The process

The Hospital has staff to offer immediate post-operative care in all areas. The infrastructure is structured to function both in ambulatory care and during longer hospitalizations.

Why in Porto?

Our facilities and the human and logistic capacity make us one of the best hospitals in Portugal and Europe. At the same time, we are in an extraordinary city: Oporto.

Porto was chosen for the third time as the best European destination (2012, 2014 and 2017) and its historical center is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Our communication facilities are sophisticated, modern, and effective, and there is a wide range of options in hotels to suit every budget and taste.

We offer the benefits of a first-world country, conveniently located at the entrance to Europe, with extraordinary and accessible operating costs.


We have many transportation alternatives to facilitate movement within the city, to and from the Hospital Center. At the same time, and with the appropriate medical recommendations and authorizations, visitors can enjoy tourist experiences.


As a welcoming city we have an immense amount of hotels and inns in a wide range of amenities to choose from, according to your tastes and preferences. Contact us for more information.


We have at your disposal a multidisciplinary team that will accompany you from the time of the comprehensive preoperative evaluation to the post-operative care. When necessary, we provide assistance after your discharge from the Hospital, with regular visits to your lodging and follow-up consultations with Dr. Da Cruz.


I hope Dr. La Cruz is cognizant of how much your professionalism and helpfulness impacts his acquiring new patients!

Laura A.,
May 4, 2009

I'm so thankful for so many things. Let me count them one by one: from the basic to the just plain over-the-top. Life, health, friends... just for starters. And you are so high on the list of my blessings. Also for my beautiful, beautiful work - which is healing so quickly. For an excellent surgeon I am privileged to also consider a friend...for his honesty, integrity, and generosity.

November 24, 2016

It's hard to believe that it has been over 4 years (August 2008) since you rejuvenated me! I've been so pleased with the results of the surgery you did and have not only felt good about my appearance, but also good about myself. However, the years are passing and I think I'm ready for some "updating" as nature seems to be taking it's toll on my face and neck.

Eileen S.,
January 10, 2013

I am very pleased with the surgery. I looked back at the pictures of the previous surgery and there is no comparison between the quality of work. I only wish I would have found Dr. da Cruz first. I would not have had to go through what I did. I know the first surgeon did not leave him much to work with so it is amazing how he was able to get it as good as he did.

February 11, 2010

There is not a week that goes by that I don’t think of you and Dr. DaCruz. The changes I have made to myself along with the “changes” that were done there – well, I am a new person! I lost 30 pounds (so far – only 4 more to go) cut my hair short, went blonder and look like a brand new person! But actually, now I feel the same way inside as I look on the outside.

Kathryn J. Z.,
November 4, 2015

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