The Clínic's Institute of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology

The Clinical Institute of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology is the area of the Hospital Clínic specialising in the health of women and newborns.

ICGON is the area of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona that focuses its activity on all phases of the human reproductive process, which include care for the baby, normal and complicated pregnancy and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female genital tract and breast.

The Institute is functionally included in the framework of BCNatal, a joint project between the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona, which is one of the largest areas of reproductive and neonatal health in Catalonia, Spain and Europe.

ICGON / BCNatal offers all the highly complex techniques in its respective areas, is a national and international reference point, carries out numerous teaching activities and has one of the largest scientific productions in its field.

The ICGON carries out its activity in two of the main offices of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona: in Villarroel there is the Gynecology Service, and in the Maternity Office we find the Maternal and Fetal Medicine and Neonatology Services.

Some figures on the quality of BCNatal care (Hospital Clínic-Hospital Sant Joan de Déu):

  • 13.5% Low-risk cesarean rate
  • 16.6% Episiotomies
  • 9.6% Instrumentation
  • Patient experience: In case of a new pregnancy, would you return to BCNatal? More than 90% of women have answered yes.
Appointment of Dr.Eduard Gratacós, Director
"In support of the woman and the newborn"

What are we dealing with?

These are the main health issues addressed at the Clinical Institute of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology.

Last year in numbers


ICGON's healthcare activity is structured around three services, in order to offer the best healthcare quality.
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ICGON's research makes it an international benchmark, with publications in the best scientific journals.
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Teaching and Training

ICGON professionals share their knowledge in medical degree courses as well as in masters and other courses.
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Team of professionals

The Clinical Institute of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology has 325 healthcare professionals from various fields who work in a coordinated way: medical professionals, nurses (including assistants and other profiles) and administration. The Institute counts on high profile personnel who enjoy national and international prestige in all areas of subspecialization of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Oncology Gynecology, Reproduction and Pelvic Floor) who are often leaders in their fields. Thus, ICGON has healthcare professionals with a high level of experience and specialization for all possible diseases related to pregnancy or women's reproductive health, however rare or complex they may be.

Angela Arranz Head Nurse
Estrella Fernández Economic-financial head

Assistive Devices

ICGON's healthcare activity is carried out on the following devices:

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Pregnancy and Childbirth in the first person

Appointment of Alba, Patient
"I felt super comfortable and I remember it as one of the best stages of my life both physically and emotionally."

Endometriosis in the first person

Appointment of Dolors, Patient
"After the operation, amazing. It's safe to say that my life has been saved and that I can live life almost a hundred percent."