Barcelona, Spain

Hospital Clinic de Barcelona

Hospital Clinic de Barcelona is a modern multidisciplinary medical and diagnostic clinic with a long history and an excellent reputation. High-tech equipment, the latest medical technologies, many of which were developed by the clinic's specialists, as well as advanced treatment methods, raised it to the top 10 Spanish hospitals.

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About Hospital Clinic de Barcelona

In recent years, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona has become popular not only among Spanish citizens but also for foreign patients. Highly qualified doctors of the clinic provide medical care in many areas — from vision correction to the treatment of serious diseases, including autoimmune and oncological ones.

Advantages of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Main Medical Spheres of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Leading Specialists of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Clinic's Accreditation

Advantages of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona

Hospital Clinic de Barcelona offers first-class medical services to patients. Thus, the clinic has set high standards for other institutions. Thanks to the introduction and implementation of promising technologies and the development of research, the clinic received a large number of patients from around the world.
  • Hospital Clinic de Barcelona includes specialized institutes, diagnostic centers and transversal departments. Interdisciplinary working groups bring together all knowledge and provide patients with the best care in terms of a global point of view of the disease.
  • Hospital Clinic de Barcelona operates in a high demand environment and strives for the highest level of excellence.
  • Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, innovation processes are moving forward in search of new methodologies and changes are constantly being made to achieve ever more effective results.
  • Clinical activities are conducted by departments and interdisciplinary teams in an integrated manner using quality protocols and processes based on the best available scientific evidence.
  • The clear goal is to train specialists for the development of biomedical research in the country. The main ally in achieving this goal is the University of Barcelona.
  • The experience and knowledge accumulated over the years allow the specialists of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona to take a leading position and become reference points in the treatment of the most complex pathologies.
  • The specialists of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona use high-tech equipment that allows for minimally invasive procedures and surgical interventions of great complexity.

Main Medical Spheres of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona

Hospital Clinic de Barcelona includes dozens of departments and institutes that offer professional medical care in almost all areas of modern medicine. One of the advantages of the clinic is personalized care using innovative technologies and high quality service.


The Department of Epilepsy at Hospital Clínica de Barcelona is integrated into the Clinical Institute of Neurology. The specialization of the department is aimed at improving the quality of life of patients with epilepsy and assessing surgical options for drug-resistant epilepsy.

It is one of the centers recognized by the Ministry of Health as a national referral center (CSUR) for refractory epilepsy and epilepsy surgery. It is also part of EPICARE, a European network dedicated to the study and treatment of rare and complex forms of epilepsy.

As part of the surgical program, 100-120 patients with refractory epilepsy are examined annually in the department and about 40 surgeries are performed.

Other patients, who are under observation and are not candidates for resection surgery, as well as patients with refractory epilepsy, are offered methods of neurostimulation (stimulation of the vagus nerve, deep brain, trigeminal nerve stimulation), selection of effective drug therapy under EEG control, selection of a ketogenic diet or participation in clinical trials of new drugs.

For the treatment of refractory epilepsy, the first deep brain stimulator was implanted at Hospital Clínica de Barcelona. The device has been approved by the European Medicines Agency.

The Epilepsy Department of Hospital Clínica de Barcelona was the first in the field of psychiatric evaluation of patients with epilepsy. Experts have extensively studied the impact of depression and anxiety on quality of life.


The Cardiology Service is part of the Clinical Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases of Hospital Clinica de Barcelona. It offers high-quality and effective assistance to people with cardiovascular diseases. Thanks to continuous training and ongoing research, the clinic's specialists have the highest level of qualification.

The cardiology department of Hospital Clinica de Barcelona employs 29 doctors and more than 200 medical staff who are national and international specialists in the field of the cardiovascular system.

More than 15,000 patients visit the center annually. The department's specialists diagnose and treat all types of heart and aortic diseases in adult patients, and also provide full care for children with heart disease.

Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology

The Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Service is part of the Institute of Medical and Surgical Specialties (ICEMEQ) of the Hospital Clinica de Barcelona. Here various anomalies of congenital, tumor or degenerative origin of the musculoskeletal system, as well as injuries, are treated.

The Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Service of the Hospital Clinica de Barcelona is at the forefront in all areas: care, teaching, research, innovation and clinical management.

The main task of the department is to provide patients with diseases of the musculoskeletal system with effective and high-quality medical care based on scientific data. Every year, about 24,000 patients are treated here and about 3,200 operations are performed.


The Neurosurgery Service is part of the Institute of Neurology at the University Hospital of Barcelona. Surgical treatment of some diseases of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system is carried out here.

The neurosurgical department is a highly specialized surgical service that deals with complex diseases.
The service works and interacts with such branches:
  • epilepsy;
  • cerebral vascular pathology;
  • Parkinson's disease and movement disorders.
One of the main areas of treatment is skull base surgery.

The Center for Neurosurgery has two highly specialized operating rooms equipped with modern devices of high technological complexity.

Intraoperative magnetic resonance (MRI). Allows to improve the process of brain tumors resection, pituitary tumors and cavernomas during surgery.

O-shaped hand. Intraoperative computed tomography which provides real-time intraoperative images in both two and three dimensions.

Neurobrowsers. Allow planning the surgery in advance, as well as create three-dimensional images of the brain.

Robotic observation deck (Kinevo). Improves image quality and accuracy in microscopic surgery.

Intraoperative ultrasound (iUS). Allows you to improve the process of brain tumors resection. This is a "real-time" method that allows you to see the extent of tumor removal.


It provides high-quality and effective treatment of patients with neurological diseases. It is also a national and international reference center thanks to its teaching and research program.

It employs 121 professionals of various specialties: neurologists, neuropsychologists, speech therapists, ergotherapists and residents, medical staff, physiotherapists, social workers, functional testing specialists, nursing assistants, administrative workers and medical workers.


The Department of Hematology, together with the Departments of Hemotherapy and Hemostasis, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology, is part of the Clinical Institute of Hemato-Oncological Diseases (ICMHO).

The Center successfully treats lymphoproliferative syndromes (lymphomas), myeloproliferative syndromes, acute leukemia, multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, transplantation of hematopoietic precursor cells and other types of cell therapy.

The Center for Hemotherapy and Hemostasis provides complex treatment of hemorrhagic and thrombotic diseases or congenital pathologies of erythrocytes. Antithrombotic treatment is also carried out.

The Hemotherapy Center specializes in plasmapheresis, a method of blood purification from toxic substances, allergens, decay products. Plasmapheresis may be necessary both for the treatment and prevention of various diseases.

The Hemostasis Center specializes in helping patients with blood clotting disorders. It provides diagnostics, treatment, as well as monitoring of patients suffering from hemophilia, thrombotic diseases, as well as undergoing antithrombotic treatment. It also provides diagnostics and treatment of rare erythrocyte diseases.

The Center for Radiation Oncology specializes in the study and treatment of cancer patients for whom radiation therapy is indicated. Approximately 60% of cancer patients require radiotherapy. The department employs highly qualified specialists with extensive practical experience.

The Medical Oncology Center is constantly expanding and modernizing. The activities of the department are aimed at innovative methods for diagnosing and treating oncological diseases, as well as comprehensive care for cancer patients. Care methods are organized according to the needs of the patient: prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom control, and short- and long-term follow-up.


The rehabilitation service is part of the Institute of Medical and Surgical Specialties of the Barcelona Clínica Hospital (ICEMEQ). The service is intended for the diagnostics and treatment of musculoskeletal system diseases on an outpatient basis. Patients who are hospitalized and require rehabilitation treatment are also monitored.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists help patients who, due to illness or injury, experience pain, temporary or permanent loss of physical or sensory functions.

The purpose of such treatment is to minimize the consequences of diseases, improve the physical condition of each patient. Treatment methods include physiotherapy, manual therapy, as well as a set of physical exercises, diathermy methods, electromagnetic fields, electrotherapy, cryotherapy, thermotherapy.

The rehabilitation service operates in the following areas of healthcare:

  • rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal system (postoperative, due to injuries of osteoarticular and vertebral diseases, pathologies of tendons and muscles);
  • maxillofacial rehabilitation (facial paralysis and others);
  • oncological rehabilitation (includes prevention and rehabilitation of lymphedema after breast cancer, rehabilitation of joints and neuromuscular problems during the oncological process, as well as physical and nutritional rehabilitation).

Leading Specialists of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona

Hospital Clinic de Barcelona employs doctors of the highest category, who have a high theoretical and practical level of training. Thanks to a multidisciplinary approach, the clinic's specialists achieve the most positive results in the fight against the most complex diseases.
Dr. Aleix Prat
Research Group: Translational Genomics and Targeted Therapy for Solid Tumors
Vascular Surgeon
Dr. Eduardo Quintana

Research Group: Eendocarditis, Cardiovascular infections, Experimental model

Dr. Josep Juan Gonzalez

Research Group: Cerebrovascular Diseases

Head of the Department of Epilepsy
Dr. Maria del Mar Carreno

Research Group: Clinical Neurophysiology

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Accreditation of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona

Hospital Clinic de Barcelona has three types of accreditation: European, national and regional.

5 accreditations

ERN (European Reference Networks for Rare Diseases) accreditation requires institutions to be research centers, provide care to patients from all Member States, and have sufficient facilities for this. The recognized Rare Disease Reference Centers of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona are:

  • neurological;
  • pulmonary;
  • dermatological;
  • complex liver disease;
  • epilepsy.
18 accreditations

In order to be accredited by the CSUR, a clinic must demonstrate expertise in every complex pathology approved by the Department of Health. It is the complexity that justifies the need to officially confirm that the clinic has created the necessary conditions for the treatment of certain diseases. Departments of the Clinical Hospital of Barcelona accredited by the CSUR:

  • reconstruction of a complex keratoprosthesis of the ocular surface;
  • kidney transplant for a child
  • adult liver transplant;
  • pancreas transplant;
  • complex operation to restore the mitral valve;
  • inherited heart disease;
  • refractory epilepsy.
7 accreditations

Hospital Clinic de Barcelonal is part of the expert clinical departments for the treatment of rare diseases:

  • kidneys (interstitial nephropathy of immune origin, thrombotic microangiopathy);
  • rare hereditary metabolic diseases (lysosomal, peroxisomal, amino acids and organic acids, except for phenylketonuria, pyruvate, Krebs and mitochondria, carbohydrates and beta-oxidation, neuromodulators, neurotransmitters, metals, etc.);
  • autoimmune kidney diseases (primary immunodeficiencies, autoinflammatory diseases).

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