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De Oliveira Coutinho, Pedro, MD




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).

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

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • St Vincents Medical Center
  • Integrated Care Partners


University of Miami ‐ Complex Spine Surgery
Yale University ‐ Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Medical School
Universidade Gama Filho

Hospital Municipal Souza Aguiar ‐ Neurosurgery


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

They were detailed as well as what to expect

5 out of 5 stars

I finally feel listened to and believed. I knew my own body. I thank Dr Coutinho for listening wholeheartedly

5 out of 5 stars

I was visited and treated by the I said he was wonderful ( in my case ) I say that because I am sure some patients do not get great outcomes.............I was fine

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Coutinho walked me thru the imaging from before and after my surgery explaining the results.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Coutinho was great !!!

5 out of 5 stars

The highest quality rating only applies to care received by Dr. Coutinho. I have a formal complaint coming for Adam Riso, PA. Would

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent and professional. I have had a Cervical Laminectomy and Lumbar. I would highly recommend Dr Countinho without reservation.

5 out of 5 stars

Within the last year, my wife and I both had Laminotomy surgery on our backs with Dr. Countinho. He was great we would not hesitate to recommend him.

5 out of 5 stars

Great Doc! Great attitude and great work. Everyone has been awesome.

5 out of 5 stars

He is great doctor… He explained everything with a lot of details. I was very worried about my surgery and he makes me feel confortable about the procedure. My surgery was a success.


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.

We are made up of a diverse group of specialists who work closely together throughout a patients journey from your initial visit to post procedure care. Same day appointments available with Vijay Yanamadala, MD, and Pedro Coutinho, MD.



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