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Hospitals in Spain use the latest technologies The Da Vinci robotic surgery system allows multiple surgeons to work at the same time as well as minimizing the size of the incision.
Hospital TeknonManagement and treatment of cardiovascular diseaseCentro Médico Teknon has a team of renowned Cardiovascular Surgeryspecialists in the instituto cardiovascular Teknon. They have extensiveexperience in the management and treatment of cardiovascular disease usingthe latest techniques of heart surgery to address those cardiac diseases thatare not treatable with drugs or with minor interventions. The proceduresinclude catheterizations, coronary stenting, Ross procedure, coronary bypass,heart chamber reconstruction, aneurysm surgery, etc.
Hospital Quiron El Hospital Quirón Barcelona is situated in the most emblematic part of the city easilyaccessible by Barcelona´s excellent metro system or by taxi. En las confluencias of Passeig deSant Gervasi, la Avinguda República Argentina y la Ronda de Dalt (salida 6), one finds PlazaAlfonso Comín where Grupo Hospitalario Quirón is located, just five years old Hospital Quironis state of the art facility and is world renown for their highly successful reproductive assistance program. The new Hospital Quirón Barcelona is the result of the natural evolution ofQuiron Clinic, a center with more than seventy years of experience and with a long history ofprestigous professionals offering you their expertise . Quirón Barcelona counts on a a groupof professional doctors recognized internationally that offer services that Quirón Barcelonahas been offering since 1944.
Institut Guttman This leading hospital in the medical treatment,surgery and full rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injury, acquired brain damage or any other serious neurological disabilityis exemplarily. Its goal is to provide the most comprehensive, customized and specialized medical and rehabilitation care at the highest human, scientific and technical level. Its modern facilities, a team of nearly400 practitioners and a record of 17,000 patients treated make Institut Guttmann into one of the most advanced, world-class hospitals of its kind.
Additional clinics and hospitals There are 18 health facilities in Spain that are Joint Commission International accredited meaning the patient recieves the same quality of care he or she would receive in the U.S. Most of the JCI-accredited health facilities are hospitals, while others out patient care programs programs. Below are some of the top medical centers in Barcelona. Spanish doctors are trained for at least 6 to 7 years before they are qualified and can be given their degrees. Specializations, such as those required for surgeons, require additional years of study and training before the doctors are certified as licensed. There are several health facilities in Spain that have specialized departments catering exclusively for medical tourists. International patients can easily communicate with English-speaking doctors and medical staff who are professional and well trained.• Clinica Platon Clinica Aparicio• Clinica Diagonal CIMA General Clinic• Clinica Sagrada Familia Hospital Sant Pau
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Our services We provide access to some of the most well known and prestigious clinics, hospitals and medical services in Spain. We coordinate transportation, patient/doctor consultations, translation and tourism services for international patients. Below are some of the treatments we provide.• Reproductive services Cardiology• Orthopedic surgery Eye treatments• Aesthetic surgery Spine treatments• Heart bi pass surgery Dental treatments• Wellness clinics• Sports medicine• Stem cell treatments
Medical malpractice laws in Spain The National Medical Association in Spain has adopted themalpractice and liability standards that were set by the World MedicalAssociation. The WMA was created to ensure the independence ofphysicians, and to work for the highest possible standards of ethicalbehavior and care by physicians, at all times. In Spain, the public hospitals, health centers and medicalpractitioners have coverage from private insurance companies.There is currently, no insurance system for private doctors and hospitals,and liability claims are paid directly from the health institutions budget.
Knee replacementKnee replacement, or knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve the pain and disability of osteoarthritis It may be performed for other knee diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. In patients with severe deformity from advanced rheumatoid arthritis trauma, or long standing osteoarthritis, the surgery may be more complicated and carry higher risk. Osteoporosis does not typically cause knee pain, deformity, or inflammation and is not a reason to perform knee replacement. Other major causes of debilitating pain include meniscus tears, cartilage defects, and ligament tears. Debilitating pain from osteoarthritis is much more common in the elderly. Knee replacement surgery can be performed as a partial or a total knee replacement. In general, the surgery consists of replacing the diseased or damaged joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic components shaped to allow continued motion of the knee. The operation typically involves substantial postoperative pain, and includes vigorous physical rehabilitation. The recovery period may be 6 weeks or longer and may involve the use of mobility aids (e.g. walking frames, canes, crutches) to enable the patients return to preoperative mobility.
Get moving again The breakdown of cartilage in your joints often leads to pain and joint stiffness. The joints most commonlyaffected are the knees, hips, and those in the hands and spine.
Hip replacementHip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a total replacement or a hemi (half) replacement. Such joint replacement orthopedic surgery is generally conducted to relieve arthritis pain or fix severe physical joint damage as part of hip fracture treatment. A total hip replacement (total hip arthroplasty consists of replacing both the acetebelum and the femoral head while hemiarthroplasty generally only replaces the femoral head. Hip replacement is currently the most common orthopedic operation, though patient satisfaction short and long term varies widely.Hip resurfacing has been developed as a surgical alternative to total hip replacement(THR). The procedure consists of placing a cobalt-chrome metal cap, which is hollow and shaped like a mushroom, over the head of the femur while a matching metal cup (similar to what is used with a THR) is placed in the acetabelum (pelvis socket), replacing the articulating surfaces of the patients hip joint and removing very little bone compared to a THR. When the patient moves the hip, the movement of the joint induces synovial fluid to flow between the hard metal bearing surfaces lubricating them when the components are placed in the correct position. The surgeons level of experience with hip resurfacing is most important; therefore, the selection of the right surgeon is crucial for a successful outcome.
Shoulder replacementShoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the glenohumoral joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Such joint replacement surgery generally is conducted to relieve arthritis pain or fix severe physical joint damage. Shoulder replacement surgery is an option for treatment of severe arthritis of the shoulder joint. Arthritis is a condition that affects the cartilage of the joints. As the cartilage lining wears away, the protective lining between the bones is lost. When this happens, painful bone-on-bone arthritis develops. Severe shoulder arthritis is quite painful, and can cause restriction of motion. While this may be tolerated with some medications and lifestyle adjustments, there may come a time when surgical treatment is necessary.