I strive to provide the best surgical and clinical care for my patients. I believe in devoting time to patients and family explaining and discussing prognosis, long-term expectations as well as surgical reconstruction and possible future implications. I also believe in following our patients through out life.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, watching good movies, and practicing outside sports (running, biking, swimming). I also enjoy travelling the world to try to improve colorectal care for children everywhere.

Locations

Monday: All day
Tuesday: All day
Wednesday: All day
Thursday: All day
Friday: All day
Saturday: All day
Sunday: All day

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Surgery
Gender
Female
Languages spoken
Spanish
Portuguese
English
Clinical interest for patients

My many clinical interests include congenital colorectal problems such as Anorectal and Urogenital malformation (imperforate anus, cloaca, cloacal exstrophy, vaginal agenesis); Hirschsprung Disease; Total Colonic Aganglionosis; Bowel Management (fecal incontinence and idiopathic constipation).

Research interest for patients

My research interests are primarily focused on long-term outcomes of patients born with colorectal congenital problems, their surgical reconstruction and associated malformations. I also believe in education and helping other countries to achieve excellence upon treatment of these conditions.

Volunteer activities

Travelling the world to try to improve colorectal care everywhere. I have travelled to more than 30 different countries to give lectures and live surgical demonstrations on how to treat congenital colorectal problems.