Dr. Arnoldo Fournier

Arnoldo Fournier M.D., FACS.

Dr. Fournier is a respected and renowned Costa Rican plastic surgeon, recognized as a leader in innovative cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

"The hands of a surgeon, the eyes of an artist, the heart of a friend."

Personal medical attributes:

  • Respected and renowned worldwide as a leader in innovative cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
  • One surgery a day in order to provide personal attention to every patient.
  • Personal visits several times each day to insure your complete comfort in a stress free atmosphere.
  • Genuine concern and support for you, both physically and psychologically during the recovery process. (happy patients heal quickly!).
  • Specialized & talented English speaking staff available before and after all surgeries.

Professional Training:

  • Medical School: University of Costa Rica 1967
  • General Surgery: University of Costa Rica 1970
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery: Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City 1970-1972
  • St. Luke's Hospital, Columbia University, New York, 1973

Professional Afiliations:

  • University of Costa Rica
    Professor of Plastic Surgery, 1974 - 1986
  • The Society of Plastic Surgery of Costa Rica
    Founder- 1975, President 1978 - 1982, Active member to date
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    International Member, 1987 to date
  • American College of Surgeons
    Fellow, 2000 to date
  • International Confederation of Plastic Surgery:
    Member, 1975- to date

Dr. Fournier takes regular trips (every three months) to USA and Canada for seminars of the above organizations.


Doctor Fournier operates in three hospitals:

All of them offer high quality care in a hotel room atmosphere.

  • Experience first class service by a caring medical staff.
  • Highly qualified & experienced english speaking nurses.
  • Gourmet style meals served at your bedside.
  • Beautiful private suites for each patient. All rooms are equipped with cable television, personal telephone, private bath and closet.
  • Laboratory, X-ray and drugstore available.
  • Around the clock monitoring by medical professionals after your surgery.

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