Excellency in Paediatric Care

Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric Surgery is the Medical-Surgical Speciality of Hospital da Luz Coimbra that performs Diagnostics and Treatments of pathology and may also perform surgical interventions during infancy. Its scope encompasses all aspects of Surgery, that correspond to Paediatrics.

Surgical problems in children are, frequently, quite different than the ones found in adults, therefore, the specialized Experience and Knowledge of Paediatric Surgeons at Hospital da Luz Coimbra are fundamental in order to provide the specific care Patients need during childhood. It is crucial to provide an environment at the office that is adapted to the child, with appropriate decorations, and mainly to have an approach that is adequate to their age group.

Experience and Dedication

Hospital da Luz Coimbra has a team of experienced Paediatric Surgeons that, in conjunction with the remaining specialities, provide the best Surgical Care.


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Dr. Victor Rolo

Paediatric Surgery

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 and Surgery Degree at the Medicine School of the University of Lourenço Marques – Mozambique (1974)

Clinical practice/General internship at the Hospital of the University of Lourenço Marques (1974-1976)

Registration in the Doctors’ Order (1976)

Event Doctor at the University Hospitals of Coimbra (1977-1978)

Complementary Internship of Paediatric Surgery at the Coimbra Paediatric Hospital and La Paz Hospital, Madrid (1982-1988)

Paediatric Surgery Assistant/Specialist Title (1988-1992)

Graduated Paediatric Surgery Assistant (1992-2011)

Paediatric Surgery Consultant (1994)

Paediatric Surgery Specialist (European Board in Paediatric Suregry – u.E.M.S.) (1997)

Surgeon at the Coimbra Paediatric Hospital (1982-2011)

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2012.

Scientific Activity

Published papers

Presented papers

Participation in meetings and national and international congresses

Interest Areas

General Paediatric Surgery

Ambulatory Paediatric Surgery

Urologic Paediatric Surgery

Dr. Ochoa de Castro

Paediatric Surgery

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

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatric Oncologist

"Expert" in minimally invasive thoracic surgery ("pectus escavatum", palmar hyperhidrosis), coastal grid deformities surgery, thoracoscopic for pulmonary sequestration, treatment of cystic lung adenomatoid malformation; in neck surgery (thyroglossal channel cyst, thyroid, sialorrhoea); in the treatment of vascular malformations (angiomas, arteriovenous fistulas, nevus, lymphangiomas).

In Oncology of solid abdominal, thoracic and soft tissue tumours, benign and malign, neuroblastomas, ganglioneuromas, nephroblastomas (Wilm's tumour), lymphomas, sarcomas...

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2013.

In general Paediatric Surgery, experience in laparoscopic surgery (appendectomy, hernia treatment); undescended, retractable, varicocele testicle, persistent urachus; hernias, inguinal, femoral, umbilical; fistulas and pre-auricular fibrocondroma, prominent ear; eyebrow tail cyst, brachial cysts and fistulas; ranula, oral cavity mucous cyst, sebaceous and dermoid cysts (including pilonidal); Meckel's diverticulum and anterior ectopic anus. The increase in the paediatric age group to 17 years has broadened the field of intervention and our experience with new surgical adolescent pathologies (gynecomastia, ovarian cyst,...).

Site www.aochoacastro.com

Dr. António José Capelo

Paediatric Surgery

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

Degree in Medicine from the Medical School of the University of Coimbra (1975).

Specialist in pediatric surgery at Children's Hospital of Coimbra.

Service head of pediatric surgery at Children's Hospital of Coimbra.

Clinical director at Children's Hospital of Coimbra.

Its area of special interest to Minimally Invasive Surgery Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic.

Member of the Portuguese Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Portuguese Surgery Society.

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2012.

Dr. Oliveira Simões

Paediatric Surgery

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

Degree in Medicine from the Medical School of the University of Coimbra (1974).

Director of the Pediatric Surgery Department of pediatric hospital in Coimbra.

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2012.