Complementarity and Specialization

Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Team at Hospital da Luz Coimbra is Specialized in the two complementing facets: Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. This area develops activity in the Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of diseases of the Thoracic Cavity organs, the External Thoracic Wall and Diaphragm, acting especially in specific cases derived from cardiac pathology.

Knowledge and Experience

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Team at Hospital da Luz Coimbra is characterized by its Experience and Multidisciplinarity, being complemented by the Thoracic and Cardiac Specialities in order to provide Careful and Customized Patient Attention.



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Dr. João Bernardo

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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
SCMC
Allianz
FEUC - Clube MBA
Morangos
SFJ
Almedina
Fidelidade Assistance
MultiCare
SINTAP
ANAI
FNE
Myos
SS - CGD
APBC
Future Healthcare
Ordem dos Advogados
SS - GNR
APP - CDI's
Generali
Previdencia Portuguesa
SS - PSP
Associação Olhar 21
Grupo Lena
Rede Nacional de Assistência
STFPSC
ASSP
IASFA
RNA Medical
Vigor da Mocidade
Cáritas Diocesana
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Graduated by the University of Lisbon (1977).

General Internship (1978-79).

Residency in Public Health (1980-82).

Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery (1982-88).

Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the University Hospital of Coimbra (1991).

Registered at the Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists of the Portuguese.

Medical Council (after having passed the National Examination Board of Cardiothoracic Surgeons - 1991).

Degree of Consultant of Cardiothoracic Surgery (1996).

Senior Surgeon at the University Hospital of Coimbra.

In charge of the weekly meeting with the pneumologists for case presentation and selection for surgery (Since 1997).

Fellow of the European Board of Thoracic Surgery (Since 2001).

Member of Portuguese Medical Council and member of UEMS (Since 2000).

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2012.

Foreign Training in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Haut-Levêque Hopital Cardiologique – Bordeaux, France.

Cardiovascular Clinic – Professor Francis Fontan (1985-1986).


Professional Memberships

Portuguese Society of Pneumology (1986).

Portuguese Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (1986).

Portuguese Society of Cardiology (1992).

European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2001).