Barcelona has a number of leading international cancer institutes that receive patients from many different countries for the treatment of different diseases grouped under the name of cancer. The concentration of biotech research centres in Catalonia and the excellent training of its specialists make Barcelona’s centres among the best in the world.
Barcelona has a long tradition of hospitals offering high-level paediatric care. The city has been recognised since the mid-20th century as one of the top destinations in Europe for the treatment of complex paediatric diseases.
A large number of advances in central nervous system and spinal cord surgery have been developed in centres in Barcelona. For the treatment of neoproliferative diseases (tumours) and vascular disorders (angiomas, aneurysms and neoformations), various teams of neurosurgeons are pioneering new minimally invasive techniques, such as robotic neurosurgery, neuromicrosurgery, neuronavigation, robotic telesurgery, spinal surgery, Parkinson’s surgery and neuroendoscopy.
Spain is the world leader in organ donation, with 35.3 donors per million inhabitants and more than 4,200 transplants in 2013. The Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (National Transplant Organisation) (ONT) is recognised as a benchmark for the whole world and currently advises other countries’ transplant organisations on how to better manage their transplant systems.
Neurorehabilitation is a specialist area for completing medical/surgical treatment through holistic rehabilitation of people with spinal injuries, acquired brain damage (head injury, acute cerebral ischaemia, brain haemorrhage, etc.) and other disabilities of neurological origin.
Spain is a global pioneer in reproductive medicine and, with some of the least restrictive laws in the European sector in this area, is the top choice in Europe for foreign patients seeking quality care. Hospitals in Barcelona in particular are highly qualified in the field of reproductive medicine
The specialist area of urology and andrology has been associated with Barcelona since 1961, when world-famous urologist Dr Antoni Puigvert i Gorró (1905-1990) created the Fundació Puigvert. The Foundation became and remains a leading international centre.
Barcelona’s medical specialists in Orthopaedics and Trauma offer a high level of expertise, with a particular focus on the new concept of sports traumatology and minimally invasive surgery using knee arthroscopy (ligament and meniscus repair) and shoulder arthroscopy (rotator cuff repairs and repeated dislocations).
According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Spain ranked fifth in the world in 2013 for the number of plastic surgery procedures performed, with 80% of operations in Barcelona. Using the most advanced techniques and finding the right solution in each case are the basic principles of Barcelona’s experts in plastic surgery, and the city’s facilities are second to none in comfort.
The Maxillofacial Institute at Teknon Medical Center is an internationally renowned unit where diseases of the facial skeleton, related soft tissues, and dentition receive a comprehensive management from a multidisciplinary perspective. With a special focus on facial deformity (congenital, post-traumatic, secondary to tumor resection) and reconstruction of the atrophic jaws, all its members share their expertise with colleagues through academic affiliation to the International University of Catalonia (UIC), national and international lectures, and journal and book publications.