Nelson Policarpo Sopalda Pimentel

Nelson Policarpo Sopalda Pimentel

Orthopedics and Traumatology
Spine surgery
Patient Demographics: Children, Adult, Elderly

"My practice is founded on performing an integral evaluation to my patients, based on a complete medical history and a physical exam that allows me to make a detailed analysis and achieve a correct diagnosis. Once the patient is diagnosed, offer the best treatment individualizing each case."

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Procedures (6)

Cervical fusion
Cervical spine fracture surgery
Intervertebral disk prosthesis
Minimmaly invasive vertebral column surgery
Vertebral disc surgery minimally invasive
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Medical conditions (12)

Artificial disc
Back pain
Degenerative disc disease
Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
Herniated discs
Lower back pain
Lumbar disc hernia
Nerve compression
Pain vertebral crush
Spinal stenosis
Spine Injury
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General Info

About me

Once I completed my medical studies, in 1999 I began my training as orthopedist and traumatologist at the Hospital Dr. Arnulfo Arias Madrid, and later I studied my subspecialty in spine surgery for a year in the Hospital and Medical Unity of High Specialty Victorio de la Fuente Narvaez, where I completed my training in medical and surgical management of spinal conditions of traumatic and degenerative origin in all segments (cervical, thoracic and lumbar).
My training as a spine surgeon additionally included management of deformities such as scoliosis in children and adolescents in the Shriners Hospital of Mexico. Also, in an effort to maintain an updated training, I have participated in numerous conferences and practical training to keep learning procedures of last line worldwide including: minimally invasive surgery of the spine, endoscopic surgery and nucleoplasty for treating pathologies of the disc. Everything in order to offer my patients safer procedures, an easier post operative recovery and an earlier return to work and daily activities.


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  • Specialty in Spinal Surgery. Hospital Juárez de México - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM, D.F., México. 2013
  • Specialty in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Caja del Seguro Social. 1999 - 2003
  • Doctor of medicine and surgery. Universidad de Panamá - Facultad de Medicina. 1990 - 1996
  • Postgraduate Degree

    Endoscopic Spine Surgery


  • Hospital Nacional cod. 201 - active


  • AOSpine
  • Panamanian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • North American Spine Society