The Urology Department treats all urological pathologies and dysfunctions. Personalised treatment appropriate to the individual patient is delivered in the fields of oncology, reconstructive surgery, paediatric urology, lithiasis, functional disorders, and female urology.
The Urology Department is also engaged in delivering innovation in a range of surgical techniques: endoscopy, laparoscopy, robotics, shock wave therapy, cryotherapy, brachytherapy and percutaneous approaches.
We have always favoured the use of minimally invasive surgery. This started with urologic endoscopy in the 1970s, followed by shock wave extracorporeal lithotripsy in the 1980s, laparoscopy in the 1990s and, most recently, robotic surgery – in 2005 Fundació Puigvert became the first Spanish centre to acquire the Da Vinci robot.
Professionals in the Urology Service care on a daily basis for a large number of cases in their specialism, guaranteeing the highest degree of expertise. The forms of treatment offered are listed below:
Treatment of tumour pathologies Endoscopic, open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery of superficial and infiltrating tumours of the kidney, adrenal gland, ureter, bladder, urethra, prostate, testis and penis. Prostate and kidney tumour surgery in combination with chemotherapy, brachytherapy and/or cryotherapy. Treatment of non-tumour pathologies Surgery for benign prostate pathology, retroperitoneal pathology, urinary fistulae, renal artery stenosis, and ureteral or urethral stenosis. Treatment of urinary tuberculosis. Organ harvesting for live donor renal transplantation. Deceased donor renal transplantation. Conservative and repair surgery of urogenital trauma and congenital injuries. Treatment of urinary lithiasis Removal of urinary stones by means of conventional or endoscopic surgical techniques or with shock waves for stone fragmentation. Treatment of metabolic lithiasis by means of a comprehensive approach. Treatment of voiding dysfunctions Correction of urinary incontinence and vesico-urethral occlusions. Treatment of irritative urinary symptoms. Urodynamic studies. Treatment of paediatric uropathies Surgery for urological malformations and tumours. Treatment of enuresis. Regular examinations With the purpose of early detection of prostate cancer and preservation of urological health. Nephrology:
Fundació Puigvert is a referral centre for hereditary renal diseases, systemic nephropathies and hypertension. It is acknowledged to offer a high level of innovative ability and to achieve excellent results in renal transplantation; indeed, Fundació Puigvert pioneered live donor renal transplantation. The centre provides comprehensive care of chronic renal failure, from diagnosis to substitutive treatment with dialysis techniques, from technical awareness to personal support for the chronically diseased. Examples of the care offered include:
Diagnosis of renal diseases Diagnosis of haematuria, hypertension, urinary infections, renal failure and diabetic and systemic neuropathies. Treatment of renal diseases Medical treatment for preservation of renal function. Setting of dietary standards. Renal function substitution by means of dialysis. Renal transplantation Medical preparation for a renal transplant. Medical treatment following renal transplantation surgery. Regular examinations Early detection of renal failure. Assessment of cardiac risk due to persistent hypertension.
If you are in Barcelona on holidays and you require dialysis sessions, you can undergo dialysis treatment at the Fundació. For more information, please contact us on (+34) 93 416 9726.
Fundació Puigvert is a centre of innovation in surgical techniques and offers multidisciplinary care of reproductive and sexual health in the idividual and couples.
Since 1961 the centre has devoted its expertise to every aspect of male fertility and assisted reproduction techniques. A wide range of care is now offered: Male contraceptive surgery Vasectomy. Recanalisation of the sperm ducts by means of microsurgery. Diagnosis and treatment of impotence Diagnosis with ultrasound techniques (colour Doppler). Continuous recording of erections and tumescence. Psychological testing. Surgical placement of penile prostheses. Diagnosis and treatment of genital pathologies Diagnosis of ejaculatory dysfunctions. Surgical correction of penile curvature and testicular ectopia. Placement of testicular prostheses and genital corrective surgery. Diagnosis and treatment of couple infertility Diagnosis of couple infertility. Treatment with assisted reproduction techniques (insemination, in vitro fertilisation and transfer of embryos; intracytoplasmic sperm microinjection, etc.). Diagnosis and treatment of male and female sexual dysfunction Our location and how to reach us: Address: Cartagena 340-350 Barcelona By Bus Bus numbers 19, 20, 45, 47, 92, 191, 192, H6, H8, N0, N1 and N4 By underground: Line 5 (Hospital de Sant Pau – Dos de Maig) Line 4 (Guinardó - Hospital de Sant Pau) From El Prat airport: Taxi service: Further information is available at www.taxibarcelona.cat By train: Renfe Cercanías’s Line 10, Aeropuerto – Estación de Sants Once at Sants Station, catch the underground line 5 (blue line) heading towards Vall d’Hebron and get off at Sant Pau Dos de Maig. For more information, see www.renfe.es and www.tmb.es Contact us
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