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The Service has three well-differentiated functional areas and four physical areas in which it develops the medical activity of the functional areas. The physical areas are as follows::
External consultation block
Assisted Reproduction and Andrology Laboratory
Gynecological diagnosis and treatment room
The functional areas group the following healthcare processes:
General gynecology and pelvic floor
General benign gynecological pathology
Endocrinology and reproduction
Oncological gynecology and breast patholog
Within the different functional areas there are specialized teams that deal with groups of specific diseases that have great significance for the specialty, either because of the lare number of patients affected or because of the complexity of the disease.
The Gynecology Service of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona works in coordination with:
La Unidad también se encarga del diagnóstico y tratamiento de la patología mamaria. Ofrece una atención sanitaria del más alto nivel y eficiencia e incluye la mayoría de los procedimientos diagnósticos y terapéuticos actualmente disponibles, dirigidos a cubrir las necesidades de las mujeres con neoplasias ginecológicas. La estructura funcional de la Unidad se centra en la paciente, de modo que integra profesionales de diferentes especialidades con el objetivo de ofrecer la mejor asistencia. A su vez, el objetivo de la Unidad es ser un referente en docencia e investigación.
Assisted Reproduction Section
Here the study and treatment of sterility problems or recurrent abortions is carried out. We also have a program for patients who need to preserve fertility before gonadotoxic treatments (chemo or radiation therapy, surgery, etc.). The aim of the activity is to give our patients multidisciplinary care so as to achieve a pregnancy. The team consists of gynecologists, andrologists and biologists, with the support of a psychologist and a geneticist.
The Assisted Reproduction Section has a team of professionals and high-tech equipment embodied under strict quality control. In 2011 the Section was recognized by the Spanish Association of Standardization and Certification (AENOR) for the quality of its services (care and laboratory processes) and since then, it is audited annually to assess the continuous improvement in the care of patients.
The Hospital Clínic obtained the administrative health authorization to perform assisted human reproduction techniques in 1989. It has more than 30 years of experience, during which time the activity has been increasing and especially evolving, both in terms of treatments, which are increasingly customized at the level of in vitro fertilization and artificial insemination, as well as in terms of the technical level. The techniques of sperm microinjection, embryonic culture in time-lapse systems, vitrification of oocytes and embryos have all been optimized. The Service offers advice for the preservation of fertility, a vital service in the face of the risk of losing fertility due to chemo or radiotherapy treatments, among other causes.
The multidisciplinary approach to a fertility problem will make it possible to treat specific reproductive problems such as recurrent abortions or implantation failures, as well as to achieve pregnancy for patients with complex conditions or with underlying pathologies.
The program is developed along two axes: medical care and technical work in the laboratory. The medical care is mainly carried out in two areas: the patient care in external consultations and the performance of the clinical procedures in the Area of the Laboratory.
General gynecology and Pelvic floor
The actions related to General Gynecology and the pelvic floor, as well as the transversal program of gynecological diagnosis, are directed or coordinated directly by the Head of Service.
The Gynecology Service of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona works in league with other services, participating in the areas of:
It also participates in the following work groups: