Estevão Lima

  • Urology
  • Robotics
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Image-guided Surgery
  • Navigation
  • Percutaneous Surgery
  • N.O.T.E.S
  • Surgical devices
  • Surgical instruments

Estevão Lima has 53 years old, married and father of 3 children. Professor of Urology and Physiology at the School of Medicine – University of Minho, Braga – Portugal and Coordinator of Urology in CUF Hospitals, Portugal. He has an enormous surgical curriculum and extensive experience.
Estevao Lima is also a pioneer and an innovator, with international recognition in the application of minimally invasive surgical techniques and new technologies in the field of urology and surgery such as Natural Orifice Endoscopic Transluminal Surgery, Endoscopy, Laparoscopy, Robotics and recently, in surgical navigation and ureteral stenting. He has h index of 29. He received 23 research awards, many of them international. He is a member of several international scientific societies and reviewer of international journals. Estevao Lima has 8 patents. One of the patents was sold to the German company. He obtained funds and grants for research by more than 1 million euros. He is a founding partner of “Hydrumedical SA” . “Hydrumedical SA” is a certified company for research, design and development of medical devices.

Scientific Highlights

Lima E, Rodrigues P, Mota E, Dias E, Autorino R, Correia-Pinto J, Vilaça J. Ureteroscopy-assisted Percutaneous Kidney Access Made Easy: First Clinical Experience with a Novel Navigation System Using Electromagnetic Guidance (IDEAL Stage 1). Eur Urol. 2017;72:610-616.
Lima E, Rolanda C, Osório L, Pego J, Silva D, Henriques-Coelho T, Carvalho J, Bergström M, Park PO, Mosse C, Swain P, Correia-Pinto C. Endoscopic closure of transmural bladder wall perforations. Eur Urol. 2009;56:151-158.
Lima E, Rolanda C, Pêgo JM, Henriques-Coelho T, Silva D, Osório L, Moreira I, Carvalho JL, Correia-Pinto J. Third-generation nephrectomy by natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery. J Urol 2007;178:2648-54.
Lima E, Henriques-Coelho T, Rolanda C, Pêgo JM, Silva D, Carvalho JL, Correia-Pinto J. Transvesical thoracoscopy: a natural orifice translumenal endoscopic approach for thoracic surgery. Surg Endosc 2007;21:854-8.
Lima E, Rolanda C, Pêgo JM, Henriques-Coelho T, Silva D, Carvalho JL, Correia-Pinto J. Transvesical endoscopic peritoneoscopy: a novel 5 mm port for intra-abdominal scarless surgery. J Urol 2006;176:802-5.

Founding partner of “Hydrumedical SA” ( “Hydrumedical SA” is a certified company for research, design and development of medical devices.

Vilaça, J., Correia-Pinto, J., Fonseca, J. C., Lima, E., Rodrigues, P. – Guidance system, method and devices thereof. WO/2019/198061 A1; CN111989061; EP3773301; US20210007774; IN202017044026.
Barros, A., Lima, E., Reis, R., Duarte, A., Oliveira, C. – An ureteral stents, methods and uses thereof. WO2016181371, EP3294361, PT3294361, KR1020180020958, CN107847646, US20180296734, JP2018520818, ES2812678 – Hydrustent S.A.

Prémio “Novo Banco” – Prémio Nacional de Inovação 2015 – no valor de 50,000,00 euros – Hydrustent – Stent biodegradável. Ana Rita Duarte, Alexandre Barros, Jorge Correia-Pinto, Rui Reis, Estevao Lima.
“Prémio ICVS Investigação” by the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, for the research article with highest impact factor in the year 2017 (7,500,00€).