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.
The complications of diabetes mellitus with high blood sugar and/or poor metabolic control may end up causing injuries to small vessels, such as diabetic retinopathy and diabetic nephropathy, or large vessels, such as diabetic arteriopathy.
This affectation also extends to protective sensitivity to injuries, and causes signs of peripheral nerve damage. It may present as sensory, motor or autonomic nerve damage.
The most frequent form is sensory/motor and one of the serious complications is Charcot foot and ankle. The combination of nerve and artery damage with foot infection may be considered a serious complication.
Although it may start more severely, the main symptoms of diabetes are:
And the symptoms that may indicate the beginning of diabetic foot are:
Around 15% of patients diagnosed with diabetes get diabetic foot. Between 40% and 50% of diabetics will have an ulcer and 20% will need an amputation. More than 50% of non-traumatic leg amputations are performed in diabetics.
Clinical, analytical and screen for early detection.
Depending on symptoms and preventive.
Prevention of diabetic foot includes good metabolic control alongside a healthy lifestyle and professional foot care
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Transplants
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutritional Support and Paediatric Hepatic Transplants
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery
Paediatric emergency care
Hereditary Angioedema Unit
Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine
Paediatric Rheumatology Unit
Paediatric Maxillofacial Surgery
Gynaecological Oncology and Pathology of the Lower Genital Tract
Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery
Pneumology, allergology and cystic fibrosis
Aortic pathology and Marfan syndrome
Obstetrics Ultrasound Unit
Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit
Musculoskeletal Techniques and Ultrasound Unit
Strokes and Cerebral Haemodynamics
Neonatal and Foetal Surgery
Haematology and Haemotherapy
Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Emergency Care
Spinal Cord Injuries
Paediatric Oncology and Haematology
Prenatal Diagnosis Unit
Social Obstetrics Unit
Paediatric Intensive Care
Plastic Surgery and Burns
Abdominal wall surgery
Endocrinology and Nutrition
Obstetric and Gynaecological Emergency Care
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Corneal and Ocular Surface Section
Diabetes and Pregnancy Unit
Perinatal Mental Health Unit
Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplants
Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
Tobacco cessation (quitting smoking)
Traumatology Intensive Care
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology
Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults
Intensive care medicine
Echocardiogram and cardiac imaging unit
Uveitis and Eye Inflammation
Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
Inherited Heart Disease
Anaesthesia, Resuscitation and Pain Management
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Diagnostic and Interventional Haemodynamics
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Coronary care unit
Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery
Prematurity Prevention Unit
Bone Metabolism Unit
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
Clinical and molecular genetics
Paediatric Hospitalisation and Hospital Paediatrics Unit
Paediatric Oncological Surgery Unit
Foetal Medicine and Surgery Unit
Inflammation and Autoimmunity Unit
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