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The Hospital da Baleia has centers specialized in referral services in Minas. Get to know a little of what Baleia can do best for you:

Started in 1982 with the treatment of adult patients and, later (2003), extended to pediatric patients, the Hospital da Baleia is an accredited institution to serve patients via the Unified Health System (SUS), also serving patients from various medical plans . To better integrate this service, the Oncology and Radiotherapy Center was created, which operates in 2 adjoining buildings of our Hospital Complex: Antônio Mourão and Radiotherapy Unit. The Center is highly specialized and operates from the detection of the disease, through surgeries, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, which add up to almost 45 thousand sessions per year, until the patient's post-treatment follow-up. The team is formed by multidisciplinary professionals who dedicate their time and specific knowledge to each case. They are doctors, nurses, social workers, dentists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, nutritionists and psychologists who care for patients from various parts of the state.

Adult and Pediatric Oncology Center

Orthopedics at Hospital da Baleia is part of the institution's history and its precursor was Professor José Henrique da Matta Machado. A reference in adult and child orthopedic care in Minas Gerais, Baleia was the first institution in Brazil to implement medical residency in this specialty. Treatment is comprehensive and includes outpatient care and surgeries for tumor removal and prosthesis placement, when necessary. Some of the sub-specialties treated at Baleia are: Stretching and Reconstruction of Limbs, Orthopedics Oncology, treatment for clubfoot (PTC), Osteometabolic and Traumatology.

Orthopedics and Traumatology Center

Considered by the Brazilian Society of Nephrology as the most complete alternative to replace kidney function, the transplant has been carried out at the Hospital da Baleia since 2002. One of the state references of Baleia, the center is divided into Hemodialysis and Kidney Transplant services. The first has 2 large rooms with the capacity to hold more than 40 thousand sessions per year. The second has a multidisciplinary team with 18 years of experience, in addition to a structure prepared to perform kidney transplantation in adults and children. The center's differentials are the kidney transplantation of a living and deceased donor, a pre- and post-transplant outpatient clinic, experience in two types of peritoneal dialysis and having an exclusive nurse in its team to assist transplant patients.

Nephrology Center

The Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Hospital da Baleia, one of the most complete services in BH, offers exclusive space for care and benefits for patients seeking quality of life. The team is renowned and has extensive experience in the field. The center offers therapeutic support before, during and after surgery by a nutritionist, psychologists and physiotherapist. The bariatric procedure has a high rate of early discharge, and the patient can be released less than 2 days after surgery.

Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center

One of the largest centers in the country, Centrare is a reference in the treatment of skull and face deformities. Also known as cleft lip, deformity that affects a large number of patients seen, the fissures in the region of the lip and palate are caused by the malformation of these structures when the child is still in pregnancy. It is a congenital disease, which affects 1 out of every 650 children born in Brazil. Monitoring is carried out from pregnancy to adulthood. In addition to functional and aesthetic issues, psychological aspects are treated, such as self-esteem with the constant support of a dedicated team exclusively formed by a social worker, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, plastic surgeon, nurses, speech therapist, nutritionist, otorhinolaryngologist and psychologist.

Over 8.000 children have been served by Centrare since its creation. For us to continue acting, we also have a partnership with the North American NGO, Smile Train.

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Pediatric care is in the DNA of Hospital da Baleia, which was created with the specific purpose of serving the needy children of the State. Today, most medical specialties are aimed at this audience. In addition to a dedicated Inpatient Ward, we have a CTI with a specific team to assist the little ones who need more attention. Know some sub-specialties:
  • Treatment of clubfoot
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Centrare (cleft lip and palate treatment)
  • Pediatric kidney transplantation

Pediatric Center