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    SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

    Catalunya, Spain


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    All / Top Specialties

    • Growth Hormone Therapy

    • Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplantation

    • Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)

    • Short bowel syndrome

    • Premature infant and neonatal surgery

    • Neuroblastoma

    • Arachnoid cyst

    • Pediatric obesity

    • Movement Disorders

    • Neurogenic bladder

    • Glioma

    • Congenital anomalous rectal malformation

    • Orthognathic Surgery

    • Colostomy Closure

    • Pediatric gastrointestinal disease

    • Stenting of COA

    • Neurometabolic disorders

    • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    • Congenital Heart Diseases

    • Hearing loss

    • Craniosynostosis

    All / Top Services

    • Growth Hormone Therapy

    • Bood tests

    • Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplantation

    • Bone marrow biopsy

    • Radionuclide cystogram (RNC)

    • Ureteral reimplantation surgery

    • Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG)

    • Autologous gastrointestinal reconstruction

    • Nutritional therapy

    • CT scan

    • Premature infant and neonatal surgery

    • Neuroblastoma Surgery

    • Urine test

    • Chemotherapy

    • Craniotomy

    • MRI scan

    • Shunting

    • Weight-loss surgery

    • Botulinum toxin injections

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Contact Information

    Passeig de Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

    SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

    Catalunya, Spain


    The SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital, established in 1867, is a non-profit, private hospital devoted to public service. The hospital is a part of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, responsible for more than 300 healthcare facilities in 50 countries around the globe. It looks after the most vulnerable groups in hospitals, social centers, and religious communities. Since its conception, the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital has provided comprehensive healthcare for women, children, and teenagers. It is now one of the important pediatric centers in Europe. With over 150 years, it is one of the continent’s busiest maternal and pediatric specialist hospitals. The SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital has always followed a human-centered approach in taking care of children and their families by integrating techniques to minimize pain, decrease emotional influence and improve the hospitalization experience for the patients. Along with a team of excellent and highly trained medical professionals, the hospital also relies on its non-health professionals, specifically trained to work in a hospital environment, to make the time spent in SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital easy and comfortable for the family. The hospital follows and promotes conformity with the EU Charter for the Rights of Children in Hospitals and the Charter of rights and duties related to health and healthcare. WHY CHOOSE SJD BARCELONA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL • The hospital has more than 25,000 admissions and major elective surgeries, almost 238,000 outpatient department visits, and 122,000 emergency cases every year. • The SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital is a very wide-reaching hospital with complex work which allows doctors to gain vast experience and knowledge. • It is a family-centric hospital and believes that the best way to take care of the pediatric population and mothers is to include the family in the process. • Being a university hospital, the SJD Barcelona Children’s hospital also trains healthcare professionals in conjunction with the University of Barcelona to improve the services provided to the patients and the community. • The hospital also focuses on finding new and improved treatments for childhood diseases through the Sant Joan Déu Research Foundation. • The hospital publishes several non-medical and medical papers to extend knowledge to other health professionals and the general public. • A highly skilled staff consisting of specialized doctors, trained nurses, and technicians manages the hospital. TOP MEDICAL SPECIALTIES OFFERED AT SJD BARCELONA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL • Premature infant and neonatal surgery • Pediatric obesity • Oral and maxillofacial surgery • Neurogenic bladder PREMATURE INFANT AND NEONATAL SURGERY The SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital has an excellent Surgical Department which deals with all pediatric surgical diseases related to general, thoracic, digestive, maxillofacial, and plastic surgery. The department carries out various procedures, from simple outpatient procedures to complex surgical procedures. The hospital also has an excellent antenatal diagnostic department, which facilitates doctors in diagnosing diseases prenatally and in deciding the most suitable therapy for various congenital pathologies. These treatments include intrapartum and postpartum surgery. The surgical department consists of an excellent team of highly qualified surgeons, nursing staff, and technicians. The department has recently excelled in developing and implementing many new procedures, particularly minimally invasive surgery. The hospital aims to achieve more excellent clinical results, reduce surgical aggression, and have a faster recovery rate with these modern techniques. PEDIATRIC OBESITY The Endocrinology Department at the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital deals with diagnosing and treating adolescents and children with disorders of the endocrine system. The department has a team of excellent specialists in metabolic, hormonal, and glandular pathologies. The hospital deals with about 13,000 outpatient visit a year, and the most common reasons for these consultations include diabetes mellitus, short stature, obesity, goiter, and sexual developmental disorders. The SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital uses a multidisciplinary approach to treat pediatric obesity. The hospital emphasizes treating patients using a family-centric and personalized approach. Making sure that the child achieves a healthy weight improves the child’s health and prevents many chronic diseases such as hypertension or diabetes. The Endocrinology Department has a team of excellent physicians, dietitians, nutritionists, nursing staff, social workers, sports specialists, and psychiatrists who work together to form an individualized treatment plan for the child. ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY The SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital has a tremendous Maxillofacial Surgery Unit known for its many surgical techniques and state-of-the-art 3D surgery. They deal with many congenital and acquired facial diseases, for example, dentofacial and mandibular abnormalities, which take a toll on the health and wellness of children. Some of the surgeries performed by the department include corrective jaw surgical operation, surgery of the face and skull, mandibular distraction, and surgery for treatment of cleft palate and lip. The department emphasizes treating children and adolescents according to their stage of development to provide the best possible treatment plan for the individual and utilize it at the most appropriate time. The maxillofacial department at the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital is a front-runner in the field, using state-of-the-art simulation and 3D printing technology to treat complex cases. This technology allows for great surgical precision and allows the results to be more predictable, surgical procedures to be less time consuming, a shorter recovery period, and decreased postoperative complications. NEUROGENIC BLADDER The SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital is one of the most well-known and experienced healthcare centers in Spain to care for kidney diseases in children. The Nephrology Department at the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital diagnose and treat malformations and conditions of the urinary tract and kidney. The Nephrology department collaborates with other departments such as Neonatology, Obstetrics, Surgery, and Urology in providing integrated care to the patients. Their Nephrology Department has a team of highly qualified pediatric specialists who have vast experience treating kids with neurogenic bladder disease. Neurogenic bladder dysfunction is commonly associated with diseases or congenital conditions of the spinal cord, and the hospital focuses on using an interdisciplinary approach when dealing with such patients. The hospital has a greater than 40 years history, is well known and highly acknowledged in Spain, and is also increasingly beyond borders. They are also members and co-founders of the Spanish Pediatric Society of Nephrology.