The Surgical Sciences Research Domain welcomes basic, translational or clinical projects dealing with diseases from the digestive, pulmonary and urogenital systems. In surgery, repairing (congenital disorders) and ablative/resection (malignant disorders) are the most common procedures, being therefore increasingly important to find ways to minimize surgical aggression.
A better understanding of the pathophysiology up comes as crucial to find novel therapeutic strategies for malignant and congenital diseases minimizing therapeutic aggression. Along this line, a significant part of the interdisciplinary team in this domain includes basic researchers and medical doctors working in more fundamental and translational research activities (development biology and pathology).
How surgery is increasingly dependent on image (radiological and endoscopic), this domain also includes facilities and an enthusiastic research group with engineers and medical doctors devoted to perform research and training in 3D imaging and endoscopy as a way to innovate and minimize surgical aggression in clinical practice.
The most translational discoveries of our research activity are being transferred to our UM Spin-off (iSurgical3D, Lda) that is already selling in Portugal and exporting to Spain.
Taking benefit of the unique facilities in research and training endoscopic surgery, the Surgical Sciences Research Domain offer an extensive international post-graduation program in minimally invasive surgery, training over 250 surgeons per year, 25% of whom coming from abroad.
Lastly, all members of the Surgical Sciences Research Domain are motivated to push forward with clinical research, namely using the new Clinical Academic Center as a novel platform to run clinical trials.