Instituto Poffo de Cirurgia Cardiovascular

Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

About the Fellowship program

The fellowship is a specialization course in robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. It’s objective is to advance the surgical training of the cardiovascular surgeon in the most modern aspects of the specialty: minimally invasive and robotic surgery. 


Cardiac surgeons who have finished their residency in an accredited center.

*Cardiovascular surgery residents who will finish their training up to February 2023 are eligible for application. A confirmation letter of their residency status signed by the Heads of Surgical and Residency program of their training center is required. In case of approval, a certificate of residency completion is mandatory for enrollment.

Obtained Qualification

At the end of their training period and after presentation of a final dissertation paper and progress evaluation, the student will receive a certificate of Advanced Training in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery.

Training Features

  • Specialized and experienced surgical staff.
  • Possibility of living the peri-operative care routine in minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
  • Following the only group in Brazil who develops robotic cardiac surgery as a routine.


At the end of their training period, the fellow student will able to:

  • Identify the eligible patient for minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery.

  • Minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery.

  • Work in all the steps that involves minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery (pre, intra and post operative periods).

Program and Methodology

The entire course consists in 2080 hours (40hours/week) divided between activities in the operating room, intensive care unit, outpatient clinic consultations and cardiac surgery meetings.

Approved surgeons​

Henry Eiji Toma

Anderson Rosado


02/01/2023 to 02/07/2023

send email to (coordenacao@institutopoffo.com) with the following documents::

1) Updated proof of residency

2) CRM discharge certificate

3) Professional ethics certificate issued by the CRM

March 06, 2023

Address and Contact Information

Instituto Poffo de Cirurgia Cardiovascular

Al. dos Guaramomis 1176, sala 41, Moema
São Paulo – SP. CEP 04076-012
Telefone: +55-11-4395-3523


Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Minimamente Invasiva e Robótica