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Dr. Carlos Vaz
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Specialty General Surgery
Place Lisbon, Portugal
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Dr Carlos Vaz is an invited faculty in several national ans international symposia and congresses. He performed a live robotic gastric bypass during IFSO Congress in Istanbul in 2013 and has organised and co-directed several international symposia and meetings. He is also an official international proctor for Intuitive Surgical Inc.


His main areas of interest are:

  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery

He performed the first robotic operation for General Surgery and the first robotic gastric bypass in Portugal. He directs and runs the highest volume robotic bariatric and metabolic surgery program in Europe, and has performed over 3000 operations by laparoscopic or robotic surgery


  • Bariatric and metabolic surgery

After returning to Portugal in 2007 and set up the Center for the Treatment of Obesity in Hospital da Luz, performing by a minimally invasive approach all the internationally recognised operations for the treatment of obesity and diabetes - Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, Scopinaro operation and ileal interposition. He has performed over 1700 of these operations.


  • Colorectal surgery

He has performed more than 300 colorectal operations for cancer by minimally invasive means. He set up in Lisbon the Coloproctology Unit at the Hospital de S. Francisco Xavier, the Colon Institute and the Coloproctology Outpatient Clinic in Hospital da Luz.

Work Experience
Head of the Colorectal Cancer Unit at the
CUF Institute for Oncology Since 2016 Hospital CUF Infante Santo, Lisbon, Portugal
Head of the Robotic Surgery Unit
Since 2016 Hospital CUF Infante Santo, Lisbon, Portugal
Head of the Center for the Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases
Since 2016 Hospital CUF Infante Santo, Lisbon, Portugal
Consultant General Surgeon
2007 to 2016 Hospital da Luz - Clinic de Oeiras
Head of the Center of Colorectal Diseases
2007 to 2016 Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Head of the Colorectal Cancer Unit
2015 to 2016 Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Head of the Robotic and Minimally Surgery Center
General Surgery 2007 to 2016 Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Co-direction of the General Surgery Department
2007 to 2014 Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Member of the Nutrition Commission
2007 to 2014 Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Head of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center
2007 to 2011 Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Consultant General Surgeon
Director: Prof. Jacques Himpens 2005 to 2006 AZ Sint-Blasius, Dendermonde, Belgium
Consultant General Surgeon
2002 to 2004 Hospital de S. Francisco Xavier, Hospital dos SAMS and Hospital CUF Descobertas, Lisbon, Portugal
Education
General Surgery Residency
1996 to 2001 Hospital de S. Francisco Xavier, Lisbon, Portugal
General Surgery Residency
1993 to 1995 Hospital de Sta. Maria, Lisbon, Portugal
General Training
1991 to 1992 Hospital de S. João, Porto, Portugal
Medical Doctor
1984 to 1990 Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto
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