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São Paulo's Best Hospitals

Updated on September 20, 2010

São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil and the capital of the most populous Brazilian state, state of São Paulo. This Alpha World City is the largest city in the southern hemisphere and the second most populous metropolitan area in the Americas. The city is famous by its nickname "Sampa" and is a prominent center of commerce, finance, health care and entertainment in Brazil.

The health care sector of São Paulo is well developed with many globally known private and public hospitals. The city is emerging as the largest health care center in Latin America. São Paulo has a very large private health care sector and houses many of the leading hospitals in Brazil. All these major hospitals are provided with English speaking staff and accept major health insurances.

This is a brief overview of some of the popular hospitals in São Paulo.

Hospital Sirio Libanes
situated at Rua Dona Adma Jafet, 91Bela Vista - São Paulo - is a prominent hospital in Brazil and Latin America with all modern health care facilities of global standard. The hospital, which is highly philanthropic by nature was founded in 1965, offers most effective and complete medical service in more than 40 medical specialties by employing 4500dedicated staff, and has all the newest medical equipment and technology. Their various centers of excellence include oncology center, cardiology center, rehabilitation center, urology, substitute renal therapy, gynecology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, magnetic resonance and memory diagnostic center. Their oncology center is world famous with best possible treatment, therapies and sophisticated instruments. Hospital Sirio Libanes with an area of 80,000 m2 and 300 beds has the excellent diagnosis center that carries out more than 2,000 types of examinations and can be compared to the bests in the United States and Europe. The hospital holds the honor of opening the first Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Brazil and now its well-equipped ICUs have22 beds for adult patients. It has an efficient emergency service with special pediatric section started in 1992 and also offers service in pharmacy, restaurant etc in the premise. The hospital’s accommodation facilities are remarkable with many apartments/suites, all with cable TV, internet connection, a mini bar, an anteroom, telephone and background music. Hospital Sirio Libanes which is a member of Brazilian Healthcare Products and Services is a pioneer in medical education, research and training. This is a favorite hospital among the foreigners, especially visitors from Europe and the United States and its International relations area assure maximum customer satisfaction.Phone: 55 11 3155-0900

The Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz (Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital) is one of the most renowned hospitals in the country with international recognition. This old hospital situated at RuaJoaoJuliao,331-Paraiso CEP 01323-903- Sao Paulo is considered as one of the most favorite hospitals among the foreign communities. The hospital was established by a group of German immigrants headed by Mr Anton Zerrener, a reputed businessman and Consul in 1897.The hospital has attained the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) and TEMOS - Telemedicine for the Mobile Society accreditations and according to the audit of TEMOS , this is the most popular hospital among the Europeans coming to Brazil. Brazilian Accreditation Organization (ONA) has also certified the hospital for performing most complex surgeries. This 239-bedded hospital has 13 ICU beds, 13 operating rooms with 4 laminate flow systems, 3 minor surgery rooms, day clinic with 23 beds, an emergency room with modern equipment and 15 PRA (Post Anesthesia Recovery) beds. The hospital employs eminent doctors and efficient nursing staff to provide excellent medical service in all treatment areas including surgical center, cardiology center, imaging diagnostic center, 10 bedded endoscopy center, healthy aging center, memory stimulation center, nephrology and dialysis center, orthopedics center, diabetes treatment center, Physical therapy, oncology, transplants center and much more. Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz also provides facilities like pharmacy, restaurant, telemedicine service, large parking area and helipad. Telephone: 55 11 3549-0093

Samaritano Hospital located at Rua Conselheiro Brotero 1486– Higienópolis – São Paulo –01232-010 is another well known hospital in the city that has been providing excellent health care service to the people since 1890.The hospital founded by a group of British, American, and German immigrants is a member of Health Consortium Brazil and has achieved the prestigious JCI accreditation. This 200-bedded modern, private hospital has more than 1100 physicians belonging to various medical specialties. The hospital has well equipped departments in all major areas of medicine and its surgery sections in cardiology, neurology, neonatology, pediatrics, orthopedics, oncology, and emergency procedures are very famous. Samaritano Hospital is well known for conducting high complex surgeries and video-assisted surgeries and is considered as a major reference center for plastic surgery, epileptic surgery and cochlear implants. The hospital provides good accommodation in large, comfortable rooms with modern bathrooms, internet, automatic safe box and cable TV. The hospital also offers service in bus and air ticketing, hotel booking, translators, restaurant, change&exchange, security,laundry, fax,valet parking etc. Service of English and Portuguese speaking staff is provided. Phone: (+55) 11-3821-5300

Since these hospital accepts major health insurances, it would be best to obtain health insurance before you travel to São Paulo. For global Health Insurance, consider all of your options.


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      Karen Bell 7 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for sharing this information about hospitals in Sao Paolo. It could be helpful if I ever run into trouble in Sao Paolo.