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.
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.
The constant search for excellence is part of Hospital Vall d’Hebron’s nature. The biggest hospital in Catalonia and the leader in many fields, headed since February 2015 by Dr. Vicenç Martínez Ibáñez, who has a close personal and professional relationship with the Hospital. Dr. Martínez Ibáñez says that if Vall d’Hebron did not exist, it would need to be invented. The current director trained at the hospital, where he was one of the protagonists of an historic moment: the first paediatric liver transplant in Spain. Now, he is committed to continuing this legacy and, always putting the patient first, achieving excellence across all staff.
The Neonatology Department’s Sibling Project is a workshop for the siblings of new-born babies admitted to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in the Vall d’Hebron Maternity and Children's Hospital. Through simulated games and situations, the project prepares them to get used to seeing their younger siblings in a hospital medical setting.
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital’s kitchen serves more than 1,000 meals a day, twice a day, not counting breakfast. A reality that José Parrilla and Carmina Esteban know all too well.From three kitchens to one and from coal to gas. That is how the hospital’s catering service has evolved. A place where the needs of each patient must be taken into account and where there is room for small, juicy anecdotes.
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.