Fábio Alves Soares, MD, MSc, TSBCP, TFBG
Born in Brasilia in 1977, he got a Medical Degree from the University of Brasília (UnB) in January 2003. He was involved in scientific studies from the beginning of his undergraduate studies and have always wanted to specialize in General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery.
He completed his medical residency in General Surgery at the Regional Hospital of Asa Norte in his hometown (2003-2004), and after having been approved first or second place in the medical residency competitions of the Hospital de Base do Distrito Federal (HBDF), Hospital das Clínicas of the Federal University of Goiás (HC / UFG), Hospital das Clínicas of the State University of Campinas (HC / Unicamp), Hospital de Base of the School of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (HB / FAMERP) and Hospital das Clínicas of the Federal University of Ceará (HC / UFC), he has chosen to complete his residency in colorectal surgery at the UFC, in Fortaleza, since the program has been the pioneering service in laparoscopy of the colon and rectum in Latin America (under the leadership of Prof. Sérgio Regadas). At that time, laparoscopy of the colon and rectum was still only starting to appear in the country.
He lived in Fortaleza between 2005 and 2006, in a period of true scientific effervescence in that University, under the leadership of Prof. Lusmar Veras.
By those days, the research in anorectal physiology flourished, with emphasis on the development of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of rectocele and obstructed defecation, as well as innovative techniques for the diagnosis of pelvic floor disorders by tridimensional anorectal ultrasound (captained by Prof. Sthela Murad-Regadas). These techniques are adopted in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor diseases worldwide today.
In parallel to his activities as a medical resident, he was able to do a Master’s Degree in Surgery at the UFC, under the guidance of Prof. Sérgio Regadas, the father of colorectal laparoscopy in Latin America.
His study, published internationally, breaks a decades-old taboo in colorectal surgery, that rectoceles were necessarily due to vaginal deliveries. These findings were then confirmed and published in a larger study by the Professor Wexner’s group at Cleveland Clinic, Florida.
Back to Brasilia, in early 2007, he took up a position as a doctor at the Armed Forces Hospital, and worked at the Colorectal Surgery Unit. Between 2009 and 2016, he was the head of the Unit and responsible for accrediting the official Program of Medical Residency in Colorectal Surgery at HFA, a program that he supervised for three years.
In 2011, he was admitted as a doctor in the Colorectal Surgery Unit of the Hospital de Base do Distrito Federal (the largest hospital of the whole central-west region of the country), where, since 2013, he supervises the Medical Residency Program, one of the most traditional in Brazil.
In 2012, he obtained his Gastroenterology Specialist Degree from the Brazilian Federation of Gastroenterology. Since then, he has been regularly registered with the Regional Council of Medicine of the Federal District as a specialist in General Surgery, Coloproctology and Gastroenterology.
In 2014, he did a Fellowship in Minimally-Invasive Colorectal Surgery with Prof. Joaquim Costa-Pereira at the Tâmega and Souza Hospital Center, linked to the Porto University, where he could get experience in transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) and colorectal laparoscopy.
In 2017 he did a Fellowship in Capsule Endoscopy and Double-Balloon Enteroscopy at Royal Hallamshire Hospital of the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Under the direct supervision of Professor Mark McAllindon he got intensive training in state-of-art technologies of Capsule Endoscopy, including PillCam Crohn’s Capsule (still to be released in Brazilian Market) and Magnetically Steering capsule devices for the upper GI tract. There he could follow on site use of almost every Capsule Endoscopy technologies currently in use in the world, including PillCam, CapsoCam, MiroCam and OMOM systems, as well as Fujinon’s Double-Balloon Enteroscopy for endoscopic treatment of small bowel lesions.
Since 2007, he also dedicates his time to private practice and clinical research activities, focused on anorectal physiology and pelvic floor disorders, at HBDF. He has more than a hundred papers published or presented in congresses and has been regularly invited to give lectures in congresses and symposia of national and international scope. More information about his activities can be obtained from
his curriculum, at the Lattes Platform, CNPq.
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