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Barnaclinic University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

Barnaclinic University Hospital - a medical center located in the center of Barcelona (Spain) - is one of the leading European university hospitals for adults. It offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to health.

1) One of the leading clinics in Europe in the number of adult patients: more than 42,000 inpatients, 485,700 outpatients and 132,000 emergency patients are admitted annually; more than 22,500 surgical procedures are performed annually in the hospital.

2) It is the base center of the medical faculty of the University of Barcelona.

3) Closely collaborates with the clinic - the largest pediatric hospital in Barcelona.

4) In the field of innovation, the hospital has 37 licensing agreements, 51 patents and 8 subsidiaries.

5) The clinic has an international department specifically designed to work with foreign clients, which helps to provide quality services to foreign patients and their families.

  • Transplantations from living donors (autologous stem cells, allogeneic related and unrelated donors, liver and kidney transplants from compatible and incompatible blood group donors)
  • Oncology (prognosis of oncological diseases, immunotherapy)
  • Oncological surgery (urology, gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and biliary tract diseases, ENT, neurology)
  • Cardiovascular diseases (cardiology, cardio-oncology, hemodynamic procedures and heart surgery, sports medicine)
  • Orthopedic surgery (bone cancer)
  • Neurology (medical and surgical treatment of motor dysfunctions)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Artificial insemination
  • Bariatric surgery

Oncological surgery

Innovative approaches to oncological surgery are being developed (gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas, kidneys, prostate, brain, ENT, etc.), such as minimally invasive robotic surgical techniques (Da Vinci Xi) and laparoscopic procedures (medical accuracy).

98% of surgical operations are performed by laparoscopy (one, two or three portal) or by the NOTES method (through natural anatomical openings).

Hematopoietic stem cells transplantation

The hematopoietic stem cell transplantation program began on June 12, 1976, and the hospital performed the first allogeneic transplant in Spain. Over the past 40+ years, more than 2150 transplants have been performed, 1000 of which were allogeneic transplants of high complexity. An average of 120 transplants per year.

  • Auto transplants for the treatment of rare diseases: autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease and lupus erythematosus; plasma cell dysrasia
  • Allograft from an unrelated donor
  • Transplantation treatment directions have been developed for patients suffering from diseases that cannot be treated otherwise, such as idiopathic myelofibrosis, multiple myeloma, aggressive lymphomas, chronic lymphocytic leukemia or nocturnal paroxysmal hemoglobinuria.

The Barnaclinic Stem Cell Transplant Department has been accredited by the Joint Certification Committee of the International Society for Cell Therapy (ISCT-Europe) and the European Association for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT-JACIE) since 2008.

Kidney Transplant at Barnaclinic

Barnaclinic is Spain's largest kidney transplant center from living donors. Transplantation is carried out from donors, both compatible and incompatible in the blood group. This allows us to offer a wide selection of transplants for patients. The clinic specializes in transplants through natural anatomical openings and minimally invasive surgery both for donor nephrectomy and organ transplantation to the recipient.

A robotic kidney transplant is offered.

Dr. Antonio Alcaras is a pioneer in this field, two years ago he performed the world's first robotic transvaginal kidney transplant to a recipient.

Liver disease

The department of liver disease is widely known throughout the world.

Since the start of the liver transplant program in 1988, the Barnaclinic team has become the most active European center involved in this work.

The long-term survival index after liver transplantation is significantly higher than the European average (European Liver Transplantation Register). The number of operations on the liver, pancreas and biliary tract, including laparoscopic resection of the liver, is also gradually increasing.

Over 30 years, the Center performed more than 2000 liver transplants (including 105 transplantations from adult living donors and more than 1800 high-tech liver resections), and this is not counting the simple classical procedures.

Cardiovascular diseases

The Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, which is considered one of the largest high-tech centers in Europe, has some of the most experienced specialists in Spain.

Rich experience and in-depth knowledge allow minimally invasive high-tech surgical operations and procedures, while the index of successful outcomes exceeds the international average.

For many years, the Barnaclinic Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases was one of Spain's top ten centers for aortic valve replacement, combined aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting, coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary angioplasty.

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