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Department of pain therapy

Prof. Dr. Victor Mayoral Rojals
anesthesiology, pain medicine

About the department

The department of pain therapy at Teknon Medical Center Barcelona offers a wide range of treatments for chronic pain, from tailored medications to advanced interventional procedures. The medical team consists of highly qualified doctors, namely pain anaesthetists, acupuncturists, clinical psychologists, neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, osteopaths, and physiotherapists. Doctors have a comprehensive approach to solving a patient's problem based on an interdisciplinary approach. In addition, the department has integrated facilities for interventionism in chronic pain: offices, an operating room, an infirmary and a changing room for patients. All this is to guarantee maximum comfort and safety for the patient. The department also has a clinical research team, so patients can be sure they are receiving the most up-to-date treatment.

The department receives patients with various diseases. Mainly with back pain due to neck problems, lower back pain, back pain after surgery or back failure, radiculopathy, canal stenosis, or muscle pain. Doctors are proficient in various treatment options, including pharmacological therapy, stimulation techniques, infiltrations, and interventional techniques. Psychologists also work with patients in the case of psychosomatic pathologies. The department's primary goal is to provide personal and professional support to those who suffer from pain, regardless of its cause.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Cervicobrachialgia
  • Herniated discs
  • Facet arthrosis
  • Lumboishalgia
  • Osteoarthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis
  • Postherpetic neuralgia
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Migraine
  • Cancer pain
  • Fibromyalgia

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis
  • Physical examination 
  • Biochemical tests 
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging 
  • Electrocardiography (recording of the heart's electrical activity)
  • Electromyography (measures muscle response in response to a nerve's stimulation)
  • Myelography (a contrast dye and X-rays to look for problems in the spinal canal)
  • Electroneurography (recording of the facial muscle action potential)

Treatment:

  • Drug therapy, injections of medicines 
  • Trigger point infiltration
  • Denervation with botulinum toxin
  • Blockades of peripheral, central and autonomic nerves
  • Articular infiltrates
  • Thermal radiofrequency therapy (rhizolysis or radiofrequency lesioning)
  • Epiduroplasty, epiduroscopy
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Stem cell treatment
  • Other medical procedures
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1988 Studied medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • 1993 Specialist in Anesthesiology, Belvitge University Hospital
  • 1993 Honorary Registrar, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1996 Diploma of the "European Academy of Anesthesiology-ESA" (Nice, France)
  • 2012 - 2013 ESADE Business School. Learned Societies Leadership Development and Strategic Management Program

Experience

  • 1994 Associate Physician in Anesthesiology, Bellvitge University Hospital
  • 1994 Anesthetist at Sant Joan de Déu Mother and Child Hospital in Barcelona
  • 2004 - 2014 Professor of Master of Palliative Care. University of Barcelona University of Vic
  • 2005 - 2007 Resident tutor in anesthesiology
  • 2005 Collaborating professor for elective subjects in anesthesiology at the University of Barcelona
  • 2006 President, Bellvitge University Hospital Pain Committee
  • 2006 Head of the Department of Pain, S. Anesthesiology, H. Universitario de Bellvitge
  • 2013 Master Professor of Neurological Electrodiagnostics - University of Barcelona
  • 2014 Founding Partner and Physician in Pain Medicine at Barnadolor
  • 2015 Medical Director of the Aliaga Institute - Teknon Medical Center Pain Clinic
  • 2016 Medical Director of Millennium Pain Clinics

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 1999 - 2012 Former board member and treasurer of the Catalan Society of Anesthesiologists
  • 2008 - 2012 Former Treasurer of the Catalan Pain Society
  • 2012 - 2020 Secretary-General of the Spanish Society of Pain 
  • 2020 President of the Spanish Pain Society
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