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.
Patients with localised cancer may be treated with curative intent, primarily surgery or radiotherapy in its various forms. However, these radical treatments are not harmless and can cause side effects that affect the quality of life of the treated patient, such as erectile dysfunction, urine leakage and/or digestive disorders.
Not all prostate tumours are highly aggressive or impact the patient’s survival. Some do not even affect quality of life. These are low or very low-risk rumours, which are not very aggressive and not very large in size. They can be controlled without the need for immediate active treatment, albeit with close monitoring.
This is the surgical procedure by which the prostate gland is removed. In this operation, the urologist removes the entire prostate and seminal vesicles. In some cases, nearby lymph nodes are also removed at the same time. The use of the DaVinci robotic system and the minimally invasive approach means that this procedure can be performed with greater accuracy and excellent results.
In this treatment, ionising radiation is administered from a source of external beam radiation that is integrated into devices called linear accelerators. The radiation is modulated and applied directly to the prostate, protecting the nearby organs (bladder, rectum and urethra) as far as possible.This consists of various treatment sessions that take place in the hospital on an outpatient basis.
In case of disseminated disease, treatment is based on the suppression of testosterone, new hormone molecules and chemotherapy depending on the stage of the disease.
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