Carla Rolanda

  • Gastroenterology
  • GI Endoscopy
  • Hepatology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • N.O.T.E.S.
  • Physiology

Carla Rolanda finished her PhD in 2009, and is now an invited Associate Professor at the School of Medicine of the University of Minho (UM), dedicated to gastrointestinal (GI) Physiology and Gastroenterology.
Works also at Gastroenterology Department of the Hospital of Braga as Consultant Doctor. Her clinical activity is mainly devoted to Hepatology, GI Oncology and Endoscopy (diagnosis and treatment of digestive pre-malignant lesions, and paliation of advanced GI neoplasia). At UM’s ICVS/3B’s associated laboratory participates as researcher and coordinator/faculty of internationally recognized advanced endoscopy courses, and other medical meetings. Has been part of the Governing Board of different scientific societies – ESGE Education Committee (2011-19); Portuguese Society of Digestive Endoscopy (2017-21); Clube Endoscópico do Eixo Atlântico (2015-22).
She has supervised a total of 15 Master Degrees, 6 PhD Students (3 of whom have already completed their PhD), and two Residents in Gastroenterology. According to the web of science, she has published 79 scientific articles in international indexed journals, with 947 citations and acounts with 67 invited conferences and >150 scientific comunications.

Scientific Highlights

2022 | Caetano AC, Costa D, Silva-Mendes S, Correia-Pinto J, Rolanda C. Constipation: Prevalence in the Portuguese community using Rome IV-Associated factors, toilet behaviours and healthcare seeking. United European Gastroenterol J. 2022;10(4):376-384.
2021 | Vieira PM, Freitas NR, Lima VB, Costa D, Rolanda C, Lima CS. Multi-pathology detection and lesion localization in WCE videos by using the instance segmentation approach. Artif Intell Med. 2021;119:102141.
2019 |Costa D, Lourenço J, Monteiro AM, Castro B, Oliveira P, Tinoco MC, Fernandes V, Marques O, Gonçalves R, Rolanda C. Clinical Performance of Flash Glucose Monitoring System in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis and Diabetes Mellitus. Sci Rep. 2020;10(1):7460.
2019 | Vieira PM, Freitas NR, Valente J, Vaz IF, Rolanda C, Lima CS. Automatic Detection of Small Bowel Tumors in Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Images Using Ensemble Learning. Med Phys. 2019;47:52-63.
2016 | Caetano AC, Santa-Cruz A, Rolanda C. Digital rectal examination and balloon expulsion test in the study of defecatory disorders – suitable as screening or excluding tests? Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2016; 8654314. Review.
2018 | Kuttner-Magalhães R, Dinis-Ribeiro M, Bruno MJ, Marcos-Pinto R, Rolanda C, Koch AD. Training in endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection: Face, content and expert validity of the live porcine model. United European Gastroenterol J 2018;6(4):547-557.
2014 | Lopes L, Dinis-Ribeiro M, Rolanda C. Early precut fistulotomy for biliary access: time to change the paradigm of “the later, the better?” Gastrointest Endosc. 2014; 80(4):634-41.
2011 | Rolanda C, Silva D, Branco C, Moreira I, Macedo G, Correia-Pinto J. Peroral esophageal segmentectomy and anastomosis with single transthoracic trocar: a step forward in thoracic NOTES. Endoscopy 2011;43:14-20.
2009 | Rolanda C, Lima E, Silva D, Moreira I, Pêgo JM, Macedo G, Correia-Pinto J. In vivo assessment of gastrotomy closure by over-the-scope-clips in an experimental model for varicocelectomy. Gastrointest Endosc 2009;70:1137-45.
2007 | Rolanda C, Lima E, Pêgo JM, Henriques-Coelho T, Silva D, Moreira I, Macedo G, Carvalho JL, Correia-Pinto J. Third Generation Cholecystectomy by Natural Orifices: Transgastric and Transvesical Combined Approach. Gastrointest Endosc 2007; 65:111-7.