The Nephrology and Renal Transplant Service is part of the Clinical Institute of Nephrology and Urology of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. The Service is dedicated to the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of the most important kidney diseases, as well as to the treatment of renal function through dialysis and kidney transplantation. It offers health care focused on people with kidney diseases and aspires to the highest levels of quality and efficiency.

Hospital Clínic was the center where the first kidney transplant was performed in Spain in 1965, and it has continued to this day as a leader in innovation. It was also one of the centers where the first dialyses were performed in Spain.

The dialysis section, which includes hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, is certified by the Quality Management System, which has followed the ISO 9001 standard since 2013 ( hemodialysis) and 2017(peritoneal dialysis).

What are we dealing with?

These are the main health issues that are treated in the Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Service.

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Know the team

The members of the Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Service are dedicated to health care, teaching and research, with the desire to serve people with kidney disease from scientific and humanistic points of view. They accompany the patient throughout the disease process and through the various treatment stages. This care is provided by teams specialized in operating in groups and health care organizations designed to suit the needs of the renal patient.


Esteban Poch Head of Service

Assistive Devices

The health care activity of the Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Service is carried out in the following organizations:

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