I am Board Certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. The surgical procedures I perform most frequently include removal of colorectal cancers, removal of hemorrhoids, fistulas, abscesses and repair of hernias. I have been interested in surgery since the beginning of medical school. I enjoy the work in the operating room and I like working with my hands. I find great satisfaction in being able to solve many of my patient’s problems expeditiously through surgery.
I enjoy traveling with my family, photography, going to the movies and reading. I also enjoy playing with my drone and taking aerial photography.
I went to medical school in Brazil, where I was born and raised. I graduated from the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Medical school in Brazil takes 6 years, and starts right after high school. I decided to go to medical school during high school. I liked Biology, Math and Physics, so I thought Medicine would be challenging and interesting to study.
I strive very hard to offer my patients the best possible surgical care and overall experience during the treatment of their surgical diseases. I have over 20 years of experience practicing surgery in the Murrieta/Temecula area and I make every effort to continue to learn new technologies and techniques and to incorporate them into my daily practice.