De Oliveira Coutinho, Pedro, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Pedro De Oliveira Coutinho, MD

4.8 / 5

Location Information

  • The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Seizure and Epilepsy Center
    2660 Main Street Suite 219
    Bridgeport, CT 06606


    Fax: 203.332.1951

About Pedro De Oliveira Coutinho, MD

  • Gender
  • Languages
    English, Portuguese
    Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L)
  • Specialties
    Accepting New Patients

    Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

  • Areas of Expertise
    Back Surgery, Cervical Spine Surgery, Lumbar Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Spine Deformity, Spine Trauma, Spine Tumors, Thoracic Spine Surgery


  • FellowshipUniversity of Miami
    Yale University

    Medical SchoolUniversidade Gama Filho

    ResidencyHospital Municipal Souza Aguiar

  • Professional Organizations

    American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Member
    North America Spine Society, Member
    AOSpine North America, Member
    Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery, Member


Verified Patient Reviews


Dr. Pedro Coutinho is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery with 12+ years of practice experience.

Dr. Coutinho is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he attended the Gama Filho University School of Medicine and graduated at the age of 23, with the highest GPA in his class. He then joined the Brazilian Army, serving the Amazon Military Command as a military physician, in the Amazon Rain Forest.

Dr. Coutinho completed his neurosurgical residency at Hospital Souza Aguiar, one of the busiest level 1 trauma centers in Latin America, where he developed a special interest in complex spinal surgery and reconstruction. After completing his neurosurgical training, he moved with his family to Volta Redonda, a municipality of Rio de Janeiro, to help start the Neuro Spine Center, a private practice group.

For nearly decade, Dr. Coutinho served as the Chief Executive Officer and Spine Section Director of the Neuro Spine Center Group in Volta Redonda. In that position, he was responsible for managing the neurosurgical operations of two hospitals in the region between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, including performing and supervising surgical interventions across all manner of vertebral pathologies, including degenerative disorders, spinal trauma, infection, and cancers, as well as for spearheading negotiations with insurance companies and other members of the hospital leadership.

To date, Dr. Coutinho has successfully performed nearly 3,500 spinal surgeries, including approximately 1,800 minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Coutinho has completed two years of clinical fellowships in two different institutions. He completed a Minimally Invasive & Complex Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Miami and later completed an Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Coutinho has published articles in peer-reviewed publications and has authored book chapters in the field of spine surgery. He has frequently presented lectures in national and international neurosurgical meetings and conferences. He is also a regular reviewer of World Neurosurgery Journal and The Spine Journal, and performed more than 150 manuscript reviews in the spine field.

Dr. Pedro Coutinho has experience in spinal oncology, complex trauma, robotics, advanced image guidance and minimally invasive techniques. He treats a variety of vertebral spine conditions including Chiari malformations, disk herniation, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, complex deformities, fractures, spinal infection, and primary and metastatic spine tumors. However, having more than a decade of clinical experience, Dr. Coutinho believes that surgical treatment for spinal diseases should only be used as the last resort, strongly advocating in favor of the conservative management every time it is possible.

He has staff appointments with St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Dr. Coutinho is board certified by the Brazilian Neurosurgery Society/Brazilian Medical Association, and a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society.

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