Team, contacts and referral

Team, contacts and referral

The Spine Center at the Hospital da Luz Lisboa is composed of a team of health professionals from different specialties, who work together and with the patient to provide integrated and complementary solutions. 


Dr. Álvaro Lima

Specialties with greater involvement in The Spine Center:

  • General and Family Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Anesthesiology
  • Imaging
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Unit
  • Interventional Neuro-radiology
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Clinical Psychology

Patients who present spine problems, but who have not yet had the problem investigated, should begin with a consultation with General and Family Medicine. This consultation will initiate the investigation into their clinical situation, as well as provide the patient with information about prevention of spine pathology.

If the patient has already received a referral from their primary care physician and has completed some diagnostic exams, an appointment may be scheduled directly with the pertinent specialty.

The Hospital da Luz Lisboa offers various methods for requesting appointments for exams and consultations:

| Online Appointments

|Telephone Appointments:

  • Imaging Center – Mon. - Fri. from 8h00 - 22h00 
  • Remaining Exams and Consults - Mon. - Fri. from 8h00 - 24h00 and Sat. from 9h00 - 24h00

| Request appointments at the Hospital (Main Reception):

  • Everyday from 8h00 to 22h00 

| For further information, you may also contact the Spine Center by email:


Health professionals who want to refer patients to the Spine Center at Hospital da Luz may also establish a contact or request an appointment through this address.