The Urology Service is part of the Clinical Institute of Nephrology and Urology (ICNU) of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. It was founded in 1954 and since then its mission has been to provide urological coverage in its area of influence and to be a reference center for the study and treatment of complex urological diseases, as well as for kidney transplantation, in Catalonia, Spain and Europe. The Service has the necessary characteristics to be considered a first-class center for the training of specialists in Urology.

The Service has a 24-bed hospital ward in the Villarroel Headquarters, and 8 beds in the Plato Headquarters. These are dedicated to patients with diseases of the genitourinary system and those undergoing kidney transplants; this latter is an area in which the Hospital has been a pioneer at a national level. For many years it has been the center in Spain with the highest number of transplants performed, and today it is a reference center both nationally and internationally.

The Service also has a Urological Diagnostic Unit (UDU), where diagnostic scans and simple surgical procedures are performed.

What are we dealing with?

These are the main health issues that are addressed in the Urology Service.

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Know the team

The medical staff that is part of the Urology Service of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona is divided into work areas, which allows these healthcare professionals to work in areas of their personal preference. The staff currently consists of a total of 18 specialists. In addition, the Service has a care coordination staff, nursing staff, nursing assistants and administrative staff. The operating room works together with both the anesthesia team, and the surgical and anesthesia nursing teams.

Antonio Alcaraz Head of Service

Assistive Devices

The healthcare activity of the Urology Service is carried out by the following organizations:

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