We deal with diagnosis and treatment of sexual hormone disruption. We also offer advice on contraceptive and reproductive methods to patients with high risk conditions, such as congenital heart disease or early menopause.
The Gynaecological Endocrinology Unit works with other units and specialists, such as: Cardiology (Congenital Heart Disease Unit), Paediatric Endocrinology, Assisted Reproduction and the Gynaecology and Obstetrics Ultrasound Unit. It also has sub-specialist and multi-disciplinary appointments, such as paediatric and adolescent gynaecology.
It deals with treatment of the following:
- Climacteric symptomatology, which are the symptoms preceding and following the menopause
- Early menopause
- Polycystic ovary syndrome, a disorder where the ovary produces more male hormones than normal.
- Hypogonadism, a disorder where the ovaries produce little or no sexual hormones (oestrogen).
- Hyperprolactinemia, a disorder where a woman has a higher than normal level of the prolactin hormone, that stimulates milk production.
- Changes to the menstrual cycle., amongst other symptomatology
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Dr. Elena Carreras, medical coordinator of the Obstetrics and Reproductive Endocrinology Department, explains how the appearance of the ultrasound revolutionised the work of staff and how new intrauterine foetal therapy techniques will mark the future of the Department.
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.