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Department of angiology and vascular surgery

Prof. Dr. Latorre Raez Joan Enric
angiology, vascular surgery

About the department

The angiology and vascular surgery department at Teknon Medical Center Barcelona deals with diagnosing and treating any circulatory pathology and vessel disorders. The department pays great attention to preventive examinations to detect the disease earlier, cure it in time and avoid serious complications. Early diagnosis often allows for less invasive and highly effective treatments. The department of endovascular surgery allows minimally invasive treatment of vascular lesions and many cases of vascular disease to be resolved with a simple percutaneous approach. The patient benefits from local anaesthesia, a less aggressive technique, and a shorter and more comfortable postoperative period. In many cases, vascular surgeons can perform interventions in a day hospital.

The main directions of the department are the treatment of atherosclerosis, varicose veins and oedema, and diabetic foot syndrome. The department specialists are proficient in all the necessary surgical techniques, from small aesthetic microsurgical interventions to technically complex and high-risk surgical interventions with good results.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Varicose veins
  • Thrombosis
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Limb ischemia
  • Cerebral ischemia
  • Aneurysms
  • Lymphedema and lipedema
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Stenosis or occlusion
  • Diabetic foot syndrome

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory and biochemical tests
  • Blood lipide profile
  • Measure blood pressure 
  • Ankle-brachial index (ABI) (compares the blood pressure in the upper and lower limbs)
  • ECG, long-term ECG 
  • Magnetic resonance angiography 
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Doppler ultrasound (uses sound waves to show blood moving)
  • Duplex ultrasound (using high-frequency sound waves to look at the speed of blood flow)
  • Catheter angiography 

Treatment:

  • Drug therapy
  • Sclerotherapy of varicose veins with microfoam
  • Pressotherapy
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Vascular laser therapy
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Open surgery
  • Thrombectomy
  • Shunting
  • Veins ablation
  • Percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty
  • Other treatment interventions
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Doctor profile

Experience

  • 1987 - 1992 Resident in-house doctor after a competitive examination in the Teaching Service of Angiology and Vascular Surgery at Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona
  • 1991 - 1992 Chief Resident of the Department of Angiology and Vascular Surgery
  • 1994 Deputy Emergency Physician of the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service of the Hospital of Sant Pau
  • 1992 - 1994 Stroke Physician Assistant at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona
  • 1994 - 1995 Stroke Physician Assistant at Hospital de la Creu Roja "Dos de Maig" in Barcelona
  • 1996 Associate Physician for Stroke at Towley Park Health Corporation in Sabadell
  • since 1995 Head of the Department of Vascular Hemodynamic Studies, Teknon Medical Center

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the Department of Phlebology of the Spanish Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery
  • An active member of the Spanish Society of Angiologists and Vascular Surgeons
  • An active member of the Catalan Society of Angiologists and Vascular Surgeons
  • Full member of the European Society of Vascular Surgery
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