Mr Soares is a consultant laparoscopic surgeon, and he is the lead for gallbladder surgery at Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital.

He qualified in 1992 after studying medicine at Porto University Medical School. He has trained extensively in laparoscopic surgery since 1995, having undertaken his training in Portugal (Porto and Lisbon), France (Strasbourg), Spain (Barcelona) and USA (Seattle).

Mr Soares' broad training and international fellowships in laparoscopic surgery have enabled him to develop special interests within the broad field of laparoscopic surgery. His specialist interests include laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, plus all different kinds of laparoscopic abdominal wall hernia repairs and laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Prior to his appointment at the Royal Free London, he worked for 20 years as a colorectal and emergency surgeon in Porto at the Centro Hospital do Porto.

• Hepatocarcinoma – Prognostic Factors – Luís Graça, Luís Couceiro, Marisa Santos, Eduarda Matos, Manuel Teixeira, Vítor Ribeiro Published in “Revista Arquivos Portugueses de Cirurgia” in August 2000. Stump appendicitis: a relatively under-reported reality Khawar Sibtain Hashmi, Helen Wibberley, Imad Ahmed, Luis Soares. Published in BMJ Case Reports – September 2013 How Should a Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) Approach the Issue of Non-Operative Management in Rectal Cancer? Rob Glynne-Jones, Angela Wheeler, Kyle Dunlea, Colin Elton, Gary Atkin, Luis Soares. Published in Current Colorectal Cancer Reports, December 2015, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 352–359

Mr Soares is a coordinator and organiser of basic and advanced laparoscopy courses.