About the Provider

I am a 79 years old gastrointestinal surgeon, originally trained in general and thoracic surgery but now my practice consists of 90% bariatric surgery. I finished my medical school and internship in 1964 at Parana University Medical School and the University Hospital (Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Parana e Hospital de Clinicas) in Curitiba, State of Parana, Brazil. From 1965 to 1968 I was a Resident in Surgery at the University and in 1967 I passed the examination of the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates, when I obtained the equivalence of my medical degree to U.S. doctors. In 1968 I went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for my Surgical Residency at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. From 1970 to 1971, I served as Chief Resident at this Hospital. In June 1971 I went to England for my Thoracic Surgical Residency (Registrar in Thoracic Surgery) at Hawkmoore Chest Hospital in Devon. During my stay in England I went to Cambridge and at the Lakenheat Airbase I took my written part of the American Board of Surgery examination. I returned to US and in 1972, in Nashville, Tennessee, I took the oral part of the Board examination. In 1973 I became a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery qualified for the practice of Surgery in the United States of America. In 1975 I became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. I am a retired member of the faculty at the Department of Surgery of the University Hospital and the Medical School (Universidade Federal do Parana). I started as Instructor of Surgery, and then was promoted to Assistant Professor of Surgery and after that to Associate Professor of Surgery. I also held the position of Senior Professor of Surgery at the Post Graduate Course in Clinical Surgery. I received on December 2007 the great honor to become an Emeritus Professor of Surgery of the Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil. I have also earned an MS and PhD degrees from the Universidade do Paranu00e1. I have edited four books and have more than 200 papers published as main author or co-author and have presented innumerable lectures and conferences at medical meetings and congresses. I was Vice President and then President of the Brazilian Society of Bariatric Surgery. I am an International Member of IFSO (International Federation for Surgery of Obesity), Senior Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Emeritus Member of the Brazilian College of Surgeons, Emeritus Member of the Brazilian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Member of the Brazilian College of Digestive Surgery and also a Regular Member of the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)r

Surgeries Performed

•BPD w/ Duodenal Switch •Follows Other Surgeons' Patients •Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass •Laparoscopic BPD w/ Duodenal Switch •Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass •One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass •Other Gastric Bypass •Revision/Conversion of Prior Procedure •Single Anastomosis Duodeno-ileostomy •Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy 


Curitiba, Parana, BRA