– Consulting service
– Surgeries (Urgency, Emergency and Electives)
-Medical School: Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)
-Pediatric Residency : Hospital Municipal Jesus (HMJ)
-General Surgery Residency at Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho (HUCFF/UFRJ)
-Pediatric Surgery Residency at Hospital Federal dos Servidores do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (HFSE)
-Member of the Pediatric Surgery Association of the state of Rio de Janeiro
-Advanced Course in Pediatric Surgery- IRCAD 2019
Pediatric Surgery is the subspecialty of surgery responsible for performing surgical procedures in newborns, babies, children and adolescents. It has an extensive area of expertise, as it treats congenital and acquired surgical diseases, which can affect the digestive, respiratory, genitourinary, vascular, and integumentary systems. Today, thanks to technological advances, we also have minimally invasive surgeries performed by videolaparoscopy.
Surgeries performed on pediatric patients are very different from surgeries performed by general surgeons. In addition to being more delicate surgeries, children have their own characteristics, specific pathologies and particularities that vary according to each age group. Therefore, theoretical knowledge and specific practical training are required to properly treat these small patients.
In order to become a Pediatric Surgeon, after completing 6 years of graduation, the doctor must do a Medical Residency in General Surgery for 2 years and, after that, a Medical Residency in Pediatric Surgery for 3 years.
Dr. Flavia, in addition to being a Pediatric Surgeon, also has a background in Pediatrics, which gives her a broader knowledge of topics related to the Pediatric universe.
All patients aged between 0 and 17 years who have some suspicion of surgical disease. This suspicion may arise during the physical examination in the Pediatrician’s office or even at home, in everyday life, at school, by parents, nannies, grandparents, teachers.
The patient can be referred by their pediatrician or schedule an appointment directly with their surgeon of choice.
Dads and moms who are expecting a baby with potentially surgical pathology can make a prenatal consultation for diagnostic clarification and therapeutic planning.
As with adult, babies, children and adolescents can also present diseases that require urgent and emergency surgical intervention.
Examples are appendicitis, testicular torsion, incarcerated hernia, intestinal invagination, paraphimosis, trauma caused by accidents, etc.
In these cases, it is not possible to wait for an evaluation in the office.
The patient should be taken as soon as possible to the nearest Pediatric Emergency Room for a medical evaluation.
If the pediatrician on duty judges it necessary, the Pediatric Surgery team will be contacted. If the patient is already accompanied by a pediatric surgeon, and the family wishes, this professional can be called to evaluate the case.