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.
This is a disease that typically occurs during pregnancy and one of the main causes of complications for pregnant women and new-born babies. It is characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to other organs, such as the liver and kidneys.
Symptoms are unspecific and often appear in any pregnant woman: Headaches, swollen legs, stomach-ache, feeling “foggy”, buzzing in the ears. It is not symptomatic, the diagnosis is mainly made by measuring blood pressure and blood and urine tests.
Pregnant women over 20 weeks into pregnancy. Women who are black, elderly, obese or have a diagnosis of high blood pressure or diabetes before pregnancy are at greater risk.
Blood pressure> 140/90 repeatedly and persistently accompanied by proteinuria (protein in the urine) or blood, kidney or liver alterations reported in blood tests.
There is no treatment, though the signs and symptoms can be controlled for a few days / weeks, the definitive treatment is childbirth.
Blood and urine tests. Foetal ultrasound and Doppler.
In patients with high risk of preeclampsia it can be prevented with aspirin. A tablet must be taken every day from the first-trimester ultrasound and until the 36th week of pregnancy.
Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
Prematurity Prevention Unit
Foetal Medicine and Surgery Unit
Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine
Obstetrics Ultrasound Unit
Social Obstetrics Unit
Prenatal Diagnosis Unit
Perinatal Mental Health Unit
Diabetes and Pregnancy Unit
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