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Moinhos de Vento Hospital, a non-profit, private association, constituted by 18 highly distinguished partners, is an organization dedicated to the preservation of health and quality of life.

It is a general hospital that serves all the specialties, with emphasis on cardiology, oncology, neurology as well as neurosurgery and orthopedics-traumatology, comprehending prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and home and inpatient care and opens it's doors to the medical tourism industry..

Since its foundation on October 2nd, 1927, the Moinhos de Vento Hospital has been modernizing and seeking continued quality excellence through Assistência Integral® which establishes practices that favor the person’s well-being.

By aggregating qualified professionals and modern technological resources, the Hospital has been achieving important satisfaction rates among health tourism clients, medical staff, collaborators and community, being certified by the International Joint Commission, an American entity that evaluates the quality of medical travel health services taking into account international excellence criteria.

In 2004 the Expansion Plan was concluded with the inauguration of the new Clinical Center and Garage-Building on Tiradentes Street, and the Health and Well-being Space in the Iguatemi Shopping Mall, as well as an intensive technological update in the areas of Image Diagnosis, Surgery Procedures and Intensive Therapy.

In the Social Assistance area, the Moinhos de Vento Hospital Association has been extending and improving its health and nutrition services for needy communities, with the implementation of Public-Private Partnerships for people from the Restinga neighborhood, Marinheiro and Pintada Islands and Morro da Cruz, besides the Alan (Vila Bom Jesus), Eugênia Conte (Vila Santa Rosa), Bom Samaritano (Viamão) and Casa da Criança de Alvorada (Children’s Home - Alvorada) educational entities. The Porto Alegre Breast Center stands out by serving a population of ten thousand women with the mammography-tracking program.

The Education and Research Institute focuses on the development of health education programs, as well as on scientific and technological researches, aiming at the continuous improvement of the Institution’s medical-care team. Among its main functions is the coordination of medical homes, regular specialization and graduate courses, as well as internships.

CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY

Respect, trust, comfort and proximity to employees, doctors, surgeon-dentists and community are fundamental features of Moinhos de Vento Hopsital’s strategic positioning.

MISSION

To promote people’s health and quality of life, practicing the excellence in medicine with Assistência Integral®.

VIEW

To be internationally recognized as a health organization with excellence, especially in the areas of Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Traumatology and Maternal/Child Medicine.

INSTITUTIONAL GUIDELINES

  • Excellence in services: ensure the best medical practices and assistance in the services rendered.
  • Stakeholders’ satisfaction: seek the satisfaction of patients, relatives, doctors, dentists, payers, suppliers, collaborators and community needs.
  • Perpetuation of the institution: maintain growing investments based on the generation of resources resulting from the operation.

SIZE

  • 80,000 m² of built up area
  • 33,000 m² of terrain area
  • 1,807 own collaborators
  • 570 third-party collaborators
  • 76 training hours by employee/year
  • 3,700 accredited doctors
  • 266 beds for clinical, surgery, obstetric and pediatric hospitalizations
  • 54 beds at intensive care units
  • 12 rooms at the surgery center
  • 4 rooms at the obstetric center
  • 28 beds at the surgery recovery center
  • 6 beds at the obstetric recovery center
  • 85,566 occupied beds in 2004
  • 16,428 surgery procedures in 2004
  • 2,497 deliveries in 2004
  • 77% occupancy rate in 2004
  • 92.4% satisfaction level in 2004
  • 31,550 patients in 2004 (16.595 hospitalized and 14.955 outpatients)
  • 45,000 clients served at the diagnosis area in 2004, besides clinical analyses
  • 2,700 clients and 4.900 procedures at the Health and Well-Being Space

NEW CLINICAL CENTER (Tiradentes Street)

Inaugurated on October 18th, 2004, with 13 floors and 16,435 m² of built-up area, its main purpose is to harbor Moinhos de Vento Hospital’s own services. The Oncology Center, with an area of 3,310 m² distributed along three floors, contains Clinics, state-of-the-art Radiotherapy (Lineal Accelerator with IMRT – Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy – technique) and Chemotherapy in private and comfortable environments.

The Cardiology Center, with an area of 1,087 m², comprises Clinics, Non-Invasive Diagnoses and Invasive Procedures, making possible simultaneous and total fulfillment of all the clients’ needs, not only in the healing aspect, but also in the preventive one.

GARAGE-BUILDING (Tiradentes Street)

With a total area of 22,827 m² and 685 parking stalls distributed along 10 floors secured by a camera monitoring system, it is connected to the hospital by a climatized walkway on the 7th and 8th floors. The access to the new Clinical Center is made through the ground floor, basement or the 7th and 8th floors.

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING SPACE (Iguatemi Shopping Mall)

Inaugurated on November 24th, 2004, on the third floor of Iguatemi Shopping Mall, with a total area of 2,350 m², the Health and Well-Being Space is a pioneer program in providing a differentiated approach for health prevention in a mall.
It comprises 4 centers: the Oral Health Center, with 11 odontology specialties; the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Center, with rejuvenation programs; the Center for Quality of Life, with customized and full programs for physical, emotional and life style health, with special focus on nutrition, physical exercise and stress reduction; and a Diagnosis Center with high-tech equipment. Since its inauguration, it has already been visited by about 10,000 people, served 2,700 clients and carried out 4,900 procedures.

NEXT INAUGURATIONS

For this semester we have scheduled the inauguration of the new Dialysis Center and the new Endoscopy Center, which will occupy an area of 1,130 m² on the 6th floor of the Tiradentes Clinical Center.
 
The Dialysis Center will have 14 boxes for individual care and 2 health care units.
 
The Endoscopy Center will have 4 procedure rooms, 8 recovery beds and 5 boxes with TV set and private bathroom for the preparations.

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

In 2004 and 2005, the Moinhos de Vento Hospital invested in equipment that brought more accuracy, agility and comfort to surgeries and outpatient care.

The Siremobil, produced by Siemens Medical Solutions, also known as Arco ISSO-C 3D, is an isocentric fluoroscopy device capable of obtaining and performing image reconstruction, generating 3-D visualization to be used during the surgery period and at the end of surgeries in areas such as neurology, orthopedics, otorhinolaryngology and other specialties that use fluoroscopy.

Vector Vision, supplied by BrainLab, is a virtual navigation system that integrates with Siremobil in the qualification of surgeries, especially cranium and spinal column ones.

Primus Linear Accelerator is a state-of-the-art radiotherapy device that allows doctors to protect non-damaged tissues and organs by irradiating the area of interest in a more homogeneous way. It includes radiosurgery resources and a system of microshapers, software for oncology treatment planning and a therapy supervision system.

Siemens Multislice Somation Sensation Cardiac Tomograph allows the visualization of coronary arteries without the use of a catheter, allowing a non-invasive exam.

Siemems Magnetom Avanto brings important innovations in terms of magnetic resonance, particularly reducing exam length and noise level, making diagnostic investigation more bearable for most of the patients. Progresses are also remarkable in terms of image quality and accuracy.

SERVICES

ONCOLOGY CENTER

The new Oncology Center is a reference project on health in South America. It includes over 100 doctors, oncologists and surgeons in a physical structure that comprises radiotherapy (basement), chemotherapy (ground floor) and consultation rooms (1st
floor), with a total area of 3,310 m2. Besides this, the Center has a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, dentists, nutritionists, physiotherapists, nurses, and a group specialized in the treatment of pain, which provide the patient with the best possible health care.
By concentrating human and technical resources in a single place, the Hospital allows the patients to enjoy total comfort and security during the therapy process.

The physical structure of the Oncology Center was conceived as a way of providing broad private spaces for the patients’ full comfort. There are 14 consulting rooms and 8 individual chemotherapy suites to assist up to 400 patients a month.

Dr. Sérgio Rothmann analyses the importance of the new Medical Center: “The Moinhos de Vento Hospital is already a reference for patients suffering from cancer. Now, with the new Oncology Center, we are organizing assistance under a multidisciplinary system, in which the treatment can be simultaneously planned by specialists from various areas”.

Procedures such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery are coupled with state-of-the-art technology, such as a piece of equipment that is still unique in Southern Brazil: the Primus Lineal Accelerator.

With this device, the Moinhos de Vento Hospital offers the IMRT technique - Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy –, which allows the application of a higher dose on the tumor itself and a lower one on the healthy tissues surrounding it, which represents less toxicity for the patient. Besides, the lineal accelerator will permit the conduction of radiosurgeries, an additional resource that provides radiotherapy with the necessary precision to irradiate tumors in the central nervous system in a more efficient manner. The hospital brought a foreign professional specifically trained in radiosurgery who is habilitating neurosurgeons to participate in this kind of training.

Oncology Center: 3314-2800
Address: 333, Tiradentes Street / 2nd floor

RADIOTHERAPY AND RADIOSURGERY CENTER

MVH offers a lineal accelerator with the IMRT technique – Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy –, which allows the protection of non-affected tissues and organs, irradiating the focused area in a more homogeneous manner. Another treatment, also available, is Radiosurgery with Micro-Multileaf. It treats vascular and tumor damage in the Central Nervous System. Brachytherapy for prostate cancer, with iodine-125 seeds, and brachytherapy with a high dose rate by remote control are also available at this Center.

Oncology Center: 3314-2800
Address: 333, Tiradentes Street / Basement


MOINHOS BREAST CENTER

A service integrated with the Oncology Center, Moinhos Breast Center is one of the largest centers of this kind in South America, having at its service all the resources and specialists for the various kinds of tumors. Intended for the full breast health care, Moinhos Breast Center handles all the prevention process, from early diagnosis to risk factors, taking into account health care, not only breast-specific ones.

Moinhos Breast Center sets forth an innovative care concept in Rio Grande do Sul. At this center, you receive full assistance in the same place, ensuring a faster and more precise diagnosis.
Besides assistance, the Center aims at preparing and orienting the community for the prevention of breast cancer, as well as promoting studies and research on the disease. In Brazil, almost 50% of women diagnosed with breast cancer die, an index considered too high. By way of comparison, in the United States, the cure rate exceeds 90%.

  • The center comprises a multiprofessional team able to render the best assistance in all stages of the process.
  • All decisions are shared between the patient and the doctor, ensuring tranquility and security to the patient.
  • Services rendered: evaluation of breast plastic surgery, breast check-up, evaluation of the male mammary gland, immediate diagnosis, consultation with mastologists for the identification of increased risk and track according to protocols.

STAFF
 
Coordination: Dr. Maira Caleffi
Specialists: Dr. Ana Paula W. Muller, Dr. Oscar de Andrade Miguel, Dr. Sylvia Mello Guimarães and Dr.Frederico D. Krahe.
Nurse in charge: Rosane Teixeira
Nurse supervision: Maria Marli Rissato

Phone Number: 3314.3696 / 3314.3698
Address: 910, Ramiro Barcelos Street/ 11th floor

CARDIOLOGY CENTER

Brain-cardiovascular diseases are still the main cause of death in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, and one of the most common in the country. The Moinhos de Vento Hospital, aware of this reality, has been offering, since 2002, its Cardiology Service to the community.

The area is headed by the cardiologist Dr. Jorge Pinto Ribeiro and is located on the 3rd floor of the Tiradentes Clinical Center. There, the activities related to this specialty are fully present, such as medical consultation rooms, non-invasive methods (electrocardiograms, exercise test, echocardiography), and the area of interventionist cardiology, with two rooms where catheterizations are carried out for diagnosis and therapy, besides a recovery room.

In the Cardiology Center, all cardiology areas are integrated within the same environment, ranging from general cardiology, heart surgery, electro physiology, interventionist cardiology to pediatric cardiology. Cinecoronariographies, for example, are also performed in the same space, which frees the patient from the need of hospitalization.

The service team comprises more than 30 cardiologists capable of carrying out 1,000 consultations per week. Every week, the group holds scientific meetings, alternating discussions on clinical cases with reviews of impact studies. The meetings are held every Thursday, from 7 to 8.30am, in the amphitheater of the Instituto de Educação e Pesquisa (IEP – Education and Research Institute). The meetings are open to the members of the clinic corps and assistance team members.

  • Capacity of conducting 1,000 consultations per month;
  • Area of 1,087m2
  • 9 consultation rooms
  • 2 angiographers to speed up the performance of cinecoronariographies, catheterizations, and other hemodynamic processes
  • Modern anesthetic induction and exam recovery room
  • 7 rooms for non-invasive exams: electrocardiograms, exercise tests and echocardiography
  • Siemens Multislice Somaton Cardiac Tomograph, which allows the visualization of coronary arteries without the need of a catheter
  • Through the walkway, the patient can also have access to other units that constitute the Cardiology Service located in the Hospital Block. The units are: chest pain, surgery center, intensive cardiovascular care unit and cardiovascular hospitalization unit.

Phone number to schedule appointments: (51) 3314.2900
Address: 333, Tiradentes Street, 3rd floor

NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY SERVICE

Headed by Dr. Nilo Mário Monteiro Lopes, the Neurology and Neurosurgery Service comprehends 12 subspecialties and a qualified team of speech therapists, physiotherapists, and welfare workers that work jointly to state in detail the diagnosis and treatment issued.

For 2005, this service will have a new physical structure at the Tiradentes Clinical Center, gathering all resources for a greater agility in patient treatment. Important investments in equipment and surgery instruments have been made in order to provide the Hospital with what is most modern concerning neurological diagnosis and treatment.

  • Neurology and General Neurosurgery, Neurology and Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Cerebrovascular diseases, all available 24 hours in case of emergency
  • Cerebrovascular Center, under the coordination of Dr. Jefferson Fernandes, for emergency, intensive care, and inpatient unit.
  • Child Neurology Team, under the responsibility of Dr. Luiza Souto, for outpatient, emergency and inpatient care.
  • Stereotaxic Surgery and Movement Disorders Team, with outpatient care and clinical and surgery hospitalization under the coordination of Dr. Telmo Reis.

Subspecialties of the Neurology and Neurosurgery Service

  • Stereotaxic Surgery and Movement Disorders
  • Radiosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Degenerative Diseases
  • Chronic Headache
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Demyelinating Diseases
  • Neurooncology
  • Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Surgery in the Spinal Column
  • Trauma

Phone number for further information: (51) 3314.3434

TRAUMATOLOGY AND ORTHOPEDIC SERVICE

The Traumatology and Orthopedic Service is a recent – and audacious – project of the Moinhos de Vento Hospital. Officially born three years ago, it has today, more than 50 othopedists and traumatologists, specialists in various subspecialties.

Its location on the fifth floor of the Tiradentes Clinical Center and the medical staff’s full formation are the two great novelties of the service for the next years. In 2005, the service will be completely established in the new facility.
The new Center will have consultation rooms, Plaster Room and Procedures Room – bandages, infiltrations, etc. – on the same floor. Besides, the Traumatological Emergency Room will be enlarged.

The Traumatology and Orthopedic Service has a group of high technical value and aims at becoming a reference in southern Brazil. With this purpose, the group has been holding monthly meetings for 2 years. An issue is raised by one of the subspecialties and, right after, the group works on cases. Occasionally, a visiting doctor approaches a subject in particular.

Among the state-of-the-art surgeries performed by the Traumatology and Orthopedic Service are the hip, fist, shoulder, articulation and foot arthroscopy surgeries.

Emergency

The service works on guard 24 hours a day. For that reason, the Emergency Room of Moinhos de Vento Hospital and its patients always have a doctor available for cases in which a specialist is required.

Subspecialties

  • Tumors
  • Trauma
  • Spinal Column
  • Upper Limb
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot
  • Sports Traumatology
  • Pediatric Orthopedics 

Phone number for further information: (51) 3314.3434

MATERNAL/CHILD

The services rendered in the maternal/child area strengthen the concept of teamwork and integration among the different centers. The medical model exercised by the medical corps of the Moinhos de Vento Hospital provides maternal/child care even before pregnancy, and extending up to the end of adolescence.

With around 250 childbirths carried out every month, the maternal/child area of Moinhos de Vento Hospital provides pregnant women and babies with excellent treatment conditions, as well as a qualified professional staff.
Pediatrician Dr. Sandra Abrantes Krug Seabra is in charge of the medical supervision in the area. Assistance and technical supervision are under the responsibility of nurse Maria Marli Rossato.

  • Human Reproduction Center – GERAR
  • Obstetrics Center
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Maternity (with its A1 and A2 hospitalization units)
  • E3 Children Hospitalization Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Recovery Center
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Pediatric Emergency Room

Human Reproduction Center – GERAR

Today, infertility affects one couple in ten at global level, being acknowledged by the International Health Organization as a reproductive health disorder. However, for not being considered a disease, the psychological tensions produced by a frustration in the desire of generating children are frequently underestimated.

Self-image, self-esteem, sexuality, as well as social life and well being in general are very shaken in infertile couples. The feeling of failure, of not being good enough to have children as their parents – and many other couples – evokes unconscious anguishes and fantasies that cause disturbance, often leading the infertile couple to disagreements in its inter-relationship and to social isolation.

The Human Reproduction Center of the Moinhos de Vento Hospital, aware of the importance of rendering assistance to the emotional suffering of its patients, as well as of mitigating the effects of stress factors and the anxiety inherent to the assisted fertilization treatment itself, offers individual or couple psychological treatment, aiming at, simultaneously, successful results and the patients’ well-being.

Phone Number: 3314.3496
Address: 910, Ramiro Barcelos Street, Room 805.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY ROOM

In June 2004, the Moinhos de Vento Hospital inaugurated its Pediatric Emergency Room, providing pediatric patients with special beds, clinics and a doctor on duty, who follows specific care protocols for pediatric emergency.

With the Pediatric Emergency Room, the Hospital closes the child-care circle. The pediatric patient is fully taken care of, during the 24 hours of the day. In addition to the advantages to the child, the Pediatric Emergency Room also offers improvements for the pediatrician. With its Emergency specialized service, the pediatrician has the tranquility of referring its patient to the Moinhos de Vento Hospital knowing that he/she will be informed about the whole situation.

Thus, the doctor on duty carries out the emergency procedures and, in case the patient is hospitalized, the pediatrician may come whenever he/she is available.

Whenever a child arrives, the parents are asked who the child’s pediatrician is, in order to give the latter a feedback, keeping the patient’s link with his/her doctor, for this is the Pediatric Emergency’s mission: to solve emergency situations and then refer the child back to his/her pediatrician. If the child is hospitalized, there is the possibility of the pediatrician taking over or passing him/her to a colleague from the Moinhos’ staff, returning the child later to the consultation room. Nurses and technicians from the Pediatric Emergency Room receive special training to work in this sector.

Phone Number: (51) 3314.3050
Address: entrance through 910, Ramiro Barcelos Street, beside the Hospital’s entrance
Service Hours: 24h daily

REHABILITATION CENTER

Moinhos de Vento Hospital’s Rehabilitation Center works on the motor and respiratory function of the patient by means of physical exercises, promoting the autonomy of the person with a physical disability (loss of mobility and voice) caused by disease, accident or congenital anomaly. In order to assist from children to elderly people, a team formed by nine physiotherapists, two speech therapists, one nutritionist and two physical education teachers makes use of a special set of expertise and techniques that contribute to augmenting the individual’s independence.

The client’s evaluation and treatment process comprises five stages: medical diagnosis and the rehabilitation request, assessment of the patient’s functional abilities, elaboration of a unities or treatment plan, reassessment of results, release or adaptations in the treatment’s proposal and, finally, the return to the assistant doctor.

AMONG THE SPECIALIZED PRODUCTS OFFERED BY THE REHABIITATION CENTER ARE THE FOLLOWING:

Physiotherapy:

  • Traumatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Pediatrics

Speech Therapy:

  • Dysphagia
  • Language and speech problems
  • Voice disorders

Nutrition:

  • Nutritional assessment and re-education

Physical Education:

  • Physical conditioning specially oriented for obese and sedentary patients, and heart rehabilitation

Phone Number: (51) 3314.3434
Address: 910, Ramiro Barcelos Street – ground floor.
Service Hours: Monday to Friday, from 7.30am to 9pm.

DIGESTIVE MOTILITY CENTER

Moinhos de Vento Hospital’s Digestive Motility Center is a specialized area dedicated to problems in the digestive tract, preventing and treating everything that happens with eating, digestion and evacuation.

It is the first and most complete integrated diagnosis center in the area, comprising a multidisciplinary team trained in excellence centers abroad.

Consultations and examinations are intended for patients of all ages. The Center also offers a digestive motility laboratory, with exams such as esophageal pH monitoring, esophageal manometry and colonic transit.

Phone Number: (51) 3314.3481
Address: 910, Ramiro Barcelos Street, Room 1003, 10th floor

EXTRACORPOREAL LITHOTRIPSY

Extracorporeal Lithotripsy is a treatment method that aims at the fragmentation of urinary stones in a way that the patient can eliminate them through urine. The service is offered by the Moinhos de Vento Hospital to the urologists from the medical staff and takes an average of 40 minutes.

The doctor indicates the treatment to the patient who presents a urinary stone and can be treated with the Extracorporeal Lithotripsy method. The Electromagnetic Shock Waves Generator (Siemens LITHOSTAR Multiline) is externally attached to the body region to be treated. The treatment is bearable by the patient, who may be given a local anesthetic (light sedation). On average, the treatment takes 40 minutes.

The Extracorporeal Lithotripsy Service is part of the Special Procedures Area, managed by Dr. Roberto Menegotto. Nurse Elpídio Jaques Borba is the supervisor. It works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information, please call (51) 3314.3434

DIALYSIS CENTER

The Moinhos de Vento Hospital’s Dialysis Center assists patients with acute renal insufficiency in the Intensive Care Unit and provides patients with a differentiated treatment space. Gathering modern equipment, a team formed by a nephrologist, a nurse and nursing technicians, the center is in full compliance with the most demanding quality levels. Since 2002, more than 75 patients suffering from chronic renal insufficiency – CRI – were assisted so that the therapy process could provide a better quality of life.

STRUCTURE

  • 8 beds
  • 2 reserved for isolation
  • 10 dialysis machines
  • Adult and pediatric ICU

TEAM

  • 4 doctors (David Saitovitch, Mauricio Lutzky ,Milton S.Kalil and Renato G. Eick)
  • 3 nurses (Vania Röhsig, Maria de Lourdes Thomas and Lílian Peres Righetto de Araújo)
  • 5 nursing technicians (Marlise M Teixeira, Maria Neli G. Lopes, Michele Dornelles, Eliane Padilha Franchi)
    Nutritional, religious and hospital support groups

Phone Number: 3314.3434 ask for the extension
Address: 333, Tiradentes Street, 6th floor

DIAGNOSIS

EXECUTIVE CHECK UP AND INDIVIDUALIZED CHECK UP

Stress nowadays requires a detailed health monitoring. Moinhos de Vento Hospital’s Check-up provides assistance and exams in up to 6 hours, comprehending various procedures, such as sinus and thorax X-Ray, and abdominal echography, and even laboratory exams, such as blood count, qualitative urine test, parasitological tests, among others.

Besides that, cardiological, vascular and neurological assessments complement the check-up through exams like Electrocardiograms, Ergometry, carotid Ecodoppler and, also, electroencephalographic exams.

Professional in charge: Dr. Ênio Leite Casagrande

  • Customized service based on a questionnaire and previous analysis
  • Exams monitored by the medical staff
  • Precise and individual diagnoses
  • Service rendered by a qualified and experienced team
  • Utilization of VIP rooms and full-time individualized monitoring
  • Convenience, agility and comfort, with a reading room and ambient music
  • Breakfast in the “German” style
  • Environment different from the usual “hospital environment”
  • Return to the treating doctor 

Phone number: 3314.3040
Address: 910, Ramiro Barcelos Street, Room 704
 
IMAGE CENTER

Moinhos de Vento Hospital Image Center is located in the basement of the Ramiro Clincal Center. Together with it we have the Woman Center, responsible for pediatric and woman radiological exams. The Image Center’s purpose is to ensure in and outpatients a rapid and precise diagnosis with the employment of state-of-the-art techniques.

The Hospital has a radiology center since 1950. From 1974 onward, a team headed by Dr. Ney Ferreira started being formed, and more modern methods for diagnosis, such as Angiography through Catheterization, Echography, computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, were made available. Today, a group of 98 people is responsible for the avarage conduction of 180 daily exams.

Moinhos de Vento Hospital Image Center operates from Monday to Friday, from 7.30am to 7.30pm, and on Saturdays, from 7.30am to 1.30pm, for exam booking. Hospitalized patients have a reserved position in the schedule.

Exams conducted:

  • General X-Ray – Contrast and Simple
  • Therapy X-Ray
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Computed Tomography
  • General Echography
  • Echography of Joints
  • Densitometry

Phone Number: 3314.3434
Address: 910, Ramiro Barcelos Street, basement

NUCLEAR MEDICINE

The Nuclear Medicine Service from Moinhos de Vento Hospital makes use of radioisotopes with a diagnostic and therapeutic purpose. In diagnostic applications, the distribution of the radioactive drug on the patient’s body is tracked by means of 2-D (planar) or tomographic (SPECT) images, generated by an equipment called scintigraphy chamber.

A higher or lower composite captivation allows the evaluation of the tissues’ function, often bringing early diagnostic information on different pathologies.

The Nuclear Medicine division is directed by Dr. Eduardo Brunel Ludwig and includes doctors César Graeff Santos, Neivo da Silva, Gardênia Frey Piegas, Gabriel Grossman, one physicist, six radiology technicians, two nursing technicians, three care assistants and one chambermaid.

Some exams performed by Nuclear Medicine:

  • Liver and Biliary Scintigraphy
  • Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy – Rest and Stress
  • Bone Scintigraphy (Total Body)
  • Tomographic Scintigraphy from Brain Perfusion
  • Lung Scintigraphy Inhalation
  • MBIG (Iodine-131-Meta-Iodobenzylguanidine) Scintigraphy
  • Cisternoscintigraphy
  • Direct Scintigraphy
  • Indirect Scintigraphy
  • Meckel Diverticulum
  • Lymphoscintigraphy
  • Total Body Search for Metastases
  • Pulmonary/Lung Uptake GA-G7
  • Bone Metastasis Treatment (Strontium)

The Nuclear Medicine division operates from Monday to Friday, from 7am to 7pm and, on Saturdays, from 8am to 1pm. On Sundays and holydays, the service works from 8am to 1pm, with doctors on duty for inpatients.

Phone Number: (51) 3314.3190
Address: 910, Ramiro Barcelos Street, 2nd Floor – Room 201

LABORATORIES & EXAMS

ENDOSCOPY CENTER

In the Endoscopy Center are conducted invasive exams in order to evaluate the patient’s digestive and respiratory conditions, both for diagnosis and therapeutic purposes. The service has equipment with state-of-the-art technology imported from Japan.

The Endoscopy Center consists of 10 nursing technicians and is under the responsibility of Nurse M. Roseara Bogmann de Souza. The service is part of Moinhos de Vento Hospital’s Special Procedures Area, headed by surgeon Dr. Roberto Menegotto.

It is located on the 2nd floor of the Hospital Block, operating from Monday to Saturday, from 7:30am to 9pm. On Sundays and holidays, it works 24 hours a day on guard.

For further information, please call (51) 3314.3434

LABORATORY FOR DIGESTIVE PHYSIOLOGY

Moinhos de Ventos Hospital’s Digestive Motility Center is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eating, digestion and evacuation disorders in children, teenagers and adults. It is a specialized space that offers medical consultations, exams and consultancy to colleagues from the medical area.

The activities conducted at the Digestive Motility Center aim at the partnership with colleagues from other specialties, as well as making free scheduled access possible for treating doctors to monitor the procedures carried out in their patients.

Esophageal manometry and PH monitoring are exams conducted for the evaluation of the gastroesophageal reflux disease, swallowing difficulties, chokes and chest pain. Anorectal manometry and colonic transit time evaluate defecation disorders and motor difficulties of the large intestine.

The Digestive Motility Center is also providing Biofeedback, a therapeutic procedure for the re-education of defecation disorders.

EXAMS

Anorectal Manometry, Esophageal Manometry, Gastroesophageal pH monitoring, Colonic Transit

Phone Number: (51) 3314.3481
Address: 910, Ramiro Barcelos Street, Room 1003
 
AUDIOMETRY SERVICE

The Audiometry Service is responsible for examinations that check for hearing and balance disorders. The laboratory is coordinated by otorhinolaryngologist Dr. Décio Castro and maintains a qualified team of speech therapists. The service is located on the 6th floor of the Ramiro Clinical Center, in room 607. The laboratory operates from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm.

Phone Number: (51) 3314.3487 or 3311.3591

CLINICAL ANALYSES / HEMOTHERAPY

Moinhos de Vento Hospital conducts clinical analyses and hemotherapy, all managed by Weinmann Laboratory. The site for analyses is located on the third floor of the Ramiro Clinical Center. For further information, the client can call the following number: 3314-3434.

The Hemotherapy Center is located beside the Emergency Room, at the Hospital Block. It serves exclusively the Moinhos de Vento Hospital and is responsible for assisting the blood donor and conducting therapeutic hemotherapy procedures.

The donor’s monitoring occurs from the moment he arrives at the Hemotherapy’s front desk. After filling the registration form, a confidential questionnaire and a clinical screening are carried out, with the purpose of checking if the donor meets the requirements for blood donation.

For further information, please call: (51) 3314.3860
Address: 910, Ramiro Barcelos Street, 3rd floor
 
VASCULAR EXAMS

The Vascular Laboratory is located on the 3rd floor of the Ramiro Clinical Center. Diagnostic exams are conducted there by means of the ecodoppler imaging of the vascular area. The Center also aims at the non-invasive study of brain circulation problems of upper and lower limb and intra-abdominal organs.

The medical staff comprises angiologists and vascular surgeons. The team is composed of:

  • Dr. Gilberto Gonçalves de Souza (technical-director)
  • Dr. Sérgio Angelo Paglioli
  • Dr. Marcelo Melzer Teruchkin
  • Dr. Eduardo Nunes Marcon.

The nurse in charge is Maria Mônica Pires Fossati.

The Vacular Laboratory operates from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 12am and from 2pm to 6pm. On the weekends and during the night, the service operates 24 hours a day on guard for emergency exams for inpatients.

Phone Number: (51) 3314.3434

LABORATORY FOR PATHOLOGY

Anatpat – Laboratory of Pathology – was founded in 1992 and stands out for its work on special areas. The laboratory maintains a diversified list of convened health insurances, such as UNIMED, GOLDEN CROSS and BANRISUL.

Anatpat is headed by the pathologists:

  • Mônica Blaya Azevedo
  • Maria Francisca Torres Lopes

It is located on the 3rd floor of the Ramiro Clinical Center and operates from Monday to Friday, from 7.30am to 7pm, and on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.

Phone Number: (51) 3314.3434 / 3311.3071 / 3311.3041

NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS

The Neurológika Clinic Institute of Neurophysiology was founded in 1985 and aims at “providing support solutions for handling patients with neurological problems, providing exams and consultancy, promoting education and research, and participating in representative activities, within the principles of ethics and quality”.

The clinic is located on the 2nd floor of the Ramiro Clinical Center and is headed by doctors Francisco Tellechea Rotta, Geraldo Nunes Vieira Rizzo, Jeanette Inglez de Souza Farina and José Heleodoro Xavier de Castro.

Neurológika operates from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 7pm.

For further information, please call: (51) 3314.34 or 3311.9521

PULMONARY EXAMINATIONS

PNEUMO – Breath Laboratory – conducts tests for the evaluation of the pulmonary function. The laboratory’s purpose is: “to work for the promotion of health, rendering services that may contribute for the society’s well-being, making use of adequate technology and superior quality”.
 
Among the pulmonary diseases that most require the evaluation of pulmonary function are asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and interstitial diseases. Smoking patients in general must be constantly evaluated.
 
The team comprises the following doctors:

  • Dr. Enio Luiz do Valle (technical expert in charge)
  • Dr. Hugo Goulart de Oliveira
  • Dr. Ângela John
  • Dr. Maritza Cantarelli

PNEUMO’s technicians in spirometry are:

  • Andréa Viana Machado
  • Neusa dos Santos Flores
  • Cíntia Cândido

PNEUMO’s secretary is Michele Portal da Silveira.

PNEUMO – Breath Laboratory – has been a partner of the Moinhos de Vento Hospital since March 1991. It is located on the third floor – room 303 – of the Ramiro Barcelos Clinical Center. It operates from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm, serving over 400 patients a month.

Phone Number: (51) 3311.0781 - 3311.6580 - 3314.3192

LABORATORY OF CARDIOLOGY

The Laboratory of Cardiology conducts exams for the diagnosis of heart diseases since 1987, using high-technology equipment.

Recently, the Laboratory started being managed by the Hospital itself, physically moving to the third floor of the Tiradentes Clinical Center, next to the Cardiology Center. Headed by cardiologist Dr. Antônio Fernando Furlan Pinott, the Laboratory maintains a team of professionals with specializations abroad and technicians in non-invasive methods, besides the administrative staff.

The medical staff comprises: Dr. Leandro Zimerman, Dr. Patrícia Barrios and Dr. Paulo Picon.

Among the many options of exams, the following stand out: 

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Ergometric Test
  • (Ergo) Spirometry
  • EcoDopplercardiogram – Stress, Fetal, Transesophageal and Transthoracic
  • Dinamic ECG – HOLTER
  • Prolonged Electrocardiogram Monitoring – “LOOP”
  • Pacemaker Evaluation
  • Tilt Table Test
  • MAPA – Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

The Laboratory of Cardiology is prepared 24 hours a day to conduct exams on inpatients. Outpatient assistance operates from Monday to Friday, from 7.45am to 6pm.

For further information, please call: (51) 3314.2900
Address: 333, Tiradentes Street, 3rd floor

ADULT EMERGENCY ROOM, INPATIENT UNITS AND INTENSIVE CARE UNITS

ADULT EMERGENCY ROOM

Phone Number: (51) 3314.3050
Address: Entrance through 910, Ramiro Barcelos Street – beside the Hospital Entrance
Service hours: 24h daily

INPATIENT UNITS

[1st floor]
 
A1 - Maternity
A2 - Maternity
 
[2nd floor]
 
B1 - Oncology
B2 - Oncology
 
[3rd floor]
 
C1 – Neurology and Cardiology
C2 – Cardiology
 
[4th floor]
 
D1 – Rheumatology and Traumatology
D2 - Rheumatology and Traumatology
 
[5th floor]
 
E3 – Pediatric Inpatient Unit
Capacity: 14 beds

ICU – Intensive Care Unit

[1st floor]
 
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (CTI Neo)
Capacity: 22 beds

[2nd floor]
 
Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CTI-C)
Capacity: 5 beds
 
[3rd floor]
 
Adult Intensive Care Unit (CTI-A)
Capacity: 22 beds
 
[4th floor]
 
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (CTI-P)
Capacity: 9 beds

INTERMEDIATE UNIT

This unit was designed to meet restrained demands due to the increase in the complexity of the assistance rendered to the inpatient.
 
Admission and release criteria were created in the Intermediate Care Unit (routine # 20352320).
The Unit comprises the following rooms: 335, 338, 340, 342, 343, 344, 345, 347, 349 e 351.

Unit Resources:

Team: 1 nursing technician for every 2 or 3 patients during the 24 hours of the day; the CTIA medical service monitors patients on a daily basis.

The bed offers:

  1. 01 multiparameter monitor connected to the center, pre-configurated with ECG, oximetry and invasive and non-invasive blood pressure;
  2. or ECG telemetry, with arrhythmias and oximetry;
  3. CPAP and BPAP – non-invasive mechanical ventilation.

Outcomes:

Anticipate the patient’s release from the Adult Intensive Care Unit, placing him/her in this unit during the non-critical period, but still requiring care in the same intensity as in the CTIA.

Contact can be made through the Call Center of Moinhos de Vento Hospital.Phone number: (51) 3314.3434


 
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