Dr. Oscar Oeding Bermudez (Orthopedic Surgeon – Costa Rica)


Dr. Oscar Oeding Bermudez


Orthopedic Surgeon

Education & Training

Bachelor’s degree: College of Le Salle. Cartagena. Colombia. 1984. VERIFIED

Surgeon Physician:. Barranquilla University. Colombia. From 1984 to 1991.

  • Title recognized by the University of Costa Rica since February 13, 1997.
  • Recognized by the Costa Rican College of Physician’s and Surgeon’s since November 7, 1997. VERIFIED 11/15/2006

Rotating Intern. Performed at the Barranquilla University Hospital ,
June 12, 1989 to June 11, 1990, in Barranquilla, Colombia. VERIFIED 12/02/2006

Orthopedist Specialist in Orthopedic and Traumathology
University of Costa Rica. From 1992 to 1996. Title recognized by the Juan de Dios Hospital, the Social Insurance of Costa Rica, The Strategic Development Center and Health Information and Social Security (CENDEISS)

  • University Professor In Health Sciences ((FUCODOCSA)
  • Recognized by the Costa Rican College of Physician’s and Surgeon’s from Nov. 7, 2007 to November 7, 1997. VERIFIED 11/14/2006
  • 1984 –1991University del Norte, Colombia, S. A. Barranquilla, Col. Licdo en Medicine y Surgery.
  • 1992 – 1996 Costa Rica University San Jose , CR

International Affiliate Member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons – membership current.

Professional Experience

  • Major Orthopedic Procedures through 2009 – 2713
  • Arthroscopic Knee (Meniscal Repair) – 544
  • ACL Repair – 489
  • Total Knee Replacements – 511
  • Total Hip Replacements – 634
  • Shoulder Surgeries (arthroscopic and open) – 535

Percentage Patients:

  • Costa Rica 60%
  • USA 20%
  • South America 8%
  • Canada 4%
  • Other 8%

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French


1. Are you board certified?
Yes, medical license # 4990.

2. What happens in case of a medical emergency (if something goes wrong)?
We have emergency protocols to deal with them.

3. What is the typical follow up for your most commonly performed procedures and what do those include?
10 days follow up, with physical therapy and control visits.

4. Are your surgeries assisted? If so by whom and what are their credentials?
My assistants are board certified orthopedic surgeons also.

5. Do you specialize in certain procedures (more so than others)?
Shoulder and knee arthroscopy; hip, shoulder and knee replacements.

6. How many procedures do you perform a day?
Three or four per day.

7. How will I get my care and medication when I’m discharged from the clinic/hospital?
I’ll do follow up visits and take care of any problem.

8. Are there consultation fees?
If you pay for a procedure that includes follow up visits.

9. Do you speak English?
Yes, I do.