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Q: Locate a Dr. Bolivar Escobedo, in Lima, Peru?! ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Locate a Dr. Bolivar Escobedo, in Lima, Peru?!
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: mach5555-ga
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Posted: 17 Feb 2004 19:46 PST
Expires: 18 Mar 2004 19:46 PST
Question ID: 307826
Need your help!

I am trying to locate a Dr. Bolivar Escobedo, that was the focus of a
show on "48 Hours - CBS" called, "Your Money or Your Life", July 31,

My uncle is on dialysis and badly in need of a kidney... the story on
48 hours says Dr. Escobedo can find a donor and doctors to perform a
transplant in Lima, Peru.

I am trying to find a good phone number and email address for him, or
someway to contact him!

Any ideas?
Subject: Re: Locate a Dr. Bolivar Escobedo, in Lima, Peru?!
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 17 Feb 2004 21:06 PST
I found the article Your Money or Your Life: The Kidney Trade
At published on July 31, 2002

?48 Hours also looked into another part of the kidney trade in Peru. 
Dr. Bolivar Escobedo provides everything from dialysis to Lima?s
finest hotels to hospitals with two transplant teams and 16 surgeons?.

?Escobedo last year shattered the silence about the buying and selling
of kidneys in Peru, which has been going on quietly for years. (..) He
also created the international kidney transplant center, which even
has its own Web site.

CBS News

I first searched for the International Kidney Transplant Center that
is mentioned in the above article without any luck.

I then performed a Google search for ?Bolivar Escobedo? Lima

?Bolivar Escobedo? 

I followed one of the links to a press release dated August 2003 from
the Indecopi in Peru. (Indecopi is a government service similar to the
Better Business Bureau.)

On page 6 of the publication, I discovered that that Dr. Bolivar
Escobedo is the owner of the ?Clinica Santa Monica? in Peru.

?Asimismo, el órgano funcional del Indecopi multó con S/ 31 000 (10
UIT), a la Clínica Santa Mónica y le ha impuesto la obligación de
devolver el dinero recibido de un paciente para la prestación del
servicio de implante capilar. La mencionada clínica es propiedad del
doctor Bolívar Escobedo.?


I conducted a search for the contact information for Clinic Santa
Monica which you will find below.

Given that Dr. Bolivar Escobar is the owner of the clinic you will be
able to get in touch with him there.

Contact Information:

Clinica Santa Monica 
Av. Arequipa 2449, 
Lince, Peru
(51-1) 441-6206
(51-1) 421-1055
(51-1) 221-5193
(51-1) 441-6210 Travel

Av. Arequipa 2449
Phone: 441-6210

Instituciones Médicas En Lima

Clínica Santa Mónica 
Av. Arequipa 2449, 
Phone: 441-6206

Av. Arequipa Nº 2449

I did additional searches trying to find any contact information for a
private practice, but it appears that he can only be reached through
Clínica Santa Monica.

Search criteria:

International Kidney Transplant Center +Escobedo 
International Kidney Transplant Center +Bolivar 
Dr. Bolivar Escobedo 
?Bolivar Escobedo?
?Clinica Santa Monica? Lima 
?Clinica Santa Monica? Peru

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