Santa Casa—Sao Paulo, Brazil

Address:
Hospital Santa Casa
Rua Doutor Cesário Mota Junior, 112
CP: 01221020 São Paulo
Brazil

Phone: +55 11 21767000
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Spine Center Director:
Robert Meves

Team member:
Maria Fernanda Caffaro
Ricardo Umeta
Osmar Avanzi


Center description

The Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia of Sao Paulo is a private institution considered one of the most important Hospitalary Reference Center in the state of Sao Paulo and the biggest filantropic hospital in Latin America. It receives around 8 thousand people a day, in all medical speciaties. 

The Spine Staff is organized by a Program Director, a Spine Group Chief and 3 Spine Surgery Assistants. All the cases are discussed on Tuesdays, when the orthopedics residents and spine fellows can join and actively participate. Surgical cases are managed to 6 periods into the OR, during the week. On Fridays they take rounds and go to the Clinic.

Most frequent pathologies

Degenerative, Deformities, Trauma, Tumor

Procedures

  • Cervical deformity
    Adult cervical reconstruction
    Ankylosing spondylitis osteotomy 
    Basilar invagination reconstruction 
    Paediatric cervical reconstruction

approx. 1 per week
approx. 1 per year
approx. 1 per year
approx. 2 per year

  • Cervical trauma 
    Cervical stabilization

approx. 1 per week
  • Cervical tumor 
    Cervical tumor surgery
    Craniocervical tumor surgery

approx. 1 per month
approx. 1 per year
  • Degenerative cervical spine 
    Cervical stabilization
    Laminoplasty 
    Microsurgical disc surgery
    Posterior foraminotomy
    Total disc replacement

approx. 4 per month
approx. 2 per year
approx. 2 per week
approx. 1 per month
approx. 1 per month
  • Degenerative lumbar spine 
    Microsurgical disc surgery
    Microsurgical spinal stenosis
    Open stabilization 
    Percutaneous stabilization
    TLIF

approx. 2 per week
approx. 2 per week
approx. 2 per week
approx. 1 per month
approx. 2 per week
  • Rheumatoid cervical spine 
    C1/C2 stabilization 
    Craniocervical stabilization
    Transoral decompression
    Sacral tumor

approx. 1 per year
approx. 2 per year
approx. 1 per year
approx. 2 per year
  • Special procedures  
    Cervical laminoplasty
    Congenital deformities
    High grade spondylolisthesis 
    Navigation procedures
    Sacroiliac joint fusion

approx. 1 per year
approx. 1 per month
approx. 2 per year
approx. 1 per year
apporx. 2 per year
  • Thoracic and Lumbar Trauma 
    Anterior thoracic and lumbar
    Pediatric spine trauma
    Thoracic & lumbar stabilization

approx. 4 per year
approx. 4 per year
approx. 4 per month
  • Thoracic and Lumbar Tumor
    Congenital deformities
    Kyphotic deformities
    Neuromuscular deformities
    Scoliotic deformities
    Spondylolisthesis
    Spondyloptosis

approx. 10 per year
approx. 2 per year
approx. 6 per year
approx. 4 per month
approx. 2 per month
approx. 5 per year

Fellowship types

Observerships, Short-term

Language requirements

Portuguese, English

Vacancies per year:

Short Term: 1

Fellowship Start

Short Term: February

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