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Hospital Particular Alvor


Atendimento Urgente

Hospital Particular Gambelas

Superior a 1H30

Atendimento Urgente



Hospital Particular da Madeira


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Madeira Medical Center


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Special Exams

The Special Tests Units of the Grupo HPA Saúde has dedicated professional  staff,  with extensive experience in each specific area and  with the capacity to perform  the various tests while at the same time proving excellent patient care.

Our patients’ satisfaction, information, safety and comfort are our main concerns.  For this reason, various departments are in permanent communication with the anaesthetic unit to ensure that some tests are carried out in the presence of an anaesthetist thus increasing their safety.  For the comfort of our patients, we recommend that certain tests should be carried out under sedation.

The Special Tests Unit is part of the Outpatients Department of the Grupo HPA Saúde and offers a variety of medical procedures, necessary for the maintenance and recovery of our patients’ health, while at the same time, proving preventative medical care. All tests are carried out on an Outpatient basis. Once the results of the various tests are know and if there is the need for hospital admission or referral to another medical specialty, this will always be done with the patient’s knowledge and consent.


The multidisciplinary teams that make up these special units work to:
  • Provide patients with accessibility to all special tests lacking in the region.
  • Liaising with the various units and specialties within the HPA Group in order to increase efficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of our patients.
  • Maintain and improve the health of our patients.
  • Provide screening programs in various medical areas of the HPA Group, warning patients of the importance of prevention and early diagnosis in the early stages of any medical condition.


Audiology > View specialty ( Otorhinolaringology )

  • Simple Tonal Audiogram
  • Vocal Audiogram
  • Supraliminary Tests
  • Impedanciometry (Tympanogram and Research of Ipsi and Contra-lateral Static Reflexes)
  • Acoustic Otoacoustic
  • Auditory Evoked Potentials
  • Videonystagmography
  • Posturography
  • Otolithic Potentials

Cardiology > View specialty

  • Electrocardiogram;
  • Echocardiogram;
  • Transesophageal Ultrasound;
  • Stress Ultrasound;
  • Cardiac Stress Test;
  • Map;
  • Holter.

Gastroenterology > View specialty

  • CPRE.
  • Capsule Endoscopy (Hospital Particular do Algarve - Gambelas  and Hospital Particular da Madeira)
  • Sigmoidoscopy;
  • Total Colonoscopy;
  • Upper Endoscopy;

Neurophysiology Exams > View specialty

The medical specialty of Neurophysiology is available at the Alvor and Gambelas Hospitals of the HPA Health Group, comprising state of the art medical equipment and qualified professional staff, providing excellent results in an area with huge diagnostic and therapeutic potential in the study and treatment of various complex diseases.

Pneumology > View specialty

  • Bronchoscopy;
  • Respiratory Function Test.
  • Spirometry;

Urology > View specialty

  • Extracorporeal  Lithotripsy;
  • Flowmetry;
  • Sonography;
  • Uretherocystoscopy;
  • Urodynamic Studies (Classic and Virtual).