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.