Specialized Treatment

Pain Medicine

The Pain Unit at Hospital da Luz Coimbra allows the most adequate and Efficient Approach in order to reduce or eliminate Chronic Pain.

Chronic pain is a disease and as such requires Specialist Treatment. The Doctors and remaining staff at Hospital da Luz Coimbra have the Knowledge and Experience, the most recent Means of Diagnostic and use the most adequate Therapies and Intervention Techniques, working with their Patients in order to get the best results.

Ethics and Excellence

The Pain Medicine Team at Hospital da Luz Coimbra provides customized Clinical and Support Care in accordance with the most recent Diagnostic Means.



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Dr. Victor Coelho

Anaesthesiology

AAC/OAF
Cáritas Diocesana
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR
ABC
CEFA
INTEGRAR
SAD/PSP
ACP
Clube Tiro e Sport
ISCAC
SAMS QUADROS
ADSE
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
MEDICARE
SAMS SIB
AdvanceCare
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
Médis
SFJ
Allianz
FEUC - Clube MBA
Morangos
SINTAP
Almedina
Fidelidade Assistance
MultiCare
SS - CGD
ANAI
FNE
Myos
SS - GNR
APBC
Future Healthcare
Ordem dos Advogados
SS - PSP
APP - CDI's
Generali
Previdencia Portuguesa
STFPSC
Associação Olhar 21
Grupo Lena
Rede Nacional de Assistência
Vigor da Mocidade
ASSP
IASFA
RNA Medical

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Medicine Degree with the final evaluation of 15 (1975).

Anaesthesiology Hospital Assistant Title (1985).

Title of Anaesthesiology Specialist by the Doctors’ Order (1993).

HUC Anaesthesiology Service (1986).

Founding member of the HUC Chronic Pain Unit (1989).

Title of Anaesthesiology Consultant of the Hospital Medical Career (1995).

HUC Pain Unite Coordinator (1996).

Founding member of the Regional Anaesthesia Club(CAR), member of the Executive Board.

Founding Member of the Portuguese Association for the Study of Pain (APED), member of the Executive Board.

Nominated member of the HUC Oncologic Committee (1997).

Together with ARS Centre and Portuguese Association of General Practice Doctors organized formation courses of Chronic Pain to General Clinics.

Formation of 6th year students of the Medical School of Coimbra regarding the Oncology curricular unit (School year of 200/01 and following).

Theoretical and practical teaching of the trainees of the Post-Graduation Course in Pain Medicine in the Medicine School of Oporto (2002).

Teacher in Pain Therapeutics at the Masters’ Degree of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapeutics of the Medicine School of Coimbra and HUC Anaesthesiology Service (since 2003).

Presentation, participation, moderation and publication of several papers (Articles, Communications, Posters, Lectures, Conferences) in Scientific Meetings, national and International Congresses Organization, integration and participation of the executive and scientific committees in congresses, meetings and formation courses regarding chronic pain.

Integrated the Jury that evaluated final internship and specialty exams in Anaesthesiology, and award giving in the area of chronic pain.

Main Investigator in several clinical studies and trials in various pain stages.

Enrolled in the Pain Medicine Competence of the Doctors’ Order (since 2008).

Member of the Pain Medicine Competence Executive Board since its creation.

Provision Contest for a HUC Anaesthesiology Service Chief opening (2008).

Resignation of the Public Employment (2010).

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2012.

Dr. Pedro Trincão

Anaesthesiology

AAC/OAF
CEFA
INTEGRAR
SAD/GNR
ABC
Clube Tiro e Sport
ISCAC
SAD/PSP
ACP
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
ISP
SAMS QUADROS
ADSE
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
MEDICARE
SAMS SIB
AdvanceCare
FEUC - Clube MBA
Médis
SCMC
Allianz
Fidelidade Assistance
Morangos
SFJ
Almedina
FNE
MultiCare
SINTAP
ANAI
Future Healthcare
Myos
SS - CGD
APBC
Generali
Ordem dos Advogados
SS - GNR
APP - CDI's
Grupo Lena
Previdencia Portuguesa
SS - PSP
Associação Olhar 21
IASFA
Rede Nacional de Assistência
STFPSC
ASSP
IDEALCARE
RNA Medical
Vigor da Mocidade
Cáritas Diocesana

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Medicine Degree at Medicine School of the University of Coimbra (1994 – 2000)

Anaesthesiology Specialty – Coimbra University Hospital (2003 – 2007)

Post-Graduation in Pain Medicine – Medicine School of the University of Oporto (2009 – 2010)

Professional and Hospital Qualifications: Anaesthesiology Hospital Assistant since 2007 (2007 – 2008 Coimbra University Hopsital) (2008 – 2013 Médio Tejo Hospital Centre)

Responsible for the Pain Unit – Médio Tejo Hospital Centre – (2008 – 2013)

Anaesthesiology and Operating Block Department Director – Médio Tejo Hospital Centre (2011-2013)

Pharmaceutical and Therapeutical Committee Member – Médio Tejo Hospital Centre (2011 – 2013)

VMER Doctor – INEM Coimbra University Hospitals and Médio Tejo Hospital Centre (2004 – 2013)

Regional Health Administration Teaching Doctor since 2007 IDEALMED’s internal team’s Anaesthesiologist, Coimbra Hospital Unit since 2014

Portuguese Anaesthesiology Society

European Pain Federation EFIC

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2012.

Areas of Interest

Chronic Pain

Acute Post-Surgery Pain

Loco-Regional Anaesthesia

Dr. Pedro do Nascimento

Anaesthesiology

AAC/OAF
CEFA
INTEGRAR
SAD/PSP
ABC
Clube Tiro e Sport
ISCAC
SAMS QUADROS
ACP
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
MEDICARE
SAMS SIB
ADSE
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
Médis
SCMC
AdvanceCare
FEUC - Clube MBA
Morangos
SEPLEU
Allianz
Fidelidade Assistance
MultiCare
SFJ
Almedina
FNE
Myos
SINTAP
ANAI
Future Healthcare
Ordem dos Advogados
SS - CGD
APBC
Generali
Previdencia Portuguesa
SS - GNR
APP - CDI's
Grupo Lena
Rede Nacional de Assistência
SS - PSP
Associação Olhar 21
IASFA
RNA Medical
STFPSC
ASSP
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR
Vigor da Mocidade
Cáritas Diocesana

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Medicine Degree at Medicine School of the University of Coimbra (2003)

Specialty in Anaesthesiology – Coimbra University Hospitals (2005-2010)

Anaesthesiology Hospital Assistant – Coimbra University Hospitals since 2010

Anaesthesiology for Gynaecology Coordinator – Médio Tejo Hospital Centre (2010-2014)

Anaesthesiology Coordinator of the Abrantes Unit – Médio Tejo Hospital Centre (2010-2014)

Acute Pain Unit Director – Médio Tejo Hospital Centre (2012-2014) Member of the Quality Management Committee – Birth Block and Gynaecology and Obstetrics Service – Médio Tejo Hospital Centre (2012-2014)

VMER Doctor – INEM – Coimbra University Hospitals (2008 – 2010) Scientific Counsil of the Portuguese Centre of the European Committee for Anaesthesiology Learning (since 2010)

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2012.

Scientific Societies and Associations

European Committee for the Anesthesiology Teaching

Anesthesiology Portuguese Society.

Areas of Interest

Acute Pain

Chronic Pain

Loco-Regional Anaesthesia

Dra. Alexandra Pais da Cunha

Psychology

Psychology, Psychotherapy with Adults

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Master in Clinical and Health Psychology - Subarea Specialization in Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Psychological Disorders Health, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Coimbra.

Frequency of the Graduate Diploma in Adult Psychopathology - Diagnosis and Intervention.

Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist accredited by APTC.

Clinical Psychology and Health Specialist by the Portuguese Psychologists Order

Psychologist at IDEALMED since 2012.

Dra. Anabela Matos

Neurology

AAC/OAF
Cáritas Diocesana
IASFA
RNA Medical
ABC
CEFA
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR
ACP
Clube Tiro e Sport
INTEGRAR
SAD/PSP
AdvanceCare
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
ISCAC
SAMS QUADROS
Allianz
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
MEDICARE
SAMS SIB
Almedina
FEUC - Clube MBA
Médis
SFJ
ANAI
Fidelidade Assistance
Morangos
SINTAP
APBC
FNE
MultiCare
SS - CGD
APP - CDI's
Future Healthcare
Myos
SS - GNR
Associação Olhar 21
Generali
Ordem dos Advogados
SS - PSP
ASSP
Grupo Lena
Rede Nacional de Assistência
Vigor da Mocidade

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Degree in Medicine in Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra.

Complementary boarding of Neurology Coimbra Hospital and Universitary Centre.

Hospital Assistant in Neurology in Coimbra Hospital and Universitary Centre.

Differentiation in neurophysiology (electromyography and evoked potentials) and Neuromuscular Diseases.

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2012.

Dr. Jorge Gonçalves

Neurosurgery

AAC/OAF
Cáritas Diocesana
IDEALCARE
SAD/PSP
ABC
CEFA
INTEGRAR
SAMS QUADROS
ACP
Clube Tiro e Sport
ISCAC
SAMS SIB
ADSE
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
MEDICARE
SCMC
AdvanceCare
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
Médis
SFJ
Allianz
FEUC - Clube MBA
Morangos
SINTAP
Almedina
Fidelidade Assistance
Myos
SS - CGD
ANAI
FNE
Ordem dos Advogados
SS - GNR
APBC
Future Healthcare
Previdencia Portuguesa
SS - PSP
APP - CDI's
Generali
Rede Nacional de Assistência
STFPSC
Associação Olhar 21
Grupo Lena
RNA Medical
Vigor da Mocidade
ASSP
IASFA
SAD/GNR
AAC/OAF
Cáritas Diocesana
IDEALCARE
SAD/PSP
ABC
CEFA
INTEGRAR
SAMS QUADROS
ACP
Clube Tiro e Sport
ISCAC
SAMS SIB
ADSE
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
MEDICARE
SCMC
AdvanceCare
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
Médis
SFJ
Allianz
FEUC - Clube MBA
Morangos
SINTAP
Almedina
Fidelidade Assistance
Myos
SS - CGD
ANAI
FNE
Ordem dos Advogados
SS - GNR
APBC
Future Healthcare
Previdencia Portuguesa
SS - PSP
APP - CDI's
Generali
RNA Medical
STFPSC
Associação Olhar 21
Grupo Lena
SAD/GNR
Vigor da Mocidade
ASSP
IASFA

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Degree in Medicine from the Medical School of the University of Coimbra (1985).

Head of the Neurovascular Surgery Team and Skull Base and Spine Surgery in Hospitals of the University of Coimbra.

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2012.

Dr. Eduardo Francisco

General Practice

AdvanceCare
Generali
MEDICARE
RNA Medical

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Medical Degree (M.D.) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra.

Family medicine specialist.

Competency in the practice of acupuncture.

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2014.