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Dr. Bruno Lourenço Costa


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Dr. Bruno Lourenço Costa


Areas of activity: Spine surgery; pain medicine, headache, facial pain, spinal pain, brachial pain, sciatica pain, neuropathic pain, cancer pain; aneurysm; vascular malformation; glioma; meningioma; metastasis; lymphoma; disc herniation; spinal stenosis; olisthesis; scoliosis; hydrocephalus; non-surgical treatment; percutaneous surgery; endoscopic surgery; minimally invasive surgery; microsurgery brain surgery; spinal surgery, spinal cord and peripheral nerve surgery; brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation for pain treatment


Career at Hospital da Luz

  • Neurosurgeon at the Hospital da Luz network since 2022


  • Degree in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra
  • Masters in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra
  • PhD student in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra
  • Fellowship in highly complex vascular and skull base microsurgery, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Voluntary internship in 4 world-renowned centers for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases

Professional career summary

  • Complementary Neurosurgery Internship at the Coimbra Hospital and University Center
  • Neurosurgeon at the Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro EPE Hospital Center
  • Performing around 5000 surgeries on pediatric and adult patients
  • Researcher in scientific projects in the areas of microsurgical anatomy, surgical instrumentation and surgical simulation
  • Academic exam jury
  • Guest speaker at scientific conferences
  • Trainer in neurosurgery courses
  • Author of 2 microneurosurgery atlases
  • Author of 2 internationally applicable neurosurgical scales
  • Author of 24 scientific articles, 23 communications at scientific congresses and 34 posters displayed at scientific congresses
  • Member of the editorial board of 4 scientific journals and reviewer of 17 scientific journals
  • [updated May, 2022]