Famed Brazilian neurosurgeon Paulo Niemeyer Filho has a new professional address. The surgeon is slated to leave the neurosurgery department named for himself at São Vicente Clinic in the Rio de Janeiro district of Gávea for Copa Star Hospital. The hospital, which is still under construction, will be located on the corner of Joseph Bloch and Figueiredo de Magalhãess in the famous Copacabana neighborhood.
The new facility will hold 150 beds, including 45 beds ICU and 105 private rooms. The state-of-the-art clinic will be equipped with nine operating rooms and a diagnostic park, as well as the latest medical technology. Copa Star’s administration is ecstatic about the addition of Paulo Niemeyer Filho to the Copa Star Hospital team and is committed to building a world-class cadre of physicians.
Copa Star, founded by cardiologist Jorge Moll, says his goal is to bring the highest level of care and comfort to Rio de Janeiro. Previously, patients seeking this level of care needed to go to São Paulo to get treatment at the well-known research hospitals there. However, Copa Star will change all of that. The 21-thousand square meter facility will stand seven stories and provide a Smart Hospital experience tailored to the individual patient. A few clicks on an IPad will allow patients to get in touch with a doctor or request a nurse. The hospital room is also Smart, allowing guests complete control of their environment and instant access to their medical information.
The hospital is a $4 million real project that began in 2013. According to Dr. Moll, the hospital wants to give the residents of Rio a new local choice for premium medical care. In addition to Niemeyer, Dr. Cid Pitombo, one of Brazil’s leading experts in bariatric surgery will be joining the Copa Star team. Pitombo is the founder of a public bariatric surgery program that performs over 40 videolaparoscopy procedures monthly at Carlos Chagas State Hospital. Over 1500 patients in the public health system have undergone the procedure in all regions of Rio de Janeiro state. The hospital hopes to recruit other leading experts in order to bring world-class healthcare to Rio de Janeiro.