We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
Complex paediatric neurosurgery encompasses a series of pathologies that, due to their complexity, have to be treated in a centre with the necessary technology, professionals and expertise.
Complex paediatric neurosurgery includes:
In general, these are unusual and highly complex diseases. Many are included under the sections for rare diseases. For the best results, they should be treated in large centres that have experience of multiple cases every year and that are equipped with the technology required to treat these disorders.
Each condition has its own characteristics. In the case of a brain tumour, the child’s symptoms will depend on the area of the brain where the tumour is located.
When there are cases of decompensated hydrocephalus or severe intracranial hypertension, in other words, when there is increased pressure inside the skull, the child may have headaches, visual disturbances and may go into a coma.
Craniofacial malformations are characterised by severe deformities of the bones in the skull and face.
They tend to be rare. It is unusual to treat more than ten cases of each pathology per year.
Diagnosis of neurosurgical pathologies includes:
Assessing the results also involves psychologists or other professionals to objectively observe changes in cognitive function and quality of life.
Treatment of pathologies covered by complex paediatric neurosurgery is usually surgical. This means having an operating room equipped with advanced technology that allows intraoperative monitoring, and specialised anaesthetists and nursing staff.
Unfortunately there are no known preventative measure for these disorders. Our principal task is to restore lost function and achieve the best results so that, where possible, the child can develop normally and integrate as much as possible into family life, school and socially.
Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiencies Unit
Hereditary Angioedema Unit
Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine
Paediatric Intensive Care
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutritional Support and Paediatric Hepatic Transplants
Paediatric Oncology and Haematology
Obstetrics Ultrasound Unit
Social Obstetrics Unit
Gynaecological Oncology and Pathology of the Lower Genital Tract
Diagnostic and Interventional Haemodynamics
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Prenatal Diagnosis Unit
Perinatal Mental Health Unit
General and Digestive Surgery
Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
Pneumology, allergology and cystic fibrosis
Diabetes and Pregnancy Unit
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Transplants
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Obstetric and Gynaecological Emergency Care
Paediatric Hospitalisation and Hospital Paediatrics Unit
Paediatric Maxillofacial Surgery
Paediatric Digestive Surgery and Transplants
Paediatric emergency care
Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
Anaesthesia, Resuscitation and Pain Management
Neonatal and Foetal Surgery
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery
Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults
Prematurity Prevention Unit
Plastic Surgery and Burns
Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery
Paediatric Oncological Surgery Unit
Foetal Medicine and Surgery Unit
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