Arteriovenous (AV) graft surgery — ≈ $2,545
  • Bentall surgery — ≈ $20,385
  • Bilateral varicose veins surgery — ≈ $2,379
  • Carotid angiography — ≈ $935
  • Catheter-directed sclerotherapy (CDS) (Bilateral) — ≈ $1,077
  • Catheter-directed sclerotherapy (CDS) (Unilateral) — ≈ $608
  • Cerebral angiography — ≈ $938
  • Complex aortic surgery — ≈ $20,011
  • Crossectomy — ≈ $1,294
  • Crossectomy + Saphenous vein ligation and stripping + Side vein surgery — ≈ $2,474
  • Crossectomy and side vein surgery — ≈ $3,505
  • Cryosurgery of varicose veins — ≈ $2,865
  • Endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH) for coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) — ≈ $389
  • Endovascular repair of peripheral artery aneurysm with a stent-graft — ≈ $9,367
  • Endovascular thrombectomy — ≈ $3,629
  • Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for varicose vein (Bilateral) — ≈ $3,537
  • Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for varicose vein (Unilateral) — ≈ $2,232
  • Femoral artery angiography — ≈ $730
  • Femoral-popliteal bypass graft surgery — ≈ $7,379
  • Foam sclerotherapy (Bilateral) — ≈ $812
  • Foam sclerotherapy (Unilateral) — ≈ $707
  • Hybrid varicose veins treatment (open+endovascular) — $0
  • Iliac artery aneurysms stent grafting — $0
  • Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement — ≈ $2,533
  • Laser treatment for spider veins — ≈ $643
  • Ligation of incompetent perforator veins — ≈ $635
  • Mechanochemical Ablation (MOCA) — ≈ $1,753
  • Peripheral angiography — ≈ $1,094
  • Peripheral artery aneurysm surgery — ≈ $14,900
  • Peripheral artery bypass — ≈ $14,329
  • Phlebectomy (including mini-phleboctomy) — ≈ $1,630
  • Phlebography — ≈ $873
  • Portocaval anastomosis — $0
  • Pulmonary angiography — ≈ $927
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for varicose veins (Bilateral) — ≈ $2,510
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for varicose veins (Unilateral) — ≈ $1,806
  • Reconstructive surgery for peripheral artery disease (PAD) — ≈ $12,037
  • Renal arteries RFA denervation — ≈ $10,437
  • Renal artery bypass surgery — ≈ $9,590
  • Ross operation — ≈ $22,803
  • Secondary Cimino arteriovenous anastomosis surgery — ≈ $2,195
  • Spider vein sclerotherapy — ≈ $416
  • Surgical thrombectomy — ≈ $7,338
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery — ≈ $23,801
  • Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) — ≈ $20,961
  • Unilateral varicose veins surgery — ≈ $2,031
  • Valve sparing root replacement (VSRR) — ≈ $11,503
  • Varicose vein stripping (Unilateral) — ≈ $4,884
  • Varicose veins treatment — ≈ $4,092
  • Venaseal glue therapy of varicose vein (Bilateral) — ≈ $4,080
  • Venaseal glue therapy of varicose vein (Unilateral) — ≈ $3,280
  • Visceral organs angiography — ≈ $964

Thoracic surgery

  • Chest wall deformity correction — ≈ $7,612
  • Decortication — ≈ $7,704
  • Diagnostic thoracoscopy — ≈ $2,211
  • Diagnostic thoracotomy — ≈ $2,248
  • Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) — ≈ $2,461
  • Laparoscopic myotomy for achalasia — ≈ $5,373
  • Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) — $0
  • Mediastinoscopy — ≈ $4,525
  • Mediastinotomy — $0
  • Open chest surgery — ≈ $8,491
  • Repair of diaphragmatic hernia — ≈ $1,241
  • Surgery for chest trauma — $0
  • Surgical removal of lung cyst (including hydatid cyst) — ≈ $4,526
  • Thoracentesis — ≈ $451
  • Thoracoplasty including sternoplasty — ≈ $6,287
  • Trachea and air passages surgery — ≈ $9,819

Neurosurgery

  • Aqueductoplasty — $0
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) resection — ≈ $11,282
  • Brachial plexus surgery — ≈ $8,868
  • Brain aneurysm clipping — ≈ $9,737
  • Brain aneurysm repair — ≈ $16,007
  • Brain shunt surgery — ≈ $7,727
  • Brain tumor embolization — ≈ $8,945
  • Burr hole surgery — ≈ $2,809
  • Cavernous malformation treatment — ≈ $7,285
  • Craniofacial surgery — ≈ $6,465
  • Cranioplasty — ≈ $5,121
  • Decompressive craniectomy — ≈ $13,547
  • Elevation of depressed skull fracture — ≈ $4,156
  • Embolization for cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) — ≈ $15,893
  • Endoscopic septostomy — ≈ $4,599
  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) — ≈ $3,491
  • Endovascular coiling for brain aneurysms — ≈ $11,121
  • Endovascular stenting of cerebral vessels — ≈ $10,839
  • External ventricular drain (EVD) placement — ≈ $1,215
  • Extra-intracranial arterial bypass (EIAB) — ≈ $16,207
  • Extracranial CSF drainage — $0
  • Head injury surgery — ≈ $8,338
  • Intracranial mechanical thrombectomy — ≈ $8,112
  • Lumbar puncture — ≈ $521
  • Microvascular decompression (MVD) — ≈ $9,812
  • Ommaya reservoir placement — ≈ $4,309
  • Pipeline embolization procedure — $0
  • Shunt revision — ≈ $3,924
  • Traumatic cerebrospinal fluid leaks surgical repair — ≈ $1,263

Spine surgery

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) — ≈ $10,980
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) — ≈ $8,854
  • Atlantoaxial fixation — ≈ $20,751
  • Cervical fusion — ≈ $8,368
  • Cervical laminectomy — ≈ $5,463
  • Corpectomy + Spinal stabilisation — ≈ $8,575
  • Device for intervertebral assisted motion (DIAM) — $0
  • Discectomy — ≈ $6,997
  • Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) — $0
  • Foraminotomy — ≈ $3,700
  • Instrumented spine stabilization — ≈ $13,739
  • Interspinous fixation with implant — ≈ $7,116
  • Kyphoplasty — ≈ $6,992
  • Laminectomy — ≈ $9,176
  • Laminoplasty — ≈ $10,651
  • Lateral access lumbar fusion — $0
  • Lumbar fixation — ≈ $18,445
  • Lumbar laminectomy — ≈ $5,856
  • Lumbosacral plexus surgery — ≈ $16,326
  • Microdiscectomy — ≈ $6,221
  • Microscopic decompression laminectomy — ≈ $8,404
  • Microsurgical extraforaminal decompression — ≈ $4,536
  • Minimally invasive cervical laminoforaminotomy — $0
  • Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) — ≈ $14,105
  • Nucleoplasty — ≈ $4,391
  • Occipitocervical fusion surgery — ≈ $6,976
  • Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) — ≈ $6,251
  • Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation — ≈ $6,295
  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) — ≈ $6,839
  • Spinal cord herniation surgery — $0
  • Spinal synovial cyst removal — ≈ $247
  • Spine biopsy — ≈ $3,372
  • Spine dynamic stabilization — ≈ $5,440
  • Spine tumor surgery — ≈ $11,179
  • Surgical spine procedures — ≈ $10,601
  • Tailbone removal — $0
  • Thoracic discectomy — ≈ $3,284
  • Thoracic laminectomy — ≈ $3,120
  • Thoracic spine fixation — ≈ $4,696
  • Total en bloc spondylectomy (TES) — ≈ $9,606
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) — ≈ $12,974
  • Vertebroplasty — ≈ $3,754

Orthopedic surgery

  • Arthrocentesis — ≈ $654
  • Athletic pubalgia surgery — ≈ $4,342
  • Bow legs surgery — ≈ $2,837
  • Delayed osteosynthesis — ≈ $8,045
  • External fixation — ≈ $599
  • Intramedullary nailing — ≈ $3,164
  • Joint dislocation reduction — ≈ $4,860
  • Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) — ≈ $5,774
  • Orthopedic surgery for cerebral palsy — $0
  • Osteosynthesis — ≈ $4,624
  • Pediatric arthroscopy — $0
  • Percutaneous pinning — ≈ $3,991
  • Polydactyly surgery — ≈ $2,936
  • Removal of external fixator — ≈ $505
  • Removal of osteosynthetic material — $0
  • Sternal fracture treatment — ≈ $2,117
  • Surgical Treatments for Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease — ≈ $3,572
  • Surgical treatment of congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia — ≈ $11,789
  • Surgical treatment of hip dysplasia — ≈ $4,916
  • Surgical treatment of non-unions — ≈ $4,529
  • Syndactyly surgery — ≈ $4,950

Oncology

  • Chemotherapy for bone cancer — $0
  • Chemotherapy for retinoblastoma — $0
  • Chemotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma — $0
  • Childhood vascular tumor treatment — ≈ $899
  • Intraoperative radiotherapy — $0
  • Radiation therapy — $0

Prices for selected procedures, total
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Cardiac surgery
Price, USD
≈ $6,812
≈ $23,410
≈ $16,772
≈ $12,394
≈ $21,091
≈ $22,242
≈ $14,062
≈ $30,543
≈ $11,800
≈ $3,046
≈ $21,065
≈ $11,895
≈ $11,451
≈ $12,185
≈ $8,868
≈ $8,419
≈ $21,253
≈ $956
≈ $23,163
≈ $25,049
≈ $9,199
≈ $16,130
≈ $3,724
≈ $18,071
≈ $793
≈ $16,752
≈ $32,015
≈ $27,495
≈ $22,261
by request
≈ $9,784
by request
≈ $3,340
≈ $12,150
≈ $10,873
≈ $989
≈ $530
≈ $26,624
≈ $17,658
≈ $14,242
by request
≈ $13,440
≈ $26,245
≈ $40,013
≈ $5,675
by request
≈ $18,869
≈ $6,028
≈ $9,238
≈ $10,161
≈ $5,937
≈ $8,654
≈ $8,171
≈ $11,007
≈ $9,886
≈ $15,760
≈ $12,800
≈ $9,713
≈ $13,120
≈ $16,246
≈ $6,129
≈ $17,193
≈ $2,462
≈ $12,973
≈ $7,079
≈ $11,819
≈ $12,140
≈ $719
≈ $17,694
≈ $34,349
≈ $11,494
≈ $19,462
≈ $18,139
≈ $18,626
by request
≈ $15,132
≈ $11,005
Vascular surgery
Price, USD
≈ $13,829
≈ $21,123
≈ $18,032
≈ $7,185
≈ $1,549
≈ $12,962
≈ $1,907
≈ $2,545
≈ $20,385
≈ $2,379
≈ $935
≈ $1,077
≈ $608
≈ $938
≈ $20,011
≈ $1,294
≈ $2,474
≈ $3,505
≈ $2,865
≈ $389
≈ $9,367
≈ $3,629
≈ $3,537
≈ $2,232
≈ $730
≈ $7,379
≈ $812
≈ $707
by request
by request
≈ $2,533
≈ $643
≈ $635
≈ $1,753
≈ $1,094
≈ $14,900
≈ $14,329
≈ $1,630
≈ $873
by request
≈ $927
≈ $2,510
≈ $1,806
≈ $12,037
≈ $10,437
≈ $9,590
≈ $22,803
≈ $2,195
≈ $416
≈ $7,338
≈ $23,801
≈ $20,961
≈ $2,031
≈ $11,503
≈ $4,884
≈ $4,092
≈ $4,080
≈ $3,280
≈ $964
Thoracic surgery
Price, USD
≈ $7,612
≈ $7,704
≈ $2,211
≈ $2,248
≈ $2,461
≈ $5,373
by request
≈ $4,525
by request
≈ $8,491
≈ $1,241
by request
≈ $4,526
≈ $451
≈ $6,287
≈ $9,819
Neurosurgery
Price, USD
by request
≈ $11,282
≈ $8,868
≈ $9,737
≈ $16,007
≈ $7,727
≈ $8,945
≈ $2,809
≈ $7,285
≈ $6,465
≈ $5,121
≈ $13,547
≈ $4,156
≈ $15,893
≈ $4,599
≈ $3,491
≈ $11,121
≈ $10,839
≈ $1,215
≈ $16,207
by request
≈ $8,338
≈ $8,112
≈ $521
≈ $9,812
≈ $4,309
by request
≈ $3,924
≈ $1,263
Spine surgery
Price, USD
≈ $10,980
≈ $8,854
≈ $20,751
≈ $8,368
≈ $5,463
≈ $8,575
by request
≈ $6,997
by request
≈ $3,700
≈ $13,739
≈ $7,116
≈ $6,992
≈ $9,176
≈ $10,651
by request
≈ $18,445
≈ $5,856
≈ $16,326
≈ $6,221
≈ $8,404
≈ $4,536
by request
≈ $14,105
≈ $4,391
≈ $6,976
≈ $6,251
≈ $6,295
≈ $6,839
by request
≈ $247
≈ $3,372
≈ $5,440
≈ $11,179
≈ $10,601
by request
≈ $3,284
≈ $3,120
≈ $4,696
≈ $9,606
≈ $12,974
≈ $3,754
Orthopedic surgery
Price, USD
≈ $654
≈ $4,342
≈ $2,837
≈ $8,045
≈ $599
≈ $3,164
≈ $4,860
≈ $5,774
by request
≈ $4,624
by request
≈ $3,991
≈ $2,936
≈ $505
by request
≈ $2,117
≈ $3,572
≈ $11,789
≈ $4,916
≈ $4,529
≈ $4,950
Oncology
Price, USD
by request
by request
by request
≈ $899
by request
by request
3.7
Overall rating: 5
April 13, 2023
This place deserves a 5 star review! As a foreigner needing emergency surgical care in a different country, we were a bit terrified. My mom had to have an emergency appendectomy and we were rushed to this hospital from 5+ hours away. The facility was very clean and professional. The staff were absolutely phenomenal. Her nurses went out of their way to make it a comfortable experience. Many of them spoke English well, most others were patient with using google translate. They ordered us food on Sunday when the cafeteria was closed, and even gifted us bracelets when we were leaving. The nurses were exceptionally kind. Her surgeon Dr. Herrera was also phenomenal -- very communicative and kept things light hearted. He brought us a deck of playing cards on his day off to help with the stir crazies (we were there for 5 days). He also gave me his personal WhatsApp so I could ask any questions if I had concerns. Overall WAY better experience than I've had in US hospitals. The only downside is that you have to pay on the spot -- so call your creditor for a credit line increase....
Overall rating: 5
June 15, 2023
I was visiting Costa Rica for vacation and had sudden abdominal pain. I transported here urgently from Monteverde and diagnosed with ovarian torsion which required emergency suffer. The staff is kind and the facilities are clean and modern. I highly recommend!
Overall rating: 1
June 30, 2023
I would not go to this hospital under any circumstances, especially if you are a foreigner and the hospital may have the impression that you have money. There are better hospitals where you are more likely to be treated humanely and fairly, such as Catholica Hospital. My father went into Clinica Biblica to be treated for dehydration, and within a week he was in a coma and had a stroke. I believe wholeheartedly that several members of their medical staff prolonged an agonizing course of surgeries and treatments simply in order to make a profit off of a dying man. It was heart wrenching and traumatizing. I wanted desperately to move him to a public hospital where his health insurance would cover the costs, and Biblica would not release him, causing our medical bills to increase dramatically by the day. Ultimately, my father did not make it, and the hospital would never explain what happened. Why was he admitted to be treated for dehydration and ended up on his death bed. Also, you should know that Costa Rican people are generally some of the best, kindest people on the planet, however, there is a machismo that is inescapable. The male doctors spoke down to my sisters and I in the most awfully condescending way I have ever experienced. If you have a serious medical issue, I implore you - go anywhere else but here. They are all about money and will take advantage of your need for care. Beware.
Accommodation
Luxury single room
Location
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Av. 14, Laberinto San José, Costa Rica
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