Angiology, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery
At the Angiology, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery Department we study and provide medical treatment of arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases in order to facilitate early diagnosis and offer patients the best treatment
Portfolio of services
This Department mainly offers care for and research into our medical and surgical specialty, which is focused on the treatment of arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases in four main aspects:
- Angiology, which is devoted to the study and medical treatment of these diseases.
- Endovascular surgery, treatment using intraluminal techniques for diseases of the arterial and venous vessels, in both occlusive and aneurysmal cases (abnormal and localized dilatation of the vessels).
- Conventional surgery
- Haemodynamics, which studies arterial and venous diseases with non-invasive imaging techniques.
Our Hospital is part of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where we teach vascular surgery to the students of the Faculty of Medicine. We also work to train both resident doctors and people from other departments and hospitals who come to do rotations at our Hospital.
We are the leading angiology and vascular surgery department for public care in Spain, and since 1967 we have provided care and research and promoted the teaching of our area of knowledge.
The former head of the Thoracic Surgery Department, Dr. Mercè Canela, recently retired, recalls the important evolution of the Department to become a leader in Spain and a lung transplant pioneer. A task made possible thanks to collaboration with professionals from other departments, an added value in the personal and team environment.
Rosalia Moure arrived at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in 1967. She spent her entire working life in the linen and laundry department of the Hospital. Rosalia Moure has witnessed the Hospital’s big transformations, from dictatorship to democracy and from analogue to digital systems.
Dr. Josep Sánchez de Toledo Codina, head of the Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Department, tells us about a Department that has laid the foundations for the specialism in Spain. He also remembers the evolution of transplants from haematopoietic stem cells and progenitors, from the beginning, buying the material at a shop in Barcelona city centre, to the more than 1,200 transplants that have now been performed.
Dr. Francesc Bosch, Head of the Haematology Department, talks about the complexity of the Department, which has turned Vall d’Hebron into a reference centre in haematology thanks to its commitment to transplants and the use of new treatments. The Clinical Trials Unit helps a lot, giving access to treatments for complex patients.
The Master's Degree in Biomedical and Translational Research is an official programme created to train researchers with the requisite combination of scientific knowledge and skills to contribute to the future success of biomedical research.
Fermín Fernández Álvarez, Porter Coordinator, explains the importance of the role these professionals play in the hospital. After 36 years at Vall d’Hebron, Fermín is a real master of the ways things are done. He says that a porter has to combine humility, discretion and safety with a single goal: that patients receive human and friendly treatment.