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.
Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease of the central nervous system, disabling, chronic and with a high degree of complexity and heterogeneity. Specialised multidisciplinary care is therefore required during diagnosis, follow-up and treatment.
Current evidence is insufficient to give advice on preventing multiple sclerosis. It is, however, advised that your have a healthy lifestyle and carry out activities as normal. Multiple sclerosis affects women more than men, often appears in young adults and is the second biggest cause of non-traumatic disability.
When agreeing with the patient to start them on a drug to treat symptoms or multiple sclerosis itself:
The symptoms of multiple sclerosis can vary greatly, so you are advised to consult specialists when you feel:
Although there is no scientific evidence that allows us to make concrete recommendations to prevent or change the course of the illness, there is a whole host of advice about diet, habits and physical exercise that patients and, in general, the entire population, should bear in mind:
You are also advised, should you suffer fatigue, to continue daily activity and stay active, combining moments of activity with moments of relaxation as well as to seek energy-saving strategies.
Vitamin D has an important role to play in relation to the illness, which is being researched intensively. Often, people affected present a deficiency of this vitamin, so you are advised to take a supplement under instructions and supervision by your specialist.
Multiple sclerosis is a complex and chronic illness, so it is recommended that those around the person affected are given adequate and comprehensive information. It is also a good idea to have access to ongoing advice whenever necessary.
The family or professional carer, where necessary, may need training and practical advice on topics such as diet, hygiene and the patient’s mobility.
Health education in the diagnosis, at the beginning of the treatment and for the mobilisation of the disabled patient.
Angiology, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery
General and Digestive Surgery
Physics and Radiation Protection
Paediatric Digestive Surgery and Transplants
Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiencies Unit
Coronary care unit
Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery
Prematurity Prevention Unit
Bone Metabolism Unit
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Transplants
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutritional Support and Paediatric Hepatic Transplants
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery
Urology and Paediatric Kidney Transplant
Clinical and molecular genetics
Paediatric Hospitalisation and Hospital Paediatrics Unit
Paediatric Oncological Surgery Unit
Foetal Medicine and Surgery Unit
Inflammation and Autoimmunity Unit
Paediatric Maxillofacial Surgery
Gynaecological Oncology and Pathology of the Lower Genital Tract
Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery
Paediatric emergency care
Hereditary Angioedema Unit
Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine
Paediatric Rheumatology Unit
Strokes and Cerebral Haemodynamics
Neonatal and Foetal Surgery
Haematology and Haemotherapy
Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Emergency Care
Spinal Cord Injuries
Pneumology, allergology and cystic fibrosis
Aortic pathology and Marfan syndrome
Obstetrics Ultrasound Unit
Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit
Musculoskeletal Techniques and Ultrasound Unit
Paediatric Intensive Care
Plastic Surgery and Burns
Abdominal wall surgery
Endocrinology and Nutrition
Obstetric and Gynaecological Emergency Care
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Paediatric Oncology and Haematology
Prenatal Diagnosis Unit
Social Obstetrics Unit
Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplants
Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
Tobacco cessation (quitting smoking)
Corneal and Ocular Surface Section
Diabetes and Pregnancy Unit
Perinatal Mental Health Unit
Traumatology Intensive Care
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology
Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults
Anaesthesia, Resuscitation and Pain Management
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Diagnostic and Interventional Haemodynamics
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Intensive care medicine
Echocardiogram and cardiac imaging unit
Uveitis and Eye Inflammation
Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
Inherited Heart Disease
Facilities and Technology Management,
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